Project Manager - Climate Research Lab

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Date of Posting: 
July 23, 2014
Climate Research Lab
Project Manager
Term Part Time
Hours of Work: 

22.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications

July 2014 to December 31, 2015 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

A Project Manager is needed to work on two research projects about the vulnerability of coastal infrastructure in the Atlantic Region - Developing a Decision Key on Planning and Engineering Guidance for the Selection of Sustainable Coastal Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in Rural Communities; and Large Economics Study: Atlantic Coastal Infrastructure and Property in the Atlantic Provinces. The Project Manager will be supervised by Dr. Adam Fenech, Director, Climate Research Lab.


The Project Manager will lead the two research projects through project collaboration, co-ordination, integration and administration including managing the exchange of information; building collaborative teams to complete project tasks; calling, chairing and minuting the project team meetings; managing activities to achieve project purposes; managing and sharing resources; managing project agreements, finances and reporting requirements; managing the project product dissemination; and managing project communications.


A successful candidate will have work experience:

• Conducting project management
• As a senior manager in a governmental or non-governmental organization
• Co-ordinating Atlantic province environmental activities
• Authoring professional correspondence
• Managing and coordinating a variety of projects
• Tracking and managing budgets
• Providing liaison between researchers, municipalities, and government organizations
• Providing leadership on meeting project targets and achieving project deadlines
• Leading environmental initiatives
• Working with communities on climate change vulnerability

A successful candidate will have educational experience of at least a Bachelor of Science from a recognized university in a degree applicable to climate change issues such as environment, sustainability, geography, geology, engineering or archaeology.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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