Project Manager

Canada Green Building Council

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Remote

Full time


Sep 6

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Acting Director, Project Development and Research, the Project Manager is responsible for positioning CAGBC as an effective green building project design and implementation lead.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a keen interest and background in green building, sustainability, and/or environmental studies
  • Is ready to work on research, education, and partnerships that will help advance the green building industry
  • Has strong project management and research skills (managing budgets, writing grant proposals and reports, working with a range of stakeholders, advancing partnerships, and designing workshops)

What's in it for you?

  • Flex days and PTO because we value work/life balance
  • Networking: you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most talented and passionate people in the industry that are helping CAGBC Build Our Way Forward
  • Location: work with a dedicated national team in highly accessible office locations in Toronto, Ottawa or Vancouver

Key Responsibilities

  • Take a leadership role in design and implementation of key deliverables for assigned projects and initiatives, including the research, report writing and presentation, development of learning resources and training aids, participant recruitment and convening, and workshop design and delivery;
  • Oversee progress towards achieving project deliverables through regular and timely project reviews; identify challenges, decision points and make recommendations to supervisor and project partners to ensure progress;
  • Manage and track project budgets and ensure all internal and external reporting requirements are met in a timely manner;
  • Play a key role in business development by identifying opportunities and developing project proposals and budgets;
  • Act as a general resource for strategic and technological aspects of a range of projects across multiple segments of the green building sector;
  • Evaluate opportunities for strategic engagement with organizations, governments, multilateral agencies, and/or businesses from the green building sector and directly engage when appropriate;
  • Facilitate meetings with internal and external stakeholders; brief a range of audiences on CAGBC projects and impact;
  • Support and participate in the planning and execution of industry engagement activities related to green building;
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities and complete projects and initiatives as assigned by the Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Superior analytical, synthesis, presentation, and written communication abilities.
  • Strategic thinker and agile problem solver with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects concurrently with conflicting priorities while ensuring a high quality of execution and performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise diplomacy and build rapport as well as maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders such as government and industry personnel.
  • Good knowledge and clear interest in green building policies and programs such as building design and renovations, low carbon materials and skills as well as energy benchmarking.
  • Strong ability to speak to and write for a range of audiences, including non-specialists, about the impact and importance of green building.
  • Good judgement, and fully capable of working in a team-oriented, virtual environment.
  • Able to work with a diverse group of stakeholders, anticipating needs and issues in advance, and comfortable with working through contentious matters when necessary.
  • Capacity to complete tasks in a self-directed manner.
  • Good understanding of grant writing and management.

Education and Qualifications

  • Four to six years of experience in some combination of project management and public policy related to green building with increasing responsibilities.
  • Post-secondary degree in public policy, political science, environmental, sustainability studies or another related program, complemented by a master’s degree and/or equivalent experience.

Please provide a resume and indicate your salary expectation.

As an equal opportunity employer, CAGBC values diversity and is committed to the principles of the provincial human rights codes.

Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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