Project Coordinator

Ocean Networks Canada

June 11, 2014

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Job Specialization: 
Project Management
Company Overview: 

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is a world-leading organization supporting ocean discovery and technological innovation. Operating as a not-for-profit society, ONC is responsible for the management of several ocean-based observatories, including VENUS and NEPTUNE and a mini-observatory in the Arctic, on behalf of the University of Victoria. ONC’s mission is to enable transformative ocean research and technology development through an innovative, cabled infrastructure that supplies continuous power and Internet connectivity to a broad suite of novel subsea instrumentation in coastal and deep-ocean environments. For more information, visit

Job Summary: 

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is currently seeking a Project Coordinator to provide project support to the ONC Innovation Centre primarily, and to ONC as a whole.  The position reports to the ONC Innovation Centre Program Manager and may also receive direction from the ONC Chief Finance and Administration Officer. The Project Coordinator is an integral member of the project team responsible for delivering programs and projects of varying size and complexity, with a primary responsibility to oversee the execution of logistics required to ensure progress of and ultimately the completion of the project. This role will participate in program and project planning, scheduling, organizing and controlling delivery activities, and ongoing governance and reporting activities. The position supports all project management processes and procedures required by various corporate projects. The position also provides support to the overall ONC Risk Management program. A full position description is available on our website

Qualifications and Experience

The position requires an undergraduate degree in Business or related field, and 2-3 years’ experience as a Project Coordinator or similar position (Project Analyst, Project Administrator) or other qualifying related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Post-undergraduate diplomas or certificates in Project Management are an asset.

The following skills and experience are required:

  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team based environment under the direction of program and project managers
  • General knowledge of Project Management principles and methodology, especially those considered best practices under the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Knowledge of other project management approaches like Agile or Scrum
  • Experience with Microsoft Project or similar project management tools, and word processing programs and spreadsheets
  • Experience with document management solutions like MS SharePoint or Alfresco
  • Ability to work independently to gather, analyze, and organize data, define problems and requirements, and recommend solutions
  • Demonstrated experience with solution development and delivery lifecycle
  • Strong problem solving, multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation
  • Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders, at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

The following skills and experience are considered assets for the position:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) designation
  • Knowledge of standard organizational change management (OCM) practices
  • Familiarity with marine-based observatories or experience in Marine Sciences
How To Apply: 

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resumé to by 4:30pm, June 25, 2014.