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Manager, Program and Project Management Office

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Construction 

Classification: RCO 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 1 year

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CCC/CCC 


Notes: Assignments and secondments may be considered according to NRC's policies. 

********This is 1 year Term position with possibility of extension or becoming continuing.

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

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

We are looking for a Manager, Program and Project Management Office to support our Construction Research Centre. The Manager, Program and Project Management Office would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

NRC Construction is active in the innovation of buildings — residential, commercial and institutional — as well as in civil engineering infrastructure. In collaboration with stakeholders and clients, we support the industry by developing and validating cost-effective technologies and solutions, developing and deploying national model building codes and regulations, and providing evaluations for new products and market access services.

The Manager, Program and Project Management Office will be responsible for the provision of a wide range of expertise in program and project management services.

He/she will provide recommendations to research centre management, program leads and project managers to ensure that all research centre programs and projects have sound plans, outputs are delivered to clients as agreed, that schedules and budgets are adhered to, and that stakeholder expectations are met.

The Manager, Program and Project Management Office will develop decision-making tools and prepare progress reports for management. As a supervisor, this position will involve working jointly with employees to set commitments, while providing ongoing feedback to ensure that desired outcomes and impacts are achieved and that competencies are aligned with the needs.

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:


Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science is required.

Graduation in business administration or a program specializing in project management would be an asset.

Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered in lieu of project management certification.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency



  • Significant recent experience in supporting the management of projects involving multi-disciplinary teams and multi-partner resources;
  • Experience in risk management techniques;
  • Significant recent experience supervising and developing staff in multidisciplinary teams, ideally in a matrix environment of projects and programs;
  • Significant recent experience in developing and managing effective working relationships between organizations;
  • Recent experience in leading and influencing change while applying best practices in the management of human resources and operational planning.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies



  • Extensive knowledge of project management theory, procedures and practices, project management software tools; and in using project management software tools (used in a R&D environment would be an asset);
  • Knowledge of the business environment relevant to the research centre.
  • Knowledge of risk management techniques;
  • Ability to lead and influence change while applying best practices in the management of human resources and operational planning.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Supervisor - Results orientation (Level 3)
  • Supervisor - Teamwork (Level 3)
  • Supervisor - Developing others (Level 3)
  • Supervisor - Organizational/environmental awareness (Level 3)
  • Supervisor - Communication (Level 3)
  • Supervisor - Client focus (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)

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


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

Salary Range

This position is classified as a Research Council Officer (RCO), a group that is unique to the NRC. The RCO group uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $56,374 to $159,364 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions. 


In addition, the incumbent who meets the language requirements will  receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (12028) to:


Telephone: 613-998-6825 

Closing Date: 15 June 2021 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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