Senior Information Technology (IT) Project Manager

Please submit your curriculum vitae complete with a cover letter outlining your education and experience in the responsibility areas to our Staffing Officer


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 one-year term.

The Position:

Under the direction of the Manager, IT Operations and Program Management, the Senior IT Project Manager will initially focus on leading the effort to replace our custom-built in-house elections system with a cloud-based solution. The work will entail gathering requirements across multiple stakeholders, developing a clear statement of project scope and leading the process to identify, vet and select the best available product on the market (SaaS). Additionally, the Senior IT Project Manager will lead the configuration, deployment and adoption of the chosen solution. Additional projects will be assigned.

The ideal candidate has experience leading RFI/RFP processes, has a strong track record selecting and deploying mission critical SaaS solutions and possesses a proven ability to work with leadership and a diverse group of stakeholders and project team members.    


  • 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;
  • 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..
  • 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.

Qualifications     :

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 Project Management and RFI/P development or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Also required are:

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in:
  • requirements gathering and documentation
  • 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

Salary:  $97,350 to $121,687 (G7)


Applications, making reference to competition 21/20 and complete with curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 4:00 p.m., October 29, 2021 by e-mail to

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

PIPSC is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, PIPSC is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

We believe in maintaining a diverse and equitable workplace. If PIPSC’s mandate resonates with you, we invite you to apply to join our team!

COVID-19: The health and safety of our employees and job candidates is our first priority at PIPSC. Until further notice, all interviews are conducted over video calls.