Project Manager - Alternative Energy Vehicles
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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 every day househould items to leading edge technology-to 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.
CSA Group has an immediate opportunity for a Project Manager; reporting to the Program Manager for Alternative Energy Vehicles. The Project Manager is responsible for facilitating the development of standards, leading committees, managing members, and growing membership. You will interact with leading experts within industry, academia and government to develop leading edge standards. The role will require a strong understanding of the various processes and procedures of the company, many of which are mandated under the accreditation of CSA Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). Working with stakeholders and applying industry knowledge, the Project Manager will identify and assess new business opportunities (e.g., new standards, funding, and education/training programs).
The committee management and standards development activities will focus on alternative energy vehicles and related infrastructure, including hydrogen, fuel cells, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane autogas (LPG), and electric vehicles in Canada and the United States. Connected and automated vehicles are also included in the Alternative Energy Vehicles program portfolio.
As a Project Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Overseeing all aspects of assigned projects within the program area. The role emphasizes management, leadership and soft skills, however requires the ability to speak to complex subjects as a credible professional.
- Establishing timelines for project activities, determining project resource requirements (e.g. funding, personnel support), and assembling overall project schedules.
- Utilizing strong business acumen and planning skills to determine and manage the resources (time, budget, quality, etc.) required to complete the project.
- Developing and maintaining key stakeholder relationships (with academia, regulators, industry, etc.).
- Promoting and improving committee efficiency, evaluating member performance and taking action as required.
- The management of standards development activities in existing areas, as well as conducting business development initiatives to expand the portfolio into new areas of the Program.
- Consulting with clients and other areas of CSA Group’s business to support development of standards and impact of standards.
- Liaising with clients, management, Legal and Finance to compose proposals, contracts, and financial analysis for new projects.
- Bachelor’s or technical degree in related area. Advanced degree is highly desirable.
- Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is an asset.
- 3-5 years of experience in Standards Development and/or Project Management.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in the alternative energy industry is an asset.
- Knowledge of relevant standards industry, regulatory environment, government policy, industry landscape, and funding programs/models is an asset.
- Experience working with volunteers and/or multi-stakeholder groups would be an asset
- Experience in writing and presenting business and project proposals.
- Excellent Project Management, organizational and planning skills.
- Strong ability to network, manage relationships, identify opportunities, and win new business.
- Creative, participative and flexible approach to managing work assignments.
- Strong leadership, decision making and negotiation skills.
- High degree of self-motivation, resilience, adaptability and flexibility.
- Developed computer skills (word processing, presentation software, project planning software, spreadsheet etc.).
- Highly developed oral, facilitation and communication skills.
Some travel will be required.
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