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Sr. Project Manager

CGI Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 14, 2022.

Position Description:

CGI is looking for a Senior Project/Program Manager. This is a strategic role to assist our clients in overseeing and coordinating digital identities and verifiable credentials projects across a variety of stakeholders. This involves creating stakeholder value, an integrated DI project plan, prioritizing, mapping and identifying dependencies and determining optimal critical paths. Incumbent will also manage the interdependencies between digital identity projects, create and execute strategies that will align with business priorities and partners.
To be successful in this role, candidate must have superior/excellent communication and presentation skills with a minimum of 10 years experience presenting to CxOs and leading a project management office. This is not a technical or project delivery role.

In this role, you are a subject matter expert in projects, programs, and portfolio management. You thrive in communicating and engaging diverse stakeholders with different interest. You will play an active role in transforming our client’s Digital Identity solutions and operations through the planning, coordination and implementation of Digital Identity products.
As part of CGI’s Digital Trust Centre of Excellence (DTCoE) practice, you will be in a unique position to work on complex and emerging digital identity projects from medium to large global enterprise clients.
We actively encourage and provide opportunity to undertake innovation, training, and development to ensure you are always at the cutting-edge digital identity technologies and solutions. This is a fantastic opportunity to establish yourself as a leader in the Digital Identity space. You will learn how to deliver and solution large and global Digital Identity solutions.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Engage with several digital identity and verifiable credentials stakeholders including but not limited to digital identity leads, project managers, and product managers across various entities
• Assist the client’s leadership team to implement and mature a digital credentials program management office; recommend and implement processes and controls that provide oversight, coordination, risk management and reporting on program progress
• Create, manage, and maintain an Integrated Project Plan (IPP) across all digital identity and verifiable credential initiatives
• Develop, streamline, and create processes for digital identity product delivery and ensuring appropriate resources/processes are being leveraged
• Coach and mentor product and project managers across various digital identity streams
• Liaise with the executive reporting team to further create digital identity focused executive dashboards
• Create and present executive presentation material for CIOs, including ministers, executives and senior leadership from the Government
• Lead in the evaluation of the state of the digital identity program and supporting decisions that affect the program
• Identify inter-dependency risks and issues
• Manage and lead the resolution of risks/issues that have impacts on the overall digital identity program as opposed to risks associated with individual streams of work

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent work experience
• Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
• Professional Scrum Master/Product Owner Certification
• Demonstrated 10+ years track record of developing and growing client relationships and leading teams to deliver end to end projects
• Demonstrated 10+ years of program/portfolio management
• Demonstrated 10+ years working in the Government Sector
• Demonstrated 5+ years of managing projects in an Agile environment

The following are desired qualifications but not mandatory. However, they are differentiators and an asset to candidates who possess them in addition to the mandatory qualifications.
• Master in Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent qualification
• Technical background in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Application Design and Development
• Program Management Professional (PgMP) Certification would be a significant differentiator and an asset
Skill Set/Years of Experience Level
• Project Management, 15+
• Program Management, 5+
• Portfolio Management, 5+
• Stakeholder Management, 10+
• Change Management, 10+
• Conflict Resolution, 10+
• Leadership, 10+
• Negotiation, 10+
• MS Office software applications, 10+
• Productivity, PM Tools, 5+



  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees ”members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today – one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI – where your ideas and actions make a difference.