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Project Manager

Dynamic Structures
Do you like interesting creative challenges and cutting edge technology? Want to be a part of building what has never been built before? At Dynamic Structures, our motto is “Anything you can dream, we can build” and we are regularly put to the test. We build world class multi-media rides, telescope enclosures and unique engineering structures. We are always looking for creative technical minds and passionate souls to help create these engineering feats.  If you are looking for interesting work with a collaborative team and exciting products, then this might be the place for you!

Overview of the Role:

The Project Manager role is full-time and has overall accountability for assigned projects from successful bid and project initiation through to commissioning and project close-out, ensuring delivered products meet budget, timing and technical requirements. The projects will usually be creating a theme park ride system from initial concept design, drafting, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning. The Project Manager orchestrates the whole team to complete the project profitably and to the customers delight.

Depending on level of experience, the successful candidate will be tasked with his/her own project to manage or may assist one of our Project Managers on a larger project. 

Objectives:

  • Be the central point of contact for project coordination and communications between customers, sales, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, and product support
  • Assist sales team with developing project scopes, charters, and budgets
  • Manages the human, financial and operational resources necessary to meet contractual and company related obligations of the project to ensure profitability
  • Develop, in conjunction with department managers, project plans, internal work breakdown structure and internal/external resource plans
  • Facilitate negotiation of technical requirements between engineering and customers
  • Monitor project progress to ensure a successful delivery, including:
    • Identifying potential risks and corresponding mitigation plans
    • Reacting to project challenges by developing containment plans that eliminate or   minimize impacts to projects
    • Ensuring necessary information flow between departments to meet project milestones
  • Lead project meetings, design reviews, and customer meetings
  • Provide status reports to internal stakeholders and external customers
  • Adhere to internal project life cycle process and stage gates/ milestones, including kick off, proper reviews and lessons learned
  • Complete project close-out activities, including: archiving of project data, facilitating post-build and lessons learned reviews, reconciling material lists and parts
  • Identify opportunities for improvement to company systems and processes to improve successful delivery of future projects

Knowledge, Skills/Attributes and Experience:

  • 5+ years of project management experience with a proven history of large, international engineering and manufacturing projects;
  • Project management experience in the amusement ride/theme park industry will be a strong asset;
  • Project Management certification (PMP) or equivalent experience;
  • Post- Secondary degree or diploma, or equivalent experience;
  • Demonstrated success in managing complex products, working through a phase gate process;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on-time and on-budget in a matrix organizational setting;
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent planning, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Strong experience with project management tools, processes and best practices;
  • The position will be based out of our 1515 Kingsway Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC office  but the successful candidate must be able to travel across North America and Internationally
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