Reporting to: Matrix, Project Development Directors
The Project Development Manager will work under the direction of the Project Development Directors, representing NGen with stakeholders and partners, with the ability to interface technically and facilitate early-stage Industry engagement across a range of manufacturing sectors. The candidate will work with the NGen Contracts team and project applicants to ensure high-quality contract document inputs such as project schedules, commercialization plans, risk strategies, and financial budgets.
As a primarily French-speaking NGen point of contact for project applicants, giving expert, friendly advice and guidance on all NGen project streams, guides, and maintains an up-to-date expert working knowledge of all relevant funding opportunities and alternatives for the advisement of applicants and NGen team.
They will also participate in the establishment of the NGen Technical program portfolio which will include mechanisms to analyze the portfolio mix. The portfolio approach will be used to help determine future competition themes and areas of investment through which Industry has an interest to jointly invest. It will require sensitivity in ensuring awareness and alignment with other supportive initiatives taking place in the marketplace.
Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (“NGen”) is the industry-led not-for-profit organization that leads the Canadian government’s ambitious investment in the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, matching federal funds and private investments to industry-led projects.
We are dedicated to building next-generation manufacturing capabilities nationally. Its mission is to position Canadian companies as global leaders in the application of leading technologies to manufacturing products and processes, create the most competitive advanced manufacturing supply chains in the world, and develop the world’s most talented advanced manufacturing workforce, thereby enhancing Canada’s overall economic prosperity.
We promote technology adoption, skills improvements and greater collaboration between technology and manufacturing to help Canadian companies of all sizes navigate the global shift to advanced manufacturing. We use data to link companies, researchers, and investors so they can work together to invent new products or processes. NGen is a proud member of a national network of five Canadian, industry-led innovation superclusters.
By 2023, the federal government has committed to investing up to $950 million in its five superclusters to drive major economic, social, and industrial benefits for the country. The Government allocated an additional $750 million to the Supercluster program in its 2022 budget.
NGen celebrates Canada’s diversity and is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment for all employees. We value working with talented individuals from all backgrounds because we believe that diversity promotes innovation and collaboration. NGen’s employees are selected on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. Our strength as a team is based on mutual respect for each and every employee. Everyone is welcome in building a stronger advanced manufacturing sector in Canada.
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