Growcer is hiring a
Project Manager: Installations & Deployment
Contract, 6-9 months with opportunity to extend/become full-time
Location: Ottawa, Canada (potential for remote work)
Customer Success Department
Growcer is an innovative agri-tech startup launched in Ottawa in 2015, specializing in the manufacturing and design of modular hydroponic systems that enable commercial food production in plug-and-play 40 ft. modules. Its vertical farming technology enables customers to grow fresh vegetables in virtually any climate, having been deployed within the Arctic Circle below -50°C. Growcer has empowered conventional farmers, entrepreneurs, communities and institutions to grow food locally all year round. Growcer's work has been recognized with awards including Fast Company's World Changing Ideas and the Entrepreneurs' Organization and was featured on Season 13 of CBC's hit show, Dragons' Den.
Growcer is looking for a driven individual with a self-starter attitude as the company enters the next phase of rapid growth and scales across North America. Effective Growcer employees are tenacious, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and are comfortable working on big-picture challenges with lots of autonomy. All positions and work responsibilities tie back to our mission of empowering people to feed the world more sustainably, and applicants who are laser-focused on contributing to the creation of a better food system will find a workplace and team that shares their vision for sustainable agriculture.
The Growcer team acknowledges that we work with many Territories and Treaty areas and we are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are with us today, those who have gone before us and the youth that inspire us.
We recognize the land and the benefits it provides all of us, as an act of Reconciliation, as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) 94 Calls to Action and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on, work on or are visiting.
Growcer is committed to progressing the path of Reconciliation in a deeply meaningful way, in partnership with Indigenous and First Nations Peoples and is dedicated to fulfilling our role and responsibilities in this regard.
About the Role
As the Project Manager of Installations & Retrofits you will play a crucial role in strategically preparing for and executing on the launch and upgrades of our upcoming and current farms. You will be part of the Customer Success team and will work closely with our customers as well as the Sales, Product/Engineering and R&D teams. Your focus will range from cross-functional farm deployment and launch projects including scope definition, driving company-wide decision making, managing timelines and other critical tasks in partnership with teams across the organization.
This is a high visibility role that offers key leadership opportunities with the Customer Success team and within Growcer. The role is based in Ottawa, however there is the possibility for working remotely.
Required Skills & Competencies
Education Requirements: University or College Degree or equivalent
Experience Requirements: 5-7 years in construction project management or similar
Travel Requirements: 10-20% travel to various sites to support installation work
Physical Requirements: Ability to travel, including to remote communities; Physically able to lift 50 pounds and occasionally lift items weighing more than 50 pounds with assistance
English/French Bilingual: English, Bilingual an asset
Driver’s License Required: Yes
Hands on experience in construction, HVAC, food safety and/or farming.
PMP designation or similar