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Senior Program Manager - Access Build - Project Management Office

Reference ID: PRO02873-18

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We are the Project Management Office (PMO) team responsible for the end-to-end enablement of the TELUS PureFibre broadband build, specifically supporting standalone homes and single business unit buildings across Alberta (AB) & British Columbia (BC).

For over 4 years, we have led TELUS' end-to-end fibre access build. We influence all functions of delivery including: engineering, materials, construction and the official implementation hand-off to marketing and install teams. Our team manages the largest capital budget within Broadband Networks.

We are passionate about our team, our customers, our partner companies, our world-leading broadband networks and products, and about how we rapidly bring fibre capabilities to as many western Canadians as possible, while continually reducing risks on scope, schedule and budget.

Here's the impact you'll make and what we'll accomplish together

As a Senior Program Manager, you are an articulate, financially-oriented project leader who drives stakeholder decisions for delivery schedules, while driving financial performance in a dynamic environment of funding availability.

You will work with Project Managers who own individual communities. You will improve the larger program's financial tracking and decision making across several communities, and across all stages of implementation including: planning, permitting, 3rd party utility upgrades, design, materials, construction, and drop placement.

Specifically, you will also own the integration of budget and master schedules and manage implications that feed into these. You will adjust program schedules to funding availability to regulate deliverables which meet overall program budget and milestone outcomes.

Here's how
    •Understand a combination of targets assigned to each partner stream: Community-level targets, functional-milestone targets, financial spend and compliance targets •Own monthly and quarterly financial commitments, and balance activity schedules to when funding changes, more funding becomes available, or financial pressures arise •Analyze financial impacts of updates to forecasts against targets; identify opportunities, risks, and determine appropriate adjustments within your master schedule and budget •Develop delivery levers to speed up or slow down delivery, in response to changes in funding availability •Respond to requests to adjust spend, scope or by driving appropriate trade-off decisions and then working with individual project managers to quickly execute on the decisions •Lead weekly leadership forums across multiple vendor/partner streams; leverage the forums to drive required decisions across external and internal functional stakeholder leaders •Own a complex weave of interconnected budgets and schedules including different functional areas, different internal and external companies •Influence all functions of the Broadband Implementation leadership team as a captain who steers alternate strategies and tactics of program scope, schedule and cost •Work with process improvement and system teams to transition financial management from manual spreadsheets towards more use of integrated project tracking systems •Leverage your streams' successes to advocate for increased and advanced investments for the program •Deliver generational fibre-connectivity investments which will connect information traffic across AB & BC neighborhoods for the next few decades


You're the missing piece of the puzzle
    •Demonstrated ability to process both detailed variables, and broad strategic decisions to adjust program schedules at the correct level, understand the implications of changes in one part of a schedule, and adjust the other parts of the schedule appropriately •Demonstrated stakeholder facilitation skills, with specific experience in driving decision-making •Previous successes in analyzing complex business changes and recommending solutions strategies/policy directions to senior management and external parties •Solid understanding of financial budget management, including forecasting and compliance

    •Partner management experience •University degree •Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree •Accounting designation: Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) •Project Management Professional (PMP) designation •Budget management, including forecasting, management of financial transactions such as accruals, financial compliance •Team lead or indirect lead experience •5+ years of experience in a similar role

Who is TELUS?

We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

Everyone belongs at TELUS. It doesn't matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected. Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.

Do you share our passion?

At TELUS, you create future friendly ® possibilities.

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

Posted: January 11, 2019
Closes: March 12, 2019
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