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Project Specialist (91280)

Job Responsibilities/Job Functions:
  • Interpret business requirements for timely and appropriate project delivery.
  • Develop and execute project plans, including risk, scope, communication and schedules.
  • Plan, monitor, and control projects from concept to closing using appropriately scaled methodology.
  • Monitor project and team performance against plans and take effective corrective action as required.
  • Build consensus and negotiate across functional organizational lines.
  • Manage initiatives at a high-level as well as having attention to detail.
  • Identify requirements for, negotiate and lead cross-functional resources.
  • Work closely with and maintain strong work relationships with stakeholders and sponsors from all functional areas of business.
  • Manage changing priorities to complete project delivery within defined constraints.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of Project Management methodology, process and documentation.
  • Effectively manage risk by minimizing threats and maximizing opportunities within the project.
  • Identify, handle and resolve conflict effectively.
  • Demonstrate interest in and accountability for personal and professional development.
Job Qualifications:
  • A university degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience managing infrastructure projects such as core application upgrades, Internet and Extranet development, network and telecom infrastructure deployments within a professional services organization.
  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience within IT Operations, Systems Architecture, Networks with hands on technology exposure.
  • Experience managing IT Infrastructure projects of varying size and complexity, which could include data centre moves, new system implementations, upgrades or migrations across various environments, managed services and/or technology or tools deployment. Exposure to executing projects across a physically distributed environment along with strong vendor management experience.
  • Strong negotiation skills to negotiate resources, changes, issues, budgets and timelines.
  • Infrastructure project management experience, SQL, Cisco technologies, Virtualization, WAN, Firewalls, Security, Sharepoint, Citrix, Telephony, VOIP.
  • Technical architecture.
  • Data centre consolidation or migration project exposure.
  • Familiar with Infrastructure Technologies, dealing with multiple vendors.
  • Proactive approach to working on skeleton plan for upcoming projects.
  • Ability to optimize available resources to deliver business objectives and maximize business efficiency.
  • Ability to adapt to the requirements of the assignment and make appropriate changes in style as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to match content, style and language to suit the audience and context, maximizing understanding.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, motivational, organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to direct, influence and inspire others to optimize performance and achieve goals.
  • Ability to influence team members without direct authority.
  • Exposure to working within legal services an asset.
** Candidate should have a strong understanding of how to use and manipulate relational databases with large data sets or advance experience in using Salesforce and Oracle.

**Candidate needs to have strong logic and mathematical skills, as well as excellent knowledge in Excel (Pivot, lookup, etc.), to create project reports for senior leadership.

**Ideally candidate has Engineering, Computer Science, or Managerial Accounting background, with strong skill set provided above.

**strong written and verbal communication skills;

**understanding project management principles

**cost/benefit analysis;

**problem solving.

Mandatory Skills:
EXCEL (5), ORACLE (5), SQL (5), VBA (5), DATA MODELLING - LOGICAL (5), strong communicator (5)
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