IT Project Manager – Remote

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

The Project Leader is responsible for managing the delivery of low to medium risk IT projects characterized as having any of the following:
Software or hardware implementations

  • Work packages and interfaces,
  • Safety and licensing requirements involving internal and external regulatory interactions,
  • Work packages spanning a few weeks to multiple years in duration, and
  • Involving a financial commitment.

Using general knowledge of project management principles, the Project Leader is involved in:

  • Project planning,
  • Budgeting and resource allocation,
  • Discussions with internal clients to define the scope of the project, deliverables and timing,
  • Approving project scope of work and determining project priorities and division of responsibilities,
  • Reviewing the project regularly with the Project Team for updates on deliverables against the plan,
  • Identifying and managing project risks,


  • Planning projects from initiation to implementation
  • Drafting of project management documents such as project charters, project execution plans, risk management plans, risk registers, etc…
  • Identifying of stakeholders and their level of influence
  • Identifying project team members and clearly understanding their roles and responsibilities
  • Managing of the project team, stakeholders and vendors
  • Estimating project duration and effort
  • Experience with building project schedules in programs such as MS Project
  • Prepare project budgets
  • Prepare various types of reports such as progress reports, two week look-ahead, etc…
  • Updating project schedules to ensure alignment to the baseline
  • Support project team members
  • Drafting of procurement documents such as statements of work or request for information.
  • Developing a vendor evaluation matrix to be used to measure proponents in a fair and equitable manner
  • Confirming project deliverables align with expectations and standards
  • Controlling project procurements
  • Controlling project costs and working within the approved budget
  • Identifying risks and risk resolutions
  • Managing and controlling project scope
  • Celebrating project successes
  • Directing and managing all aspects of the project activities
  • Managing stakeholder expectations
  • Understanding of requirements
  • Closing out projects and filing all documents as records.
  • Tracking lessons learned
  • Ensure a safe work place for everyone


  • Graduation from a recognized educational institution in computer science OR
  • Graduation from an equivalent formal educational program and relevant IT technical and project management experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is desirable but not required


  • Five or more years of recent related industry and demonstrated experience in a technology field
  • Two or more years of demonstrated experience in a supervisory or project leadership role
  • Basic knowledge of project management methodologies

Abilities and Skills

  • Proven ability to understand the project scope, budget, duration and create the project requirements needed to complete the project.
  • Proven track record for effectively managing small to mid-size projects on time and budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams of employees, consultants and contractors
  • Consistently demonstrates understanding of project management principles
  • Consistently demonstrated ability to work independently, handle deadline pressures, and effectively escalate project issues.
  • Schedule and conduct project meetings to communicate the team members’ roles, project expectations, and deliverables and ensure the project team has the tools and training required to perform the tasks
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, presentation and customer service skills to build relationships with internal staff and external suppliers
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to prepare required documentation.
  • Demonstrates influencing and negotiation skills to optimize the outcome of project deliverables, working in partnership with peers, business users and IT service providers.
  • Remains current with industry trends and best practices as they relate to their IT specific area.
  • Strong knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communicates effectively in oral, written, and electronic form as appropriate for the needs of the stakeholder
  • Demonstrated personal accountability.
  • Makes effective presentations to stakeholders.
  • Must be professional in all dealings and demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity.
  • Ability to multi-task, organize priorities and manage time well to meet deadlines.
  • Adaptive, able to respond to changing conditions quickly.
  • Logical thinking.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to learn.
  • Detail oriented, accurate.
  • Get-things-done attitude.

Job/Industry Specific Knowledge

  • Experience and understanding of project management methodologies
  • Experience with the delivery of IT applications and SaaS solutions with and understanding of various methodologies including Agile, Scrum, Iterative and Waterfall.
  • Experience with IT hardware solutions will be an asset (network, data centers, telecommunications, etc…)

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promote equity, diversity and inclusion in achieving our mission. CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.

CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence, which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.

CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please inform the Talent Acquisition Specialist with whom you are in contact. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $83,800.00-$125,300.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


  • Monday to Friday

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