Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)
Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Toronto Canada
4 days ago
Project Management Office
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.
Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Keepers that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen... Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.
(Employment Status: Fulltime)
Position Location: Toronto Head Office – 2 St. Clair Avenue East
Reporting to the Project Manager, the incumbent will provide project management expertise and guidance and be responsible for the coordination of the technical aspects of their assigned projects. Working in a matrix organization, the incumbent will plan, schedule, predict and manage their assigned projects to assure all projects outputs are aligned with quality requirements from start to finish.
This position will actively promote and support a strong safety culture and ensure Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) requirements are met or exceeded.
• Undertake and be responsible for the planning, scheduling, coordination, and monitoring of assigned projects from inception and approval to final acceptance.
• Ensure the owners design management process requirements are adhered to with a focus on design verification.
• Manage owners’ requirements for the operation and maintenance of facilities ensuring they are evident throughout the design and construction process.
• Monitor compliance to applicable codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications.
• Interact with the clients to understand their needs and requirements, prepare a compliance matrix to ensure all requirements identified during scope definition are complied with.
• Develop project execution strategies and plans including objectives and scope definitions, cost estimates, schedule etc. in accordance with applicable project management governance.
• Meet with consultants, suppliers, and contractors before and after contract awards as required to interpret requirements, review progress, address deviations from plans and obtain cooperation in processes and discuss ideas.
• Provide advice and guidance to others involved in the interconnected and cross project activities associated with the program. Arrange meetings as required to coordinate requirements and progress between design, suppliers, constructions, and operations.
• Develop reports on project status and progress as required.
• Review detailed cost variance reports provide explanation and recommendation for over and under expenditures and take corrective action when required.
• Assist with the development and continuous improvement of PMO business processes and procedures to enhance quality, efficiency, and output.
• Communicate regularly with internal stakeholders and other designated contacts within the NWMO to understand competing priorities.
• Provide advice and assistance to other team members concerning project procedures as required.
• Promote and support a strong safety culture within the NWMO and ensure HSE requirements are met or exceeded.
• Provide support for contractor dispute resolution process between the NWMO and contractors including making recommendations on how to progress the project.
• Report out on project performance including the SPI and CPI and provide recovery plans, as required, for negative performance.
• Manage the change control process as specified in governance.
• Verify vendor invoices to support payments.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
• A four-year bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineer field or an equivalent level of education.
• Requires strong theoretical and practical technical knowledge in engineering or science encompassing subject areas relevant to best practices related to planning, execution, controls, and the closing out of assigned projects.
• A period of over 8 years and up to an including 10 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.
• Experience with full project lifecycle and contract management. This experience should include the management of complex technical projects from concept through to operations and managing the technical aspects of field projects.
• Comprehensive knowledge of conceptual planning in all phases of design and multidisciplinary experience in overseeing design requirements (focus on owners’ design, operational and maintenance needs embedded in them).
• Requires knowledge of economics to provide cost estimates and cost trending concerning construction and operations.
• Demonstrated ability to motivate, influence and obtain cooperation from a diverse group of internal and external project stakeholders to achieve the agreed to goals and objectives of the project.
• Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and to interact effectively with project staff.
• Experience establishing effective working relationships with contractors and consultants, to resolve issues arising in contracts. Good negotiating skills required when dealing with contract changes and adherence to contract terms and conditions.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills with keen attention to detail, problem-solving skills decisiveness, and sound judgement
• P.Eng certification is an asset.
• A PMP certification is an asset
• Experience in mentoring staff would be considered an asset.
Must be eligible to work in Canada and must be able to meet security clearance requirements.
NWMO currently operates in a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office (Tuesdays being universal for all staff) and 2 days working from home.
We offer a competitive base salary and health care benefits package.
The NWMO is committed to contribute to Reconciliation in all our work by co-creating a shared future built on rights, equity and well-being. As an employment equity employer, the NWMO actively seeks Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, and additional diverse identities for our workforce. We will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, please contact us
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