Security and Disruptive Technologies
Ottawa - Ontario
Come join the team making quantum technologies work for Canada!
The world is being driven by emergent global trends in communication, sensing, and computing. As performance limits are reached in existing technologies, quantum enhanced technologies will increasingly disrupt and replace current approaches. Canada is well-positioned to leverage its combined strength in quantum research and its industrial base to become a global leader in the future quantum industry. Working with key stakeholders from Canada’s quantum community including academia, industry, and government, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is performing world-leading research, building new technology, solving big Canadian challenges, and facilitating the development of a national quantum strategy.
Self-motivated and flexible, you’re an outstanding communicator, thoughtful researcher, and skilled at working with a wide range of partners. You get up each day excited to make teams "gel" and efficiently achieve their goals. You’re the program ninja; we’re just not allowed to call you that.
Support the program leader with strategy, advice, planning, execution, reporting, messaging, and external engagement;
Make recommendations on program management issues, stakeholder engagement, staff engagement, program execution, and internal and external sponsor interactions;
Conduct research and drafts memos, presentations, emails, strategy documents, and business cases to support execution and decision making;
Triage and prioritize program opportunities, risks, resource requests, activities and events for the program leader, and supports responses and issue resolution;
Direct narrative for internal and external client and partner engagement through development of presentations, speaking notes, emails, discussion points, and events;
Operationalize program goals by coordinating and driving the selection process for new projects, coordinating program milestones, assisting with the development of project proposals and value propositions;
Drive development of and monitors program management-level milestones by defining scope and designs delivery mechanisms (e.g. client engagement plans, landscape analysis);
Project manage special projects by developing project plans, setting and monitoring milestones, managing resources, and directing stakeholder engagement;
Coordinate consultations with cross functional teams, bringing together researchers and business experts to converge on program goals and develop tactical plans;
Coordinate program scheduling, visits/events, email, and messaging updates;
Lead in preparation of monthly and quarterly program reports, identifying issues and updates;
Coordinate the program’s management and decision making structure through agenda setting for program and thrust leadership meetings, preparing program updates, identifying and suggesting solutions to address roadblocks, messaging, and monitoring staff understanding of program goals;
Supports and advise program leader with intra-NRC interactions and relationship building;
Maintain awareness of relevant program needs and initiatives including national and international R&D initiatives and programs in industry, governments and universities.
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or Business. A Bachelor's degree in another suitable field of study may also be acceptable.
Significant and recent experience providing strategic advice and recommendations to senior management and stakeholders;
Significant and recent experience in preparing written reports, correspondence and briefing notes for senior management;
Experience leading complex files that demand coordination with internal and external partners or stakeholders;
Experience in conceptualizing, planning and implementing activities or events requiring the support of various stakeholders, including senior management;
Experience establishing relationships, consulting, or negotiating with: public entities, non-government organizations, industry, or academic institutions.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Knowledge of scientific or technological research concepts;
Knowledge of strategic and corporate planning concepts, techniques and processes;
Ability to analyze and synthesize information, assess risks and opportunities and make recommendations on potential courses of action;
Superior organizational and writing abilities are essential;
Ability to prepare and present briefing documents;
Ability to formulate innovative solutions to NRC challenges, work with these through teams and develop ideas to improve policies and procedures.
Results Orientation (level 3)
Conceptual and Analytical Ability (level 3)
Client Focus (level 2)
Networking (level 2)
Organizational/Environmental Awareness (level 2)
Communication (level 3)
For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): | Management Services
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.
Applications will be accepted until 23:59 Eastern Time
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Please direct your questions, with the hiring number (103-16-1222) to:
Telephone: (450) 641-5132
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