Job Posting 82590

Project Manager
Ottawa Riverkeeper
Ottawa area
closes in 4 days (Fri, 27 May)
part time - temp / contract  •  $70-$90/hour, commensurate with experience


Project Manager (sub contract) 

  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Hours needed: less than 10 hours per week 
  • Duration:  8-10 months
  • Salary range: $70-$90/hour, commensurate with experience.


Ottawa Riverkeeper is seeking a Project Manager to assist with the fit-up of a 5,100 square foot leased space in one of Ottawa’s iconic riverside buildings. 504 Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway, managed by the National Capital Commission (NCC), has recently undergone a thorough renovation.  Ottawa Riverkeeper will occupy just over 5,100 square feet for our operations.  We have already engaged a construction company to carry our base fit-up and our drawings have been submitted to tender. But that’s just a start! 

Ottawa Riverkeeper is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote, and improve its ecological health and future. Learn more about our organization at 

River House will be a hub for collaboration - a place to share, teach, and connect. A catalyst for restoration, reconciliation, heritage and stewardship projects. A place where future water leaders will be nurtured, mentored and inspired through experiential learning at River School. A nexus for scientific innovation and data collection. 

River House will provide a dynamic new homebase for Ottawa Riverkeeper and help to build our role as a trusted watershed advocate, educator and convener, and help ensure a legacy to swim, drink and fish Canadian waters for generations to come.

Ottawa Riverkeeper’s leased space will be part of a new, publicly-accessible destination in the heart of Canada’s National Capital Region where visitors can engage, discover, and connect with the Ottawa River and its Watershed.

We’re looking for an outstanding Project Manager who is organised, has a keen eye for details, and has led and managed projects from start to finish – on time and on budget. You’re good at building strong, trusting relationships and have a knack for bringing the right people together to come up with innovative ideas and solutions. 

In this role, you'll be working alongside our staff, our sub-contracted construction firm, the architect, and the NCC.

This opportunity requires someone based in (or willing to travel regularly to) Ottawa/Gatineau.


  • Act as Ottawa Riverkeeper’s primary point of contact throughout the project to achieve our goals and objectives
  • Be a trusted advisor, applying your understanding of design, construction, and operation of infrastructure assets 
  • Ensure that our expectations are met or exceeded and our best interests are represented with respect to contractual and technical issues
  • Lead the control of project-related documents 
  • Find resolution to issues and coordinate between multiple stakeholders
  • Regularly report on project status by means of schedule updates, meeting minutes, financial records, and other reports
  • Provide oversight and leadership to payment certificates and other contract or project-related administrative documents


  • A minimum of 10-15 years of experience as a Project Manager, representing owners to multiple stakeholders in the delivery of projects
  • A university degree in a relevant engineering, architecture, project management, or construction management discipline
  • Strong knowledge of various types of construction methodologies, project management models, and financial management, as well as building codes, contract law, and relevant legislation
  • Effective leadership and organizational skills with the ability to effectively influence others and successfully resolve a variety of client, project, and technical issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong computer skills, including a working knowledge of scheduling (MS Project), word processing (Word), and spreadsheet (Excel) software applications
  • Professional industry credentials such as PMP, E.I.T/P.Eng., CET, Registered Architect or other similar industry recognized designation is considered a strong asset
  • A positive attitude and the ability to collaborate with various stakeholders

Ottawa Riverkeeper is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. To form a diverse team, we are committed to working with people who may not have all the required formal experience but can explain in their cover letter how they meet the job requirements and are willing to learn necessary skills.

If you require accommodation when navigating the application process, please contact: David Rayner at

We thank all applicants for their interest, but please be advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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