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Program Manager, Projects

Bruce Power
Tiverton, Ontario N0G 2T0


Do you thrive on challenging work? Would you like to make a meaningful contribution to your community and province by being part of a high performance project team? At Bruce Power, we have exciting career opportunities where you will work with multiple stakeholders as you develop, oversee and manage nuclear projects that make a difference. Being part of our project management team, you will support the safe delivery of project management services to build a service and workplace of today – and tomorrow.


Currently, our Projects and Field Services division are looking for Program Managers to join their team. Program Managers have responsibility for program execution.


The Projects and Field Services division is committed to operational and project excellence and is responsible for the safe execution of projects and strategic initiatives in support of our Business Plan.


The Program Manager, Projects is an organized, passionate and results-oriented professional who has proven experience directly managing and leading a suite of multi-year and multi-million dollar Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) projects in a highly complex brownfield environment. They are accountable to safely deliver the project scope from initiation to closeout, correctly the first time - on budget and on schedule through effective use of their team, stakeholders and customers.


These are permanent, full-time positions which offer competitive benefits, compensation and pension packages and are located on site in Tiverton, Ontario.


Who Are You?


You are a change agent who makes project goals your own, using your skills and expertise to inspire a sense of shared purposes within a project team. You enjoy the systematic and planned execution of projects and the responsibility of driving and delivering business results.


What Do You Need to Have?


  • Ability to work well under pressure and comfortable with change and complexity in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to shift between the "big picture" and the small but-crucial details, knowing when to concentrate on each

  • People skills to develop trust and communicate among all of a project’s stakeholders; its sponsors, those who will make use of the projects results, who command the resources needed and project team members 

What are the Key Areas of Responsibility?


Program/Project Planning, Monitoring and Reporting 

  • Maintains compliance with four pillars of nuclear safety (Reactor, Industrial, Radiological, and Environmental) and upholds Bruce Power’s Safety First - Our Number One Value

  • Directs the efforts of Project Managers and/or integrated project team members in the delivery of their assigned missions and holds such accountability for the entire program

  • Ensures scope, design basis and project/program objectives are defined, best practices/lessons learned reviewed and incorporated into schedules, budgets, specific project procedures and plans are established

  • Accountable to inform senior management of issues, risks, threats, and opportunities to the performance of the program/project. They are also accountable to provide analysis of options, recommendations and recovery plans

  • Evaluates project/program status against established milestones and objectives by analyzing information presented.  Measures performance, and takes the necessary corrective actions to maintain commitments

  • Supports the Project Managers and their teams in resolving challenges affecting the successful execution of work. Listens and responds appropriately to concerns, developing solutions that become process improvements

  • Reviews project/program deliverables, validates adherence, and recommends their passage to the next phase of the program lifecycle using established processes for making major decisions for projects/programs

  • Interfaces regularly with the customer and stakeholders throughout the project/program lifecycle in order to ensure execution is in line with commitments and expectations

  • Participates in Project Delivery Organizations or Company decisions affecting long- and short-range courses of action for assigned programs


    Integration and Alignment with other Departments and Bruce Power Divisions

  • Reviews and ensures quality of the project and program Risk Registers and Mitigation/Avoidance Plans

  • Works with other senior managers to set overall strategy and objectives for the programs/projects

  • Supports the development of and adherence to the Program Management Plan to manage and execute projects. Utilizes the tools provided to manage the program through key metrics such as Earned Value Management

  • Anticipates problems and proactively consults with other managers in identifying issues that may hinder the success of a program/project.  Develops strategies and presents solutions to affected groups for concurrence

  • Builds strong cross-functional work relationships with other Bruce Power departments to continuously improve performance and to remove emergent challenges that may prevent the achievement of a key project milestone

  • Represents the company in matters of program and project delivery as required at meetings, briefings, conferences, with external authorities as requested

  • Develops and delivers written reports and formal presentations to the customer, stakeholders and regulators, on relevant matters specific to the program/projects and offers thoughtful responses to questions and concerns


    Planning & Staff Leadership

  • Effectively manages resources to meet the program requirements and sets priorities if required

  • Evaluates workload projections and staffing requirements specific to program/project needs

  • Ensures consistency across their program of projects, reflective of acceptable, but ever-improving quality

  • Guides and coaches staff on how to proceed when problems are encountered to ensure that they are resolved promptly and that decisions and initiatives are in line with divisional goals and strategies

  • Attracts, develops, mentors, manages and retains qualified high-performance persons

  • Ensures project staff receives regular performance and developmental feedback, and that their functional manager is notified. Executes individual performance management and improvement plans as necessary





Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience delivering EPC Projects

  • Knowledge of CSA N286-05 - Canadian Standard Association’s Management Systems Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants

  • Highly developed skills in the following: Project management and controls; leadership; staff development; stakeholder management; communication both written and oral; construction methods; analytical and problem solving; decision making; interpersonal; organizational and negotiation skills

  • Ability to manage key stakeholder interests while managing conflicting priorities and business interests

  • A team player, who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding and complex work environment

  • Solid knowledge in various functional areas across different disciplines in order to effectively manage, influence and control multi-disciplined teams in the successful delivery of the programs


Education and Experience

  • A university degree in engineering, science, project management, or business administration

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience as a mid to senior-level Project Manager, with at least 5 years of running complex projects in a safety-critical or regulated environment such as on a nuclear licensed site

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and build multi-functional project teams to execute multi-million EPC projects in accordance with the established Bruce Power Project Management guidelines or similar based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)

  • Demonstrable record of project management and leadership skills on a high value capital construction programs/projects within the expected scope, quality, schedule, and budget.  Experience (may be from more than one project) must span the entire program or project lifecycle from initiation to closeout

  • Certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project or Program Management Professional (PMP, PgMP) and/or demonstrated familiarity with the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)



  • Energy / Utilities / Oil & Gas
Posted: 2019-10-23 Expires: 2019-12-07

Bruce Power

Bruce Power is Canada's first private nuclear generator. Bruce Power’s 2,300-acre site on the shores of Lake Huron houses the Bruce A and B generating stations, which each hold four CANDU reactors.

Over the past decade, Bruce Power has refurbished all four units at its Bruce A station, returning 3,000 megawatts of clean, low-cost electricity to Ontario consumers. Combined with its Bruce B units, Bruce Power generates 6,400 megawatts and provides 30% of Ontario's electricity at 30% less than the average residential price of power.

As a corporation, we live each day by a strong and clear set of values that embrace safety, our community, integrity and diversity.

Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership of TransCanada Corp., Borealis Infrastructure (a trust established by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), The Power Workers’ Union and The Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power employees are also owners of the business.

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