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Engineer in Residence (Project Management), Centre for Project Management Excellence, Schulich School of Engineering

Job ID: 17090

Updated: December 6, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Schulich School of Engineering invites applications for an Engineer in Residence (Project Management) . This is a twelve-month sessional appointment with an anticipated start date of January 7, 2019.

The goal of the Engineer in Residence (Project Management) is to enhance student exposure to engineering industry best practices, and to leaders who can mentor regarding future professional careers in engineering.

The Engineer in Residence (Project Management) will be responsible for teaching at least one half-course equivalent project management engineering course, ENCI 693 Project Engineering Management , in the Winter 2019 term.

This sessional position will work closely with the Director of the Centre for Project Management of Excellence, engineering faculty members, and departments through the following activities:

  • Provide students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and members of the community with access to experienced individuals who have proven track records in engineering, project management and business undertakings
  • Provide guest lectures on key topics, upon request from faculty
  • Organize and participate in industry panel discussions
  • Provide insight into current business issues facing the engineering sector both domestically and internationally
  • Discuss with students possible career paths and further professional development opportunities
  • Provide a window to engineering execution and project management in the marketplace
  • Discuss the successes and failures in execution of projects and the application of 'lessons learned' for future projects
  • Be available to provide one-on-one leadership advice for students and faculty or in a smaller group format

Job Qualifications:

  • Be registered as a P.Eng with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Have a record of executive engineering leadership across different industry sectors
  • Possess characteristics of leadership, such as vision, decision-making, common sense, integrity, humility, judgment, charisma and knowledge
  • Have a record of excellent diversified lifelong experience
  • Have strong ethical and moral character, as demonstrated by experience dealing with issues relating to respect in the workplace, community issues and environmental concerns, as well as team and stakeholders collaborations
  • Be an appropriate role model for undergraduate and graduate engineering students
  • Have a track-record and sincere interest in the development of future engineering leaders

Interested applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter and a short proposal, no more than three pages, which details the proposed project(s), how they align with the position description, anticipated deliverables, and measures of success and/or impact.
  • Current curriculum vitae including any previous teaching experience
  • Three (3) letters of reference referring to the candidate's mentoring and teaching abilities

Please email complete application packages to:

Dr. George Jergeas
Director, Centre for Project Management Excellence
Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary

¿ The deadline for applications is December 20, 2018.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

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