Senior Project Manager

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Who We Are:

Strum Consulting is a 100-person consulting company with diverse projects throughout Atlantic Canada. Strum provides engineering and environmental services for a range of clients in the fields of Renewable Energy, Transportation, Contaminated Sites, and Commercial Developments.

Since 1995, Strum has provided a work environment that encourages career development while maintaining a work life balance in Atlantic Canada. We offer competitive pay, a dynamic work environment, and an excellent benefits package.

Strum Consulting is presently expanding our Environmental Sciences Division and has an opening in our Bedford office for a Senior Project Manager/Environmental Scientist to join our team.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay and excellent benefits package.
  • The opportunity to work on a wide range of large and small, interesting projects, including new and upcoming technologies.
  • Interaction with a diverse client base.
  • A team environment where your input will be noticed and valued.
  • Collaboration and room for professional development and career growth.
  • Dynamic and flexible work arrangements (e.g., work from home and work from the office).

The position requires a highly motivated individual with both technical and communication skills, a positive attitude, good interpersonal skills, and strong organizational and communication skills. At Strum, we provide a professional, energetic team environment that promotes camaraderie, and collaboration which results in low staff turnover.

Role Description:

The position of a Senior Project Manager/Environmental Scientist would assist our team in performing a wide range of duties associated with large- and small-scale environmental assessment projects including sampling programs, site monitoring, design/management of field programs, budgeting, client liaison, regulator liaison, team management, technical analysis, client meetings and reporting. Projects may include renewable energy projects (tidal, wind, solar), wetland or watercourse assessments, industrial site assessment and marine environmental assessments.


  • Develop field and research program methodologies, organize field programs, and coordinate logistics needed for a team to conduct those programs efficiently.
  • Oversee field programs involving occasional site attendance, contractor supervision, budgeting and scheduling personnel and tasks, and providing senior technical oversight and guidance.
  • Adhering to Strum’s safety program and ensuring safety procedures and protocols are followed and improved/revised if/as necessary.
  • Author documents such as environmental assessments and technical reports, compile assessments and environmental work plans, estimates, drawings, and proposals.
  • Carry out project management tasks including project scoping, scheduling, budgets, client liaison, etc.
  • Support existing field and reporting teams while demonstrating ability to work independently and as part of a larger close-knit team.
  • Build and/or support client relationships at the appropriate level and work in conjunction with our senior leadership team and explore new business opportunities.

Attributes and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, or related environmental discipline.
  • Minimum 10 years environmental experience.
  • A Masters of Science degree would be considered an asset.
  • A relevant professional designation would be considered an asset (e.g. P. Biol, EP, PMP, etc.).
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment to a high degree of detail.
  • Eager to perform a wide range of technical project types and roles.
  • Consulting background/experience with experience in project management would be considered an asset.
  • Experience of managing a portfolio of projects and working with a team of technical professionals to ensure projects are executed in full compliance with quality standards and applicable regulatory criteria.
  • Possess professional demeanour and communicate with excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Demonstrate skills in Word and other current software used in data collection, compilation, and presentation.
  • Desire to research information related to projects and to develop solutions associated with various methodologies, regulatory criteria, and industry standard practices.
  • Able to plan timelines, manage one’s own schedule and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to evaluate and improve both personal and company performance and processes.


  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • A valid Nova Scotia Divers License is required.
  • Persons who belong to an employment equity group are encouraged to self identify.
  • Persons who are of Indigenous heritage are encouraged to self identify.
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