Join Our Team: Environmental Program Manager

Published October 6, 2021

Environmental Program Manager

Position Description
The Environmental Program Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the environmental program including environmental effects monitoring, directing the processing of data, integrating with advisory committees, and contributing towards ongoing sensor technology research. This is a fast-paced management role that will include team organization (combination of subcontractors and/or staff), time management, developing budgets, monitoring progress and preparing reports. The Environmental Program Manager will have hands-on involvement in the deployment and recovery of instruments used for monitoring and data acquisition as part of the Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (EEMP).

The Environmental Program Manager may also be responsible for the supervision of OceanTech(s) at FORCE and directing the processing of monitoring data.  The Environmental Program Manager integrates activities with FORCE’s science director, but reports directly to the general manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all components of the environmental program including environmental effects monitoring project management (contractors, budgets, schedules, etc.)
  • Work with the science director, advisory committees and regulators to maintain project permitting and approvals
  • Direct the processing of environmental monitoring data
  • Contribute to and engage in meetings with advisory committees, regulators and stakeholders
  • Assist in the development of procedures, safety plans, work instructions, log sheets, and data management procedures for the various instruments and the deployment of these instruments to support FORCE’s EEMP program
  • Ensure regular maintenance of environmental monitoring instruments as part of FORCE’s EEMP program, including directing the development of maintenance and service records, planning and performing maintenance
  • Participate in the development and delivery of environmental monitoring and science engagement products
  • Maintain knowledge of international research, monitoring, development projects, and industry developments, and make recommendations to FORCE regarding instrumentation upgrades

Knowledge and Skills

Education and Experience:
Post secondary education in marine or environmental science or a related field
Experience and certifications working in a marine environment
Demonstrated experience in project management and leadership of staff in a team environment.

The following characteristics will be considered a strong asset:
Experience with fisheries acoustics
Experience working with multiple stakeholders and building networks
Knowledge in occupational health and safety practices
Experience in presenting and public speaking

Certifications Required
Domestic Vessel Safety
Standard First Aid
Valid Driver's License


This is a full-time permanent position (40 hours per week). Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience and a staff benefits program is available. Reporting to the general manager the successful candidate will work primarily from either Parrsboro or Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, however travel between both sites is required.


We value diversity and inclusion at FORCE. We actively encourage applications from members of communities with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to: Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous peoples; African Nova Scotians and members of communities that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, or place of origin; persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; persons who identify as women; and persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. If you are a member of an equity group, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.

To ensure your application is reviewed, apply by 4:00PM AST, October 22, 2021. To apply email your resume and cover letter in confidence to with the subject header “Environmental Programs Manager”. FORCE welcomes submissions from all interested parties; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this opportunity, please email 



FORCE is Canada’s lead research facility for tidal stream technology, created to better understand how this technology can play a role in Canada’s clean energy future and help respond to climate change impacts. FORCE provides offshore and onshore electrical infrastructure to connect devices to the power grid, and conducts environmental monitoring and research to understand any potential environmental effects.

FORCE is a private, not-for-profit company operated by a staff, governed by a board of directors, and guided by input from an independent Environmental Monitoring Advisory Committee and a Community Liaison Committee. FORCE has received support from the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, the Offshore Energy Research Association, and participating developers.