BUILDING A WORLD CLASS TEAM STARTS WITH YOU
At the heart of CSA Group is a vision: making the world a better, safer, more sustainable place. It’s been part of our mission for nearly one hundred years: from the first engineering standard for railway bridges developed in 1919, to more than 3,500 standards, codes & related products today.
Headquartered in Canada, with a global footprint of more than 30 labs and offices across Europe, Asia and North America, CSA Group tests, inspects and certifies a wide range of products – from every day househould items to leading edge technology-to meet exacting requirements for safety, performance and environmental impact.
Our employees take pride in making a difference in people’s lives through the work that we do. We’re looking for people like you to help make it happen.
CSA Group has an immediate opportunity for a Project Manager, Standards Development, Worker and Public Safety. In this challenging and rewarding role, you will interact with industry experts, labour, employers, manufacturers, academia, researchers, scientists, and government officials, facilitating technical discussions and promoting consensus amongst these key stakeholders to develop leading-edge standards solutions. Developed by volunteer members through an accredited process, CSA Group standards are used by a broad base of stakeholders to help enhance safety and sustainability for people and business.
The Worker and Public Safety standards team manages and facilitates the development of a diverse portfolio of standards, and standards research, addressing occupational health and safety (e.g., personal protective equipment, occupational diving, working at heights, machinery and equipment safety, and/or lifting and hoisting) and public safety (e.g., transportation of dangerous goods standards, OHS standards specifically developed for public safety personnel, disaster and emergency management systems and practices, business continuity management systems and practices, and design of public transportation vehicles – e.g., school buses). Many of these standards are referenced in provincial/territorial and federal labour regulations.
• Facilitating the development of worker and public safety standards and related materials by CSA Group volunteer committee members;
• Establishing and actively managing project processes and schedules, resource requirements (e.g., funding, personnel), costs, quality, and risk;
• Day-to-day management of committee activities, delivering on project milestones and targets;
• Creating and maintaining strong relationships and networks with stakeholders;
• Convening committee meetings (both virtual and in-person), including preparation of meeting materials and follow-up activities (agendas, meeting packages, draft standards, minutes, etc.);
• Liaising with internal and external partners including clients, management, legal, and finance to develop proposals, contracts, and financial analyses for new projects;
• Working with committee leadership to manage committee membership;
• Participating on occasional ad-hoc internal task groups (e.g., related to business or process improvement, research projects); and
• Other related responsibilities.
• A university degree required in a technical field related to worker and public safety; however, an engineering degree (e.g., biomedical, chemical, construction, materials, or mechanical) or a degree in industrial design is considered an asset
• An advanced university degree is preferred.
• Minimum 5 years’ of relevant experience within the worker and public safety sector.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in project management.
• Experience with the development of and/or implementation of policies related to occupational health and safety, with a focus on personal protective equipment, occupational diving, working at heights, machinery and equipment safety, and/or lifting and hoisting.
• Knowledge of the standards industry, government policy, or industry landscape.
• Significant experience writing proposals, grant applications, and business plans.
• Top-notch people skills: managing relationships, facilitating and networking with people at all levels with divergent interests, backgrounds, and goals.
• Highly developed oral and written communication skills, including proficiency in technical writing.
• Excellent project management, organizational and planning skills. Detail and process oriented.
• Strong leadership, decision-making, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills.
• High degree of self-motivation, resilience, adaptability, and flexibility.
• Demonstrated ability to be a team player and build capacity of peers.
• Strong computer skills (spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, project planning software, etc.).
Some travel (approx 5-10%) within Canada may be required.