Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Project Manager

    Posted Date 1 week ago(2/12/2019 8:00 AM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Contract Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Social Services
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    2/26/2019 11:59 PM
    CAD $88,093.00/Yr.
    CAD $110,115.00/Yr.
  • Job Description

    Project Manager

    Contract-Full-Time, up to 24 months, up to one (1) position

    Human Services, Strategic Initiatives


    Position Summary:


    The Human Services department provides a continuum of supports for vulnerable or at-risk members of the community, including employment and social assistance services; homelessness prevention and affordable housing; early years programming; and leadership for the early learning and child care and housing systems in Peel.


    Reporting to the Manager, Project Management and Business Transformation (Strategic Initiatives) you will be responsible to lead medium-complex well defined projects/initiatives to meet departmental priorities and outcomes. Working with staff at all levels, the Peel Poverty Reduction Committee, residents and agencies, you will be responsible for effective and efficient management of projects from conception to completion to ensure the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy outcomes are achieved. This includes planning, managing and making recommendations and designing implementation strategies for initiatives.


    Leading the planning and implementation of the Council approved Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy initiatives and deliverables will be the initial focus of this contract position. The Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy provides a direct mechanism to connect the community’s efforts at reducing poverty with Human Services programs and related strategies.




    • Responsible for all key project documents and correspondence including the Project Charter, Work Breakdown Structure, Change Management Plan, Communication Strategy, Project Workplan, project status reports etc
    • Responsible for progressing the project work through all project phases (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and close-out)
    • Provides ongoing support, guidance and expert advice as it relates to business efficiencies and the project management discipline
    • Assesses work requests, completes Scopes of Work and makes recommendations for prioritization of projects within the department
    • Provides regular reporting to the Manager, Project Sponsor, Steering Committee, CDM, CDMS and other stakeholders as appropriate
    • Completes work in support of the Strategic Plan, Term of Council Priorities and other departmental/corporate priorities
    • Provides recommendations to ensure all services provided by Human Services are client centered value added, effective, and efficient which results in positive community impact
    • Plans, consults and conducts functional and business analyses with key stakeholders
    • Collaborates with clients, community partners and key stakeholders including Council in order to ensure the that the services provided in the department continue to meet the needs of Peel
    • Manages a complex portfolio with the ability to balance competing interests and priorities across the Human Services department
    • Develops presentation materials and facilitates various sessions to gather information for the project or to inform others of project information



    • Post secondary degree in a Human Services related field and a minimum of 5 years experience in the Human Services sector or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • At least one year of experience leading a medium to large project(s)
    • Working knowledge of the legislation that supports Human Services delivery, including but not limited to the following acts: Ontario Works, Child Care and Early Years, Social Housing Reform, Ontario Disability Support Program and Child and Family Services
    • Knowledge of systems used to support project management and Microsoft Office
    • Experience in applying change management principles and methodologies and the ability to lead as well as manage and support change
    • Demonstrated strong customer service skills
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience applying project management methodologies
    • Ability to develop and monitor budgets
    • Short and long term planning skills and ability to execute various project plans
    • Requires highly-developed communication skills, both oral and written
    • Creative, collaborative, innovative; looks for unique ways to consult with internal and external stakeholders and create an environment of engagement
    • Proven presentation skills including the ability to present to various audiences both internal and external to Peel
    • Demonstrated leadership, negotiation, facilitation and mentoring skills
    • Ability to work independently as well as the ability to develop collaborative relationships with stakeholders and regional staff
    • Research and analytical skills to gather, analyze and synthesize data and develop recommendations as necessary
    • Knowledge of community resources/services available to residents of the Region of Peel
    • Time management and organization skills to prioritize workload within time constraints
    • Effective interpersonal skills to present to, facilitate and gather information from various audiences including internal staff, key stakeholders and community agencies
    • Use of sound judgment when making recommendations or conclusions
    • Proven ability to problem solve and resolve conflict and the ability to respond with tact and diplomacy
    • Strong understanding of and ability to apply evidence-based decision-making
    • Knowledge of performance measurement to ensure evaluation and continuous improvement are built into the     projects (s)
    • Strategic thinking
    • Knowledge of service systems and the ability to apply service system thinking to all project work
    • Knowledge of inter-departmental linkages and relationships


    Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, ON

    Hours of work: 35 Hours per week; Monday- Friday


    If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience please apply online


    About Us

    The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.

    Our 20-year vision for Peel is “Community for Life.” Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.

    To learn more about the Region of Peel, explore 

    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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