Position Description

Project Manager, HR Systems
Company - Location Seaspan ULC - North Vancouver, BC - 210/220 - 889 Harbourside Drive
Employment Duration Full-time permanent salaried
Posting # 4454
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Project Manager, HR Systems

The Project Manager, Human Resources (HR) Systems provides project management expertise to deliver HR solutions for Seaspan and its operating units. This role is responsible for successful planning and implementation of new HR processes and systems, including the facilitation of organizational change management. In the near term, this will include managing the implementation of an HRIS solution (Oracle Cloud HCM) with capabilities such as talent acquisition, performance & compensation management, learning & career development, succession planning and salaried & hourly payroll.

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Manages cross-functional project team to ensure delivery of the stated project goals and objectives against the established measurement criteria. Team members may include operational and technical staff, contractors and vendors.
  • Develops project plans and budget including activities, deliverables and milestone due dates.
  • Coordinates team resources allocation, managing the deliverables and schedules of project team members to ensure timely and quality delivery of project commitments.
  • Delivers all aspects of the project lifecycle, ensuring quality and completeness of the project delivery.
  • Assumes accountability for project delivery and project communications. Leads training and other change management activities. Prepares regular project status reports and periodic update presentations to Steering Committees and other management staff.
  • Manages project scheduling, estimating, forecasting, budget monitoring and cost reporting.
  • Manages project issues and risks and leads conflict resolution.
  • Defines and measures project performance indicators and takes appropriate corrective action. Conducts post-implementation reviews to ensure continuous improvement and learning.
  • Leads transition of new processes and systems to operations, including the facilitation of operational handoff activities and post-implementation support.

Qualification Requirements

  • University degree in the field of Human Resources Management, Business Administration or Computer Science.
  • Minimum 5 years of IT Project Management experience, with 3+ years in a Project Manager role working with systems and interfaces, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience as an IT Project Manager working on HCM / HRIS projects.
  • Prior work using Oracle Cloud HCM is an asset.
  • Experience in the marine industry is an asset but not a must.
  • Experience in a multi-stakeholder environment with collaborators from different business units and departments.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Knowledge of system development lifecycle and project management standard processes and methodologies.
  • Ability to work with senior stakeholders and drive project progress.
  • Ability to lead and empower in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), including presentation skills and report writing.
  • Customer service orientation and ability to present ideas in business and user-friendly languages
  • Problem-solving, organizational change, budget development, financial management, and risk management skills.
  • Self-motivated, hands-on and self-directed with attention to detail.


Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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