Program Manager

ENG Civil Engineering

Competition No.  -    A104149153
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement, this position offers a comprehensive benefits package found on our Benefits Overview page and annual salary range of $58,210 to $80,050. This position has an approximate appointment of 12 months.

Location: Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Position Summary

This position provides leadership for the day-to-day operations of research projects, managing resources and processes and overseeing the strategic planning process for the short- and long-term success of these projects, which include a 5-year, $6.25 million research project funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in partnership with 6 federal and provincial government entities, 6 industrial partners, and 13 collaborating universities.


  • Provides financial management including the management and control of project funds to ensure optimum use of financial resources;
  • Builds and maintains relationships with existing and new partners from government agencies and industry;
  • Acts as liaison with Research Services Office and Financial Services, and supports the preparation of funding agreements between NSERC, University of Alberta and partners;
  • Works together with the PI and UofA researchers to prepare grant applications and reports; will sometimes represent the PI at meetings and conferences;
  • Organizes and prepares documentations for all workshops and meetings related to Alliance Grant project, including theme meetings, expert panel meetings and Program Advisory Board meetings;
  • Assists in development, management and coordination of fund-raising activities and events; symposia, conferences and seminars;
  • Prepares promotional materials and maintains project web site;
  • Other related administrative duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An MSc or PhD degree in an engineering or applied science discipline
  • Demonstrated abilities to work under minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of administrative structures of a research-intensive university
  • Excellent written and oral technical communication skills, organizational and Interpersonal skills
  • Financial management, analysis and reporting skills
  • Proficiency in a computer environment and a working knowledge of various programs and
  • Information skills, Including Microsoft Office applications, Research Grant Reporting, Internet, E-Mail, etc.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.