Project Management Consultant - Edmonton

Veris Inc. is growth and project-oriented consulting firm that exists to deliver results.  Veris works with medium to large organizations to improve operational performance, enhance organizational effectiveness and sustain positive results. These are just a few of the business problems we solve everyday. Our clients trust us to step confidently into challenging situations and produce the right responses.  Our people find demonstrating results and a focus customer success rewarding and these values are ingrained within our culture. We foster long term, close working relationships with our consultants and are seeking individuals who desire a personal, team oriented approach to offering professional business solutions.

Position Description:

This position requires an individual who is able to manage, coordinate and guide clients, providing strategic advice, while leading projects to fulfill that strategic vision. This individual coordinates a diverse team of professionals to ensure that project tasks are completed on time and within budget while engaging clients at the project management, executive and senior executive levels, ensuring accountability to organization strategy and objectives throughout. They are the liaison between the client and the project team, and are responsible for delivery from inception to sign-off.

Position Requirements:

Expertise in effectively managing multiple stakeholders and developing and maintaining healthy stakeholder relationships.

Proven ability to proactively resolve performance, scope, cost and schedule issues with stakeholders as they arise.

Proven experience in ensuring accurate and timely communications to stakeholders including monitoring the communication network between the project team, and internal and external stakeholders and introducing changes where required.

Ability to clearly define scope and compliance with overall organizational goals; to manage and monitor project performance, identify issues and opportunities early and take pre-emptive actions if required.

Experience in developing and managing the schedule of all elements of a project including routine monitoring of performance and developing corrective action plans.

Proven expertise in defining project quality requirements and ensuring that the right systems are in place and applied. 

Ability to provide clear and focused leadership for the project team to create a vision for project success and a strategy to fit that vision.

Focus on milestone and other key project objectives achievement. Ability to provide mentoring and participate in staff performance evaluations.

Expertise in identifying, managing and mitigating project risks and opportunities and monitoring the closure of all identified risks and opportunities.

Sets clear objectives for the procurement of additional project resources as required.

Ensures that services meet specifications and are delivered on-time and within budget.

Produces weekly and monthly status reports that clearly highlights the status, and identify where impacts or issues pose a risk to the schedule.

Manages project team logistics.

Ability to identify additional service requirements the client may have and strategically advise client of Veris services that may meet their needs.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Five or more years proven successful project management experience on organizational transformation, organizational design, business effectiveness or technical implementation/upgrade projects ideally within government, utility, retail or energy sector.

Post-secondary education preferred.

PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification preferred.

PRINCE 2 certification considered an asset.

PROSCI Change Management Certification considered an asset

Capability to successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.

Develops project documents according to standard templates, using natural language.

The ability to effectively deal with remote teams and users.

Ability for some travel is preferred.

We thank you for your application, however only those being considered will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file and candidates may be contacted for future opportunities. Proof of credentials, as well as a criminal check, may be required for successful applicants.