Project Management Coordinator

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups: women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.

* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.

Candidates are asked to self-declare when applying to this hiring process.


City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Construction 

Classification: AS-2 

Tenure: There are multiple term and continuing positions for various linguistic profiles.

Language Requirements: English and Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB


Work Arrangements: Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, this position will require some physical presence at the NRC work location identified in the form of a hybrid work arrangement (a combination of working onsite and offsite).

We recognize that Indigenous candidates may have important connections to their communities.  If you are an Indigenous candidate, you may be eligible for an exception to this work arrangement.  To learn more, please contact the hiring team, using the contact information below.

Your Challenge

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.

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 Project Management Coordinators to support our Construction Research Centre. The Project Management Coordinators would share 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 Project Management Coordinators support Project Management activities, and develop and maintain project plans using SAP Project Systems (SAP-PS). In collaboration with Project Managers, they implement project plans, make changes to those plans via the change approval process, monitor project data quality and resolve any identified problems. They also generate complex report for performance management, and must understand issues and propose solutions to ensure projects are delivered on-time and on-budget. The incumbents provide recommendations for the continuous improvement of project management processes and tools.

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 degree including project management courses.

A combination of relevant education and experience may also be considered.

A Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation by the Project Management Institute (PMI) would be an asset.


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



  • Experience in supporting project management (gathering information and updating project data, maintaining project forms, templates and tools, producing project reports, supporting 2 or more project managers concurrently).
  • Significant experience using MS Office tools such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in the application of project management principles and the implementation of best practices including coaching others in the application of these principles and practices.
  • Experience in supporting project management in a research and development environment would be an asset.
  • Experience using SAP Project Systems would be an asset.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language Requirements

English and Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB


Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies


  • Knowledge of project management theory and practices.
  • Sound 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 SAP 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

  • Management services - Organizational and environmental awareness (Level 1)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

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

View all competency profiles


~ Salary under Review ~

From $60,143 to $70,963 per annum. 

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


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, vacation, sick, and other leave entitlements, disability insurance and pension plans. 

The NRC Advantage

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 the NRC Employee wellness matters. We offer flexible work schedules as well as part-time work to help employees maintain work-life balance. We are one of the few federal organizations that close our offices during the December holiday season.  We offer professional learning and development opportunities such as conferences, workshops, and a suite of mentorship, award and recognition programs. Diversity enables creativity and innovation. Fostering a diverse, inclusive, welcoming and supportive workplace is important to us, and contributes to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process. Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. 


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  • Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbents 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 (21877) to:


Closing Date: 24 May 2024 - 23:59 Eastern Time


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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.