Project Leader
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Chalk River, Ontario, Canada
1d ago

Duties :

  • Assists the Project Manager in leading the delivery of medium-risk decommissioning projects to meet schedule, cost, quality and safety objectives to the full satisfaction of customers.
  • Project planning, budgeting and resource allocation, through discussions with Management and internal clients to define the scope of the project, deliverables and timing.
  • May lead 3-4 projects totaling $5M to $10M annually, over a 3-5 year horizon.

  • Assembles a project team including the involvement of project planning coordinators to cost the specific components of the project based on work package breakdown.
  • Supports the Project Manager in defining scope of work and determining project priorities and division of responsibilities.
  • Reviews the project with the Project Team and regularly meets with the Project Team for updates on deliverables against plan.
  • Motivates team members to meet quality, scope and cost constraints.
  • Secures seconded resources through resource / functional managers to execute the project.
  • Controls the project scope and manages the risks. This includes proper management of deliverables within estimated timeframe and notifying management of issues, which could potentially impact the cost, and timing of the project.
  • Assists the Project Manager in establishing and administering project budgets and schedules and approving changes to scope of work within project management guidelines.
  • Assists the Project Manager in reporting on project performance to clients, management and other stakeholders.
  • Leads the ongoing delivery of project objectives including setting project related performance objectives, providing regular feedback and guidance to project staff.
  • Qualifications :

  • Bachelor (honours) in Engineering or Science from a university of recognized standing or, membership in an Engineering or scientific professional organization authorized by statute to establish qualification for membership in that organization or, an alternative qualification is a certificate from the Project Management Institute Project Management Professional .
  • Has achieved (or is maintaining) PMP or AACE certification, or is within 12 18 months of achieving certification.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in project management.
  • Proven track record for successful delivery of projects in a nuclear environment.
  • Track record for improved delivery through the application of innovation and lessons learned.
  • Experience hiring, supervising and evaluating staff performance.
  • Enthusiasm, energy, advanced organizational skills and an open mind.
  • Skills / Competencies include :

  • Developing / leading the execution of Project Plans;
  • Defining scope of activities, setting priorities, evaluating and managing risks and monitoring performance;
  • Organizing the work and activities of a moderate number of resources to accomplish project deliverables in accordance with project expectations;
  • Nurturing and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships with a moderate number of internal and some external contacts;
  • Building and sustaining moderately-sized teams; typically between 6 and 12 contracted, seconded, or AECL employees;
  • A more thorough knowledge of business and management principles involved in project planning, budgeting and resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of resources;
  • A more thorough knowledge of procurement and financial processes. Approves procurement requisitions within span of financial authorization;
  • Good knowledge and demonstrated experience in application of negotiation skills; and
  • Good knowledge and demonstrated experience in application of contract administration and decommissioning oversight to effectively manage the output of external suppliers.
  • Knowledge of NRU building would be an asset
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