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Senior Project Manager

Safariland

This is a Contract position in Ottawa region, ON posted September 8, 2017.

Job DescriptionMed-Eng is currently looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager. Reporting to the Director of Program Management, the Senior Project Manager leads and manages multi-project portfolios from initiation through delivery. The Project Portfolio consists of both internally funded product development projects and customer defined/funded custom product and system development projects. The Senior Project Manager assumes overall accountability for tracking, monitoring and reporting cost, schedule technical performance and risk management of a multifunctional project portfolio team. Team management responsibility includes both matrixed resources dedicated to the program/portfolio and functional engineering and operational staff in support of the project. Working closely with the corresponding Market Development leads, the Senior Project Manager is also responsible for supporting the execution and delivery aspects of Product Line strategy and product line evolution. * Support project teams in the preparation of project plans, including clear definition of work scope, schedule, resource requirements, and establishment of cost baselines. * The Senior Project manager may be called upon to lead and mentor Project managers in execution of day to day duties. * Acts as the main interface with internal stakeholders and customer representatives in ensuring the project scope and requirements are understood, documented, and managed through the lifecycle of the project. * Communicates and coordinates resource and project team needs and priorities with the functional resource managers and in cooperation with other project teams sharing the same resources. * Manages the project teams assigned to support the portfolio of projects including helping management in setting goals, defining priorities and work tasks, resolving conflicts and priorities, and managing performance * Interfaces with functional resources and their management to manage resource loading commitments for shared resources. Supports these functional managers in the setting of goals and performance management of shared resources. * Monitors and controls project plans all work performed on the program to ensure that all outputs required by the contract/project are complete, within the defined schedule and to report on and plan mitigation plans for any discrepancies. * Monitors all project spending, variance analyses, and earned value reporting against approved project plans and baselines * Provides management with concise and accurate reports and appraisals of project status at frequent intervals, and such other special reports and appraisals as deemed necessary by management. * Critically reviews project performance against planned objectives and goals, and raises issues of concern with senior management. * Anticipates and evaluates potential risk areas during the planning and throughout the duration of the project, highlight to senior management and propose/pursue mitigation, avoidance, and corrective action plans as necessary. * Schedules and chairs project planning and status and issue management meetings. * Serves as the direct point of contact between Customers and Program Management Office and the company on all matters pertaining to the project. * This position may involve both national and international travel. * A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in technical engineering and product development environment, preferably in a defense and security technologies. * A minimum of seven 7 years’ experience working in Project Management and a minimum of five 5 years’ as a Project Manager directly overseeing projects or portfolios of $1M or greater. * A technical university degree or suitable combination of academic qualifications and relevant experience and skills. * PMP Designation is desirable. * Eligible for a Security Clearance. * Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills. * Ability to work independently, often under pressure and against deadlines. * Strong analytical skills and sound judgment. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is essential.