Career Profile:

Project Manager


Median Yearly





Work type:

part-time, full-time, contract

Most likely to work in:

Across the province

Most employees have:

Bachelor's Degree


Project Management Professional (PMP)

What you do

Project managers are responsible for making sure the client (internal or external to the company or organization) gets exactly what they need to build and deliver a project. From managing the budgets to keeping everything on time the project manager ensures everything gets done for the project to succeed.

In the oceans technology sector, Project managers are one of the most diverse roles. Although project managers tend to follow similar processes, the projects can vary greatly especially when working in a consulting role. From planning conferences to managing ship construction, the project manager is responsible for making sure everyone does their part and the project comes together as intended.

A Project Manager performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Manage the “life cycle” of a project – depending on the organization the project could be anything from implementing a new IT software to planning an event or something completely different
  • The PM is responsible for supporting the project through five phases of work: initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling, and closing.
  • The PM will often be responsible for managing the work produced, the timeline of the project and the budget.

What you need

  • Ability to lead, support and encourage a team through the duration of the project
  • Excellent time management and the ability to adjust to uncertain situations
  • Experience working with budgeting and managing finance
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage progress across large teams

Who might be hiring?

References and further reading

* The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is "fair", which indicates the changes of a qualified individual finding work is around average.

Your Career Pathway

Opportunities for Hands-on Experience

Secondary School
Options and Opportunities (Arts and Business Stream)

Post-Secondary Educational Programs

University Bachelor's Degree
Project managers come from a wide range of backgrounds, with post-secondary studies such as business administration, human resources, or construction management, engineering