Senior Project Manager

October 20 2020
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Information Technology, IT, Project management, Project Management, Business Analysis
Toronto, ON

RSA is one of the world’s longest standing insurance groups, providing protection and peace of mind, for over 300 years, to more than nine million customers, worldwide.

Our people are ambitious, passionate and inquisitive, and driven by a need to deliver value and innovative solutions to our customers. We are proud of our organizational culture which encourages us to embrace each other’s strengths, and respect everyone’s ideas.

At RSA, our desire to be the best has created an exceptional company in which you can build and advance your career. RSA is proud to be ranked among Canada’s Top 100 employers in 2019 and 2020.

To join this award-winning team, and to learn more about us, visit our Careers page.

RSA, Johnson, CNS and Deeks are part of the RSA Group of Companies (“RSA”).

Position Summary

The Project Manager is an IT/PMO and Business Project Manager with overall accountability for the successful delivery of one or more concurrent projects. This includes all facets of project delivery including stakeholder management, project / program governance, scope, schedule, budget, issue and risk management.

What you'll do in the role

  • Plans and directs medium/large IT and Business projects of moderate to high complexity independently
  • Develops project management documents and plans within the Project Management Governance Process and Gating Framework including Project Charter, Scope, Schedule, Budget, Quality, Resourcing, Communication, Risk, and Procurement where required
  • Provides formalized, continuing work direction and leadership to an assigned team that may include business experts, developers, business analysts, and technical specialists including the scheduling, assignment and review of project work
  • Provide management of and direction to vendor partners to facilitate the scheduling, assignment and review of project/enhancement work
  • Tracks, monitors, and communicates project progress against the project management plan, requirements, quality measures, standard processes, and milestones
  • Oversees and is accountable for ensuring project is delivered within project cost management budget and schedule
  • Coordinates input, support, and communication with all functional/business areas that impact project/enhancement scope, business value, risk and resource requirements including PMO reporting and project steering committees
  • Involved in the execution of the technically complex aspects of assigned projects
  • Effectively resolves project related issues, facilitates/negotiates resolution with key project stakeholders and escalates/communicates issues appropriately
  • Leading multiple projects concurrently
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to meet project deadlines
  • Carry out complex work requirements as generally directed by Practice Leader while working largely autonomously to meet needs of teams, projects and timelines
  • Takes a leadership role within the Practice mentoring and guiding other project managers and will include direct reporting responsibilities

What you'll need

  • University or college degree/diploma or equivalent training or experience
  • At least 10 years of progressive experience in various aspects of Information Technology delivery and Business Project management – including Program Management experience
  • Experience with P&C, Life, or Banking (P&C is preferred) Claims experience and knowledge an asset
  • Experience with Guidewire Technologies and complex technology integration projects
  • Thorough knowledge of Project Management practices (one or more methods) and thorough knowledge of various SDLC models
  • PMP certified or equivalent
  • Active and enthusiastic participant including personal development and seeking out teaching/coaching opportunities
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written
  • Excellent influencing and negotiating experience including stakeholder management
  • Knowledge of property casualty insurance business, preferably from a business process perspective
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure for sustained periods of time on potentially multiple projects

What you'll receive

  • A market-leading, comprehensive Total Rewards Program which includes competitive compensation and bonus, flexible benefits, and pension plan.
  • Best-in-class vacation policy that includes paid volunteer, parental leave top-up programs and personal leave days.
  • Strong learning culture with a focus on overall development, internal mobility and career advancement.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • A culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion, with a strong focus on community and corporate social responsibility.

Temporary / Fixed Term Hires:

  • Competitive salary
  • Strong learning culture
  • Diverse, award-winning culture with a strong focus on corporate social responsibility

At RSA, our purpose is to Make Life Better Together and that starts with our people. We work side by side with driving energy and determination to get better every day, through industry leading thinking, and by listening to and respecting all perspectives. This is how our leaders and our people make an impact. We are forward looking, so we can adapt, evolve and improve, ultimately achieving our better, together. We are committed to creating an environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance. Our people managers and leaders successfully manage flexible work arrangements for their teams to ensure they are optimal for both the individual, and the business.

At RSA Canada, we are committed to creating a workplace where our employees thrive; where everybody counts and everyone is heard. Where you can be your whole self at work – wherever that is – everyday. To celebrate differences, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because we believe having a diverse workforce which embraces different perspectives makes RSA Canada a more vibrant and creative place to work.

RSA is an equal opportunity employer. We provide accommodation for individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you need assistance, please email AODA@RSAGROUP.CA. To learn more, visit our Accessibility page.

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