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Technical Project Manager | COVE

The Opportunity

As an individual with strong project management skills, the ability to communicate effectively, and work collaboratively, the Technical Project Manager will work closely with the Director of Innovation to contribute to the achievement of COVE’s strategic goals and the advancement of technical projects in the marine sector.   

In this role, the Technical Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the successful execution of technical projects at COVE, including digitalizing the Halifax Harbour and decarbonization initiatives within the marine sector.  The Project Manager will be responsible for the management of timelines, resources, and budgets to ensure project objectives are met in line with scope requirements.   

What you will be doing:

  • Managing and coordinating project activities and tasks to ensure timely and successful project delivery to meet key performance indicators and revenue and profit objectives.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with project team members and external partners to ensure effective collaboration, to gather project requirements and to define project scopes.
  • Assisting in the development of project plans, timelines, and budgets, and monitoring their implementation throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Managing project risks, identifying dependencies, and proposing mitigation strategies to ensure project success.
  • Tracking project performance and preparing regular progress reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Contributing to the development of project proposals and supporting COVE in securing project funding.
  • Supporting the Director of Innovation in presenting project updates and outcomes to stakeholders.
  • Ensuring compliance with project management best practices and industry standards.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or other related discipline(s).
  • 5 years relevant experience with at least 2 years of project management experience.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.
  • Ability to work autonomously or in collaborative team environment.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong understanding of project management principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Familiarity with project planning, budgeting, and resource allocation.
  • Knowledge of risk management and the ability to proactively identify and mitigate risks.
  • Familiarity with financial management and budgeting.
  • Experience in stakeholder management and relationship building.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Experience in the marine sector or a related industry with familiarity with technical concepts and terminology related to the marine sector or relevant technology-based industries.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.

Additional Assets:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Experience with Agile or other project management frameworks.
  • Experience working with funding agencies, such as IRAP and/or ACOA.

Working at COVE
Our team is passionate about supporting marine tech innovators and are tireless champions for every innovator that comes through our doors.  We value integrity, creativity, and diversity, and we thrive as part of an integrated team that revels in delivering results.   Diversity in the people we hire is essential for truly collaborative work, and for the impact we are accountable for in the community we serve. We foster a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected to fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths. We operate a hybrid and flexible work environment to support the best results from our highly collaborative team. 


  • Opportunity to learn and make an impact by working for a dynamic, growing company on meaningful projects that finds solutions to real-life problems.
  • Vacation, personal days, and sick time
  • Hybrid remote work policy (ability to work up to 2 days per week remotely) and flexible work hours
  • Team wide bonding activities and casual work environment
  • Tech focused office location, convenient via transit and bike paths and free parking
  • Employee wellbeing including full medical & dental benefits and a health spending account
  • Group RRSP matching program & Income Insurance Plans
  • Learning and growth opportunities
  • Employee recognition program
  • Employee referral program
  • Competitive salary

Don’t meet every single requirement? At COVE, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align with every single qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

We are committed to ensuring accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request.

We offer an excellent working environment where life balance is valued.  Our people and their commitment to quality work is what drives our success.  You can find out more information about COVE at . Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience, note that relocation costs are not supported.

To be considered for this position, please apply online by clicking “Apply”.  The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm, August 14, 2023. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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