Change Management and Communications Lead

The Ian Martin Group is seeking a Change Management and Communications Lead who will be responsible for leading large scale business unit process and operational change, for a long term contract assignment.

Our client owns and operates the largest natural gas distribution network in North America and is relied on by millions of consumers for the delivery of energy to their homes and businesses.

We at Ian Martin envision a world where everyone is connected in meaningful work and if you find great meaning in developing some of the most widely used products in the world, then we have the career path for you.

On a day to day basis your work will include:

·      Orchestrating change and project management strategies and plans within the asset management business unit.

·      Identify and develop relationships with program stakeholders utilizing surveys, analysis, and impact assessments.

·     Assess and utilize materials required to implement sweeping organizational change while equipping business leaders with the tools to ensure successful adoption by user groups.

·     Act as a senior level coach, mentor, meeting facilitator, to socialize and normalize the project implementation plan going forward.

Applicants with change management certification (Prosci), over 7 years experience leading large-scale organizational change management and communication initiatives, and a high degree of strategic change management operational experience will be contacted by our team for a deeper level discussion about this role.

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you’re a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Change Management Specialist / Specialiste, Gestion du Changement

Notre candidat idéal maîtrise les approches traditionnelles de gestion du changement, mais il est proactif lorsqu’il s’agit d’intégrer les méthodes agiles. Il est motivé par la possibilité d’aider les dirigeants et les employés à développer leur capacité d’adaptation au changement et leur agilité face aux changements constants.

Curieux et innovateur, vous cherchez de nouvelles façons de mobiliser les intervenants pour atteindre les objectifs et les résultats attendus en matière de transformation et d’initiatives numériques.

Diriger l’élaboration et l’exécution de stratégies et de plans en matière de gestion du changement qui sont étroitement alignés sur l’atteinte de la valeur commerciale escomptée. Offrir un encadrement et des conseils aux intervenants commerciaux et aux collaborateurs de projets afin de faciliter les changements organisationnels, la mobilisation des intervenants et la préparation des employés dans le contexte de la mise en œuvre de solutions numériques; favoriser le développement des capacités d’adaptation au changement et de l’agilité à long terme.

DESCRIPTION 

Création de plans stratégiques de gestion du changement

  • Diriger la création de stratégies et de plans itératifs de gestion du changement qui favorisent la responsabilité des dirigeants en maximisant la mobilisation des employés et l’adoption des changements. Tirer parti de la cocréation comme approche privilégiée pour déceler les principaux effets et intervenants associés au changement et élaborer des stratégies et des plans adaptés à la taille et à la complexité du changement et au modèle de prestation (agile ou en cascade). Les stratégies et les plans comprennent des activités réalisables liées aux cinq axes d’interventions de gestion du changement, soit la communication, la mobilisation et l’encadrement, la formation et l’évaluation (c.?à?d. la préparation et l’adoption), au besoin.

Exécution de stratégies et de plans de gestion du changement

  • Diriger la mise en œuvre des activités et la création de livrables conformément au plan et au calendrier. Gérer et mettre à jour le plan global de gestion du changement et fournir un état d’avancement régulier dans le cadre de la gouvernance du projet.

Évolution du changement et méthode de transformation

  • Contribuer à l’évolution du changement et à la méthode de transformation par l’intégration des meilleures pratiques de l’industrie et des leçons apprises. Développer ou modifier de nouveaux outils et des modèles en conséquence.
  • Le titulaire de ce poste doit posséder des aptitudes et porter un intérêt à la fois pour la contribution pratique et la réflexion stratégique.

EXIGENCES

  • Baccalauréat/maîtrise en gestion du changement ou dans une autre discipline pertinente
  • Au moins cinq années d’expérience pertinente en gestion du changement
  • Capacité d’influencer autrui et de gérer l’ambiguïté
  • Expérience des activités de direction des changements et de transformation opérationnelle dans des projets de mise en œuvre de TI importants et complexes dans un environnement mondial
  • Solides compétences en relations interpersonnelles et communications écrites en français et en anglais
  • Excellentes compétences en animation (grands groupes dans des contextes complexes)

ATOUT

  • Certification en gestion du changement de Prosci

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Our ideal candidate masters traditional change management approaches but is proactive when it comes to integrating Agile practices and driven by the opportunity of helping leaders and employees develop their change capability and agility in the face of constant change. Curious and innovative, you seek new ways to engage and mobilize stakeholders to achieve the expected goals and outcomes of transformation and digital initiatives.

Lead the development and execution of change management strategies and plans that are tightly aligned with the achievement of expected business value. Provide coaching and guidance to business stakeholders and project contributors to facilitate organizational change, stakeholder engagement and employee readiness in the context of the implementation of digital solutions as well as enabling the development of long-term change capability and agility.

DESCRIPTION

Creation of change management strategies plans

  • Lead the creation of iterative change management strategies and plans that drive accountability of people leaders in maximizing employee engagement and adoption. Leverage co-creation as the preferred approach to identify key change impacts, stakeholders and develop strategies and plans, based on size and complexity of the change and the nature of the delivery approach (Agile vs. Waterfall). Strategies and plans include actionable activities related to the five CM intervention axis: communication, mobilization and coaching, training and measurement (i.e. readiness and adoption), as required.

Execution of change management strategies and plans

  • Lead the execution of activities and creation of deliverables according to plan and timeline. Manage and update the overall change management plan and provide regular status as part of the project governance.

Evolution of change and transformation methodology

  • Contributes to the evolution of the change and transformation methodology through the integration of industry best practices and lessons learned. Develop/modify new tools and templates accordingly.
  • This position requires the dual ability and interest for hands-on contribution and strategic thinking.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in Change Management or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in change management
  • Experience in leading change and business transformation activities in large and complex IT implementations in a global environment.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills French and English
  • Excellent facilitation skills (Large groups in complex settings)

ASSET

  • Prosci Change Management certification

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Project Manager

We are looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for the planning, delivery, management and governance of the NE Electric Complex Capital Projects in Waltham, MA for 12 months project.

We at Ian Martin envision a world where everyone is connected in meaningful work and if you find great meaning in developing some of the most widely used products in the world, then we have the career path for you.

Responsibilities:

•        Ensure NE Electric complex projects adhere to the Complex Capital Delivery process for the timely creation and approval of the Project Execution Plan which includes preliminary engineering, baseline schedule, detailed cost estimate, risk profile and resource strategy.

•        Assemble cross functional project team to establish development and design requirements, milestones and affordability ceilings while driving adherence of the frameworks, policies, procedures, controls and reporting necessary to drive an efficient and effective approach to project development that optimizes the success of NE Electric complex capital project delivery.

•        Facilitate NE Electric complex projects to ensure that they continue to be appropriately assessed, developed, planned, resourced, and scheduled in a timely and cost-effective manner to ensure best value for client.

•        Inspire and deliver new ways of working collaboratively within the business; driving efficiency and performance excellence as well as matrix working with and through functions and processes to ensure maximum value and achievement of long-term challenges.

•        Review project reports and performance metrics to monitor progress according to plan, guide the resolution of any major issues and provide timely updates to senior management.

•        Facilitate and encourage the introduction of new technologies and innovative solutions to improve the delivery of NE Electric complex capital projects safely, on time, and in accordance with regulations, policies, and procedures.

•        Work closely with SHE to identify and respond appropriately to any potential hazards, incidents or circumstances that impact the safety, wellbeing and working environment of any complex construction projects within own jurisdiction.

Technical Capabilities (Knowledge, Skill, Experience):

•        7+ years of experience in electric operations engineering, project management, utility construction or equivalent relevant experience.

•        A Bachelor’s degree required in an engineering discipline and/or significant relevant project management, engineering, and construction experience in all aspects of utility electric construction operations. Master’s degree in engineering discipline, MBA or relevant equivalent preferred.

•        Preference given to candidates with a Professional Engineer’s license and/or Certified Project Management Professional.

•        Considerable proven experience in direct project development and design including milestone management, resourcing, affordability, risk management, reporting and possess team leadership and influencing skills.

•        Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative, integrity, and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors, regulatory representatives, and town/city officials in a positive collaborative manner.

•        Knowledge of Electric system operations, engineering, environmental, engineering economics, and familiarity with legal, purchasing, and utility accounting regulations.

•        Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects under budget and time constraints. Bottom-line oriented, budget conscious, metric/measurement driven.

•        Ability to create a high energy team climate whereby team members can discuss relevant issues freely and where there is a strong emphasis on continuous improvement.

Strong skills in:

•        Electric substation, transmission and distribution line engineering design, project management, stakeholder engagement, presentation, construction management, interpersonal, oral & written communication, critical analysis and capable of leading and influencing teams, and gaining support and commitment from a wider operational group.

•        Valid driver’s license with a safe driving history required.

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you are Project Manager, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Business Analyst

We are looking for a Business Analyst to support projects related to process or system changes. They will serves as a liaison to functional Business Leads and provide key project deliverables, including but not limited to Business Process Mapping, Current State Analysis, Business and Technical requirements gathering, and creation of required documentation including standards, procedures, and processes.

Our client is a leader in natural gas distribution

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Project Manager with project scope definition and general business analysis support throughout the project life-cycle.
  • Assist the Project Manager with project management tasks as needed, documentation, issues, change requests, status, etc.
  • Prepare business cases, current state (as-is) and future state (to be) analysis, process flow mapping, RACI and RAPID model, business process optimization recommendations, workshop facilitation, and training content.
  • Responsible for preparing business requirements (business rules, business/functional/technical) specifications and managing requests for changes to the specifications.
  • Maintain functional peer relationships and detailed working knowledge of the assigned areas systems, organization, and business processes.
  • Translate technical information into general terms understandable by broad audiences.
  • Coordinate and participate in User Acceptance Testing activities.
  • Act as a cross functional Business Analyst to support multiple areas of the business, as needed (e.g. Integrity, asset management, work management, compliance, etc.)

Requirements:

  • Business Analyst certification, and/or related degree
  • 10+ years related experience within the oil and gas industry
  • Experienced with business process mapping, including facilitating future state process development and creating process maps
  • Understanding of project lifecycle stage gating controls and importance of document and records management
  • Ability to support, adapt to change quickly, and move across various types of projects when needed
  • Excellent writing skills, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, oral communication skills, and time management
  • Adept at interacting in both business and IT focused discussions with a strong understanding of information technology and its application to solving business problems
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with clients and 3rd party vendors
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office products, especially Visio