Project Manager

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Date Posted: 7/30/2021

Reference No.: 2021-0230

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Project Manager


The Project Manager is responsible for proactively managing the initiation, planning, analysis, design, execution, implementation and close-out of specific projects in support of business objectives.  The incumbent is guided by defined goals and objectives, and works under the general supervision of their manager.



  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables that support desired business objectives, in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders

  • Define project tasks and resource requirements

  • Work closely with resource managers in IT and other business units to acquire necessary project resources and assign specific tasks and responsibilities to project team members

  • Provide direction, coaching and support to project team

  • Create and manage project budget; track and report project expenses on a regular basis

  • Schedule and track project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools

  • Develop project plans and other communications documents

  • Monitor and report on the progress of the project to all stakeholders on a regular basis

  • Identify project issues and deal with those that can be resolved within the project team; for larger, more complex issues, escalate to key project stakeholders in a timely fashion

  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path

  • Proactively identify and manage project risks and mitigation strategies to minimize risk exposure

  • Appropriately apply project management methodology, processes and standards

  • Effectively manage any changes to project scope, budget or timelines following change control guidelines 

  • Define project success criteria and continually manage project expectations with stakeholders and team members

  • Conduct post-implementation project reviews to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements


Skills / Knowledge / Education

  • Min. of 2 to 3 years of experience managing small to medium sized business transformation projects and/or IT projects 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of Project Management methodologies and development practices

  • Exposure to different platforms, architectures, languages and modern development toolkits

  • Proven track record of developing and leading dynamic, high performing teams along with a  prove ability to drive and influence change through innovation and process improvement

  • Experience building, developing and growing relationships, at all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated experience leading discussions and working effectively with senior leaders

  • Ability to work independently including managing priorities and setting and guiding plans

  • Previous consulting experience and/or proven engagement skills, to actively listen and understand stakeholders needs and collaborate to bring clarity to the definition of those needs

  • Presentation skills 

  • Ability to influence without direct authority

  • Proven negotiation skills

  • A University degree or college diploma in Business, Technology or another related field or equivalent experience

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is an asset


Working Conditions

  • Office environment

  • Prolonged periods of concentration and attention to detail

  • Prolonged periods of sitting while using a computer and/or telephone

  • The incumbent may be required to work overtime in order to support service requirements

  • Pressure and stress related to project deadlines and managing conflicting priorities

In business for more than 90 years, with our head office in Kingston, Ontario, Empire Life continues to grow with offices across the country. Our success is based on a commitment to being approachable and responsive to the needs of our clients and distribution partners, on consistently solid investment performance and on faith in our employees as future leaders.

For regular full-time positions, Empire Life offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including a bonus plan and opportunities for career development.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Empire Life is an equal opportunity employer.