CDCI is currently seeking for a highly motivated individual to join us as a Senior Project Manager. Under the direction of the CEO, the Senior Project Manager is responsible to apply the principles of service excellence in the management of CDCI's portfolio of projects. The role focuses on promoting project management best practices for projects within CDCI and ensuring that these practices are implemented within the various project streams. This position is also responsible for operational and departmental leadership within the office, providing coordinated program and project management to ensure there is alignment with the corporate strategic direction. Key success factors for the role will include identifying and successfully addressing issues related to project initialization, resource planning, cost structure, change management, project delivery, project coordination, implementation planning and scheduling, reporting, communication and benefit extraction at the program and project level.
This role will also provide specific leadership in business development efforts for research managers in Ottawa, ensuring alignment to company strategies. The Senior Project Manager will leverage resources and expertise within the company to secure future contracts within established accounts, as well as develop new account prospects through the identification of potential new clients and opportunities and assisting with new project proposals.
Project Management duties:
Provide overall program management of assigned strategic and operational projects
Ensure project alignment to strategic plans, ensure compliance with standards and policies
Act as a project sponsor for all NCR and Eastern projects
Manage client relationships
Support regional project managers in initialization, planning, implementation, management, and close of projects
Provide accurate and timely program performance reporting to the CEO, Executive management, project sponsors and relevant stakeholders as required
Develop and promote the use of standard project management practices in all projects
Make recommendations to project teams and senior management to create revenues, reduce costs or take advantages of opportunities to improve efficiencies
Develop and ensure all portfolio/project metrics (KPI's) are achieved
Report on and manage portfolio standing offer/call-up status and utilization
Liaise with client representatives and technical/contracting authorities on existing and potential new projects
Provide market research to identify current and potential opportunities and threats
Oversee execution of proposal and business development activities in the branch
Office/Operational Management duties:
Provide strong leadership and management to branch staff
Build team effectiveness through ongoing communication and decision making
Recruit and retain qualified management team members
Conduct annual performance and salary reviews
Provide team members with tools to ensure ongoing development of project management and technical skills
Ensure strategic and cultural alignment with head office and owners
Identify new opportunities and threats and providing recommendations to principals
Skills and Qualifications
PMP, MPA, MBA or equivalent project management experience
Clear, demonstrated leadership skills and experience
Excellent understanding of project management practices and project life cycles
Minimum five to eight years progressive management experience
Private sector experience working with government clients on projects over $300,000.00
Understanding of historical/archival research industry an asset
Experience working with MS Project and other project management software essential
Excellent database and computer skills
If you are interested in the position and meet the above qualifications, please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with subject line "Senior Project Manager" by September 29, 2017. In your response, please detail in bullet point fashion how your skills align to each of the noted qualification criteria and your salary expectation for the position.
CDCI Research would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the large volume of applications, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
About Canadian Development Consultants International Inc.
Founded in 1998, CDCI Research is Canada’s largest historical research management and litigation support company. CDCI Research has offices in both Ottawa and Vancouver and provides litigation support, historical and applied research and records management to public and private sector clients across Canada. To learn more about CDCI, please visit our website at www.cdci.ca.