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Senior Project Management Lead

June 21 2017
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Computer Engineering - Software Engineering, Project - Project management - Planning
Ottawa, ON

Location: 234 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G9
Number of positions: 1
Position Type:  Term
Position length:  One year with possibility of extension

As outlined in the Bank's staffing guidelines, you must obtain managerial approval before you apply for this position.  If you are currently on a temporary assignment, you must obtain approval from both your current and home position manager.  
Take a central role
As Canada's central bank, the Bank of Canada has a vision to be "A leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada." No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very centre of Canada's economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.
About the position
Reporting to the Director of the Project and Change Management Office, the Senior Project Management Lead provides strategic, analytic and project management (PM) expertise to support the continuous improvement of PM practices.  As a subject matter expert, you provide advice, guidance and support to management and colleagues and oversee the ongoing enhancements of PM methodology, processes and templates, ensuring alignment with best practices. 
Your future responsibilities
As a Senior Project Management Lead, you build and maintain partnerships with Portfolio and Program groups and key stakeholders to support the successful delivery of many transformational initiatives. You lead internal project/program reviews and consider risks along the way. You are also responsible for the ongoing enhancements of the Project Management Delivery (PMD) framework and its alignment with the iterative approach, and you promote the effective use of its tools. You provide support and coaching to Project Managers, Project Controllers and Business Analysts when required. You may be called upon to represent the Bank's interests with stakeholders and to make presentations to clients and colleagues to ensure a common understanding of PM tools and standards.

Your education and experience

  • a completed bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or business administration with seven years of PM experience

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or an equivalent of 4,000 hours of PM work  


  • an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Your knowledge and skills

As the Senior Project Management Lead, you are a team player yet also capable of working independently with little supervision. You are a self-starter, effective communicator, change contributor and innovative problem solver.

You have experience managing projects in an iterative way, using the Agile methodology. You are capable of building relationships with Information Technology Services (ITS) members and client groups. You have strong planning and organizational skills, solid analytic and problem-solving skills and are able to provide high-quality results under pressure.

You have advanced knowledge of the following:

  • project life-cycle management 

  • principles and issues pertaining to PM

  • understanding of information technology (IT) service delivery and support processes


  • experience working in a project management office (PMO) setting or exposure to an organization that had a PMO

  • PMP certification

  • PRINCE2 certification

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

  • Must be eligible for reliability status

  • English or French essential (although the position requires a level 5 (fully functional) in the second official language, we are open to those with a lower level and may provide training to help the selected candidate reach the required level over time)

  • There will be no relocation assistance provided.

  • The official title for this position is "Project Office Development Lead."

    What you can expect from us

    This is a great opportunity to join leading organization and be part of a high performing team.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.

    The salary range at hire for this position is typically from $98,039 to $114,379 (job grade 18), when you meet all qualifications and experience

  • Performance pay for successfully meeting or exceeding expectations (7 to 10% or 15% of your salary, respectively) 

  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental, disability and life/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs

  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement

  •  Option to join the indexed, defined benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service

As one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, the Bank offers you a superior work environment that allows you to reach your full potential both professionally and personally. We make career growth and professional development a priority and offer a total compensation package that is designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.

The Bank of Canada is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, we are also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environments that support a diverse workforce. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please indicate if you require accommodation measures during any aspect of the recruitment process, and we will work with you to address your needs. Information related to accommodation measures will be treated as confidential.


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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.



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