Senior Specialist, Project Management

Job Requisition ID: 10367  

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Salary: Our salaries range from $ 99646.37 to $ 124557.97 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

The work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to contribute to a well-functioning housing system.


At CMHC, we hold ourselves accountable for our results and support our colleagues in their achievements. We thrive on collaboration, connecting across CMHC and involving the right people to get our work done. We value flexibility, enabling you to choose where, when, and how you work, based on business needs and your role. Our leadership style is guided by trust, where our leaders favour an adaptive approach based on the needs of their teams.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a contract employee:

  • 3 weeks of accrued vacation.
  • Annual individual performance incentive.
  • Group insurance coverage to support your well-being from day one.
  • Support torwards your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment.
  • A hybrid work model that gives you the flexibility to choose when to go to the office to maximize your productivity, at a minimum of 4 times per month. While positions at CMHC require some in-office presence, alternative work arrangements may be considered for Indigenous candidates.


About the role
Join the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) in the Senior Specialist, Project Management position. Leveraging your experience in sound project management practice, you will collaborate with business and functional leads to direct multi-functional teams in executing projects and delivering value to the company.  


We are looking to fill 2 temporary positions of a duration of 15 months.
What you’ll do:     

  • Lead scoping, planning and benefits realization activities for enterprise projects, including communication planning, budget tracking, establishment of roles and responsibilities, stakeholder engagement and project team composition.  
  • Work closely with sponsors, steering committees and the EPMO to prioritize, plan, execute and monitor the health of each initiative against defined benefits, ensuring risks and issues are documented and addressed.  
  • Make sure that projects adhere to the agreed schedule and budget and align with the strategic direction of the portfolio.  
  • Provide regular reporting to the project governance, the EPMO, and corporate governance committees as required.  
  • Support the project change control process, including assessment of impacts to project delivery, corporate risk and expected benefits/outcomes, and make recommendations to mitigate identified risks and to address potential, emerging issues. 
  • Ensure support of change management activities, including project handoff, training, communications, and overall operating framework support in order to ensure successful project completion and handoff.  

What you should have:       

  • A Bachelor's degree in one of the following disciplines: IT, business administration, engineering.
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  
  • A minimum of seven years of prior relevant experience which includes experience managing complex, cross-functional, high-risk enterprise projects.  
  • A demonstrated experience leading initiatives end-to-end, from scoping, to proof-of-life, to full fruition with an eye of optimization and efficiency and utilizing industry standards and best practices.  
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills with the ability to deliver persuasive, and clear presentation of ideas that will convince others and gain acceptance of proposals or plans.  
  • Diplomacy and strong interpersonal skills are critical. 
  • Sound analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to capture and synthesize information to develop recommendations and provide advice. 


Posting closing date: Note, the competition will remain active until filled.


Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

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If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!