Project Manager, City of Toronto

Job ID:                                    17458

Job Category:                        Project Management

Division & Section:                Economic Development & Culture, EDC Program Support

Work Location:                      100 Queen St West/77 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON

Salary:                                     $95,604.60-$112,312.20, TM2340, Wage Grade 7.0

Shift Information:                   Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Affiliation:                                Non-Union

Number of Positions Open:   1 Permanent, 3 Temporary

                                                   (one 8-month opportunity & two 24 month opportunities)

Job Type & Duration:             Permanent - Full-time and Temporary - Full Time

                                                  (one 8-month opportunity and two 24 month opportunities)

Posting Period:                        02-SEPT-2021 TO 24 SEPT-2021

Major Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements detailed plans and recommends policies regarding program-specific  requirements.
  • Conducts research into assigned area, ensuring that such research takes into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government.
  • Develops, recommends and administers project budgets and ensures that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
  • Supervises, motivates and trains assigned staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, and continuous learning and encourages innovation in others. Ensures pre-event, on-site and post-event benefit fulfillment and contractual obligations with donors and sponsors, and ensures that City objectives are met.
  • Oversees multi-disciplinary team to oversee the delivery of high-quality project management service on ED&C projects/events, such as Capital Construction and Business Impact Mitigation, Small Business Support Programs and Grant Administration, Information Technology, etc.
  • Reviews, evaluates and recommends detailed project plans to Director/Manager, and the overall scheduling of projects, and reports on the status of all subprojects.
  • Communicates any potential situations of media attention; makes recommendation on the course of action; and ensures the Director/Manager is apprised of issues impacting the service delivery of the project and any potential impact on Economic, Culture and Development operations.
  • Negotiates and implements innovative solutions addressing complex project challenges involving multiple stakeholders in order to achieve assigned objectives.
  • Leads projects across the Division, including, but not limited to, projects focused on Capital Construction and Business Impact Mitigation, Small Business Support Programs and Grant Administration, Information Technology, etc.
  • Determines and prepares staff resource requirements, financial resources and operational/logistical scope for projects, and ensures projects are completed on budget, within scope and in a timely manner to accommodate the needs and service requirements of program areas.
  • Develops and implements project control systems, cost evaluation methodologies, and performance evaluation criteria, in accordance with approved corporate policies and guidelines.
  • Coordinates with all sections within the Division, as appropriate for project needs.
  • Facilitates communications with stakeholders across the organization.
  • Participates as a member of the Section's management team in the development and implementation of corporate policies and procedures applicable to the projects delivered by the Section.
  • Represents the Section in meetings with a wide and diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, City divisions, community groups, sponsors, senior staff, and other orders of government.
  • Prepares and presents reports, briefing materials, presentations and recommendations for senior managers, Committees and City Council, as required, on matters related to areas of responsibility.
  • Develops and manages requests for proposals in accordance with the City's policies and procedures, and manages evaluation and selection processes and contracts with suppliers.
  • Prepares, develops and negotiates agreements with suppliers, contractors, other divisions, partner organizations, and community groups.
  • Articulates City values, principles and objectives in a variety of forums and effectively represents the City's interests to the public.

Key Qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g. Project Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Planning, Economics).
  2. Extensive experience leading multi-disciplinary project teams, including project planning, estimating, scheduling, and management of budgets, schedules, scope, resources, risks, and issues.
  3. Considerable experience with project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall, etc.); related tools (e.g., JIRA or Confluence); and techniques for managing projects (e.g., SCRUM, KANBAN, etc.).
  4. Extensive experience as a fully accountable project leader handling multiple and diverse projects and priorities in a detail- and deadline-oriented environment; able to identify needs and initiate, coordinate and manage the implementation of creative solutions.
  5. Considerable experience analyzing and preparing reports and delivering impactful presentations to effectively brief staff, stakeholders, funders and elected officials.
  6. Project Manager Professional (PMP) or Project Management Institute (PM!) certifications/designation are considered strong assets.
  7. Well-developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and work effectively with staff at all levels of the organization, including senior management, elected officials and external stakeholders.
  8. Political acumen, judgment and insight, including the ability to negotiate and achieve consensus among parties having different objectives.
  9. Proven ability to be flexible and to thrive in a high-stress creative environment with frequent and competing deadlines, multiple tasks and high performance expectations, and to set and exceed goals.
  10. Familiarity with government legislation in the area of occupational health and safety.
  11. Familiarity with Toronto Public Service values and ability to support an ethical, supportive and respectful workplace culture that champions equity, diversity and inclusion.

NOTE:

  • Applicants are required to demonstrate in their resume that their qualifications match those specified in the job posting.

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How to Apply:

For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 17458, by Friday, September 24, 2021.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.

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