The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is accepting applications for Project Managers for the 2023-2024 academic year. Project Managers provide leadership and guidance to first-year Applied Science students in the context of APSC 101 and 103 Practical Engineering Modules.
Project managers are also hired for APSC 202, which is the APSC 103/200 course for upper year transfer students.
APSC 100 Project manager positions will involve approximately 6-8 hrs of work per week in the relevant term.
APSC 202 Project Managers work more hours in the Winter term, spending more time in hands on workshops with the students. The commitment is about 10 hours a week in the Winter term and these project managers must also commit to attend the APSC 202 classes Monday and Wednesday evenings in the Winter term.
Hiring Status and Key Dates
|Accepting applications||Deadline: May 3, 2023|
|Interviewing applicants||May 22-June 2, 2023|
|Selecting candidates||June 5-9, 2023|
|Sending letters of offer||June 12, 2023 onward|
|Hiring process complete||End of June 2023|
Job Description and Remuneration
Number of Positions
We are hiring approximately 50 Project Managers for the 2023-2024 academic year. The expected needs by department are shown below. While these are our estimated needs at present, they may change with student enrolment targets for September 2023. Keep in mind that our main focus is to hire the 50 best applicants, so final numbers may vary from those proposed below (the numbers in the chart are a “best case scenario”).
|Department||Approximate Number of Positions Available|
- Participating in training sessions to prepare for the position
- Becoming completely familiar with assigned project(s)
- Evaluating student oral and written work during and at the end of term
- Attending meetings with Faculty Advisors, Program Associate, and Course Coordinator, as required and applicable
- Ensuring the project teams remain focused on their projects and are on-schedule for on-time completion
- Reporting any problems with the project and/or students to the Program Associate and/or Course Coordinator promptly
- Scheduling oral presentations in consultation with students and Faculty Advisors as needed
- Providing feedback on projects to Faculty Advisors, Course Coordinator, Program Associate
- Important notes:
- This position requires non-standard working hours – you must be available to meet with students teams during the day, in the evening, and on weekends, as required
- The workload for this position is not evenly distributed – you may find the beginning, and end-of-term to be considerably busier
- Excellent time-management skills
- Well-developed interpersonal skills
- Leadership and supervisory experience
- Experience with engineering design (either academically or in the work-world)
- Above average oral and written communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Familiarity with lab safety
- Enthusiasm and genuine interest in providing leadership to first-year students
- Ability to learn new concepts quickly
- Experience with Microsoft Windows-based software
- Fourth-year† Engineering and Applied Science student
- Very well-qualified third-year† students in good academic standing may be considered for positions as Project Managers
- Good academic standing
- Meet the qualifications listed above
† “Third-year” and “fourth-year” refer to the year of study on the first day of classes September 2023.
APSC 101 and 103 PM Remuneration and Hours of Work
Successful candidates will be offered contracts for 5-8 hrs per week for the term. Remuneration is approximately $1200-1800 per term.
The number of teams supervised (usually 3- 5) is determined at the discretion of the Program Lead. Successful candidates will supervise a minimum of 2 teams.
Payment by direct-deposit only. Successful candidates must provide banking information after they sign their contract.
PM Employment Dates
APSC 101-Aug 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 (Online training only in August)
APSC 103 and 202- Jan 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024
Module 1 Technical Assistants
Module 1 Technical assistants are hired in August when we know what the project is and the type of technical support needed- Arduino coding, etc.
Employment dates are Sept 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023.
APSC 202 PM Responsibilities
- The same expectations as APSC100 Mod 3 PM description, above.
- Important differences:
- This position requires you to work 6:30-9:30 pm Monday and Wednesday evenings during the winter term. Most of the project work will be done during this time so, unlike APSC103 PMs, you are not required to be available to students on the weekends.
- This position requires you to do an additional 4 hours (approximately) of marking per week in the winter term.
The deadline for complete application is: May 3, 2023.
Step 1: Prepare Application Materials
Your application must contain the following information:
(Incomplete applications will not be considered)
- current résumé
- copy of your course listings and grades (unofficial transcript)
Step 2: Submit Complete Application
Complete the form with your information giving an overview of your experience. At the end of the form, you will need to upload your résumé and transcript.
Or use this QR code:
Questions regarding the positions, requirements, interviews, etc. should be directed to the Course Administrator.
- All applicants will not be interviewed (last year we had 100+ applicants for 45 positions).
- Interviews will take place via Zoom, unless otherwise indicated
- Interview times are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis
- Duration: approximately 20 minutes
Returning Project Managers
Project Managers employed in 2022-2023 may re-apply for a subsequent year.
Applications must be made in writing and be submitted at the same link as other applications.
- Good academic standing
- Participation in training sessions in September 2023. (i.e. you will not be exempted from these sessions)
- Satisfactory work in 2022-23, including:
- Demonstrated teamwork, cooperation, leadership, and initiative
- Grading forms completed and submitted on-time
- On-time announcement of Oral Presentations
- Graded Final Written Reports submitted on-time
- Positive feedback from students and/or faculty with regard to your performance (We may directly solicit student feedback with respect to your re-application)
- Satisfactory completion of the letter of re-application (details below)
Letter of re-application
You should upload a letter indicating your interest in returning as a Project Manager for 2022-2023 to the application link in place of your resume. A follow-up interview may or may not be required. The letter of application should contain the following information:
- a brief analysis of approximately 3 things you thought you did well
- a brief analysis of approximately 3 areas for improvement
- additional experience you think you would gain by being hired for a subsequent year
- benefits you think you would bring to your teams by being hired for a subsequent year
Length: approx. 250-500 words
Format: standard business/cover letter
First Year Program Lead
Room 300 Beamish-Munro Hall