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Project Coordinator NSERC CREATE, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering

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Job ID: 13595

Updated: October 24, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering invites applications for a Project Coordinator NSERC CREATE. This Part-time Fixed Term  position is for approximately 2 years (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The NSERC CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) program on Materials for Electrochemical Energy Solutions is a trainee program involving principal investigators from the University of Calgary in Engineering, Science and Economics, as well as at the Universities of Alberta and Waterloo. The primary goal of the Program is to enhance the education and research training of young scientists with interests in the development and deployment of clean energy solutions, and to provide them with the skills to be competitive in a diversity of career paths.

Reporting to the NSERC CREATE Executive, this Specialist Advisor will act as the Project Coordinator.

This position is predominantly located at the University of Calgary; however occasional travel to other locations or Universities may be required. This is a part-time (2.5 days per week), fixed term position for two years.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Project Management Accountabilities

  • Provide operational and overall program support for the NSERC CREATE MEES Program, this will also include being the linkage with partner institutions and organizations. Position must therefore be adaptable to different situations and able to communicate with different groups of people
  • Ensure that appropriate institutional and Program requirements are met by the trainees
  • Manage a predetermined budget by ensuring daily financial controls and accountability as well as prepare progress, quarterly and annual financial reports. Position will also be required to make budget recommendations as appropriate. Liaise with research services to ensure compliance with NSERC funding requirements and constraints on spending
  • Collect data and feedback on the training program. Prepare annual progress reports as required by NSERC
  • Develop, implement, coordinate and maintain various means of communication for trainees, faculty, various partners and the public
  • Coordinate trainee grant and scholarship application activities by collaborating with researchers and coordinating supporting documents and preparing for grant submission
  • Coordination of trainee placement opportunities, compliance with workplace responsibilities and reporting on success of placement opportunities
  • Organize various committee meetings, including all logistics as well as recording minutes and disseminating to stakeholders

Knowledge Transfer Accountabilities

  • Executing the transfer and evaluation plans
  • Building and maintaining the linkages to partners and allied interested individuals linked to clean energy research
  • Assisting trainees and researchers in maintaining linkages between the Program and other partners including international placement opportunities

General Accountabilities

  • Liaising with team members as appropriate to maximize utilization of existing resources and synergies
  • Liaising with necessary stakeholders to identify and address additional/synergist training opportunities
  • Consulting with Executive leadership team on program requirements and providing recommendations to ensure adequate infrastructure and potential improvements to processes or service delivery are considered/implemented
  • Establishing effective communications that promotes awareness and success of the Program
  • Establishing effective working relationships with all stakeholders and mitigating/negotiating issues through effective problem solving methods
  • Ability to assess, plan, coordinate and work under the direction of shared leadership required
  • Must be flexible, team-orientated but have the ability to be decisive
  • Will be responsible for carrying out responsibilities with little or no direction
  • Must demonstrate professionalism, discretion, courtesy and respect in all interactions and display a clear commitment to the NSERC CREATE MEES Training Program

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A University degree is required (postgraduate degree advantageous but not required)
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience working in project/event management
  • Knowledge and experience in order to disseminate and transfer research results and therefore requires the ability to learn quickly
  • Experience of the following would be advantageous: event management, financial analysis, budget administration, specialized program administration, marketing and communications activities
  • A high level of organization skills, time management skills as well as interpersonal skills is required in order to communicate both verbally and in writing with scientists, research industry personnel, regulators, and other training providers, as well as the lay public
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite will also be needed

Application Deadline:  August 22, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

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