Project Manager

FTS Forest Technology Systems Ltd.

January 26, 2015

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Project Management
Company Overview: 

FTS - Forest Technology Systems Ltd. – is a leading manufacturer of remote environmental monitoring systems, instrumentation and communications technology, forming the backbone of some of the world’s most sophisticated and demanding environmental monitoring networks. FTS is a growing, privately held Victoria-based company committed to industry leading excellence.


Job Summary: 

Are you a technical project manager looking for an opportunity to work with environmental systems that help people monitor, record and analyze changes in the natural environment?  Are you analytically inclined, and do you pride yourself on your exceptional ability to communicate and to inspire people to excel?  Do others characterize you as a person with strong executive presence and credibility, and with a reputation for unquestioned integrity?  If so, please read on!

FTS is looking for a Project Manager to join their growing team of professionals who enjoy the qualities of a first-class work environment and colleagues who take tremendous pride and joy in the outstanding work they do. 

The Project Manager leads products through their complete lifecycle, working closely with the Director of Product Development, the Sales and Marketing teams, and customers.  This position oversees the project management process and provides guidance and approves all product elements that contribute to the customer’s experience with FTS.

The ideal candidate will bring an Engineering Degree with equivalent and demonstrable experience; at least five years recent, related experience ideally in hardware and software product or project management; demonstrated technical project management experience (PMP preferred); and plenty of experience managing clients, stakeholders, and cross-functional teams. 

The right candidate will be knowledgeable in hardware, software, user interface and wireless technology, and will be willing to travel to customer and non‐customer sites in North America and other international destinations (up to 25%).  Formal product management training would be a bonus, as would fluency in another language, ideally Spanish.


  • Manages major projects, including for example, the complete product lifecycle, from new product introduction (NPI) to end of life (EoL).
  • Develops and gains approval on each new product’s definition, market position and business case ensuring the quality and completeness of requirements before product development begins.
  • Manages adherence to requirements as development progresses, making strategic trade-offs and prioritization decisions that are within product & milestone scope.
  • Creates, communicates and manages launch plans with input from key stakeholders to ensure the successful launch of products that meet business needs.
  • Drives the product launch, as a component of the release plan, regularly reporting on status to key stakeholders.
  • Provides the sales team with the necessary technical expertise to enable them to sell the product. Ensures that promotional material and sales tools are being used optimally.
  • Ensures accurate customer consumable documentation is produced for each new product or version.
  • Gathers, proposes and delivers product enhancements that increase revenue, customer satisfaction and improve competitive position.
  • Designs market research projects to assess customer attitudes to the current product range and new product introductions. Works closely with customers, prospects and partners to understand their challenges and create detailed use cases and opportunity reports.
  • Continually reviews broader market to ensure that the company is kept up to date on new developments in the competitive landscape.
  • Analyzes emerging market, product, competitive, technology and service trends and utilizes the insights to recommend strategic actions and maintain long term roadmaps.
  • Provides day-to‐day guidance on tactical objectives to other teams including quick, just‐in‐time decisions.
How To Apply: 

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in confidence via email by stating experience and management performance to Eileen Harper (Sunday, February 15, 2015), at:

TallSky Consulting Group
Enquiries are welcome at:  (250) 888-5133

Please note that only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified.