Senior Information Technology (IT) Project Manager (1 Year Term) - Competition 19/12 - Internal and External

Competition 19/12

Internal and External

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a national union representing some 61,000 professionals and scientists throughout Canada, requires a Senior Information Technology (IT) Project Manager for its National Office for a term of one year.

The Position:

Under the direction of the Director, Information Technology and Program Management, the Senior IT Project Manager leads and manages key IT projects, provides strategic advice to senior management, project/change management guidance to team members, and facilitates the adoption and integration of consistent project management practices within the team.

Among other things, the successful candidate is expected to manage the implementation of an updated HRIS/Payroll system and the selection and implementation of a union case management platform. Previous experience in business analysis and the selection and implementation of similar systems are considered assets.


  • Prepare management reports and make recommendations on IT project progress, impact and implementation, including measures to address risks and potential deviations from plans.
  • Facilitate issues management to ensure quality throughout the project life cycle and manage the impacts of resource constraints through re-planning and resolving competing resource requirements.
  • Prepare and present detailed project plans and objectives, including charter, work breakdown, resource plans (including staff level and qualification requirements), schedules, dependencies, budgets, risk and contingency plans, change management plans, controls and acceptance plans.
  • Develop and administer change management plans and communications; guide other IT staff in doing the same for projects assigned to them.
  • Manage all aspects of assigned IT projects to completion, including preparing, maintaining, and applying detailed project management plans and coordinating work of assigned team members.
  • Foster project management capacity and resiliency within the IT sector by establishing and maintaining project management standards, ensuring that project records are duly documented and maintained, delivering workshops, providing expert advice, and coaching/supporting other team members.
  • Regularly consult, collaborate and communicate with senior management, key stakeholders, suppliers, and service providers to keep abreast of, and convey, organizational objectives, technology and solutions, and to facilitate decision-making at the program (i.e. project management portfolio) or project level. 
  • Liaise with vendors and contractors to explore technology and service capabilities, establish their cost, and assess against organizational/budgetary requirements. Contribute to the development and implementation of technology roadmaps.
  • Develop requests for proposals (RFPs) and participate in the assessment of bids.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary teams assigned to special projects and work collaboratively with employees in other sections.
  • May be requested to undertake other related duties as required.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate holds a university degree and a project management professional (PMP) certification, with 5 to 8 years’ extensive and progressively responsible experience in a variety of senior-level functions (preferably specializing in project management) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Also required are:

  • Knowledge of the Professional Institute’s organization and structure
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in:
    • project management methodologies, techniques and best practices
    • scope and change management in multi-technology environments
    • technical and business documentation
    • Agile and Waterfall methodology hybrid
  • Sound knowledge of:
    • IT platforms and associated interdependencies in project portfolio management
    • existing Information Management and IT fields
    • IT policies, standards and procedures
    • project lifecycle of business solutions
  • A good understanding of:
    • software development
    • application integration and delivery
    • risk management
    • budget administration
    • business planning and administration
  • The ability to:
    • develop requests for proposals (RFPs)
  • The possession of:
    • critical thinking and analysis skills
    • sound oral and written communication skills
    • strong interpersonal skills


$91,291 to $114,113 (G7)


Applications, making reference to competition 19/12 and complete with curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 4:00 p.m., March 19, 2019 by e-mail to