Maxsys IT Professional Services (T3124-SP#48115) Contract in Toronto, ON


Branch Toronto ON CA

IT Professional Services (T3124-SP#48115)
Toronto, ON

• Conceptual and analytical skills to assess and evaluate needs and cost/benefit analysis for new technology requirements, in planning and designing solutions….

Role: Senior IT Project Manager

Anticipated Start Date: August 24, 2015

Anticipated End Date: August 24, 2016


The client deals with insurance claims.


Resource Profile:
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing overall project management of multiple medium to large scale projects and high profile IT initiatives within all phases of the project lifecycle. This role will ensure project deliverables meet client and stakeholder business requirements on time, scope, and budget, following Client’s project management methodologies and frameworks.

This role also provides guidance and decision making on risks and issues related to the execution and delivery of Client projects.

Knowledge & Skills

• Knowledge typically acquired through completion of a post-secondary degree in engineering or a technology related field with Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent, a minimum of 10+ years of IT Project Management or IT Management, minimum 5 -7 years IT project scheduling and budgeting experience and a minimum 5 years’ experience coordinating and supporting IT business processes, IT and ITIL experience and a strong working knowledge of the entire project management life cycle.

• Project management skills with a solid understanding of project management methodologies in order to effectively manage small, medium and large scale technology projects for several clients in parallel, budget, develop project schedules, identify resource requirements, establish deadlines, provide advice and direction to external resources, track project schedules and provide status reports.

• Conceptual and analytical skills to assess and evaluate needs and cost/benefit analysis for new technology requirements, in planning and designing solutions.

• Knowledge of complex IT system development and design methodologies and processes.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills to develop and present various project documentation including business cases, briefing notes, action plans, executive summaries, technical reports etc.

• Prioritizing work to manage a very high volume of day-to-day activities and balance their demands against longer-term work and commitments.

• Professional interpersonal skills, including proven negotiation, consulting, customer-service abilities

• Superior relationship management, teamwork skills to engage, motivate and manage multi-disciplinary teams.

• Skilled communicator to present and explain concepts and ideas, build strong linkages with team members using various vehicles of communication to share information.

• Proficient with project management/portfolio management tools and Microsoft Office suite to prepare project various documents and reports.

• Experience to coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

• Ability to build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.

• WSI Act and policies, Provincial Offences Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, Federal Privacy Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Income Tax Act, WSIB programs and program performance and measures, and relevant changes in legislation in order to provide expert opinion and advice to management on future project work, analysis and program initiatives.

• Interactive skills to be a skilled communicator, to present and explain concepts and ideas, build strong linkages with team members using various vehicles of communication to share information.

Resource Responsibilities:
• Run complex projects/programs from design and development to production while adhering to established Client project methodologies and methods.

• Manage day to day operational aspects of projects to ensure adherence to scope, conferring with project staff to outline the work breakdown schedule (WBS), assigning duties, responsibilities and scope of authority, directing and coordinating activities of project personnel, modifying schedules or plans as required and effectively applying and enforcing acceptable project methodology.

• Manage all IT project scope, deliverables, goals and milestones including reviewing and signing off on all IT documentation.

• Participate in defining business and technical requirements and support the business through this process by consulting with stakeholders through the process and using information provided in order to meet business needs.

• Maintain and update technical and project documentation as well as maintain a clear and concise documented process for the implementation and integration of projects.

• Prepare weekly project status reports and keep management and other stakeholders informed of project status and other related issues on a regular and timely basis.

• Create and manage an integrated project plan and all project schedules and reports.

• Responsible for IT project risk and issue identification, documentation and mitigation of potential implementation issues and develop mitigation and resolution strategies to minimize impacts to project needs/outcomes.

• Conduct cost-benefit analyses and ROI calculations to determine project feasibility. Develop and oversee project budgets as well as forecast budget changes and communicate planned versus actual budget during the project lifecycle in order to ensure that financial targets are met and/or adjusted accordingly.

• Conduct and participate in project retrospectives/lessons learned as required.

• Lead the development and implementation of project performance measures, indicators, benchmarks and guidelines to ensure project resources are used appropriately and the achievement of quality assurance standards.

• Participate in the project procurement process i.e. Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Quote (RFQ) etc. for external services as required.

• Act as a corporate liaison and providing presentation to the executive team, holding and facilitating regular status meeting with project teams.

• Support planning and management of the unit which include: annual planning of unit projects and priorities, ensuring branch is adequately and competently staffed, identifying resource requirements, conducting the hiring process, identifying and recommending department changes to the BTS Managers/Director, allocating work and developing performance objectives for the unit.

Pay Rate is $75/hour commensurate with experience. (Candidates exceeding all requirements may exceed the maximum.)

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-01
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