Saturday , September 30 2023

Metrolinx Job Opportunities – Program Sponsor, Project Subways

Website Metrolinx

Job Description:

Reporting to the Head Sponsor, the Program Sponsor strengthens strategic project planning, improves coordination and decision-making through enhancement of governance mechanisms, enhances collaboration using project management approaches, assigning key functions and roles on a principled basis, clarifying roles, identifying external expertise and realigning resources, as appropriate.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides subject matter expertise to project teams and integrates business information into the project design. Manages the work of external project advisors and specialists while ensuring integration of business information into accountable projects across Metrolinx.
  • Provides senior leadership and direction for the day-to-day project management of diverse teams consisting of external consultants, contractors, etc. Ensures that the assigned projects are correctly planned and executed to meet, or overachieve, goals, cost and schedule requirements as defined by Metrolinx.
  • Manages projects through the various stages providing advice and recommendations to the Vice President, Sponsor office, members of the senior management team and the corporate investment panel.
  • Builds supportive and collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders (e.g. municipal officials, NGOs, landowners) during the preliminary planning, and business case development stages of transportation and land use planning projects to define requirements, support negotiations, identify / assess risks and address strategic project planning issues to address
  • Ensures coordinated project planning and management, including identifying and mitigating project risks, effective use of internal/external resources and the implementation of an overarching strategic communications strategy. Leads business process reviews related to projects and change management strategies while making decisions that reinforce a culture of continuous improvement.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum ten (10) years’ senior management experience leading and developing corporate projects and strategy in a similar function, preferably with the broader public sector.
  • Knowledge of human resources legislation (e.g. Employment Standards Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, Occupational Health & Safety Act, etc.) and collective agreements to manage and direct project team employees, consultants, designers, and contractors
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, procedures, professional or technical practices and precedents (e.g. Metrolinx Act, Places to Grow Act, Planning Act)
  • Senior leadership skills and experience in transportation / transit land use planning within a multi-jurisdictional and multi-modal framework to lead, manage and coordinate project teams, and re-align activities to meet priorities; to provide technical and administrative leadership to multiple teams
  • Familiarity with rail sector and working in a project delivery environment leading large scale projects an asset.
  • Completion of a degree in Planning, Economics, Business, Administration, Engineering, Public Administration, Marketing, or a related discipline – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent.

Job Details:

Company: Metrolinx

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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