Harris Computer Systems

Senior Project Manager

3 months ago
Job ID
Harris Computer
Professional Services

Position Overview



The Project Manager will ensure that all aspects of the project are planned and executed in a manner that will lead to meeting the implementation goals within the established time frame and budget and to a high degree of customer satisfaction. The Project Manager is also responsible for project profitability and to ensure that consultants assigned to their projects maintain an expected level of billable utilization.


The successful candidate will report to the VP of Professional Services.

Primary Functions

  • Work with all stakeholders in Professional Services towards continual improvement of the project management practice.
  • Take responsibility and drive initiatives for improvement.
  • Lead and motivate a project team towards accomplishing their work effectively.
  • Work closely with the Customer to ensure successful completion of the implementation.
  • Develop and execute the project plan and monitor progress.  Keep peers and the Manager of Project Management updated on client status, proactively identifying and resolving, or escalating as appropriate, issues that might impact business strategy.
  • Consistently manage client expectations and ensure delivery of highest quality service.
  • Work closely with R&D and Support departments to achieve NorthStar corporate objectives.
  • Contribute to improved levels of employee satisfaction through motivating other employees towards improving the success of the company and develop their knowledge and skills.
  • Approval or routing of expenses for direct reports as well as specific project level expenses
  • Prepare project level performance evaluation forms and participate in performance reviews as required.
  • Manage to within 3% of the contracted effective rate of the project
  • Deliver monthly revenue and billable hour targets as assign
  • Ensure the technical and application consulting team members are appropriately tasked for successful execution of the established project plan.
  • Conduct post implementation reviews to identify and measure results. Capture and apply lessons learned for continuous process improvement.
  • Financial responsibility for both software license and services for assigned projects.
  • Assist in the overall scheduling of NorthStar consulting team members
  • Responsible for reporting project and financials to Manager of Project Management on an ongoing basis


  • Minimum of 5 years of direct Project Management experience.
  • Experience with the management of risk, change, issues, time, scope, resources, budget and quality.
  • In depth understanding of all major activities for a business system implementation such as analysis, design, development, deployment.
  • Experience with a formal project management methodology
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate a team.
  • Highly motivated and driven to improve project management processes and operational efficiency.
  • PMP Certification is required.
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Business, or equivalent, would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with projects in the Utilities sector would be an asset, but is not required.
  • Understanding of percent complete accounting methodology would be considered an asset.

Company Overview

Harris is a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. and is a leading provider of financial management and Customer Information Systems (CIS) software solutions. Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to all levels of local government, public power and water entities as well as school districts throughout North America. Harris' focus is on creating long-term relationships with our customers and ensuring that we meet the changing needs of our customers over time. Harris is divided into multiple functional Business Units that are supported by a centralized Corporate Services group.

Harris is an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran employer.


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