Senior Project Manager

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto | CA-ON-London | CA-MB-Winnipeg
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/22/2022 4:45 PM)
Job ID
Job Location 1 : Location
Canada Life Assurance Company
Job Category
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
Career Level
Experienced, Management
Posted End Date

Job Description

The Insurance Portfolio team within Individual Customer Technology is seeking a Senior Project Manager to help us deliver projects supporting our Individual Customer Insurance business. This role is a match for you if you are passionate about leading a team to deliver high quality software in a hybrid agile environment.


In this role you will work closely with other members of the Insurance business and technology teams, including senior technical specialists, developers, testers, project managers and other project partners in the delivery of working software, using standardized development processes based on industry best practices. Continuous learning, knowledge transfer and the incorporation of DevOps tools and processes is extremely important to the success of this team.


The Senior Project Manager applies their advanced knowledge and experience in managing large and complex projects and teams in the Individual Customer Technology Division.


At our company, the customer is at the center of what we do. The Insurance Technology team is looking for innovative, collaborative, fun-loving candidates that exemplify this and can demonstrate it in their work. We care about the financial, physical, and mental well-being of our customers and our staff.


What you will do 


Responsible for leading large and high risk/complex projects, working with business unit and technology leaders, cross functional teams, project team members and external parties to ensure projects are well-defined, planned and delivered.

  • Demonstrates business and technical acumen to ensure deliverables and expected outcomes align with the Business Case.
  • Provides coaching and mentorship on Project Management and project delivery methodologies and practices to less experienced Project Managers.
  • Works closely with the project sponsor and delivery leader to develop the project charter, including defining the project scope, objectives, approach, measures of success, stakeholder engagement and communication plan.
  • Develops integrated project plans demonstrating strong financial and project acumen (including cost estimates, budget, resourcing requirements), applying appropriate estimation models, and refine and manage performance against them, customizing project planning methods to suit the project.
  • Manages project budgets and costs, and provides estimates and forecasts, including competent analysis of capitalization, amortization, and expense management.
  • Engages & collaborates with governance stakeholders to ensure compliance of product towards corporate risk profile and standards and organizational governance processes.
  • Performs risk planning and analysis (qualitative & quantitative), including risk identification and risk response planning.
  • Executes, tracks and monitors progress to plan and communicates the appropriate project information to all relevant project team members and stakeholders.
  • Contributes to and adapts to organizational change, best practice and improvements across teams, including the effective implementation and adherence to changes in processes and practices.
  • Looks for and implements opportunities to improve team efficiencies.

What you will bring 

  • 7+ years as a Project Manager in a technology delivery environment.
  • Ideal candidate has experience working with insurance policy administration system, Ingenium, and a strong knowledge of insurance products or in wealth.
  • Experience with delivery of technology projects and strategy/governance initiatives.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in managing multiple large and complex projects and teams.
  • Ability to rapidly acquire new knowledge and skills and apply creative thinking to solve problems while understanding the organization’s vision, purpose, and values.
  • Demonstrated management of full project lifecycle for multiple initiatives or workstreams varying in complexity and stakeholders, ensuring the effective execution of large or complex projects to deliver a product or solution that satisfies stakeholder expectations and achieves project success criteria (schedule, budget, team cohesion, regulatory, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an ambiguous environment and to adapt to changes quickly.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information and make good decisions or recommendations in ambiguous or difficult situations.
  • Possess strong entrepreneurial skills with a bias to delivering business outcomes, forging strong business partnerships, effectively managing risk, managing scope change as an opportunity to deliver greater value and making value-oriented decisions.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.

Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: Toronto, London, Winnipeg. 


Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today!


Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.


You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.


Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing. 


We are one of Canada's top 100 employers!

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Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations. 


We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential. 


Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted 


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