Program Manager, Projects

Kincardine, Ontario
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Job Description – Program Manager, Projects

Program/Project Planning, Monitoring & Reporting

  • Directs the efforts of Project Managers and or integrated project team members in the delivery of their assigned missions and holds such accountability for the entire program or project lifecycle from inception to closeout.
  • Maintains compliance with four pillars of nuclear safety (Reactor, Industrial, Radiological, and Environmental) and upholds Bruce Power’s Safety First – Our Number One Value.
  • Complies with and oversees execution of the policies, processes, and procedures in the management system that governs projects/program delivery and ensures execution is efficient and effective. Directs Project Managers and/or the integrated project team (IPT) members in their execution of project delivery processes and reporting systems to ensure consistent, effective high-quality program/project management through each phase of the program/project lifecycle.
  • Ensures scope, design basis and project/program objectives are defined, best practices/lessons learned reviewed and incorporated into schedules, budgets, specific project procedures and plans are established, including a Contracting & Procurement Strategy. Obtains concurrence by the members of the program/project team, functional managers and the Customer.
  • Ensures with the program/project team the development, communication, implementation, update and continual use of the Project Management Plan (PMP). Reviews and approves project control systems which measure progress/performance, provide early warning of deviations from the PMP, and identify corrective actions to be taken.
  • Coordinates and resolves program/project issues to minimize impacts on project schedule, cost and budget.  Monitors projects to assure they are completed within guidelines and objectives.
  • Accountable to make senior management aware of issues, risks, threats, and opportunities to the performance of the program/project.
  • Evaluates project/program status against established milestones and objectives by analyzing information presented.  Measures performance, and takes the necessary corrective actions to maintain agreed upon schedule and cost.
  • Supports the Project Managers and the IPT members in resolving challenges (i.e. conflicts with contractors on workflow/priorities/quality; negotiating with union officials and/or regulatory bodies on staff/work related problems; violations of legislated or regulatory processes) that challenge the successful execution of work.  Listens and responds appropriately to concerns, and develops refined solutions that become process improvements.
  • Reviews major plans and decisions that affect long- and short-term courses of action for assigned projects and/or programs.
  • Stays knowledgeable of decisions dealing with compromises and changes in project/program objectives.
  • Reviews project/program deliverables and recommend their passage to the next phase of the program lifecycle using established processes for making major decisions for projects/programs.
  • Provides counsel to Project Managers and members of the IPT, in highly technical and complex project/program management theory, practices, and methodologies to support successful project execution.
  • Monitors and controls all contractual commitments to ensure that all work is being performed in accordance with the specifications, drawings and terms of the contract, that change orders and claims are processed in a timely manner. Implements and maintains a change management control system.
  • Reviews and approves or submits for approval (per authority level) all major purchase orders, contracts, and sub-contracts, and approves critical changes to same.
  • Interfaces regularly with the customer and stakeholders throughout the project/program lifecycle in order to ensure execution is in line with commitments and expectations.
  • Participates in Project Delivery Organizations or Company decisions affecting long- and short-range courses of action for assigned programs.
  • Reviews and analyzes cost reports to assure charges are authorized and appropriate; identifies authorized charges and assures corrective actions are taken for the ultimate disposition of inappropriate charges.
  • Documents all turnover and closeout activities and obtains Customer's final acceptance of the project/program.
  • Oversees the Document Control and Records Management function. Coordinates the project/program related documentation, records and electronic files in accordance with BP standards and procedures at the end of the project, as appropriate.