Project Management Coordinator

Automotive and Surface Transportation
Saguenay - Québec


  • An eligibility list may be established for a one-year period for similar positions of various tenures, various linguistic profiles and various locations.
  • This is a 1-year term position.

Your challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's premier research and technology organization.

We are looking for a passionate and dynamic Project Management Coordinator to support our Automotive and Surface Transportation Portfolio. The Project Management Coordinator would share our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.

Automotive and Surface Transportation Portfolio (AST) has the mandate to advance product and process technologies for producing more fuel-efficient, affordable, and environmentally-responsible ground vehicles and to deliver engineering solutions to complex technology challenges facing surface transport industries, including heavy vehicle and rail.

The Project Management Coordinator supports Project Management activities, develop and maintain project plans using SAP Project Systems. In collaboration with Project Managers, he or she implements project plans within the PS Module of SAP, changes to those project plans via the change approval process, monitors project data quality and resolves any identified problems. The incumbents provide recommendations for the continuous improvement of project management processes and tools. The Project Coordinator provides administrative and coordination support to the Team Leader, Project Management Support Office, Project Managers, and other Research Officers.

The NRC will be offering you a wide-range of benefits including the Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP), Public Service Health Care Plan, Disability Insurance, generous leave entitlements, Superannuation (pension) and the Supplementary Death Benefit.

Screening criteria

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:


College diploma including project management courses.

CAPM or PMP accreditation by the Project Management Institute (PMI) would be an asset.


Significant experience in supporting project management in a research and development environment.

Significant experience in the application of project management principles and the implementation of best practices.

Significant experience using SAP Project Systems.

Significant experience using MS Office tools such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

For alternate qualifications please refer to equivalency heading below.


Formal training in project management at a university, College or PMI Registered Education Providers, as well as an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Condition of employment

  • Reliability Status

Language requirements

Assessment criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical competencies:

Knowledge of project management theory and practices.

Solid knowledge of operational and financial management within a large organization preferably within a Canadian federal government context.

Ability to read and interpret project and financial data.

Knowledge of SAP Project Systems and its integration with other parts of the business system.

Ability to give presentations and provide coaching and training to colleagues in various aspects of project management.

Ability to implement new processes, methods, or practices that significantly improve project management.

Behavioural competencies:

Organizational & Environmental Awareness (Level 1)
Conceptual & Analytical Ability (Level 2)
Results Orientation (Level 2)
Teamwork (Level 2)
Client Focus (Level 2)
Communication (Level 2)

For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): | Management Services

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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.

Salary range

  • From $53,255 to $62,839 per annum.
  • The incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.

Closing date

08/28/2017 (11 days)

Applications will be accepted until 23:59 Eastern Time


  • Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with the Public Service Commission should include these results with their application.
  • This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • In order to ensure a prompt and efficient processing of applications, candidates are encouraged to provide, along with their résumé, a detailed covering letter explaining how they meet each of the requirements of this position (education, experience, language requirements) by providing concrete examples. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • Some travelling is required.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Overtime may sometimes be required.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

To apply

All applications must be submitted on-line.  Please do not fax or email your applications. By applying over the web, your application becomes available to managers immediately. Applications must be received no later than the closing date.

You should also be prepared to attach your résumé into the online application form in one of the following formats:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • ASCII text
  • PDF

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment.

Please review instructions before applying online.

To obtain a copy of the job description

Please direct your questions, with the hiring number (144-17-0174) to:

Telephone: (613) 991-2024