Associate Project Manager (1 year fixed term contract) : 00008R6B

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Author pmnationtalk
Date February 6, 2017
Type Full Time
Company HSBC Bank Canada
Location Vancouver, BC
Category Business / Management
Client HSBC Bank Canada
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Associate Project Manager (1 year fixed term contract) : 00008R6B

Employment Type: Fixed term

Global Change Delivery Associate Project Managers assist the Programme Manager / Project Manager to organise and lead projects from inception to closure. They will typically support the delivery of single small change projects and can be responsible for leading a workstream. They are responsible for following the HSBC Project Management framework, using standard project management tools such as Clarity and working closely with the Global Portfolio Management Office (GPfMO).

Impact on the Business

  • Demonstrates good knowledge of HSBC’s Project Management methodology, supporting the creation of detailed plans including key activities and milestones
  • Supports the Project Manager in defining required scope, quality, cost and effort
  • PMO and practice liaison
  • Understands the impact of change requests to scope, time, budget or effort and helps identifies the new requirements to deliver the project successfully
  • Measures progress against the plan and, with the Project Manager, takes action to ensure results are achieved, and exceeded where possible; focuses on quality and review requirements and builds on feedback
  • Helps the Project Manager manage against the plan, looking ahead and removing roadblocks to delivery. Ask questions when they do not understand, takes ownership of problems and escalates when needed (remaining calm, knowing when to escalate, escalates with possible solutions)
  • Proactively and effectively manages own time and workload, advocates to team the importance of project pace to achieve successful delivery
  • Keeps focus on the medium and long term goals and the Group’s values particularly when under short term pressure

Leadership & Teamwork

  • Acts as a good team member and shows a positive collaborative attitude, promoting HSBC’s values and behaviours (e.g. taking time to help others, respects others ideas, wants to move forward)
  • Shows high standards of professionalism, for instance in the quality of written and personal communication, especially in front of the business and delivery partners
  • Shows flexibility and willingness to apply themselves to different tasks; does not need need constant supervision
  • Helps the Project Manager to create to a positive work environment for the project team
  • Supports good project induction and orientation – i.e. assist new team members to understand the project context and content, the importance of stakeholder management and wider project goals
  • Maintains personal and professional development, increasing professional knowledge and skills experience
  • Demonstrates self -awareness of own strengths and weaknesses, seeking feedback and taking responsibility for their own development

Operational Effectiveness & Control

  • Assists with the production of a well-defined project plan, identifying the key milestones and support the project manager in the assigning of role/task responsibilities
  • Assists the Project Manager with project mobilisation including activities such as onboarding resources and setting up the Clarity plan
  • Work with Project Manager to provide project governance and compliance, identifying and raising issues when necessary controlling project tollgates, managing project budgets and helping maintain change control
  • Helps ensure that the project team follows all quality assurance processes, Global Change Delivery Frameworks and use standard tools such as Clarity
  • Tracks, reviews and controls project progress and performance at clearly defined points in the process to help ensure that the project is delivered on time, within budget; anticipating potential risks and issues, putting mitigating actions into place to prevent delivery stalling and escalating as appropriate
  • Demonstrates understanding of analytical tools and techniques to prepare and analyse management reports; identifying factors that are putting the programme off track, monitor and share progress with stakeholders
  • Support the Project Manager with closure activities, including post project review and handover
  • Associate Project Manager is organised, plans their work and delivers on time / keep commitments
  • Associate Project Manager produces deliverables that are of a high quality (well structured, insightful, no errors) and with sufficient review time and appropriate response to feedback

Major Challenges

  • Management and control of projects to meet exacting timescales necessary in a competitive market place
  • Achieving benefits (cost reduction, revenue increase, strategic goals) set out in the business case
  • Management of stakeholders
  • Working with multiple delivery and business partner teams

Role Context

  • The vision statement for Change Delivery is “To be the businesses’ primary change partner, support the implementation of the Group Strategy and make change a source of sustainable competitive advantage for HSBC”
  • Support Project and Programme Managers to manage change through projects delivery. The projects will typically have a clearly defined output, fixed start and end date with a well-defined development/delivery path. Projects may be stand alone or part of a Programme
  • The jobholder will be expected to exercise independent initiative in proactively overcoming obstacles to success, dealing with uncertainty and changing circumstances, such as interdependencies, opportunities or risks. He / She will be expected to adopt an agile and flexible approach to work and an outstanding level of professionalism and conduct
  • The role holder will operate within the usual authority limits for a GCB6 Associate Project Manager

Management of Risk

  • Ensure compliance, operational risk controls in accordance with HSBC or regulatory standards and policies; and optimize relations with regulators by addressing any issues
  • The jobholder will also continually reassess the operational risks associated with the role and inherent in the business, taking account of changing economic or market conditions, legal and regulatory requirements, operating procedures and practices, management restructurings, and the impact of new processes
  • The jobholder should then address any areas of concern in conjunction with line management and/or the appropriate department

Observation of Internal Controls

  • Maintains HSBC internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators.
  • The jobholder will adopt the Group Compliance Policy by escalating any identified compliance risk in liaison with, Global Compliance Officer, Area Compliance Officer or Local Compliance Officer. The term ‘compliance’ embraces all relevant financial services laws, rules and codes with which the business has to comply
  • Senior Project Managers adhere to the Groups standard tools and methodologies :
  • Global Change Delivery Project Management Framework (RBPM)
  • Group Standard Business Case
  • Clarity



  • Understanding of the project lifecycle
  • Understanding of Global Change Delivery frameworks, methodologies and best practice techniques
  • Understanding of the purpose, culture and fundamentals of Global Change Delivery
  • Understanding of banking / HSBC and understanding of how change drives benefits for HSBC, its customers and other stakeholders


  • Project management skills and experience, including examples of the delivery of on time and on budget – a driver with bias towards delivery at pace and controlling project outcomes
  • Experience of working in a banking environment and change projects
  • Evidence of strong communication and influencing skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and some experience in face to face presentation


  • Planning and Plan Management
  • Risk and Issues Management
  • Decision Making
  • Leading self and Others
  • Change and Implementation Management
  • Financial and Budget Management
  • Tracking, Reporting and Governance
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Resource and Team Management
  • Delivery at Pace
  • Achieving excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Embracing Change

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Evidence of self-development e.g. working through appropriate curriculum
  • PMP training – Optional

Job Field : Information Technology
Primary Location : North America-Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver
Schedule : Part-time Shift : Day Job
Type of Vacancy : Country vacancy
Job Posting : 06-Feb-2017, 15:17:35 Unposting Date : 11-Feb-2017, 23:59:00

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