1+ months

Project Consultant

Western University
London, Ontario N6G 1G9
  • Job Code
    21653
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

The Department of Western Technology Services (WTS) is a central source committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective technology solutions and services to the campus community in support of the teaching and research missions of the University. WTS works collaboratively with other IT groups within Western’s faculties and support units to leverage central supported technology solutions and services where it makes sense.

The Project Support Group (PSG) is a central WTS resource, aligning with the WTS strategic plan to support WTS business and projects. The PSG works to develop and help seamless integrated good practices for project intake and prioritization, project management, business analysis, process improvement and change management to ensure the successful implementation and continued management of WTS projects.

The Project Consultant provides leadership in identification of improvement opportunities within WTS as they relate to project management. This role also provides leadership and guidance to specific projects as needed, including enterprise wide technology projects directly impacting the student experience and the teaching mission of the University. A key objective of the role is to develop and mature the application of project management methodologies, tools and related processes throughout the WTS portfolio.

The Project Consultant assists WTS teams in identification of and opportunities to leverage ‘Good Practices’ in the redesign of business processes, assisting with defining, planning, coordinating and scheduling projects. This role also supports the definition of requirements, decision-making, quality assurance, change management, and other project management elements and monitors the use of project resources.

Requirements

 


Education:

-   University Degree, preferably in a technical field (Computer Science, Software Development, Software Engineering, etc.)

-   Project Manager Professional Certification

-   Certification in Change Management is preferred


Experience:

-   3 years’ work experience managing large complex projects, including all aspects of process development and execution

-   3 years’ work experience supporting technology implementation projects

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

-   Expert in a variety of software and tools used to support the management of projects and communication plans

-   Knowledge of quality standards relative to operational improvement

-   Knowledge of change management best practices

-   Knowledge of techniques for planning, managing and coordinating multiple projects, often with competing priorities that involve a variety of stakeholders

-   Ability to evaluate projects against their objectives to ensure the desired outcomes will be achieved in the established timeframes

-   Skilled at managing team dynamics and development of team members

-   Ability to work with a wide range of teams and share information as well as credit for team accomplishments

-   Ability and willingness to employ a consultative and collaborative approach to addressing issues and making decisions

-   Ability to maintain and develop an effective network of contacts that provide information and intelligence regarding Western's environment, emergent opportunities, and best practices

-   Client service skills with an ability to apply tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive issues and a range of personalities, motives and interests

-   Ability to lead during change and times of uncertainty by drawing on past experience and reaching out to colleagues for guidance when required

-   Well-developed presentation and public speaking skills in both creating and delivering presentations, including conducting training sessions and instructing others on areas of expertise

-   Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to complete detailed analytics and reports and lead business discussions

 

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca to apply online to job reference #21653, by midnight on June 2, 2021.

 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

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Posted: 2021-05-19 Expires: 2021-07-03

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