Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Engineering & Technical




Aplin has partnered with a leader in the defense industry to hire an experienced Project Manager for their team in Dartmouth, NS. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and executing various development and production projects with budgets ranging from hundreds of thousands to several million dollars.

Candidates must be eligible to obtain the relevant security clearance required for the role due to the nature of the programs being delivered.

Benefits & Perks:
  • Wealth of development opportunities with a clear career plan in mind
  • Internal and external training opportunities
  • Agile organization with the ability to make a real difference
  • Involvement in multiple domains and projects throughout the engineering lifecycle
  • Dynamic environment with the ability to make a significant personal impact
  • Exposure to all functional and business areas with opportunities to broaden your knowledge
  • Recognition and promotion of talent
  • Hybrid work model for work-life balance
  • Competitive benefits package including extended health and dental, life insurance, and RRSP matching
  • Develop proposals and quotations for customers
  • Lead, motivate, and manage project team personnel to instill a commitment to project financial, schedule, and technical goals
  • Guide the development of project scope, define work scope activities, and implement scope controls
  • Plan and implement the project schedule, monitor and assess performance, and implement corrective actions to meet delivery expectations
  • Plan, monitor, and control project costs to achieve budget expectations and prepare monthly financial and project status reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with functional counterparts to manage project resources through effective resource planning
  • Identify and manage project risks and opportunities
  • Review internal and external deliverables for accuracy and completeness
  • Create presentations and related project material for internal and external customers
  • Gather, collect, record, track, and verify data and information from multiple sources
  • Use Earned Value Management (EVM) or other metrics to track project progress in respect of required milestones
  • Raise issues and exceptions to appropriate levels for resolution
  • Provide insights on improving project design and processes for better overall delivery and value
  • Ensure customer satisfaction and subcontractor performance
  • BS/BA degree in a related technical or management discipline, or equivalent experience/education
  • PMP certification or equivalent
  • 5-10 years of experience supporting customer programs within the defense/aerospace/manufacturing industry
  • Experience in scheduling development projects, reporting on progress, and running metrics
  • High level of proficiency with MS Project
  • Business acumen, including a working knowledge and understanding of financial, accounting, earned value, and operational functions required to provide sound project support
  • Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining customer, client, and vendor relationships with a high level of satisfaction
  • Capability to acquire a NATO Secret security clearance, ability to work on Canadian Controlled Goods and US ITAR controlled articles, and ability to travel within Canada and overseas

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