Project Manager

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. Is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Vancouver with offices in Calgary and Toronto. We manage over $23 billion of assets on behalf of pension, foundation, corporate, Aboriginal, and individual clients across Canada.

We are looking for a Project Manager to lead a variety of projects, working closely with multiple business departments. This position will report to the CTO.

Job Description:

  • Develop and execute change management strategies and plans to (i) support the adoption of a diverse portfolio of change initiatives; and (ii) deliver the change in mindset and behavior required to achieve project/program transformational change objectives 
  • Develop and execute actionable and targeted change management techniques and workstream deliverables including stakeholder assessments and engagements plans; communication plans and supporting material; people risk and change readiness assessments; training needs analysis and training strategies 
  • Work collaboratively with project managers/teams to ensure key change management activities are integrated into the overall project plan and executed on time and within budget 
  • Develop transition monitoring and sustainability plans including measurement systems to track stakeholder adoption and business benefits realization
  • Provide guidance and coaching to project sponsors to enhance their effectiveness as change leaders

Job Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in the change management and/or related disciplines.
  • 7+ years' experience in a variety of projects/markets on multidisciplinary teams, working in a project environment
  • Relevant Change Management or Project management accreditations
  • Strong project delivery skills with experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning, and executing workstreams for high-risk, high-visibility, large-scale projects
  • Advanced knowledge of change management principles, industry best practices, lines of businesses supported, project management, organization practices, business culture(s) and business transformation
  • Demonstrated experience as an organizational change management practitioner credibly leading and/or supporting complex transformational change initiatives (impacting one or more elements of people, process and technology), preferably in a partnership or matrix organization which requires managing multiple complex groupings of stakeholders
  • Proven experience leading the change management work stream on projects from initial vision setting to post implementation change sustainability

Attributes for Success

  • Positively contributing to our Culture Blueprint – Character (Be Genuine), Connection (Build Relationships), and Commitment (Deliver Excellence)
  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside diverse people and perspectives
  • Familiarity with Agile, Lean and Project Management principles
  • Exceptional consulting and planning skills with a strong ability to build strategic relationships
  • Excellent communicator and effective leader with high interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships with senior leaders
  • Skill in using software tools, applications (MS Office), data analysis methods and reporting techniques
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement in making decisions
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and gain other's support
  • Ability to stay energized, productive and focused in the face of challenges, ambiguity, change or strenuous demands, creating a supportive environment that helps others
  • Ability to see and synthesize different sides of an issue, examining the full range of options and outcomes, and building intellectual frameworks to guide analysis and action

Thank you in advance for your interest. If your profile meets our requirement, we will gladly reach out to you.

For more information, please contact Kaushal Parikh (KP) at 604-683-3391 OR