• Senior Project Manager

    Job Location CA-MB-Winnipeg
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/4/2018 12:10 PM)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    At Great-West Life, the customer is at the centre of what we do. We are looking for candidates that exemplify this and can demonstrate it in their work.


    Our Investment line of business is looking to hire a Senior Project Manager in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Reporting to the Director Technology Delivery, the successful candidate will have the ability to interpret corporate strategies and translate them into practical project plans.



    The Senior IT Project Manager is responsible for leading Information Technology (IT) projects including; Application Delivery from original concept through to final implementation.  The Project Manager works closely and effectively with various IT and business leaders, championing the development of strong project plans while leading cross-functional multi-disciplined resources through the execution of the plans to deliver projects that meet or exceed expectations (on time, on budget and quality of scope).

    Works closely with the project sponsor, business partner and technology delivery leader to develop the project charter, includes defining the project scope, goals, objectives, approach, methodology and communication plan

    • Develops project delivery schedule, cost estimates, budget, resources required (people, equipment, materials)
    • Performs risk planning and analysis (qualitative & quantitative), including risk identification and risk response planning
    • Executes, tracks and monitors progress to plan and distributes the appropriate project information to all relevant project team members
    • Identifies, resolves or escalates all project issues
    • Contributes to the development and enhancement of PM best practices, tools and techniques
    • Manage all aspects of the project (or portion of a larger project) over the entire life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, control, close)


    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Degree in related discipline (Computer Science, Commerce, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, etc) or equivalent combination of training and experience
    • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience is required
    • Solid hands-on experience in project management: scope, budget, schedule, risk, quality
    • Ability to resolve conflicting priorities in the delivery of a program; resolve resource issues; and manage project scope to meet expectations
    • Ability to manage stakeholder relationships and provide excellent leaderships skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively to a non-technical audience
    • Proven track record on leading and delivering increasingly complex projects
    • Demonstrated understanding of risk assessment and management techniques
    • Preference to have a background in Investment business space or background in Financial business space
    • Understanding of industry best practices: e.g. project planning and estimation,  software development life cycle (SDLC), business
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • Effective planning and organizational skills with the ability to adapt to change and perform effectively under pressure


    • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation or equivalent credentials
    • Familiarity with scheduling software
    • Understanding of earned value cost management
    • Experience or Understanding of IT Delivery Methodologies

    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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