Project Analyst

Project Analyst

About JEA

James Evans and Associates, Ltd. is a Victoria-based company that has been operating in Canada and the United States for over 40 years. We have an excellent, well-established reputation in the Canadian and US pension industry. JEA offers SaaS and on-premises pension administration system solutions, along with pension consulting services, to a variety of clients with a diversity of needs. With decades of history, JEA has proven we are both adaptable and reliable - and that, above all, we strive to form true partnerships with our clients, ensuring we develop, implement, and support the "best in class" pension administration system solutions for their organizations and members.

Position Description

JEA is seeking a Project Analyst to help support the company’s growth and product development initiatives. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to collate, aggregate, and synthesis project data points across JEA’s project portfolio. You will have strong analytical skills and an aptitude for translating data into meaningful information. Under the guidance of the SVP Project Governance, you will proactively contribute to the enhancement of JEA’s project management capacity and tools, including policies, procedures, standards, and methodologies.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Providing comprehensive analytical support across JEA’s project portfolio and acting as a liaison between Project Management and Finance with respect to budgets and resource planning.
  • Providing regular reporting across JEA’s project portfolio with respect to key performance indicators, such as percent complete, earned value, schedule performance, and cost performance.
  • Proactively monitoring and adjusting project resource requirements across JEA’s project portfolio, in collaboration with the Engineering team and with consideration for project objectives and budgets.
  • Supporting Project Managers with the management of internal and client projects, using JEA-developed project management methodologies, systems, and tools.
  • Contributing to the enhancement of the positive corporate culture within the company, and the reputation of the company within the community, sector, and industry.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, and Skills


  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred. Agile certification is a plus.
  • A degree in business and/or an IT discipline preferred.


  • Must have 2 years of recent related experience in a project management related role.
  • Experience working on pension administration or finance / insurance related software development projects preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • Predictive, adaptive, and hybrid project management frameworks and delivery models.
  • Project performance domains, including measurement.
  • Product development standards, best practices and requirements related to all aspects of product implementation.
  • Software development and the software development life cycle.
  • Employer-sponsored pension plans, pension administration systems, or demonstrated familiarity with pension industry concepts and practices.
  • Information management, including privacy and security considerations.


  • Be exceptionally proficient in MS Project (Standard and Online) and MS Excel.
  • Able to compute, analyze, and interpret project performance indicators.
  • Demonstrate analytical, problem solving and judgement skills.
  • Able to prepare information radiators and deliver multimedia presentations aimed at senior level management.
  • Able to manage and prioritize tasks and consistently produce results within timelines.
  • Demonstrate business acumen and able to communicate in a professional, mature, and collaborative manner.
  • Able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with clients, employees, and other internal/external contacts.

Other requirements

  • Must be eligible to work legally in Canada.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain Government of Canada reliability status (protected) security clearance as a condition of employment.
  • Must be willing to work outside normal work schedule to achieve deadlines.

Perks and benefits

  • Flexible work location (home, office, or hybrid) – hybrid preferred.
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Casual dress.
  • A company that’s committed to a work-life balance.
  • Friendly, easy-to-get-along-with team where open dialog and knowledge-sharing is encouraged and promoted.
  • RRSP with employer matching contributions.
  • Health, dental and vision group benefits, including a Health Spending Account.
  • Discounted membership of a local gym available (Victoria location).
  • On-site bike locker and change rooms with showers (Victoria location).


JEA has offices in Victoria, BC, and Winnipeg, MB, as well as remote workers across Canada. We encourage applicants from anywhere in Canada to apply.

  • Our Victoria office is near the Selkirk Trestle, close to the city centre with great dining-out options and easy access to the Galloping Goose Trail.
  • Our Winnipeg office is located downtown in the middle of the Sports, Hospitality and Entertainment District, one block from the Winnipeg Jets’ arena.

JEA supports a diverse and accessible work environment and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates participating in all aspects of the selection process.