Science & Technology Program Manager

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As a federal Crown corporation, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) has a mandate to enable nuclear science and technology and manage the Government of Canada’s radioactive waste liabilities. Since 2015, AECL has been delivering its mandate through a Government-owned, Contractor-operated (GoCo) business model, whereby a private-sector organization, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), is responsible for managing and operating AECL’s sites on its behalf, pursuant to long term agreements. AECL’s objectives under the GoCo model include accelerating Environmental Remediation Management, managing the Federal Nuclear Science and Technology Work Plan in support of government priorities and needs, and building a world-class nuclear laboratory that fulfils government priorities and grows commercial revenues, while reducing or containing costs and risks to Canada.
Reporting to the Vice-President, Science, Technology & Commercial Oversight (VP-STCO), the Science & Technology (S&T) Program Manager, will support the S&T mission by providing program management and oversight direction to aspects of AECL’s and CNL’s S&T programmatic work which includes both federally funded research as well as commercially driven strategic programs. Additionally, the position will contribute directly to various aspects of S&T strategic topics and activities undertaken by the S&T Team, including but not limited to, facilitating alignment, coordination, and stakeholder involvement in commercial activities, strategic initiatives, and S&T programs.
The position can be based out of our Chalk River or Ottawa, Ontario office locations, however travel may be required to other AECL sites.
Essential Responsibilities:

• Provides general program management related to both the Federal Nuclear Science & Technology program and CNL’s S&T work program activities;
• Provides oversight in the review, evaluation and reporting of performance measures and targets, for activities related to commercial activity and strategic initiatives as it relates to delivering S&T for Federal customers;
• Provides financial and technical program management analysis on CNL’s Monthly performance reporting of the S&T Mission;
• Works within the Mission to ensure that AECL priorities and CNL’s programs and initiatives are advanced;
• Builds and maintains effective and constructive relationships with the key stakeholders in areas of S&T topics based on establishing credibility within the Government-owned, Contractor-operated (GoCo) arrangement;
• Performs field inspections and maintains an on-site presence to effectively build networks and understand the CNL work as it relates to commercial activities and strategic initiatives as requested;
• May direct or guide resources as required to achieve objectives and project deliverables;
• Other related duties, as required.

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Business, or other related discipline from a university of recognized standing combined with approximately 5-10 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in relevant roles;
• Broad science and technology related experience with an understanding of nuclear research & development (R&D) in Canada and internationally;
• At least 5 years of progressively responsible program or project management experience or equivalent combination of management/supervisory experience in a lead capacity;
• Sound understanding of Financial reporting systems and planning processes;
• Experience working for and/or closely with Government organizations would be an asset;
• Ability to process complex information, synthesize information from several sources, and make timely risk-informed decisions;
• Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with sensitive issues at all levels, and gain the commitment and support of key stakeholders;
• Excellent written and oral skills to effectively communicate on aspects of the program to CNL, stakeholders and third parties;
• Experience working in a nuclear-related environment is an asset;
• Incumbent requires strong self-discipline, excellent organizational skills, a keen sense of judgment and an ability to elicit high performance from others.

Please note the selected candidate must successfully meet Government of Canada security clearance requirements.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

AECL is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workplace. Preference may be given to members of a designated group (i.e., a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a visible minority) to address identified under-representation, if applicable. We encourage candidates to self-identify.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 25/05/2022

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