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Consultant: Project Management Specialist

February 6 2020
Industries Consulting services
Categories Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Project Management, Business Analysis, Sales, Business Development, Management, Consulting, Consulting, Business analyst, Public Sector, Environmental, Energy
Ottawa, ON

Consultant: Project Management Specialist

Established in 2000, Stratos is a management consultancy that works collaboratively with governments, Indigenous
organizations, business and civil society to collectively navigate complex challenges, develop integrated and
practical solutions and support societal transitions that result in sustainable outcomes. We are trusted and
pragmatic advisors, strategists, implementers, problem solvers and conveners.
For more information on Stratos, visit:

We have a culture of innovation, loyalty, collaboration, and positivity. We work hard, play hard and are selfreflective
to ensure we are always growing and improving.

We currently have an opening for a Consultant: Project Management Specialist to join our dynamic team.
Stratos provides a competitive compensation and benefits package and the necessary tools needed to do the work
successfully. We are committed to each individual's development and growth in building a meaningful career.

Evidence of project management training and/or certification is required to apply for this position.
Masters level degree required in a discipline related to natural resource management or sustainability and some
relevant work experience (e.g. 3-5 years of related experience) will be seen as a strong asset. Previous consulting
experience is desirable.

Consultants at Stratos are responsible for contributing to the successful completion of consulting engagements,
supporting the marketing and business management efforts of the firm, and contributing to a variety of initiatives to
support the internal growth and development of our team, our systems and our culture. Consultants will be involved
across a variety of sectors and service areas. This versatility and cross-fertilization is an important factor underlying
Stratos' success, and is particularly important to afford consultants with the opportunity to learn about the different
business lines and services that Stratos offers and identify areas where they would like to further specialize or gain

The Consultant: Project Management Specialist's primary role is to contribute to and manage projects that
focus on horizontal public sector initiatives, cross-organizational collaboration, and large complex
programs and projects. The work of the Consultant: Project Management Specialist will be grounded in both
change- and project management, people-enabled processes, facilitative and collaborative problem-solving, as well
as data and information management solutions.

Specific responsibilities of this position include:

Contributing to the successful completion of specific consulting engagements by:

  • Writing background materials and contributing to the preparation of reports, manuals and procedures
  • Conducting web-based research, literature reviews and database searches
  • Compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information
  • Conducting consultation and information collection activities, including interviews and surveys
  • Creating figures, charts and tables for inclusion in reports and presentations
  • Report proof-reading, formatting and preparation
  • Preparing presentations
  • Assisting with the planning of meetings and multi-interest workshops and engagements
  • Acting as a rapporteur and preparing minutes and reports from workshops and meetings
  • Acting as Project Manager, including: preparing project work plans, schedules and budgets; tracking budget and communicating to senior project leads; developing project updates; and acting as client liaison
  • Supporting business development and marketing activities, including:
  • Conducting research on client needs
  • Preparing marketing presentations
  • Participating in proposal preparation
  • Initiating your own network of professional contacts

Contributing to the successful operation of the firm by:

  • Adhering to Stratos policies and procedures
  • Learning about the consulting business, and applying these learnings
  • Participating in Stratos committees and corporate functions (e.g. Sustainability committee; RFP
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  • Supporting internal initiatives that contribute to the growth and diversity of Stratos as a firm and as a team (e.g. searching of RFPs, updating a 'Digest' through synthesizing current events)
  • Coordinating internal teams (e.g. setting agendas, scheduling meetings, identifying pinch points for the teams and looking for solutions, etc.)

Specific experience required to deliver on the Consultant: Project Management Specialist role includes:

  • Managing small / mid-sized collaborative projects (e.g. crosses organizational silos or multiorganizations)
  • Building holistic project plans that include consideration of stakeholder management and engagement, change management, reviews and approvals, continual improvement and lessons learned
  • Demonstrating flexible and adaptive project management approaches
  • Providing project management updates for a range of audiences (Senior Executives, managers, stakeholders, etc.), with varying levels of detail and developing and reporting against key performance indicators (both concrete milestones as well as qualitative measures)
  • Setting and tracking project budgets

General consulting skills and attributes required to successfully fulfil the responsibilities of this role include:

  • Attributes
    • Team-oriented, collaborative, dependable, flexible, positive, humbly confident, self-motivated, selfaware,  warm and friendly
  • Skills
    • Excellent research skills
    • Ability to collect and synthesize large amounts of information and discern what is important
    • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, as evidenced by clear and respectful communications with colleagues and clients
    • Ability to write clearly and succinctly for different audiences
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple client/stakeholder deadlines simultaneously in a fastpaced, dynamic environment
    • Ability to proactively communicate project status and challenges with more senior project members
    • Excellent analytical and critical thinking capability
    • Proven record of effective time management and ability to meet deadlines
    • Working knowledge of French would be an asset.

Stratos offers a truly impactful work experience that empowers our team members with countless opportunities to
grow, lead and contribute in areas that matter to them.

At Stratos, your impact may be felt personally - such as increased satisfaction from seeing a project through from
start to finish, or from working as part of a smart, dynamic team with a strong work-life balance. Your work would also impact Stratos' success. We are dedicated to growing the firm and there is never a shortage of "hats" you could wear to help make that happen. You might be involved in shaping our business strategy, developing an approach to test a new Canadian market, or developing learning sessions for our company retreat. These are just some of many ways you could help cultivate and impact Stratos' long-term success.

Lastly (and most significantly), you will impact the ability of Stratos' clients to deliver on their mandates. Our clients focus on natural resource management and sustainability issues, for the benefit of future generations. Your work at Stratos will help them shape and better fulfil their important visions. We strive for excellence and professionalism in every aspect of our work and supporting you at every level of impact you seek to make.

Please check out our Team page on the Stratos website to learn more about Stratos employees' perspectives of
the contributions they are able to make each day ( The application deadline is Monday, February 24 at 12:00 p.m. EST – please submit your CV and cover letter to ****@***********.***.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this role; however, only those selected for an interview will
be contacted.

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