RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Project Controller (Term) – Marine Atlantic

  • Location: North Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: August 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Project Controller (Term)
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 diverse, 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 a Project Controller to work with our Project Management Office, located in North Sydney, NS. This is a 12-18 month term position.

The Project Controller position will work within Marine Atlantic’s Project Management Office and will be dedicated to the New Vessel Project. This position will work collaboratively with the Core Project Team, Business Sponsor, Project Manager, and various external consultants and internal working groups. This position will provide an opportunity to engage in project management, project controls, risk management, change management, financial management, vessel chartering, and vessel integration.

Additional Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Creates, organizes, tracks, and maintains project documentation and reporting, including Decision & Issue Logs, Document/Drawing Review Logs, Project Status Reports, Milestone Schedule etc.

• Updates and maintains project schedule, using MS Project, inclusive of managing internal and external deliverables to achieve desired timelines and milestones.
• Periodically reviews and updates project documentation, such as the Project Management Plan.
• Tracks project fiscal spend, resolves financial issues where applicable, and coordinates year-end financial submittals.
• Coordinates and works with financial resources to update and maintain project budgets.
• Creates reports to illustrate budget schedules, cash flow, percentage complete and actual spend.
• Provides oversight for the project’s expenditures, including the Purchase Order/Requisition process and ensures invoices are certified and processed for payment in a timely manner.
• Creates project presentations, including internal and external communications presentations, project update presentations, various subcommittee presentations, and other presentations.
• Coordinates and executes project document control.
• Develops and maintains MAI’s internal project file repository inclusive of categorizing and filing all non-transitory project records including, e-mail, reports, technical documents, technical email exchange, non-transitory queries, etc.
• Maintains all project documentation, including numerous project-related logs, trackers, spreadsheets, reports, registers, and plans.
• Executes the continual transfer of all Subcontractor documents from external share files into MAI’s internal file repository (Open Text).
• Attends project meetings (regulatory, project management, internal working groups, external consultants).
• Identifies issues and risks and ensures they are tracked until closure.
• Supports Change Management activities.
• Work diligently, to promote a physically and psychologically safe working environment, that is diverse, accessible, inclusive and equitable.
• Assists in the accomplishment of company objectives by performing other related duties as required, including working outside of standard work hours to support a multi-time zone and international project.

What qualifications do I need to be considered for this opportunity?
Education and Experience
Bachelor Business Administration, or Bachelor of Commerce, or Bachelor of Management from a recognized educational institution.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Project Controls within a project environment.
A combination of equivalent education, job-related training, and work experience in a related position.

Additional Qualifications
• Advanced use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, Visio).
• Advanced use of Microsoft Project software
• Superior organizational skills and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task.
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with all levels of stakeholders
• Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently.
• Detailed orientated.
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Asset Qualification
• Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, or actively working to obtain project management designation.
• Marine Industry experience.

Salary: $74,552.57 – $93,190.71

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 24 August 2022.
All applicants must apply online:

• 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 protocols. 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

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