Ontario's Public Safety Radio Network (PSRN) is one of the largest and most complex public safety radio networks in North America. It covers approximately 750,000 km2 of area. PSRN serves more than 38,000 front-line and emergency responders, such as, police officers, fire service staff, ambulance paramedics, with the radio communications technology, equipment and other resources that they need to keep Ontarians safe. Responders use this technology to communicate with their dispatchers and one another when responding to emergencies.
Government Mobile Communications branch (GMCB), under the ministry of Solicitor General (SolGen), has undertaken an ambitious project to upgrade the PSRN system. The network will be modernized and made more compatible with other neighboring networks. A supplier has been selected to provide equipment and services. GMCB is executing this large project in collaboration with other ministries and partners, such as, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ontario Provincial Police, etc. The project is governed by a decision-making steering committee comprised of leaders from all the stakeholder groups.
While detailed planning for the implementation is underway, work in multiple different project workstreams is already in progress. Key activities and workstreams in the project include business analysis, vendor coordination, stakeholder management, training, organizational change management, project governance, radio resources acquisition and deployment, network design and remediation, radio site readiness (civil work included), planning and execution of transition from old to new network, service management, etc.
Req Closing Date/Time 2023-08-11, 12:00 p.m.
Max number of candidate submission - 1(one)
This position is currently listed as "Onsite"; however, the Assignment under this request will provisionally be “Hybrid”, working 7.25 hours per calendar day, sometime between 8:00-5:00 PM (excluding lunch breaks) Monday to Friday inclusive, unless otherwise identified. These conditions are subject to change as the OPS reflects on its current situation. During the duration of the assignment you will be under the discretion of the Hiring Manager’s requirements for the Project you are assigned to.
Communication and Relationship Management - Demonstrated experience to act independently and make decisions that achieve optimal results with minimal supervision
Vendor, Procurement, and Contract Management - Experience interpreting, analyzing and managing vendor commitments to ensure contractual obligations are met
Project Management Skills - Demonstrated experience in managing project activities across multiple complex technology projects involving network design, network implementation, civil structures, user equipment distribution and operations.