ROLE: Bilingual Project Specialist (MILESTONE REQ.)
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.
MUST HAVE SKILLS:
•Bilingual in French and English (must be in Montreal area, or 1 hour out as headoffice is in downtown Montreal)
•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.
NICE TO HAVE:
•Exposure to working within legal services an asset.
•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.