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Project Manager

Concordia University

Concordia University

Williamson County, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Position Number: 50021264
Department: Project Portfolio Management
Grade: LEV5
Campus: Sir George Williams (Downtown)

Salary: $117,638.00 - $136,439.00 per annum
Union/Association/HR Policy: HR POLICIES

Posting deadline: July 18, 2024

Recognized as Canada’s top university under the age of 50, and one of Montreal’s top Employers, Concordia University is the place to be if you are looking to grow, contribute and innovate in a dynamic and multicultural environment.

Be part of a community that addresses society’s big challenges, supports your personal and professional growth, and makes a real impact in building a more sustainable world.

As a member of our community, you will have access to comprehensive benefits, a defined pension plan and numerous on site well-being facilities such as a state of the art gym and health clinic as well as a variety of educational and cultural opportunities.

NOTE: This posting represents a temporary 24-month contract

Reporting to the Director, Project Portfolio Management on administrative responsibilities, and to Project Steering Committees (PSC) and project sponsors on project scope, budget and schedule performance and responsibilities, the incumbent manages medium to large teams of more than 10 as well as multiple sponsors and stakeholders, manages projects that typically span over 12 months, and exercises considerable judgment in leading, developing, managing and delivering projects. The manager must consolidate various codes, standards and objectives to ensure quality, durability, and cost effectiveness for each project.

• Manage operational projects of a value of more than $1M from the pre-implementation, implementation and post-implementation phases while respecting timelines and budgets.
• Ensure project deliverables are complete, accurate and distributed to all relevant stakeholders.
• Lead and coordinate work of implementation and core teams to ensure the successful completion of the project.
• Organize meetings with implementation and core teams and track issues list and action items and conduct quality assurance on completed tasks.
• Manage project budget.
• Deliver reports on project performance to the PSC and manage project risks and inform proactively the PSC of any risks.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of professionals in implementation and core teams.
• Chart progress and prepares status reports of projects.
• Contribute to the development of formal programs that improve project management procedures, best practices and skills (partnership programs, improved PM procedures, data and cost benches, quality programs, etc).


• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or in a field related to the primary responsibilities and more than 7 years’ experience with managing large-scale IT projects
• 3 years of experience in delivering cybersecurity projects. Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMP), an asset.
• Good spoken and written English and French (level 4)
• Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
• Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
• Proven experience in people management, strategic planning, risk management, conflict management and change management
• Proficient in project management software
• Strong communications, leadership, critical-thinking, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
• Highly adept at planning (short and long terms) and organizing
• Team player

Due to the volume of applications, only selected candidates will be contacted by our Talent Team.

Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic and administrative functions of the university, proficiency in English and French, as indicated, is required.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Territorial Acknowledgement
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity
Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a diversity survey. This information is voluntary and any information collected for this purpose is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources employees. Results will be aggregated and used to help Concordia achieve its goal to see all members of our community not only reflected, but welcomed, included and supported in their efforts to contribute to all areas of university life.

Concordia desires to increase diversity among its community members and we strive to make our recruitment processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants. If you are contacted for an interview and anticipate needing accommodations during the process, please contact, in confidence,

Immigration Status
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.