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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4681

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Sep 15, 2021

Program Manager - Nuclear

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Energy & Industry division at ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand on a global scale.


  • Responsible for programs and large projects from receipt of purchase order through final installation and final customer acceptance. 
  • Responsible for life cycle management of key customer programs and accounts:
    • Overall accountability for the entire program.
    • Key customer contact at high level.
    • Continuity from project to project, site to site.
    • For selected programs, also reports to the Program Steering Committee.
  • Lead, manage and give direction to Project Managers assigned to the programs.


  • Lead the program team to execute projects on schedule, at or below budget, delivering the contracted scope of work to all applicable codes and standards. 
  • Key customer contact for assigned projects.  Responsible for customer satisfaction.  Maintain regular contact (verbal and written) with key customer representative(s), ensuring all key program events and issues are documented in writing.
  • Manage program risks, including:
    • Assessment and identification of risks.
    • Develop and implement Risk Mitigation Plan(s).
    • Forecasting.
  • Program Planning: 
    • Develop suitable budget allocations for ATS labour and materials. 
    • Oversee program schedule development and identify all critical path activities. 
    • Conduct Initial Project Build Plan meeting.
    • Manage program resources. Ensure that adequate resources are assigned to all program tasks.  
  • Program Financial Management: 
    • Working with the Financial Analyst, ensure that all billings and invoicing are submitted on time.  
    • Ensure that all program deliverables are accomplished and supporting documentation is prepared for each program milestone payment.  
    • Program Forecasting – prepare accurate financial and resource forecasts.  Prepare reports as required by ATS Management.
  • Team Leadership:
    • Hold team communications meetings on a regular basis.
    • Encourage and mentor employees to ensure that the build team’s morale and efficiency is maintained at the highest level.
    • Lead by example.
    • Manage programs and program teams in accordance with all applicable ATS procedures.  Ensure program teams follow the required procedures.  Conduct regular team meetings and issue weekly program updates to the program team.
    • Coordinate the post project employee assessment process.
    • Share best practices.
    • Harmonization of practices. 
  • Customer Relationship Management:
    • Customer advocate.
    • Deliver maximum customer satisfaction.
    • Develop long-term, enduring customer relationships.
    • Elevate customer issues when required to the next level of ATS management.
    • Partnership with ATS Account Manager to manage the customer.

• Compliance:

  • Responsible for project managing all activities related to construction of CSA B51 and CSA N285.0 pressure boundary components within the ATS Certificate of Authorization.
  • Strictly follow CSA N285/NQA Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
  • Safety – ensure that all project activities are conducted in accordance with ATS and legal standards.  Ensure that a PSHSR is prepared and acted upon. 
  • Demonstrate leadership in Health, Safety and Environment compliance.
  • Hold team members accountable for health, safety and environmental compliance as part of the annual performance review process.
  • Ensure that the requirements of the health, safety and environment management system are implemented and maintained.
  • Carry out hazard assessments, inspections, and audits as required by legislative framework and/or corporate requirements.
  • Ensure that training is provided to all departmental employees are per established in the training matrix.
  • Implement appropriate corrective measures for unsafe conditions and unsafe acts.
  • Ensure that appropriate equipment, materials and protective devices are provided and maintained in safe condition.
  • Provide information, instruction and supervision to employees.
  • Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of employees.
  • Attend HSE Due Diligence for Management training sessions.
  • Acquire global awareness of assigned key customer accounts beyond the local region.
  • Assist Applications Engineering with preparing quotations and customer interaction.
  • Management Reporting:
    • Attend the program status meeting as requested by the Director, Program Management.
    • Participate in the employee evaluation process as it relates to Project Managers assigned to the Program Manager.
  • Project Change Management: 
    • Track all contract changes and prepare CORs (Change Order Requests). 
    • Ensure customer caused/requested changes are executed by the team only after receipt of customer agreement. 



A three or four-year Engineering degree or diploma or equivalent, specializing in electronics, electrical, mechanical or controls engineering is required.  Completion of or in the process of achieving the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is an asset. Second Business degree or diploma is an asset



•    Must have experience managing automation programs in excess of $5 million with multidisciplinary teams.
•    5+ years of working experience as a Project Manager on nuclear/power/utilities/energy related projects is preferred.
•    Must have experience managing automation programs that involve multiple projects and managing Project Managers within those programs.
•    Must have a proven track record of providing positive leadership and coordination to a multi-disciplined project design and construction team.
•    Must have acted in a leading role with a minimum of five years’ experience in a variety of programs/markets on a multidisciplinary team.  
•    Must have a practical working knowledge of the automation industry and customer processes.  
•    Preference will be given to those who possess an excellent manufacturing or process engineering background, a superior mechanical aptitude and proven trouble-shooting skills.  
•    An ability to work effectively with customers according to deadlines and under pressure-filled conditions is essential.  



•    Leadership 
•    Negotiator/Dealmaker
•    Problem-solver
•    Customer skills (management, satisfaction, relationship building)
•    Technical
•    Business knowledge and experience

Why Join ATS?​

  • Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, Treat Day is every other week!
  • Monthly “In-Chair Massage” clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
  • Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year
  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
  • And much more!

ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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