Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Evergreen Senior Project Manager Job Vacancy in Evergreen Brick Works, Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Evergreen is a charity that inspires action to green cities. Evergreen strives to solve pressing urban environmental issues by bringing people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking action.

Evergreen is a national not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities—now and for the future.

Overview: The Project Manager will develop and lead the delivery of a large portfolio of projects that enable flourishing, low-carbon and inclusive cities of the future. This dynamic suite of projects will involve engagement with a large number of national stakeholders including consultants, organizations, and government agencies.

The Project Manager is responsible for the planning, execution, delivery and evaluation of projects on time, within budget, and in accordance with specifications. To achieve these goals, the Project Manager will define project requirements and scope, acquire project resources, and supervise the efforts of project team members. Efficient completion of project deliverables, effective quality control, clear communication of expectations to stakeholders, and building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders through timely communications and reports are critical tasks that must be performed throughout each project’s lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage project activities throughout lifecycle, including the allocation of adequate resources, scheduling, documentation, budget, and other factors necessary for success.
• Plan all project timelines, milestones, deliverables, and micro-deliverables using the appropriate software tools and/or PM methods.
• Organize project teams into suitable workgroups and guide the teams throughout their efforts to produce deliverables according to specifications.
• Conduct stakeholder meetings and forums in order to solicit feedback, input, and expectations; incorporate these into project plans.
• Reallocate resources across multiple projects where necessary; identify and resolve any resource allocation discrepancies.
• Successfully manage projects which are in the development phase and subject to evolving specifications.
• Produce regular reports (status, escalations, etc.) on the progress of projects; deliver & share these reports during regular stakeholder meetings.
• Closely monitor the efforts and billing of third-party workers, such as consultants, contractors, and other specialists.
• Create contingency plans to mitigate risk.
• Manage project dependencies.
• Conduct project post mortems in order to identify areas for improvement; make recommendations based on findings.


Models Evergreen’s Core Values
• Planning/Organization/Project Management. Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals and focus on priorities, create/implement action plans/budgets, document, evaluate, and learn.
• Communication. Speak, listen and write in a clear, confident, respectful, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
• Analytical/Decision Making/Problem Solving skills. Draw insightful conclusions from information. Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of EG. Assess difficult situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
• Attention to detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks.
• Flexibility/adaptability. Flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Cope effectively with complexity and change.
• Managing up (i.e., manage manager). Clarify performance expectations, keep manager abreast of activities, seek guidance from manager when necessary, communicate needs for job performance / satisfaction (e.g., need for information, development, etc.), open to feedback


Reporting Relationships:
• Supervised by: Managing Director, Programs

• University of college degree/diploma (or equivalent professional experience) studies in public policy, urban/regional planning, sustainability, urban studies or related discipline strongly desired;
• 5-10 years’ relevant Project Management experience, including 2-5 years’ experience managing complex, inter-sectoral projects;
• Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods.
• Intuitive grasp of organizational structure in order to manage cross-departmental and cross-disciplinary resource allocation.
• Highly effective negotiation, diplomatic, and conflict resolution skills.
• Superb creation and facilitation of meetings, feedback sessions, and briefings in order to create consensus among stakeholders.
• Able to effectively communicate with all types of staff, including technical, professional, and upper management.
• Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines

Working conditions:
• Office Environment
• Occasional weekends and evenings

Cover letters and resumes can be submitted by e-mail to:
Please Reference “Senior Project Manager” in the subject line

By Mail to Attention: Human Resources
Centre for Green Cities, Suite 300
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8

Evergreen welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds and is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Evergreens Accommodation policy. Applicants please make your needs known in advance. We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls please.