Senior Project Manager

  • Competitive
  • Singapore Singapore Singapore SG
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank of Montreal Asia
  • 18 Apr 18 2018-04-18

The Project Manager establishes and leads assigned projects include launching new products and services, application development, systems integration, operational efficiency improvements, process reengineering, and infrastructure upgrades and deployments. The Project Manager ensures that a successful business outcome is the prime measure of project success.


  • Accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering assigned projects, including all business, operational and IT deliverables
  • Work with people managers across business and Tech&Ops team to ensure projects are staffed with the right mix of people who exhibit the required perspectives, skills and behaviours.
  • Directly manage all aspects of the project lifecycle and work with matrix business, corporate and IT partners to oversee all phases of the project, and to ensure that related project processes are completed as required (including, as applicable, change management, process management, transition to business/operations, system development, quality management, etc.)
  • Ensure end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit
  • Provide leadership, motivation, coaching, mentoring and professional development for project teams in order to obtain a high level of co-operation and contribution from all project members
  • Ensures project issues and risks are identified, quantified, managed and tracked. Uses past experience to proactively "anticipate" risk and develop appropriate mitigation strategies and plans. Ensures risks, assumptions and constraints are appropriately communicated and escalated when necessary
  • Rigorously manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters
  • Manage and/or validate financial forecasts and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures
  • Define and track project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
  •  Develop project artifacts including charter, integrated plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related PM artifacts, while complying with applicable enterprise standards(e.g. Risk, Audit, Compliance)
  • Monitor and control the project. Proposes recommendations and adjustments to the overall project manager and publishes periodic project status reports.
  • Provide continued insight in the viability of the business case (e.g. costs, benefits, KPIs) as the project progresses
  • Negotiate complex contracts with external vendors and ensure the day-to-day vendor relationship management occurs (including monitoring performance, reviewing and approving vendor invoices)
  • Contribute to improve the best practices of the project management community within the Enterprise to help drive consistency, transparency and execution excellence on projects


  • Possesses a university degree and/or 6 to 8 years relevant work experience
  • Possesses advanced knowledge and with minimum 6 years of experience in project management, including managing at least two projects of significant complexity and value with moderate to high risk
  • Industry-specific knowledge and experience is an asset
  • Holding a valid PMP designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI) is an asset
  • Good relationship management and consulting skills
  • Solid change leadership and management skills
  • Solid risk management skills
  • Ability to navigate a matrixed organization effectively
  • Good business and technical acumen
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills which bring clarity and precision at various decision-making meetings
  • Strong in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Solid core project management skills including multiple aspects of the PMBOK (i.e. Project Management Institute's PM Body Of Knowledge)
  • Solid knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools (e.g. Clarity, MS Project, SharePoint repositories, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) if applicable)