Junior Project Manager

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

Must Have:

 

  • A University or College diploma / degree.
  • 2 years of project management experience, supporting medium to large technical/business project environments
  • PMP or Scrum Master certification
  • Exposure to Agile and understanding of SCRUM and/or Kanban
  • Capable of managing small independent IT projects with clear, stable requirements.
  • Understands the critical path and ensures controls are in place to monitor if tasks are being completed as planned.
  • An understanding of the risk management process and able to recognize and escalate risks and issues appropriately.
  • Demonstrate a personal sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – direct but polite, with the confidence to seek clarity when direction is unclear.
  • Ability to easily build rapport with others, including team members, peers and executives
  • Very good communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize a wide range of tasks.
  • A desire to be a life-long learner and grow within one of Canada’s top Financial Services companies.
  • Proficient in the use of scheduling tools ie; MS Project and JIRA
  • Skilled at the Microsoft Office suite of products (word, excel, Visio)
  • Flexible and Adaptable.
     

Our client…

A complex life insurance organization.

 

Responsibilities:

 

You will manage small team projects, with low risk using Agile Scrum, Kanban or following SDLC according to the standard processes defined by our client’s Project Management Office (PMO). This could include some or all of the following:

  • Completes project charters and ensures sign off.
  • Coordinates meetings.
  • Works with team to update and track project budgets.
  • Prepares detailed project plans.
  • Takes detailed meeting minutes from meetings to delegate and drive successful resolution.
  • Manages actions, issues and risk across the project’s lifecycle
  • As required, develops additional project specific presentations, status reports.
  • Support facilitation on larger projects for a variety of meetings, work closely with the Program and Delivery Directors, as well as other Senior Project Managers and Scrum Masters.
  • Observes and suggests continuous improvements to the planning and portfolio management processes.

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