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Project Management Coordinator

City: St. John's 

Organizational Unit: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering 

Classification: AS-2 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: English

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 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 Project Management Coordinator to support our Ocean Coastal and River Engineering (OCRE) Research Centre. The Project Management Coordinator would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


The Project Management Coordinator is responsible for supporting program/project management activities by working closely with project managers and providing expertise on practices, systems and tools in order to ensure projects are tracked and managed efficiently. 


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 in a related field.


Project Management courses could be considered an asset.


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

  • Significant experience with MS Office suite products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and  Outlook
  • Experience using PDF editing software
  • Experience using SAP software or another similar ERP system
  • Experience with providing advice, coaching and/or training to colleagues



Please be sure to clearly indicate on your cover letter if you have any of the following asset qualifications:

  • Experience working in a financial environment.
Condition of Employment

Secret (II)

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices
  • Knowledge of operational and financial management within a Canadian federal government context
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to use PDF editing software
  • Ability to provide advice, coaching and training to colleagues
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities on a daily basis



  • Basic knowledge of accounting, financial and business principles and methods
  • Basic knowledge of Treasury Board Financial Guidelines and the Financial Administration Act
Behavioural Competencies
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 1)
  • Management services - Organizational and environmental awareness (Level 1)
  • Management services - Self-knowing and self-development (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)
Competency Profile(s)

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


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

Salary Range

From $58,378 to $68,881 per annum. 

  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Must be able and willing to work additional hours if/when required.
  • Candidates must clearly answer all application questions. CV and cover letter will only be used to confirm information detailed in the application. Candidates must use the education/experience criteria as a header and then write one or two paragraphs demonstrating how they meet them by providing concrete examples. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience. Failure to provide appropriate information in the application may result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
  • This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
  • 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.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (7955) to:


Telephone: 613-990-4498 

Closing Date: 17 December 2019 - 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.


Date Modified: 2019-12-03

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