Career Opportunities at ASTTBC
PROJECT MANAGER (PT Contract)
The Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) is a professional regulatory body operating under provincial legislative authority, and we are enabled to determine professional educational qualifications, confer certification, and provide oversight and discipline. We are seeking a dynamic consultant with experience relevant to the management of a project involving a broad range of tasks related to the certification and registration of applied science and engineering technologists, technicians and technical specialists.
ASTTBC in cooperation with the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and participating provincial technology associations will advance the Expediting Technology Professionals Labour Market Integration (ETPLMA) project which will address Canadian labour market shortages of applied science and engineering technicians and technologists. The six components of the project are designed to strengthen Canada’s skills inventory in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by improving information available to and support for internationally educated applicants and for Canadian Forces personnel in transition from military to civilian careers. The project will further develop innovative approaches to expedite the recognition of education and work experience of foreign trained professionals and Canadian forces veterans. Enhancement of existing online self-assessment and application software suitable for use by various provincial technology associations in Canada underpins the project.
The Project Manager will plan, direct, and coordinate project activities to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters. Preparing detailed work plans, identifying resources to achieve the deliverables, facilitating stakeholder consultations, preparing progress reports and maintaining close liaison with ASTTBC and CCTT staff are among the tasks of the Project Manager.
This is an immediate part-time contract role of 25 hours per month for approximately 30 months. The Project Manager will report to the ASTTBC Registrar and will work primarily from his/her own office and in the ASTTBC Surrey office as required
The overall objective of the project is to facilitate integration of 100 highly skilled technician and technologist newcomers, and 200 Canadian military personnel and veterans into Canada’s technology professions and ultimately into the Canadian labour market. The project will:
- Implement innovative approaches to speed-up the recognition of credentials and competencies of OTTAs, including pre-arrival candidates, expediting their certification and registration with one of the 10 provincial associations;
- Strengthen Canada’s skills inventory in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics by improving access to global talent by attracting and supporting the integration of the best and brightest trained technology professionals; and,
- Create processes to expedite recognition of the knowledge and skills of Canadian military personnel and veterans seeking certification in applied science and engineering technology professions by using the latest competency assessment methods including Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) principles.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop a detailed project work plan, staffing needs and objectives to outline timelines and project deliverables.
- Work closely with ASTTBC and CCTT staff to deliver timely information, monthly, interim and final reports and updates as needed.
- Implement the project work plan, ensuring successful coordinated completion of project components, facilitate consensus with stakeholders as needed.
- Confer with project team to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
- Track project progress according to project plan, monitor and report on the status of the project and major issues/obstacles encountered. Make recommendations regarding potential project scope changes.
- Implement and/or contribute to the implementation of effective processes to assess project risks, identify risk mitigation strategies and monitor risk throughout the project life cycle.
- Participate in development and monitoring of project budgets within the context of operational demands, working closely with ASTTBC Finance Manager.
- Maintain ongoing support for development of training, assessment.
- Provide leadership and direction to project team members, convey policies and priorities, coordinate work and ensures issues are resolved to ensure project deliverables and timelines are met.
- Review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans as required.
- Coordinate project activities with governmental and other agencies.
- Contact vendors for quotes and pricing.
- Maintain electronic files and file archiving for the project.
- A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Social Sciences with a minimum of six year’s recent, related experience in project management including facilitating and managing consultation processes with a wide range of stakeholder groups.
- Should have some experience working with government contracts.
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize.
- Excellent communication skills in English both verbally and in writing.
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point), Google applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms), database and project management.
- Experience with regulatory bodies and fluency in French are definite assets.
If this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you, please submit your resume to Human Resources at email@example.com by May 24, 2019.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.