Intermediate/Senior Project Managers (Contract and Permanent)

TP Systems

July 17, 2015

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Job Specialization: 
Project Management
Company Overview: 

Since 1977, Avocette Technologies Inc., formerly TP Systems has earned our clients’ trust by helping them improve performance through innovative and cost-effective software, outsourcing, and IT staffing solutions. We work with a wide range of clients including government, community services agencies, healthcare providers, and professional services organizations. This experience, combined with our comprehensive capabilities enables Avocette to be responsive to diverse client needs. Large enough to get the job done right, yet small enough to be responsive, Avocette is valued by clients for our ability to consistently deliver outstanding results. Visit

Job Summary: 

As a leading edge IT consulting firm, Avocette is growing and has exciting opportunities (both permanent and contract) for Intermediate/Senior Project Managers to join our team in Victoria. We work with a wide range of clients including government and crown corporations, community services agencies, healthcare providers, and professional services organizations.

Job Purpose

The Project Manager oversees the planning, implementation, and tracking of projects with a wide range of complexity, duration and concurrence.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Manager performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Business Development

  • As required, provide written content to be included in requests for proposals. 

Plan the project

  • Define and confirm the scope of the project in consultation with team members, senior management and project sponsors.
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project
  • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete the project
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities
  • Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion

Staff the project

  • Confirm resourcing assignments and coordinate with appropriate managers
  • Manage project staff according to the established policies and practices of Avocette
  • Ensure that personnel information is properly maintained and kept confidential
  • Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project

Implement the project

  • Execute the project according to the project plan
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards

Control the project

  • Provide written status reports on the project for the client as required under the project charter
  • Manage all project expenditures according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Monitor effort versus budget and provide projections as required for the client and for Avocette
  • Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date and are kept confidential are required
  • Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for clients and Avocette as required

Evaluate the project

  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase


The Project Manager should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of Avocette.
  • Build Customer Relations: Demonstrate a commitment to providing exemplary service to clients and building strong client relationships for long-term business opportunities. 
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations and to create new opportunities. Demonstrate aptitude for multi-tasking and balancing competing demands in a face-paced environment.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness. Demonstrate the ability to build and effectively manage a diverse team that may be geographically distributed.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of Avocette.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Experience, Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or PMP Certification with five or more years of project management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Diverse experience managing information system projects through the complete SDLC
  • Experience with various levels of Government (municipal and provincial) Crown Corporations and Healthcare would be considered highly desirable but not mandatory

Working Conditions

  • Project Managers are based in the Avocette offices but some projects may require them to work at a client site.
  • Project Managers work a standard work week but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to meet project milestones.


How To Apply: 

If you feel that you meet all of the above requirements, please apply to directly in the strictest of confidence. Please note that, due to overwhelming response, only short listed candidates will be contacted.