Senior IT Project Manager

Halifax, NS
Enterprise Architect

On behalf of Nova Scotia Power, Venor is seeking a Senior IT Project Manager to join their Technology Project Management Office (PMO). As a subsidiary of Emera Inc, Nova Scotia Power provides 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to approximately 540,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. They are focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions, and add renewable energy. In a culture focused on safety, they’re committed to providing safe, reliable electricity so that our customers and communities can thrive. Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is its people. 

As a Senior IT Project Manager, you will be entrusted with the responsibility of managing and leading cross-functional project teams using NSPI’s Portfolio & Project Management (PPM) framework (aligned with PMI’s PMBOK) and/or Agile framework. Your role will encompass providing project management and oversight for the execution of assigned projects in a professional and confident manner. As the successful candidate, you will have the opportunity to join a program focused on transforming customer care and billing at Nova Scotia Power.

If working in an environment focused on innovation, growth, safety and putting customers and community first inspires you, we want to hear from you!

What you’ll be doing

The primary accountability lies in ensuring that projects align with NSPI’s overall business goals and strategies, adhering to established timeline and budget constraints while meeting identified business needs. Upholding personal safety and that of co-workers by observing Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations is paramount.

Regular responsibilities include:

  • Deliver compelling presentations to project stakeholders at all levels
  • Cultivate and manage vendor relationships in complex tech projects
  • Swiftly address issues and risks, articulating their impact across stakeholder tiers
  • Lead projects using waterfall, agile, and/or hybrid frameworks
  • Inspire and guide team members throughout project execution
  • Facilitate scrum meetings, workshops, and backlog grooming sessions
  • Provide clear leadership to ensure project benefits are articulated and quantified
  • Monitor project budget meticulously, reporting updates regularly and accurately

What we are looking for

As the ideal candidate, you will possess over 7 years of work experience in project management, preferably with a focus on the planning phase. You understand the importance of diplomacy, active listening, and persuasive abilities in ensuring project success. Key qualities include strong communication, interpersonal finesse, adept conflict resolution, seamless vendor integration, and strong negotiation abilities. This role demands the capacity to operate autonomously towards predefined long-term objectives, exercising substantial discretion in setting assignment priorities.

Other desirable characteristics include:

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in Project Management, Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field
  • PMI-PMP Certification (PMI-ACP is also highly desirable)
  • Experience using MS Project
  • Experience leading very large enterprise projects and subsequent change management
  • Utility experience 

What’s In It for You

Flexibility: Hybrid work model with flexible remote workdays.

Health & Wellbeing: Access to a free on-site fitness centre, Employee and Family Assistance Program, parental leave top-up plan and wellness benefits.

Grow Your Career: Opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies, a focus on employee development and available sponsored education programs.

Community Engagement & Care: Corporate investments in the places where our people live and work, mentoring opportunities, fundraising-matching & volunteer programs, and scholarships for children of employees.

Competitive Compensation: Short-term incentive plans and a Defined Contribution Pension Plan.

Venor and Emera believe that every unique perspective should be valued and that everyone should have a sense of safety and belonging—at work, and in our communities. Leveraging the thoughts of a diverse workforce helps us to be innovative and provide the best service to our customers. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Emera and Venor support candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs.

Interested candidates can submit their resume in confidence to Craig Coady via craig@venor.ca and/or Anna Bryant via anna@venor.ca

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