Project Lead

Date: May 10, 2024

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA, L4W 5N1

Company: CAA Club Group

About Us

Echelon Insurance provides Personal and Commercial Specialty Insurance solutions to protect Canadian families and businesses across Canada, through our trusted network of Broker partners. Echelon is a member of the CAA Club Group of Companies, and is an equal opportunity employer who offers a professional environment that champions collaboration, trust, and growth to drive success. We cultivate a great working dynamic to help us deliver what is best for our associates, Brokers, and Customers.

Who we are

Get ready to drive your career forward. Life at Echelon is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development – and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results.

We are caring. We are leaders. We are innovators. We are collaborative.

We work hard and play hard. We're about doing what's right and feeling good about it.

Position Details

You will play a key role in shaping the success of our projects from initiation to closure. You will skillfully guide projects through their life cycle, ensuring they meet our business objectives and stakeholder expectations. Responsibilities include leading planning efforts and release management for ongoing system maintenance workstreams and other strategic priorities.

What You Will Do

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management, team leads and stakeholders
  • Develop detailed project plans, monitoring and adjusting as necessary to effectively manage project expectations
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an on-going basis
  • Estimate and manage the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Assist in the drafting and submission of budget proposals and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Monitor and record budget expenses for the project
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities and timelines to appropriate project team members and stakeholders
  • Identify issues and conflicts within the project team, when required and escalate to management
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones, using appropriate tools to track project tasks and deliverables
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, assess change impacts, identify potential risks, and devise contingency plans with management
  • Proactively communicate timelines, obstacles, updates, and progress on action items to stakeholders 
  • Working with Management, define project success criteria and disseminate information to leaders, project team and stakeholders 
  • Interface with management to understand critical business objectives to influence initiatives that enhance relationships/value and performance
  • Collaborate or lead discussions on solution delivery with associates
  • Interface with other partners and 3rd-parties, such as Vendors, Professional Associations and Consulting Firms
  • Influence project team to take positive action and accountability for actions and deliverables
  • Build, develop and grow team and business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Summarize performance of project team members to share with their respective leaders
  • Conduct project postmortem and lessons learned with team at project closure, and create recommendation to identify successful and unsuccessful project and team elements


Who You Are

  • University degree or college diploma in a related field
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in managing/leading projects 
  • PMP preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with project management software, such as Jira, MS Project
  • Experience in Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance and Guidewire projects preferred
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
  • Experience working with project timelines and development of project critical path
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written communication, verbal communication, and presentation skills


What’s In It For You

  • Competitive total compensation and benefits package  
  • Annual shared success program based on performance 
  • Annual merit increases based on performance 
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with a matching contribution component 
  • Complimentary CAA Membership

Our Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Echelon Insurance will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

As an organization we are focused on safety, which includes the safety and well-being of our Associates. Therefore, you must be and remain fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.