Aurora – Project Manager

This Vancouver-based position is an exciting opportunity for an energetic individual who knows how to reliably deliver high-technology projects on time and within budget. You are a self-starter, comfortable and capable in a hands-on role in a small publicly traded company with the responsibility to deliver projects that span across multiple customer and product areas. You will coordinate resources, manage schedules and financials, and adhere to stage-gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full products and systems development and delivery life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks, and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. You will run projects on a day-to-day basis and verify that they produce the required deliverables of quality within time and cost constraints and that they achieve their targeted benefits defined in the business case. You will also contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.

 

Responsibilities:

• Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of products
• Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
• Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
• Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test, and deployment management activities
• Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence
• Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools, and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
• Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
• Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
• Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings
• Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
• Understand interdependencies between technology, operations, and business needs
• Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices
• Manage project scope and changes
• Assist in dispute, negotiation, arbitration, or litigation, as needed
• Support formal/informal schedules to manage the engagement contract
• Define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services
• Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks, and issues
• Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverables with team members and stakeholders
• Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
• Monitor, track, and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
• Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, executives and key stakeholders
• Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project and program team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas
• Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycle
• Identify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project and program stakeholders, sponsors, and stakeholders
• Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
• Manage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline
• Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods and techniques
• Establish practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization

 

Qualifications:

• Excellent experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall
• Strong diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations
• Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence
• Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills
• Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
• Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results
• Experience in successfully leading projects and programs to on-time, on-schedule and within budget close
• Experience motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance
• Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors and demonstrated communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management
• Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executive sponsors, team members, stakeholders and peers
• Team-building skills with technical and non-technical staff
• Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products
• Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies
• Support diverse and inclusive work environment
• Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
• 5+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects
• 1+ years of previous experience with gathering requirements from the client / business and documentation
• 3+ years of experience with full product lifecycle with understanding of development lifecycle and various technology methodologies that support that lifecycle
• Tools: Zoho Project or equivalents, Zoho CRM or equivalent, JIRA, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

 

Cultural Fit Criteria

Aurora is a small business with employees located in two offices, North Vancouver and Shanghai, China. We are looking for someone with the following traits:

• Self-starter – gets the job done
• Pragmatic planner
• Understands how to optimize around critical paths
• Calm under pressure, with the ability to multi-task
• Works well independently but enjoys the comradery of a small office
• Supports colleagues and expects support in return
• Knows when to ask for guidance
• Attention to detail but also able to see the bigger picture

 

For further information or to apply for this position, please contact us at info@aurorasolartech.com.