Position Description

Assistant Project Manager, Major Subcontracts
Company - Location Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC - 50 Pemberton Avenue
Employment Duration Full-time permanent salaried
Posting # 4346
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Assistant Project Manager, Major Subcontracts

The Assistant Project Manager (APM) is an integral part of the Major Subcontracts team in driving the overall performance and contractual compliance of the Subcontract partners. The APM will work in close collaboration with the Project Manager, Major Subcontracts to assist in managing Seaspan Shipyards and external resources achieve the Project success criteria, to the required cost, schedule and quality requirements.
This specific role will drive the performance of the Major Industrial (on-site) Subcontracts across JSS and OOSV Build Contracts. These include but are not limited to AlumaSafway, Bronswerk Marine & Trident Naval Systems. Prior experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset. Due to the field facing nature of this role, it is expected that the successful candidate will split the working week between Operations (field) and Main Office to support Production requirements on the Program.


  • 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.
  • Supports the generation of management plans, estimates, change reviews, risk mitigation actions, plans and schedules.
  • Monitors 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 ambitious but achievable timelines and works closely with action owners to complete open commitments.
  • Champions and fosters a culture of Project success over individual success.

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 a distinct advantage (e.g. PMP).
  • Demonstrated experience managing sophisticated projects, bids or proposals.
  • 5-7 years professional experience in heavy industry such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, or construction. Field facing experience is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience and contribution, in a fast paced, diverse environment with rapid change and competing priorities a distinct advantage

Skills, Knowledge and Required Proficiencies

  • Good judgment and prioritization abilities.
  • Effective, efficient interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to empower and empathize with team members.
  • Ability to influence others and manage expectations.
  • Familiar with Government contracting and performance management of major subcontractors.
  • Experienced with Earned Value Management.

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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