Job title: Project Manager (Level 5)
Job type: Contract
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Banking
Expertise: Banking Operations Project Management
Location: Toronto, ON
Job published: 2022-05-26
Job ID: 58879

Job Description



  • Plan, manage and deliver distinct projects through all specific phases, in alignment with business and / or enterprise strategies.
  • Provide leadership, direction and coaching to teams(s) while partnering with business and executive stakeholders within a single or across multiple Lines of Business (LoB).



  • Engages executive sponsor to ensure active participation on project initiatives
  • Engages appropriate stakeholders to identify and manage required outcomes of projects for the business
  • Establishes effective project oversight and other governance bodies, and engages the correct levels to support the direction for the project
  • Provides on-going communication to key stakeholders, including the Project Sponsor, Business Project Owner, Program Manager and Portfolio Manager to ensure they are aware of significant changes to the project status in a timely manner
  • Responds to inquiries and escalates concerns from stakeholders at all levels in the organization (technical, business, Senior and Executive Management)
  • Provides advice and guidance to business partners and project team as required regarding best practices in project management
  • Applies Organizational Change Management principles and practices in order to effectively manage the people side of change (e.g., stakeholder analysis, business process management, people readiness, sustainment planning, etc.)
  • Communicates project summary, status, financials, etc. to appropriate high-level executives at the Bank
  • Collaborates with the appropriate partners to ensure required resources are assigned to the project for successful delivery
  • Assesses and ensures that customer experience / stakeholder implications are appropriately managed
  • Builds consensus and relationships with project team and business Leads the project team, stakeholders and key project deliverables



  • Delivers and owns project outcomes that are aligned to established cost, timing, deliverable and scope objectives
  • Proactively identifies and tracks project risk and develops mitigation plans to manage risk (i.e., risk related to technology, change management, procurement, business process management, requirements management)
  • Adheres to enterprise project gating and governance controls to ensure that projects meet all the performance, quality and compliance standards and conforms to appropriate methodology
  • Creates detailed project status reports and presents key highlights and related implications for business partners & leaders
  • Accountable for the project management process and project management deliverables, for assigned projects
  • Abides by enterprise project methodology and recognized project management processes, ensuring discipline and controls are consistently applied to all projects
  • May take accountability as a SME for business-specific methodology and processes on the project (i.e., Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC), HR process, vendor management, etc.)
  • Ensures production of necessary project documentation as agreed to by the Project Sponsor and involved Stakeholders Investigates and where necessary escalates all project issues to support effective resolution
  • Oversees the scope during the course of the project and collaboratively adjusts scope where necessary ensuring adherence to established project change management processes
  • Monitors project health continuously and engages management as required if project health changes
  • Develops innovative approaches to create solutions to resolve problems and significant issues within the projects mandate
  • Identifies all project dependencies and risks, ensuring that they are effectively managed
  • Effectively builds momentum among team and stakeholders and drives project(s) forward
  • Executes project management deliverables within budget and as per the approved project plan, working with business partners to develop the content of those deliverables
  • Develops, monitors and tracks project plans throughout project lifecycle
  • Monitors and controls the work related to each deliverable
  • Demonstrates ability to lead a work stream on a large project Champions project governance and processes
  • Owns the accurate reporting of project financials (i.e., data quality) in the banks enterprise reporting system
  • Generates cost estimates and provides general financial management, incorporating risk, by leveraging appropriate tools, templates, established estimating models, best practices, stakeholders and processes for assigned project
  • Accurately forecasts and manages assigned budget and provides monthly financial reporting for projects, in alignment with Finance standards
  • Assists with overall program and / or portfolio financial reporting by providing input into the process Facilitates financial planning process as part of project planning and scoping for projects
  • Provides project reporting, including technology spend, and ad-hoc analysis and presents issues requiring attention by senior management.
  • Escalates issues, as required Identifies discrepancies between financial forecasts and actuals and escalates material discrepancies and adjusts scope, schedule or budget as appropriate
  • Manages resource and capacity management process for assigned projects
  • Ensures the project benefits realization process is followed throughout the life of the project
  • Supports vendor management and strategic sourcing process, managing RFP activities and partnering with vendor(s) to ensure efficient and effective project delivery
  • Works in close partnership with Finance and key stakeholders for monthly reporting requirements (i.e., Finance, Status, Issues Management)
  • Ensure the project spending approval policy is followed
  • Closes project spending accounts upon project closure - - --
    • Project will be a replacement of a wire engines
    • Schedule management, identify risks, escalate issues, status reporting, full ownership, keep everything on track, manage different personalities, present findings, hold the correct people accountable for deadlines 
    • Not looking for someone who can simply supportive/assisting the business (they will not succeed) - need someone who can really drive the project
    • Pretty much full control and accountability of a project 



  • Project Management Experience 10 years
  • Able to hold the team accountable in a professional way
  • Strong communication reference to details
  • Large Program Experience (15-25+ million)



  • Wires Experience
  • FI / Banking Experience



DISQUALIFIERS is there any information/experience on a candidates resume that would disqualify them from consideration for this position?

  • No experience with large programs/projects
  • A lot of job hopping