Project Manager

IT - Application & Software Development
Waterloo, ON
Oct 06, 2022

Job Title:


Project Manager




6 months contract


Must Have:


  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, eagerness to learn, self-motivated and independent worker. Should be able to influence others and understand/represent business priorities while making decisions
  • Ideally insurance experience, but not necessary. However, candidate needs to not be focused on technology delivery, but instead on business activities (e.g. Legal/compliance, Operational impacts, etc.)


Our client…


A complex life insurance organization.




  • Provide leadership in the delivery and execution of all phases of assigned projects from initiation to closure, managing timelines, budget, and scope for multiple concurrent projects
  • Build collaborative relationships with project sponsors and stakeholder teams
  • Develop comprehensive project plans that align scope, time, cost, quality, resources, and risks with on-going monitoring of project execution for any deviations from the plan, invoking corrective action and contingency plans where necessary
  • Motivate, engage, and focus efforts of multi-site project teams by providing clear direction, ensuring access to required tools and removing barriers as necessary
  • Establish effective project communications, ensuring that project delivery expectations are clearly understood and specified, and that information/updates are distributed in a timely manner to ensure stakeholder buy in and project success
  • Prioritize and manage own workload and the workload of project team members to deliver quality results against aggressive timelines
  • Build and maintain detailed schedules and RAID logs, proactively managing risks/issues while effectively leveraging the change control process and escalating for support and awareness as appropriate
  • Play a role in organizing, attending, and facilitating project workshops with diverse group of cross-enterprise stakeholders
  • Ensure that appropriate processes and techniques are being leveraged by project teams, identifying any necessary training or support required
  • Ensure all projects have appropriate level of governance and are executed with demonstrated alignment to Sun Life project execution standards and practices
  • Ensure successful and seamless transition of projects to Operations and Production Support teams

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