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Director, Project Management

McInnes Cooper - 11 Jobs
Halifax, NS | St. John's, NL | Fredericton, NB | Moncton, NB | Saint John, NB | Charlottetown, PE | Sydney, NS
Posted 15 days ago

Are you ready to step up and lead transformative projects that will redefine McInnes Cooper's presence in the Legal Industry? Are you a visionary who inspires innovative approaches? Do you want to be part of reshaping the future of MC?

We are seeking a Director, Project Management to join our leadership team to lead large tech-based solutions helping to drive our expansion into new markets. In this pivotal role, you will harness the talents of our existing and highly skilled teams to forge the future and accelerate growth.


As a visionary Project Manager, you will lead key initiatives, from concept through to successful completion. This role is tailor-made for a dynamic leader passionate about harnessing new technologies to reinvent workflows and deliver groundbreaking solutions. You will orchestrate teams across various departments initially, championing innovative approaches together with the adept use of technology.

In this pivotal position, you will not only manage resources but also cultivate robust relationships with stakeholders to ensure seamless communication and project alignment. Your strategic insights will be crucial in overcoming challenges, and progressing projects toward not just meeting, but exceeding, their goals. With a keen eye on both the firm's strategy and the specific project objectives, you will maintain rigorous project governance ensuring that every milestone is met promptly and within budget.

You understand that need for providing critical updates to senior management, including the Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, and keeping stakeholders informed of progress, potential risks, and proactive mitigation strategies. Your efforts will be instrumental in propelling the firm's strategic expansion into new markets. The role is a cornerstone in the firm's successful and ongoing innovation journey.

Join us and be a part of a forward-thinking team that values strategic initiative and a commitment to excellence. If you are an inclusive leader who values the insights and skills within a team and pulls on their strengths to drive successful transformative projects that make a significant impact, we look forward to hearing from you.


  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience;
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification;
  • At least seven (7) year's experience managing or supporting large scale service delivery projects;
  • Proven proficiency in project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall);
  • Change management experience;
  • Proven experience in managing large-scale projects, particularly those involving technology solutions and organizational transformation;
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and guide teams to think differently and embrace new technological approaches;
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, with a track record of successfully navigating complex projects;
  • Ability to facilitate conversations with differing perspectives and priorities, while connecting proposed work and outcomes to the strategic plan;
  • Legal industry or professional services experience considered an asset; and,
  • Experience in expanding business operations and solutions into new markets.

Our team members have access to:

  • Defined-benefit pension plan;
  • Firm-paid health and dental benefits;
  • Health spending account;
  • Personal (wellness) spending account;
  • Time for you:
    • Including vacation, personal and sick days.
  • Balancing life:
    • Work from home / Flex work options available for many team members.
  • Our Team - we can't say enough about our people! You will be part of a collaborative, collegial, respectful and caring team; and,
  • Have the opportunity to participate in a variety of teams including Collective Social Responsibility, Wellness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Special Events and so many more!

McInnes Cooper is committed to building an environment that is diverse and inclusive, representative of the communities in which we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through our online application process.

As part of the recruitment process, MC will provide accommodation(s) to candidates with disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the recruitment process with us, please contact Alana Burgess at [email protected] or 902.455.8260.

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About McInnes Cooper

About McInnes Cooper

About MC

McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest law firms in Canada and a member of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms. Providing strategic counsel to industry-leading clients from Canada and abroad, the firm continues to thrive through its relentless focus on client success, talent engagement and innovation. With an integrated team of 220 lawyers and over 250 professional resources across seven offices in Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, St. John's and Sydney, McInnes Cooper is positioned - both in size and experience - to offer clients a full range of legal services.

Our People

At McInnes Cooper you will find a team that values you. We recognize that our members are key in delivering outstanding client service and we provide a collaborative, professional environment with a member focused culture. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values, respects and supports different perspectives, cultures and experiences.

Diversity & Inclusion

We recognize that our individual differences make us a stronger, more adaptable law firm. We embrace these differences and give all of our members the opportunity to develop their unique skills and talents.

Collective Social Responsibility

We are recognized as a leader and innovator amongst Canadian law firms in the field of Collective Social Responsibility. Our people are concerned citizens who enjoy giving back. Together, we focus on developing ongoing partnerships with community organizations that do amazing work, often despite limited resources and public awareness. As a firm, we have the ability to respond with contributions of time and monetary support, and our people give generously of their skills and effort.

Pro Bono Legal Services

Through our Pro Bono Program, we provide legal counsel to disadvantaged people and organizations that have difficulty gaining access to justice on matters of public interest.

Environmental Stewardship

Like any large organization, our operations leave a footprint on the environment. From paper use and waste production to transportation and energy consumption, we continually look for opportunities to minimize that impact.