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Associate Project Manager

Halifax, Canada
Closing date: 20 October 2022

About Saab

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 14,700 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development. For more information about Saab, please visit:

Purpose of the Position

Project Manager within Saab Canada, Inc. is responsible to plan, execute and deliver projects on time and within the budget. The Project Manager is accountable to define project requirements and scope, acquire project resources, and to guide junior project team members. The Project Manager is responsible for efficient delivery of project deliverables, effective quality control, and clear communication of expectations to stakeholders and upward reporting to senior management are critical tasks that must be performed throughout each projects' lifecycle.

Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent

Internal / Purpose

Manage complex government contracts / projects, support the Head of Operations

External / Purpose

Customer and partner interaction on all levels from end users, industry and business partners to government, relationship management, lead and negotiate

Principal accountabilities

  • Perform project activities throughout lifecycle ranging from strategic planning to activities including scheduling, documentation, budget and other required factors for project success
  • Remain current with the terms & conditions for current service delivery contracts for the federal government
  • Establish and monitor project goals/KPIs, objectives, resource allocation, risks, assumptions, roles & responsibilities and work breakdown structures
  • Perform cross functional coordination activities
  • Plan and prepare project timelines and milestones using the appropriate software tools and / or PM methods
  • Conduct stakeholder meetings and forums to solicit inputs / expectations and incorporate into project plans
  • Review, track and prepare project progress status reports to internal & external stakeholders via a formal communication plan
  • Develop quote packages to respond to client requests
  • Synchronize with other Saab stakeholders in relevant cases
  • Work in alignment with Saab’s policies and directives
  • Manage administrative tasks and organize documentation for project diligence
  • Maintain project records and databases
  • Develop and monitor purchase orders and quotations
  • Other tasks within Saab Canada, Inc. relevant to the role as Project Manager, and agreed upon between the Senior Project Manager and the Head of Operations

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering, Business or related discipline required
  • 3 + years’ direct work experience in the aerospace or defense industry or equivalent experience
  • Project Management Professional certification is an asset
  • Good knowledge of financial management, technology management and internal controls
  • Good knowledge in usage of project management tools / software
  • Good understanding of and knowledge regarding the business process
  • Strong interpersonal skills, good judgment, diplomacy, communication, time management and patience
  • Developed social skills and a positive attitude with an ability to communicate and interact effectively with people from multi-cultural and diverse backgrounds
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Proactive self-starter; self-motivated individual with a positive and ambitious attitude
  • A team player but with strong initiative to work with little supervision
  • Possess an ability to adapt to different and changing situations
  • Experience in working with government contracts is an asset
  • Experience in project delivery and execution of project management methods
  • Well-developed written and presenting skills in English


  • Project Manager reports to the Head of Operations and is mandated within the project management role to carry out the work as described above.

Saab is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. All suitably qualified applicants will be contacted on the basis of objective criteria and ensures nondiscrimination in all activities in accordance with relevant legislation. If you would like to request accommodation, please notify Human Resources or the Hiring Manager. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No agency calls, please.