Operations Program Control Advisor

Operations Program Control Advisor

At Marine Atlantic, we do so much more than get people from point A to point B. Whether it’s reunions, long-awaited trips home, or the start of a new adventure, we bring people together. We couldn’t bring people together every day without our own dedicated employees. Our employees embody our core values; they are safety oriented team-players who exhibit integrity and commitment, and always strive for excellence. Their understanding and commitment to our values make our employees an invaluable part of our organization.


Marine Atlantic is currently looking for an Operations Program Control Advisor

to work with our Operations Department located in North Sydney, NS.


The Operations Department is the largest department within Marine Atlantic and includes the major functional areas of Fleet Operations, Terminal Operations and Asset Management. The focus of the Operations Department is to provide safe and reliable service for all of Marine Atlantic’s customers. The Operations Program function is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of Operations Department initiatives utilizing best practices and formalized project management methodologies.


Reporting to the Operations Program Manager, the Operations Program Control Advisor is responsible for drafting, implementing and maintaining policies and procedures for project controls for the office and ensures that the office has the most up to date information for its Projects so that they can be managed efficiently and effectively.


assists in development of business cases to support and maintaining strategic initiatives, long term capital plans and strategies for the Department.


Additional Key Areas of Responsibility


  • Prepares reports on program budgets and spending
  • Monitors project contingency, reviews project progress and
  • Analyzes monthly financial statements against approved budgets and
  • Creates reports in consultation with the project team to illustrate budget schedules, cash flow, percentage complete and actual
  • Provides oversight for the Operation Program expenditures including the Purchase Order/Requisition process and ensuring invoices are reconciled and processed for payment in a timely
  • Monitors the consultants and project contractors monthly spend and generates the monthly accruals for
  • Maintains capital documentation for all Operations Program capital projects in adherence to Corporate policy.
  • Participates in the development of short term and long term Capital Plan for the Operations Department.
  • Works with the Labour Relations and Communication departments in the development of business case, communications and project impact analysis on operational and staffing issues related to
  • Participates in the monthly review of the annual Capital Plan and report budget change requests to Finance for review at the monthly Capital Committee meeting.
  • Prepares the Operations Program monthly and year end
  • Maintains the Department’s overhead account and the quarterly
  • Maintains the Operations Department’s risk
  • Works diligently, to promote a physically and psychologically safe working environment, that is diverse, accessible, inclusive and
  • Assists in the accomplishment of company objectives by performing other related duties as required.


What qualifications do I need to be considered for this opportunity? Education and Experience

Bachelor Business Administration or Bachelor Business Communications Degree (Intermediate Level Accounting Theory) from a recognized educational institution.




A combination of equivalent education, job-related training, and work experience in a related position.


Additional Qualifications


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or be committed to obtaining a PMP certification within two years.
  • Experience working with and/or administering r-form contract administration software
  • Superior organizational skills and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task.
  • Strong attention to
  • Superior communication skills, both written and
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Proficient use of Project Management software as well as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).


Asset Qualifications


  • Master’s in Business
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or working towards your CPA
  • Experience with Canadian Construction Document Committee (CCDC) – construction contracts.


Why work for the Marine Atlantic team?


As part of the Marine Atlantic team, you will participate in a variety of ongoing training programs and development opportunities to navigate your career and chart your course for success. We provide a positive and inclusive work culture that is dedicated to creating an environment which promotes diversity, employee growth, career development, and job satisfaction. Some benefits of working with Marine Atlantic include competitive salaries, defined benefit pension plan, comprehensive health benefit packages, and professional development opportunities. Come experience the pride of working with an organization with newly constructed and revitalized infrastructure that has positioned itself for the future.


How do I become a part of the team?


If you meet the listed qualifications, are interested in this opportunity and exemplify our core values, please apply online before 4 pm (Atlantic Time) on 18 January 2022.




  • Marine Atlantic recognizes the importance of vaccination to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 while continuing to provide an essential service to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. All employees are required to follow Marine Atlantic Covid-19 As mandated by the Government of Canada, all employees, including new hires, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and authorized based on one of the prohibited grounds of discrimination as defined by the Canadian Human Rights Act. As part of the recruitment process, proof of vaccination for COVID-19 will be required or the necessary documentation to provide an approved accommodation.


Additional Information


Marine Atlantic is a Federal Crown Corporation that provides a vital ferry service link between Newfoundland and Labrador and mainland Canada.


At Marine Atlantic, we are dedicated to building and fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, where all employees and customers feel welcomed, valued, and respected.


Marine Atlantic invites applications from all qualified candidates and hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principles of equitable employment for all and strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and 2SLGBTQIA+ community members. If you are a member of one or more of these groups, please state to which group(s) you identify in your cover letter, resume or application.


To receive this job poster in an alternative format or to discuss alternate ways of completing the online application, please contact the Marine Atlantic Human Resources Department, in confidence, at recruiting@marine-atlantic.ca.


We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the recruitment process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, contact the Marine Atlantic Human Resources Department, in confidence, at recruiting@marine-atlantic.ca.