Project Leader (#22400/22408)
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Chalk River, ON, Canada
12d ago


The Project Leader reports to the Manager, S&T Programs & Operations, in the Research & Development organization, and delivers projects to the S&T mission.

R&D’s projects encompass planning, managing and completing large and complex S&T projects to the full satisfaction of project Clients and Stakeholders (AECL and commercial customers).


The Project Leader has the following responsibilities :

Manage the delivery of low- to medium-risk S&T projects to meet schedule, cost, quality and safety objectives to the full satisfaction of customers.

Project planning, budgeting and resource allocation, through discussions with internal clients to define the scope of the project, deliverables and timing.

May lead 1-3 projects totalling $1M to $5M annually, over a 1-3 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.

Approves project scope of work and determines 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 cost constraints.

Secures seconded resources through resource / functional manager to execute the project.

Establishes and 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.

Establishes and administers project budgets and schedules and approves changes to the scope of work within project management guidelines.

Manages and reports on project performance to clients, management and other stakeholders.

Approves procurement requisitions within span of financial authorisation as delegated.

Leads the ongoing delivery of project objectives including setting project related performance objectives, providing regular feedback and guidance to project staff and making recommendations


Honours Bachelor 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

2 years’ progressively responsible project experience, related to plant or facility operations, engineering or large construction or decommissioning projects.

The Project Leader (PL), has experience and resulting knowledge of applying one of more of the 9 project management knowledge areas (Scope, Cost, Time, QA, Communications, Human Resources, Risk, Procurement, Integration) to low-

to medium-risk projects.

Knowledge gained through experience in one or more of the typical phases of a project lifecycle (e.g., Project Definition, Concept Development, Detailed Design, and Construction, Commissioning, and Decommissioning phases) is required.

Within each phase, knowledge and experience in applying the processes for initiation, planning, executing controlling and closing is necessary.

Typically, has taken one or more project management courses either internally or externally.

CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities

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