Position title: Project Manager

Location: Toronto, ON

Employment status: Full-time

Salary: Blueprint offers competitive salaries that are commensurate with candidates’ qualifications, as well as an employee benefits package.

About Blueprint

Blueprint is a not-for-profit consulting organization dedicated to improving the social and economic well-being of Canadians by helping our clients solve complex public policy challenges. We work with our clients and partners to design, execute, and evaluate strategies to foster innovation, learn what works, and deliver evidence-informed solutions to pressing social and economic issues.

At Blueprint you’ll have an opportunity to work alongside an interdisciplinary team of high-calibre professionals who bring curiosity and deep commitment to learning what works and developing practical solutions that generate lasting impact.

Blueprint offers a collaborative and supportive work environment where we value diversity and people showing up as their whole selves. We are dedicated to building an organization that is geared toward continuous learning and growth and development of our practices, methodologies and people.

Role Description

We are currently seeking an intermediate level project management professional to join our growing project management team. In this operationally critical role, your focus will be providing structure and discipline to projects in order to guide them to successful completion that is both on-time and on- budget.

Working with the Engagement Lead to understand the full scope of the project work, you will develop fully resourced, budgeted and sequenced project plans, and then manage to these plans, making updates and reporting on variances as required.

You will also play a key role in internal team communications and coordination to pro-actively keep projects on track, closely monitor progress so that deviations from project plans can be identified and addressed early.

Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in organization-wide resource planning activities and have an opportunity to contribute to continuous improvement efforts in our project management practices.

More specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Working with Engagement Leads to develop and maintain project work plans
  • Working with Directors, Engagement Leads and other Project Managers to establish project resource needs and coordinate resources across projects
  • Ensuring that all team members have the required information and resources to carry out their tasks effectively
  • Analyzing project performance, identifying risks and issues, collaborating on solutions & escalating as appropriate
  • Monitoring progress and providing regular project progress reports and status updates
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date project data in our professional services automation software (Mavenlink)
  • Participating in and/or leading project meetings
  • Maintaining project change logs
  • Managing client communication, including organizing and participate in client meetings
  • Simultaneously managing multiple (10+) projects
  • Working with other project managers and the Director of Operations to collaborate on lessons learned and drive organizational standards and processes

Qualifications

  • University degree in business, engineering, social sciences or other relevant field. An interest in social sciences and public policy is an asset.
  • 2 – 4 years of experience in project management within a research, consulting, or other professional services environment, ideally managing a wide variety of projects from small to large size in
  • PMP, or CAPM designations highly preferred
  • Detail orientation and organization is critical – both Blueprint management and individual team members will depend on your ability to be on top of the
  • Strong process and leadership skills in implementing business systems
  • A collaborative approach and strong communications skills, especially when working with teams executing complex work in the face of tight deadlines
  • Fast learner with a growth mindset, with curiosity to learn about both processes and the details of projects
  • Strategic thinker, with a leadership orientation
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint); experience with Mavenlink an asset

Application deadline: February 19, 2020

How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter (addressed to Mark Abraham, Director of Operations & Administration, outlining your interest in both Blueprint and the role, along with how the position fits within your desired career path) by email to careers@blueprint-ade.ca.

We thank all who apply, however due to the expect volume of candidates, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Blueprint is strongly committed to equal opportunities in employment and reflecting the diverse communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all minority group members, women, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process.