Intermediate Project Manager, term employee

Position Type: Full-time, 14 month term
Reports to: Director, Client Services

We’re setting the baseline for awesome.

Great things are happening at OpenRoad. We’re actively building a new kind of digital agency—one focused on solid design, creative exploration, and data-based evidence, all within a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

OpenRoad project managers help make new experiences possible for our clients.

You’re looking for a place where you can take pride in—and ownership of—your work. A place where you work with top brands and some of the smartest people in the industry within the context of a small, supportive team. We’ve got that. Does the idea of shepherding a diverse team of smart, multidisciplinary experts towards a common goal excite you? Can you balance between both big and small, flexible and concrete, emotive and pragmatic? Do the words “on-time, on-budget, on-scope, and completely awesome” send a shiver up your spine? This just might be the opportunity for you.

More than just the type that plays well with others, you thrive when given the opportunity to lead a team to success and you regularly seek out opportunities to improve the relationship with your client. You realize that exceptional customer service is critical to ongoing business development. You’ve been enjoying your career as a Project Manager for over 5 years, working directly with clients on medium- to large-scale digital projects.

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead website, web application and business process improvement projects to ensure project success
  • Perform ongoing risk management as well as actively tracking and reporting issues
  • Keep internal and client stakeholders informed through status reporting
  • Keep projects on schedule, on budget and manage client expectations
  • Produce invoices as contractually required per project and client
  • Participate in company sales and resourcing process
  • Lead teams to prepare estimates
  • Create, negotiate, and manage contracts
  • Review deliverables prepared by the team before presenting to client
  • Work directly with clients in a consulting firm on high profile, complex, and rewarding initiatives

Is this the right fit for you?

Personal Qualifications

  • Excellent organization and planning skills
  • A “get it done” attitude
  • Enthusiastic about technology and building digital solutions
  • Tactful and diplomatic negotiating and influencing skills
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Sensitivity towards personal needs and interpersonal dynamics of teams
  • Attention to detail
  • Well-practiced presentation and leadership skills
  • The ability to adapt and innovate

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years experience working as a Project Manager in an agency or professional services environment
  • Proficient in MS Project, Smartsheet, or comparable project management tool
  • Experienced with web-based project management information systems such as Basecamp and JIRA
  • Experienced with time tracking systems and timesheet software
  • Understanding of web and software design and development process
  • Keenly interested in Internet technologies and their application to business strategies
  • Well-versed in proven risk management practices

Things that will give you an edge

Successful candidates should have demonstrable depth of expertise in one of the following areas (working knowledge of other disciplines is also an asset):

  • PMP, Agile or ScrumMaster certification
  • User experience design
  • Service Design
  • Business Analysis
  • Web development methodologies and processes
  • Understanding of web analytics and SEO

What we offer

As a Project Manager, you’ll work with talented people on important projects for global brands like Pokémon and Honeywell, as well as industry leaders like Emily Carr University, TELUS, and FortisBC. OpenRoad offers competitive wages for staff, overtime pay (yes, you read that right—overtime pay), and great benefits. Our flexible working environment is located in Gastown, Vancouver and is easily accessible by bus, SeaBus, SkyTrain, and West Coast Express. This position is a full-time term contract starting ASAP through to May 2019 with a strong possibility of extension.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to To help make the process smoother for everyone, please include the job title and your name in the subject line.

Only candidates that meet the minimum requirements will be considered. No phone calls please. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. High-five if you read and adhere to the small print. 

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