1+ months

Project Manager

Saskatchewan Blue Cross
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 2C5

Posting ID             S1901

Position                 Permanent Full Time

Saskatchewan Blue Cross®, one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, is currently recruiting for a full time Project Manager in the Project Management Office (PMO) located in our Saskatoon office.

 

JOB FUNCTION

Reporting to the PMO Team Lead, the Project Manager is responsible for overseeing projects related to the development and implementation of new or enhanced systems and processes.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure the successful delivery and management of single or multiple projects within scope, quality, time and cost constraints that may be clearly defined, or require dynamic change management in order to deliver business value

  • Analyze project scope to make recommendations on estimated time frames and appropriate processes for accomplishing work

  • Work with leadership to identify opportunities, and establish objectives for assigned projects

  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones and required activities and tasks and prepare the appropriate planning documents

  • Implement project communication plans and ensure continuous, clear, concise and timely communication with respect to decisions and changes

  • Perform risk assessment and implement mitigation plans

  • Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality and integrity of the information, while providing consistency in content and "look and feel" in line with PMO guidelines and approach

  • Manage project plan to ensure timelines and key milestones are met and in line with business objectives and identify obstacles and solutions to challenges

  • Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget

  • Plan the day to day management of the business analysis, design, schedules, resource requirements, development and testing tasks 

  • Create status reports to evaluate project schedules or plans and modify as required

  • Adhere to PMO directed standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation

  • Work closely with the senior project manager; receive and execute feedback and guidance on complex projects and programs as required

  • Oversee the test plan development process ensuring thoroughness and that they meet defined objectives

  • Conduct impact analysis, and prepare statistical and narrative reports

  • Actively participate in project review meetings providing status updates to the business sponsor and Team Lead

  • Review and coordinate work plans with external service providers or consultants contracted to execute projects

  • Oversee the development of user training documentation to ensure effective and efficient use of new and existing technologies

  • Support change management and work with teams to integrate change management activities in to the overall project plan

  • Assist in determining an action plan to support the integration of large projects in to daily workflow

  • Participate on committees as required

  • Perform other related projects and duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field with 2-5 years’ experience in Project Management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with training and certification in Project Management

  • Knowledge of project management methodology and experience or familiarity with major defined PM approaches (i.e. PMI, Prince II and Agile)

  • Strong knowledge of project planning/scheduling tools and a proven record of practical application. Preference will be given to those with experience in Microsoft Project

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint with an ability to easily learn new software applications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both the user community and IT, and expertise in setting and managing customer expectations

  • Proven analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills, including the ability to recognize challenges, identify causes and provide solutions

  • Effective influencing and negotiating skills in a collaborative manner in an environment where this role may not directly control resources

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence

  • Good understanding of current and emerging technologies

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a project resource plan that ensures that the right people are in the right place doing the right things at the right time

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain focus on the broader context

  • Ability to multitask and meet the challenges of a fast-paced changing environment

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, diplomacy and confidentiality

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous development with a willingness to enroll in related training

  • The successful candidate may be required to undergo a background check

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada on an unrestricted basis

     

     

HOW TO APPLY

Our people make the difference. If you enjoy a collaborative environment, enjoy a challenge and learning, and are looking for the opportunity to be part of a great team, please apply online at www.sk.bluecross.ca or submit your resume and cover letter by Tuesday, January 22, 2019 quoting Posting ID S1901 to:

 

Human Resources

Saskatchewan Blue Cross

PO Box 4030

516 Second Avenue North

Saskatoon, SK S7K 3T2

E-mail: careers@sk.bluecross.ca

Fax: 306.667.5443

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Posted: 2019-01-15 Expires: 2019-03-01

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