Project Manager – Wetlands Enhancement Workforce – BC Wildlife Federation

Position Terms
This is a full-time, contracted position starting from hiring date and ending December 15, 2021. Occasional evenings, weekends and/or extended hours may be required to accommodate activities and events. At the current time, there is no clear opportunity for extension as this is a one-time fund.
You will be expected to primarily work remotely (e.g., home office), collaborating virtually with BCWF’s team, partners, funders and First Nations communities. Travel to our Surrey office and around the province during the field season may be required. Applicants living outside of the Lower Mainland, but in British Columbia, will be considered.
Salary Range
$75,000 – $100,000 (to be reviewed based on experience)

Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Develop a positive and engaged work culture within the WEW project while supporting and developing the WEW team (i.e., headquarters and work pods).
Effective organization and delegation of tasks to team members.
Support learning and growth of the team.
Project Management.
Integrate goals of BCWF and Province of BC to assist in developing the WEW project.
Act as a lead manager on day-to-day operations of WEW, working with the “headquarters” team to successfully execute the project.
Provide support recruiting key individuals as part of the headquarters team.
Oversee administration and reporting of subcontracted teams managed by BCWF partners.
Keep a master schedule of project-related events and tasks, and initiate management plans for each.
Research, review and summarize reports and documents, preparing overviews, backgrounders, and presentations
Policy and Procedure
Oversee development of Standard Operating Procedures for the WEW project.
Oversee and delegate the training of staff and field contractors in field safety procedures, COVID-19 protocols, and other field-specific training.
Ensure the adherence by work crews to BCWF’s policies.
Ensure environmental restoration and maintenance work is carried out within the scope of B.C. provincial and federal regulations and laws.
Ensure distribution of stimulus funding is appropriately managed and tracked using procurement protocols and satisfying conditions of the grant.
Provide oversite and make decisions on day-to-day expenditures, consulting with the Director of Conservation Stewardship Programs where necessary.
Work with the Finance Department on tracking expenses, forecasting and reporting of the project budget.
Oversee interim and final reporting.
Identify and pursue, where appropriate, grants and leveraging opportunities to enhance the impact of the stimulus fund.
Track in-kind and leveraged support.

Regularly meet virtually with the WEW headquarters team to keep the project moving forward.
Oversee HR concerns.
Meaningfully engage, and work closely with a liaison, to communicate and involve First Nations whose traditional territories overlap with project sites.
Regularly liaise with participating partners.
Coordinate with the BCWF communications department and designated WEW staff to share success stories in relevant journals, magazines, newsletters and social media.
Report to BCWF senior management and board of directors.
Report to funders as required

Minimum Qualifications
7 years project management experience including:
Project Manager designation
Developing and implementing standard operating procedures
Procurement management
Managing budgets > $1million
Environmental, field-based deployment
Experience with project management software (e.g., Smartsheet, MS Projects)
Experience with management and task scheduling for a team of 15+
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Ability to work independently and within a team
Effective oral and written communication skills and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications
Post-secondary education in a related field of Environmental Studies, Business Management or equivalent training
Experience in the environmental field
Wetlands restoration and management experience
Experience working with First Nations and Indigenous peoples

How to Apply
To apply, send a combined PDF file including a current resume or CV, cover letter, salary expectation and references to:
Please use subject line: WEW Project Manager Application
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until January 17th, 2021. Only applicants who are considered for an interview will be contacted. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, interviews will be conducted over video conferencing.