City of Airdrie IT PROJECT MANAGER – TERM Full Time in Airdrie, AB

City of Airdrie

Branch Airdrie AB CA

Airdrie, AB

Undergraduate degree in Business, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related discipline. Career development and tuition reimbursement….

The City of Airdrie fosters a culture of accountability and values open dialogue, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative relationships, learning, ownership, and encouraging the heart. We are searching for another team member who will help us get to the next level.

We Are:

We’re a place where you can grow. We’re a place where you’re encouraged to learn and be innovative. We’re a place where people take ownership and do what they say they’ll do. We’re a place where colleagues are friends and neighbours are customers. We’re a place where health, wellness and safety are top of mind. We’re a place where you just might be a perfect fit.

Our Team:

To be creative enablers of technology solutions and implementation resulting in improved efficiency and effectiveness of our customers. Train and support our customers in optimizing technology resulting in a highly-trained workforce.

As part of the IT Emerging Solutions department, this position will lead Business Technology projects throughout the project lifecycle. The prime requirement of this position is to provide project teams and stakeholders with consistent structure, methods, techniques and tools to successfully complete a project within a given timeframe, cost and scope while achieving the project objectives and goals. This position promotes project management awareness, leadership, functional consultation and guidance in the use of the corporate project management methodology and tools, and actively participates in continuous improvement to the process.

The Opportunity:

Supporting a Senior Leadership endorsed corporate IT project, this position will lead multidisciplinary project teams throughout the software implementation project lifecycle and achieve the project objectives within the constraints of time, scope and cost.

Completion of project methods and processes including, but not limited to:

  • Joint project planning meetings
  • Development of proposals, charters, plans, schedules (i.e. task definition, time estimates and resource assignments) and the day to day execution of the project
  • Project budget management
  • Managing the closeout activities and completing closeout reports

Ensuring project control processes are utilized such as:

  • Tracking, monitoring and communicating project progress against the project plan
  • Tracking issues, decision requests and change requests from identification through to resolution
  • Identifying the impact to project scope, budget, resource requirements, timelines, etc. when changes are introduced

Regular interaction and communication with stakeholders including management, project sponsors, project steering committee, IT Portfolio Management Office (ITPMO), and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) which could include written and verbal progress reports and presentations.

Ensuring the mechanisms for quality control are applied within projects, providing a neutral perspective and consistency of approach.

Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement of the IT Project Management Methodology by providing assistance, feedback and support for the Portfolio Management Office (PMO).

You Bring:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related discipline
  • Formal training in a recognized project management methodology (PMBok, PRINCE2)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Project Manager leading Information Technology software projects
  • Formal training in a recognized change management methodology is an asset
  • Experience implementing public sector ERP solutions would be an asset
  • Previous experience implementing Portal Solutions would be an asset
  • Previous experience leading a municipal enterprise software implementation is an asset
  • Experience working with CityView would be an asset
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment, demonstrating sound judgment and initiative to establish priorities, meet client expectations and deadlines
  • Strong team leadership and ability to lead project teams to a specific goal
  • Strong ability to negotiate and influence, within the department, within the organization and with external vendors/suppliers
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, demonstrating tact and diplomacy in order to establish effective working relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to formulate and coordinate plans for a variety of projects, sometimes concurrently
  • Strong problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to quickly align with shifting priorities, work assignments and timelines
  • Familiarity with a municipal government setting would be an asset

We Offer:

Along with a competitive compensation program and City paid health and dental premiums, our employees also enjoy:

  • Excellent health, dental, paramedical, and benefits plan
  • First-in-class pension plan
  • Career development and tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts, annual adult Genesis Place pass, social events, and health & wellness initiatives

Continuous learning through training and development is encouraged as are flexible work arrangements, when possible. We recognize that our people work best when they feel engaged in their environment and appreciated for their efforts and our overall benefits package reflects that.

Additional Information:

This position’s focus will be on the City of Airdrie’s, CityView enterprise solution implementation.

We are looking to fill 1 full-time (37.5 hours per week) 16-month term position.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package.

A cover letter is required with all applications expressing your interest in the position, what you can bring to the job and how you meet the experience requirements.

Please upload evidence of formal training in a recognized project management methodology (for example: PMP or Prince2).

Next Steps:

Candidates are invited to apply online.

Postings close at 9 p.m. on the closing date listed in the posting. We recommend applying as soon as possible as we are not able to accept late applications.

Please review the job competition carefully and be sure to attach any specifically requested documentation in the My Documents section of your application.

Thank you for your interest in the City of Airdrie.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Airdrie, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-07-26
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