Job Overview

Location
Toronto, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
2 months ago

Additional Details

Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 Years)

Job Description

At the heart of CSA Group is a vision: making the world a better, safer, more sustainable place. It's been part of our mission for nearly one hundred years: from the first engineering standard for railway bridges developed in 1919, to more than 3,500 standards, codes & related products today.

Headquartered in Canada, with a global footprint of more than 30 labs and offices across Europe, Asia and North America, CSA Group tests, inspects and certifies a wide range of products - from everyday household items to leading-edge technology-to that meet exacting requirements for safety, performance and environmental impact.

Our employees take pride in making a difference in people's lives through the work that we do. We're looking for people like you to help make it happen.

Job Summary:

CSA Group has an immediate opportunity for a Project Manager, Electrical Standards based in Toronto. This person will be working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this challenging and rewarding role, you will facilitate the development of leading-edge standards solutions by enabling technical discussions and promoting consensus amongst key stakeholders. You will interact with industry experts, manufacturers, academia, researchers, scientists and government officials.

CSA Group standards are developed by volunteer members through an accredited process. The standards are used by a broad base of stakeholders to help enhance safety, security and sustainability for people and businesses.

CSA’s Electrical standards team manages a diverse portfolio of standards and guidelines related to the safety of electrical equipment and systems across various technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating the development of safety and performance standards related to Electrical Safety and related materials by CSA Group volunteer committee members;
  • Establishing and actively managing project processes and schedules, resource requirements (eg. funding, personnel, membership), costs, quality and risk;
  • Day-to-day management of committee activities, delivering on project milestones and revenue targets;
  • Convening in-person and virtual committee meetings;
  • Liaising with internal and external partners including clients, management, legal and finance to develop proposals, contracts, and financial analyses for new projects;
  • Identify, secure, and drive business growth in new areas for standardization;
  • Participating in occasional ad-hoc internal task groups (eg. related to business or process improvement, research, etc.).

This dynamic role requires a sound understanding of the various processes and procedures of CSA Group, many of which are mandated under the accreditation by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  A key element of the Project Manager's role is to ensure that these processes and procedures are adhered to, and that project timelines are achieved within the defined budget. The role emphasizes management, leadership and soft skills; however, requires the ability to speak to complex subjects as a credible professional.

Education:

 A technical degree or Technologist (BSc, B.Eng or CET) in an engineering discipline or related area of study.  Electrical or mechanical discipline would be an asset.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5-10 years of relevant experience, including 3-5 years of experience in design/manufacturing in the  electrical equipment or electrical utility sectors;
  • Technical understanding and experience working with the Canadian Electrical Code Part I, II and III;
  • Experience writing proposals and business plans;
  • Acquired knowledge of the standards’ industry, government policy, regulatory environment, industry landscape and funding programs/models would be an asset; and
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or multi-stakeholder groups would also be an asset.

Skills:

  • Excellent people skills: managing relationships, facilitating and networking with people at all levels including those with divergent interests, backgrounds and goals.
  • Ability to successfully negotiate with stakeholders in challenging and demanding situations.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication, including experience and comfort with delivering presentations and writing technical documents, proposals and business plans.
  • Excellent project management, organizational and planning skills. Detail and process orientation.
  • Creative, participative and flexible approach to managing work assignments.
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  • A high degree of self-motivation, resilience, adaptability and flexibility.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to be a team player and build the capacity of peers.
  • Strong computer skills (word processing, presentation software, project planning software, spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Bilingualism would be an asset.

Travel:

  • Some travel will be required

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