Project control officer, Project management

Project control officer, Project management


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Project control officer, Project management

Reference: R2121697

Duration: Full time

Work Location: Complexe Desjardins Montréal

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

As a project control officer, you help plan and monitor projects to meet objectives on time and on budget.

You provide expert opinions and help the project leader and team monitor innovative projects and programs and ensure they are efficient. You plan, prioritize and coordinate work to meet objectives. You anticipate issues and trends, suggest solutions and ensure they are implemented. Your initiatives require extensive knowledge of your specialty area.

Your strategic projects and programs are organizationally and conceptually complex and require comprehensive analysis and understanding of the organization and line of business. Coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders working in many other fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential.

You lead and serve as specialist to teams, decision-making bodies and external providers.

Main responsibilities

  • Help the project leader and team develop and update the project/program plan
  • Monitor project costs and follow up with external and internal providers based on contracts and plans made with the project manager
  • Help produce progress reports. Produce and analyze performance indicators
  • Help prepare presentations, statistics, reports and other documents containing information on project financing, risks and issues and share them with committees and decision-making bodies
  • Serve as liaison between stakeholders to track projects and programs and ensure they are efficient. Establish dependencies and links between projects and programs as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience
  • Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered
  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledges

  • Sound knowledge of the Ms Project
  • Sound knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office suite
  • Extensive knowledge of SAFe Agile methodologies (an asset)

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

  • Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

  • Interpersonal Savvy, Plans and aligns, Situational adaptability, Work processes

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