Technical Project Manager / ENCQOR 5 G Project

Ciena   •  

Montreal, QC

Industry: Telecommunications


5 - 7 years

Posted 32 days ago

Ciena may well be the most important technology company you’ve never heard of. The innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile-stream your favorite show) are the products of ingenuity from some brilliant and forward-thinking companies. But those companies rely on Ciena, another vanguard of innovation, to create and advance the underlying networks that bring their breakthroughs to our doorsteps. VR, AI, IOT, 5G … literally none of it would be possible without the mind-boggling technology that makes the internet itself work. For more than 25 years, Ciena has been the global leader in networking strategy, and our technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies in the world.
What will you do at Ciena?

Ciena is part of the Canada and Quebec/Ontario interprovincial initiative called ENCQOR that will lay the groundwork for the first 5G next generation network collaboration platform in Canada.. This new 5G test bed network will create a truly interconnected world of smart cities, connected cars and smart devices – all at faster speeds in Quebec, Ontario. As a key partner, Ciena has the mandate to connect the Wireless Radios and data centers to a Ciena packet-optical wireline network that glues everything together in the background. As such, we are looking for highly motivated and talented project manager who is passionate about the coordination of projects related to implementation, operation and maintain of a highly complexity 5G network.

Responsible for multiple projects encompassing IT area, product area or supply chain area,
Contribute to process management optimization efforts associated with project management
Document and communicate project status, obstacles and resolutions to management.
Accountable for developing and coordinating carefully designed and approved action plans to successfully complete projects.
Act as the primary point of contact for all aspects of projects.

General Activities
Provide overall management for implementation of a complex 5G network and associated initiatives per the Plan of Record (POR).
Coordinate and interface with ENCQOR Program Manager, engineering primes, installers, equipment suppliers, contractors , building owners, procurements and Finance to ensure project deliverables, financial targets and quality of service are met.
Accountable for Project Financials, Timelines and Quality.
Validate Project “Scope of Workto Develop detailed project plan
Provide Project SOW Package to Functional teams to facilitate Internal Resource Planning and/or Partner RFQ’s.
Oversees and ensures proper planning to meet committed schedules based on input from Program Management and other internal teams.
Maintain project schedules and report to Management regularly or as agreed including communication and investigation of deviations to the project schedule.
Assure all parties maintain close communication and coordination regarding project status and milestones.

Collaboration with stakeholders
You will manage projects, drive achievement, control cost, schedule and quality goals. To achieve this you will need to interface on a day to day basis with ENCQOR partners (Ericsson, Thales, IBM, CGI) , suppliers, SMEs (small and medium Enterprises) , Fiber providers, etc...
Partners directly with internal and external customers to translate requirements into structured and executable tasks and milestones.

Areas of impact
Your role will not be limited to the 5G network deployment but will include multiple projects encompassing IT area, product area or supply chain area,

Excellent written and verbal Communication
Team management. ...
Negotiation. ...
Personal organization. ...
Risk management.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information technology, Electrical engineering or related field
6+ years’ experience in project management role.
Knowledge of Network and IT infrastructure
Bilingual French and English
Minimum travelling between Quebec and Ontario hub sites (Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo)
Valid Driver license
Canadian passport
Candidate will be working from the Ciena office located in Ville St-Laurent .
Working from Home is possible for 2-3 days a week
Candidate must have an address in Quebec and based in Montreal (or willing to relocate ) .

Rewarding experience. Meaningful outcomes.

Making a difference in people's lives through design and implementation of leading network technologies. That's what motivates us.

A distinct way to work

Free thinking, free discussion, and collaboration are the norm. Expect more satisfying outcomes - both personal and professional.

Ciena values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or age.

Ciena is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific needs / accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to any specific needs / accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

What you can expect from us

  • You will receive notification of your successful application
  • Successful applicants will be contacted by Talent Acquisition for an initial discussion
  • If suitable you will be considered for the short list and our formal interview process