Careers at Pivot

 

Want to be a part of something different?
A part of something new?

If you have a passion for working with public sector clients in a meaningful way, enjoy seeing your efforts appreciated and rewarded, and want to be a part of an exciting professional services firm, this is the opportunity for you.

We are growing our team of professionals and are actively recruiting team members to work on projects in Nova Scotia. This exciting work is client-facing, and requires interaction with clients and the Pivot team. Successful candidate(s) will be responsible for delivering consulting services to our clients in collaboration with other Pivot professionals.

If you are interested in learning more and joining our team, then submit your resume in confidence along with a cover letter to careers@pivotconsulting.ca. Please indicate the specific position you are applying for.

Open Positions:

  • Senior Project Manager(s)
  • Intermediate Change Manager(s)
  • Intermediate/Senior Business Analyst(s)

For more information on the requirements of these positions, select the tabs below.

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for:

  • Manage client projects throughout all phases of the project lifecycle, including projects already in flight.
  • Be adaptable and comfortable delivering projects with different methodologies and within PMO offices of varying maturity.
  • Work collaboratively with all levels of a client’s organization to achieve project success. Ensure expectations of stakeholders are well understood and managed as part of this process. 
  • Track projects using client-defined tools (e.g., MS project, project online, etc.) and prepare the necessary project reports from the collected information.
  • Manage the project budget; ensuring project funding is in line with project scope, costs are properly tracked and managed, and forecasts provide management with a clear picture of the total project spend.  
  • Communicate effectively with all project stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  • Work with senior management in the client’s organization to drive project success. Communicate effectively with this management group and facilitate decisions, including those with significant business impact, when required.
  • Integrate into the client’s PMO organization and work to bring meaningful value to its maturity. Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management that draw upon your years of experience.
  • Manage the people that are working on your projects. Ensure they are well supported, understand project expectations, and are enabled for success in their duties. Coach, mentor, and motivate these people, encouraging them to take positive action and accountability for their work.
  • Identify and resolve conflict within your project as required.

 

Required:

  • Minimum 7+ years’ experience as a project manager with proven experience on medium- and large-scale projects; preference given to those with experience managing IT projects.
  • Public-sector consulting experience in Canada (federal/ provincial / municipal) and preferably Atlantic Canada.
  • Undergraduate degree such as Business/Public Administration, Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • PMP certification or willingness to obtain the certification when required.
  • Experience in various methodologies including traditional waterfall, Scrum, and Agile.
  • Experience leading a team.
  • Well-developed written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Detailed yet creative manner of work.
  • Proven success supporting and working closely with clients and team members.
  • Previous consulting experience.
  • Strong client references from past work.

This is a full-time permanent position.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals, please.

Are you ready to help our clients succeed in a world that is constantly evolving? At Pivot Consulting Inc., we solve problems and provide lasting results for our clients. Our services are designed to help our clients by creating desired outcomes through collaboration, experience, and partnership and to navigate change by employing strategies that bring people together.

The Intermediate Change Manager will play a key role in ensuring our clients’ change initiatives meet their objectives on time and budget by increasing employee adoption and usage. This person will focus on the people side of change – including changes to business processes, systems, and technology, job roles, and organization structures. They will support the creation and implementation of actionable change management strategies and plans.

In this role, the successful candidate should have some experience leading change initiatives; however, will have the opportunity to work with senior change managers to help further develop their skills and experience.

The Intermediate Change Manager will be responsible for:

  • Define and develop the overall strategy, approach, implementation plan, and sustainment of change management activities, including the management of these activities based on industry best practice.
  • Plan, organize, and lead organizational change management activities through all project phases using a standardized methodology to ensure identified goals are achieved.
  • Provide change consultation for leaders to ensure consistent adoption and ownership of the desired changes. Work with business/project leaders to assess and analyze current state vs. future state and readiness of employees to adopt the change.
  • Proactively identify people risks to successful change adoption, work collaboratively with program team to develop and implement appropriate responses.
  • Facilitate client meetings and workshops to support change management efforts and build buy-in of proposed organizational changes.
  • Manage client and key stakeholders to help build and sustain long-term relationships.

Required:

  • 3-5 years’ experience with and credibility leading, supporting and/or managing people change efforts and timelines within formalized project environment (with preference given to those with experience managing change for IT projects.
  • Undergraduate degree, or equivalent education and experience (Organizational Development, Human Resources Management, Psychology, or another closely related field desirable)
  • Well-developed written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Detailed yet creative manner of work.
  • Proven success supporting and working closely with clients and team members.
  • Previous consulting experience in public sector (federal, provincial, and/or municipal).
  • Strong client references from past work.
  • Relevant change management accreditations, such as PROSCI Certification​

The following assets would be considered favourably:

  • Graduate Degree
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Experience facilitating workshops/classroom activities
  • Experience with continuous improvement methodologies (e.g., Lean)

This is a full-time permanent position.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals, please.

The Intermediate/Senior Business Analyst will be responsible to:

  • Work closely with client business representatives and experts to document business requirements and business processes.
  • Facilitate establishing business goals, objectives, and priorities.
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and workflow analysis.
  • Facilitate client management and subject matter experts through workshops and individual meetings.
  • Define business processes and workflow models.
  • Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and translate high-level information into the details.
  • Identify issues and propose resolutions, escalating to appropriate personnel as needed.
  • Have an understanding of change management practices; experience in applying change management within a project environment would be considered an asset.

Required:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a business analyst, capturing business needs and requirements for business initiatives and implementation projects, preference given to those with experience in the IT projects.
  • Experience with business modeling techniques and tools.
  • Comfort with facilitating clients through workshops and gathering requirements, involving junior- to senior-level staff.
  • Solid interpersonal skills with proven communication, listening, and team building skills.
  • Team skills and experience working in a team environment.
  • Strong decision-making skills, and is self-directed.
  • Experience with risk management; identifying issues and escalating as appropriate.
  • Client-focused with emphasis on delivering quality services to customers;.
  • Undergraduate degree such as Business Administration, Engineering, or Computer Science; or has the equivalent training and experience.

The following assets would be considered favourably:

  • Lean Six Sigma certification and/or experience
  • Change Management experience (e.g. familiarity with PROSCI)
  • Business Analysis Certification (CBAP or CCBA)
  • Previous consulting experience in the public sector (federal/ provincial / municipal)

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.