Project Director, HCMS


Competition #: 01969762 Employee Type: PERMANENT FULL TIME Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT Facility: Flexible Location: Flexible Department: IH DIGITAL HEALTH PROJECT MGT Reports To: DIRECTOR, PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE Close Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Position Summary Interior Health is seeking a dedicated and experienced leader for the role of Project Director, HCMS. As a pivotal part of our team, you will contribute to the enhancement of healthcare services and make a positive impact on the communities we serve. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic environment where innovation and excellence are celebrated. Relocation assistance is available for the right candidate, so apply now to become a valuable member of our team.

Benefits of joining Interior Health:

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Excellent career advancement opportunities
  • Employer-sponsored training and education
  • Paid vacation and medical service plan
  • Employer-paid insurance premiums
  • Extended Health & Dental coverage
  • Municipal Pension Plan
  • Work-life balance initiatives
  • Relocation Allowance

Why Interior Health is a Top 100 BC Employer

How you will make a difference: As the Project Director, you will collaborate closely with Executive Director sponsor(s) on complex multi-disciplinary digital transformation projects. Your role involves leading an integrated Digital Health team through comprehensive planning, execution, and continual monitoring of high-impact projects within a program area. Your proven competency in technical project management is crucial for guiding Project Managers and the project team in delivering projects on time, within approved budgets, and meeting quality requirements. Working collaboratively with Project Sponsors, you will ensure the success of the project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the IH change management and deployment approach, aligning with the provincial framework.
  • Establish the schedule baseline and high-level milestones in accordance with provincial timelines.
  • Identify, monitor, and mitigate risks within a RAID framework, aligning with the reporting framework defined through provincial governance.
  • Provide oversight and support for project execution to improve program outcomes.
  • Integrate diverse interests in identifying major strategic issues across program initiatives and make recommendations and plans to course-correct when necessary.
  • Identify project roles and responsibilities, ensuring transparent resource management controls.
  • Lead and direct activities for project(s) within the assigned program area, providing guidance and coaching to affected parties.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to manage expectations and requirements related to complex initiatives.
  • Develop reports, briefing notes, and other documentation as required.
  • Manage interdependencies and coordination across program projects to ensure effective communication and monitoring of project health indicators.
  • Oversee portfolio budgets, monitor expenditures, perform variance analysis and reporting, and implement remedial action.
  • Adhere to project management methodologies, standards, and tools for successful project delivery within the assigned program area.
  • Collaborate with software vendors and external service providers to negotiate contract terms and pricing and resolve service issues.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of standards for service and performance.
  • Manage staffing functions, including recruitment, hiring, ongoing development, performance management, and disciplinary action as required.
  • Perform other related duties and/or projects as assigned.

Qualifications Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Professional Project Manager (PMP) credential or equivalent.
  • Ten to fifteen years of project management experience in information technology within a large, complex healthcare organization, implementing organizational-wide systems for transformational change.
  • Strong knowledge of Human Capital Management Systems (HCMS).
  • Experience in creating, adapting, and implementing project management processes, methodologies, and techniques to support organizational needs.
  • Experience in change management processes associated with complex multi-disciplinary transformative initiatives.

LEADS Capabilities: Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, particularly:

  • Leads Self/Cultural Agility: Demonstrates self-awareness, character, and cultural agility, fostering a sense of safety for all.
  • Engages Others/Empathy: Fosters development, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, and listens with heart.
  • Achieves Results/Process Orientation: Sets direction, aligns decisions with vision and values, and accepts process orientation and relationship building as concrete deliverables.
  • Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship: Builds partnerships, navigates socio-political environments, and creates personal and professional relationships through open exchanges of experiences and culture.
  • System Transformation/Credible Champion: Demonstrates systems/critical thinking, champions change, and maintains effective relationships, advocating for change for the betterment of Indigenous people.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional emotional intelligence competency with a proven ability to lead with integrity and trust.
  • Experience in establishing governance and building a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to engage senior leadership to communicate vision and establish buy-in.
  • Clear and effective communication at all levels of the organization with political awareness in a healthcare environment.
  • Oversight of multiple complex projects and initiatives.
  • Management and collaboration with external contractors and advisory organizations.
  • Ability to foster potential in others through effective staff management, coaching, and development.
  • Leadership, oversight, and direction for significant, complex initiatives with multiple projects and teams in a large, complex organization.
  • Effective development and oversight of change management plans for affected stakeholders through periods of significant change.
  • Delivery of engaging, informative, and well-organized communications, including presentations.
  • Facilitation of multi-disciplined workshops to develop solutions to complex problems and build consensus on new processes.
  • Functioning effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced, continually changing environment.
  • Experience with leading software configuration, data conversion, and software implementations in a large complex environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Human Resource Management Systems is an asset.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Interior Health is committed to creating an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today!


  • Salary range for this position is $113,195 to $162,718, and the starting salary will be based on education, training, and experience.
  • This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders, and selected applicants must comply.
  • Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) and would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
  • All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT.

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