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Advisor, IT PMO Governance - 26447

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Sep 2, 2021
Posting End Date: Ongoing


Job Description


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The Advisor, IT PMO Governance is responsible for leading the project management governance framework to ensure consistent and predictable project delivery within the IT Portfolio.  The Advisor, IT PMO ensures that project management methodologies, processes, tools, and training is delivered in conjunction with the organization’s strategies and objectives.  The Advisor, IT PMO assumes a strategic role pertaining to identifying process gaps, aligning processes with evolving project management practices, and ensuring project information quality through the adoption and adherence to PMO processes.  The Advisor, IT PMO Governance role is an individual contributor role start but may evolve to a Manager role with direct reports in the future.

This position reports to Manager, IT Governance 

  • Own the Project Gating Model framework and associated PMO Playbook including the maintenance of project templates, process alignment and model evolution
  • Develop & manage the Waterfall, Agile & Light gating models.  Leverage best practices to keep up with evolving PMO processes and to integrate new methodologies to support the IT Portfolio.  Continually evolve governance and gating framework to ensure appropriate level of rigor is applied to initiatives within the IT Portfolio 
  • Execute and manage phased gating reviews for all initiatives within the IT Portfolio to ensure project readiness before moving through the project lifecycle 
  • Escalate governance gaps to leadership to enable timely benefit/risk decision making
  • Act as a subject matter expert regarding PMO methodology and governance and ensure escalation of project execution matters to project managers
  • Own the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) toolkit and ensure alignment with associated PMO processes
  • Assume responsibility for the adherence to PMO processes and the information quality provided to the PPM
  • Align processes with appropriate project complexity to maximize suitability
  • Engage with program and project managers to build success criteria and metrics that measure project results achieved through compliance with PMO standards
  • Drive stakeholder engagement, training/education, and communication to ensure adherence and adoption to the PMO governance framework
  • Provide guidance in terms of change requirements to PMO management 
  • Create and manage portfolio-wide reporting systems including dashboards and templates 
  • Leverage and maintain tools to support project-level reporting and analyses
  • Optimize and standardize project processes and diffuse documentation across project teams
  • Lead initiatives to improve transparency and visibility of project portfolio management
  • Review program and project status updates as well as ensure communication is appropriate for every target audience
  • Lead and mobilize a team of PMO analysts and optimize their associated project staffing process 
  • Develop, deliver, and maintain PMO training to ensure adoption of processes 
  • Support and coach project managers and project team members to adhere to PMO standards 
  • Work closely with project managers to evaluate and remediate standards issues and systems on an ongoing basis


  • Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required as of October 31st, 2021
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent relevant experience (MBA is an asset)
  • 4+ years’ experience in a project management office in a leadership capacity 
  • 5+ Experience as a program/project manager 
  • PMI certification or equivalent is an asset
  • Sharepoint experience is an asset
  • Experience related to project governance methodologies and compliance
  • Strong leadership skills, embodies Air Canada’s philosophies, vision and values
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally, communicate succinctly and efficiently, build consensus and handle complex projects in similar environment
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Demonstrated team management skills
Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. 

Diversity and Inclusion
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.