Position Description

Assistant Project Manager, Design (PMO Major Subcontracts)
Company - Location Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC
Employment Duration Full-time permanent salaried
Posting # 3838
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Assistant Project Manager, Design (PMO Major Subcontracts)

The Assistant Project Manager (APM) leads all aspects of supporting the Program Management Office in the execution of assigned Project(s). The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in managing Seaspan Shipyards and external resources achieve the Project success criteria, to the required cost, schedule, and quality requirements.

Duties/Accountabilities

  • Provides project management support in the coordination and execution of assigned activities and deliverables. Works closely with cross-discipline shipyard teams including, but not limited to, estimating, commercial, planning and project controls, engineering, supply chain and operations to ensure the Project is successful.
  • Develops or assists in the generation of management plans, proposals, business cases, estimates, risk mitigation actions, plans and schedules.
  • Oversees and helps collate project controls and key performance metrics to measure project performance.
  • Produces management reports and presentations that highlight Project status against established goals and plans.
  • Attends regular review meetings and presents a summary of risks and opportunities to Project partners, including members of the senior management team and the Client (as appropriate).
  • Works with shipyard departments, suppliers, contractors, and the Client in resolving outstanding issues.
  • Tracks actions and commitments identified during Project meetings. Establishes high reaching but achievable timelines and collaborates with action owners to complete open commitments.
  • Champions and nurtures a culture project success over individual success.
  • Works with Client representatives and regulatory bodies to expedite review and acceptance of deliverables.

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business is desired. Diplomas may be accepted with sufficient employment experience.
  • Certified project management qualification would be a distinct advantage (e.g., PMP).
  • Proven ability in leading complex projects, bids, or proposals.
  • 5-7 years professional experience in heavy industry such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, or construction, with demonstrated increased levels of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated experience and contribution in a fast-paced, diverse environment with rapid change and prioritizing, is preferred.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Proficiencies

  • Good judgment and prioritization abilities.
  • Effective, efficient interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build and empathize with team members.
  • Ability to influence others and manage expectations.
  • Familiar with government contracting and performance management of major subcontractors.


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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