Position Description

Assistant Project Manager - 12-Month Limited Term Employment
Company - Location Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC
Employment Duration Full-time limited term salaried
Posting # 3548
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Assistant Project Manager - 12-Month Limited Term Employment

The Assistant Project Manager is responsible for supporting the Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Office and its staff in the oversight and direction of a respective program. This is a limited term (1 year) position. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in coordinating internal and external resources in support of meeting specific CPI Office goals. The Assistant Project Manager will regularly collaborate with CPI leadership for projects less than 90 days in duration.

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Assists Program Managers in coordination and execution of assigned program activities and results. Works closely with various departments including ensuring the program delivers on expectations.
  • Assists in generation and review of program deliverables including requests for proposal, estimates, proposals, contracts, risks, and business cases.
  • Monitors weekly program metrics to measure departmental, supplier and contractor program performance and risks. Produces weekly and monthly program reports that measure program performance against established goals and objectives.
  • Attends weekly program meetings and presents summary of key program issues to departmental representatives. Works with departmental representatives, suppliers, contractors and team members in resolving outstanding program issues.
  • Develops reports and tracks departmental commitments. Establishes due dates for commitments. Monitors program commitments to established schedule in support of maintaining program schedule, cost, safety, and quality goals.
  • Assists in tracking internal and external resources in support of CPI Office cost, schedule, quality, and safety goals. Meets with suppliers and subcontractors to validate performance and ensure tasks are completed in support of CPI Program Manager established goals.
  • Develops reports and communicates program goals to program partners. Identifies deficiencies and works with partners to resolve.
  • Assists in resolving program issues and risks and works various partners to expedite reviews and approvals that are impacting program schedules.
  • Develops summary reports and proposals for key program performance metrics. Distributes summary reports to senior management, identifies variances from plan, and assists in developing and monitoring corrective actions.


  • Post-secondary education in relevant subject area (Bachelors’ degree in Engineering or Business preferred) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Associate Project Management certification is an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with manufacturing processes related to machined or mechanical components/structures, or fabrication processes preferred.
  • Previous steel fabrication experience is a plus.
  • Lean Six Sigma knowledge and project implementation experience is a plus
  • Experience in shipbuilding, manufacturing and assembly, fabrication, and welding is preferred
  • Experience working with engineering, planning, or production in the shipbuilding industry or in a complex manufacturing industry.

Skills, Knowledge and Competencies

  • Program management and project management skills.
  • Communication skills; verbal, written and presentational.
  • Ability to work with various project team members in support of meeting program or project objectives.
  • Technical skills with knowledge of modern shipbuilding design, procurement and production techniques are desirable.
  • Knowledge of program performance metrics with the ability to identify key metrics and assist in the development of comprehensive performance reports.
  • Knowledge of Government contract administration procedures.
  • Problem solving skills, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and SharePoint).
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing objectives.

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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