Senior Project Manager (contract)

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date Posted: 03-07-2018
Senior Project Manager (contract)
Toronto, Ontario

Business Summary
Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) is a leading global alternative asset manager focused on property, renewable energy, infrastructure and private equity, with over $250 billion of assets under management. 

Based in Toronto and New York, we have over a 100 year history as an owner and operator of real assets, offering a range of public and private investment products and services which leverage our expertise and experience. We have more than 700 investment professionals and 55,000 operating employees working in 30 countries around the world. Brookfield is publicly listed on the NYSE, TSX and Euronext Amsterdam.
The Technology Group and Human Resources Support Services are internal functions providing global operations and business supports across Brookfield Asset Management business segments.

Position Summary
The Senior Project Manager will be reporting to the Program Executive and will be responsible for project delivery activities for Brookfield clients to improve and extend services. 

  • Confirm the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management;
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project;
  • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete the project;
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities;
  • Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required; and
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion.
  • Govern the vendor according to the vendor project plan;
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities;
  • Set-up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured;
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary, to ensure the successful completion of the project;
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders, including appropriate staff in the organization, on the progress of the project; and
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards.
  • Write reports on the project for management and for funders;
  • Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements;
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures;
  • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis (monthly);
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures;
  • Ensure that all financial records for the project are up-to-date;
  • Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as outlined in funding agreements;
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality; and evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.

Qualifications & Requirements
Knowledge and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or related discipline preferred
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in project management execution (experience in all/most knowledge areas: scope, time, cost, quality, HR, communications, risk, procurement, and integration management)
  • Vendor Management experience considered an asset
  • Demonstrated change agent background
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of, experience with leading practices in project management and process improvement
  • Knowledge of RAID analysis
  • Experience with large enterprise wide projects
  • Deploying IT services and other IT technologies
  • PMP certification required
  • Process Improvement Methodology certification considered an asset
  • Must have experience with infrastructure
  • Experience with mergers and acquisition (m&a) projects
  • Experience with identifying and managing dependencies all the way to completion
  • Experience overseeing Project Managers as well as being hands on

Technical Skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint), Microsoft Project and Simple Accounting
  • Knowledge of WAN, LAN, Enterprise Video/Voice technologies
  • Experience with Network technologies
  • Knowledge of collaboration technologies (SharePoint Online, Office 365, Office 2016)
  • Working experience with Visio and SharePoint
Service/Personal Skills
  • Proactive customer-service focus
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); motivation and persuasion skills
  • Excellent organizational, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Outcome/deliverable-focused orientation with a bias for action; disciplined scope, time, and cost management
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of management and staff
  • Ability to train/mentor/coach non-project managers in the area of project management and governance
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in team environments; considering multiple points of view and managing conflicts
  • Ability to prioritize, coordinate and complete tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage dedicated and virtual team members
  • Resourcefulness, creativity and sound judgment

Brookfield welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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