Member - Open Ocean Robotics

At Open Ocean Robotics, we collect ocean data using our proprietary solar powered autonomous boats for research, government and offshore industries, providing ocean data that is more comprehensive, at a fraction of the cost and without greenhouse gas emissions.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2018
Company Size 12
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Founders Julie Angus and Colin Angus
Headquarters Victoria, BC V8Z 7X8, Canada
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Open Ocean Robotics


Open Ocean Robotics produces energy-harvesting unmanned autonomous boats equipped with sensors and cameras to make oceanic observations and instantly relay them.  We offer a safer, more efficient and affordable way of collecting data compared to conventional crewed vessels.  Using solar power, our boats produce no greenhouse gases, noise pollution or risk of oil spills, and can travel non-stop for a year, always on and always collecting information, transforming how we research and protect our oceans.
Headquarters Victoria, BC V8Z 7X8, Canada

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Project Manager

Permanent position at Open Ocean Robotics

Published 1 day ago Victoria, Canada Deadline August 27, 2021

About Open Ocean Robotics If you dream of exploring remote worlds using advanced robotic technologies, we’ll take you there. Operating on oceans around the world from Victoria BC, Open Ocean Robotics is a rapidly growing startup transforming how we understand our oceans through better data. We are leaders in solar-powered autonomous boats, also called uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs), that voyage inhospitable ocean environments for multi-month missions. Combined with advanced sensors and data analytics, and producing no greenhouse gases or risk of oil spills, we offer a safer, more effective and affordable way of gaining ocean insights. We are transforming how we study, protect and utilize our oceans, and helping to build an ocean IoT. We’re driven by a pioneering spirit to push boundaries and make the seemingly impossible possible. Together, we can achieve that goal, growing our team of highly skilled people and offering you the opportunity to tackle big challenges with solutions that make a difference. Project Manager Wanted We’re on a quest to find a Project Manager for our projects in marine mammal protection, illegal fishing enforcement and maritime security. Are you passionate about shepherding a team to successfully execute complex projects and managing customer relationships? Are you as eager and comfortable with developing and building a team as you are communicating with all levels of the organization including the CEO? Are you motivated by a passion for learning and a deep care for the ocean, the climate and the planet’s wellbeing? We would love to hear from you. Core responsibilities: - Build, develop and manage the project team to successful delivery & satisfied customers - Develop and manage project plans with clear schedules, cost structure, action items, risk management & staffing level - Work collaboratively with engineering and development teams to review team progress - Work closely with customers providing regular updates & mandated reports - Manage internal and external stakeholders to provide visibility into the project status - Monitor and report on financial, staffing and other project resources to management Support Request For Proposal (RFP) preparations and customer engagements through oversight of the Statement Of Work (SOW) and other required materials - Develop & implement internal project management processes Skills & Qualifications: - Excellent people management and leadership skills - Strong verbal and written communication capabilities (technical & business) - Demonstrated experience project / program management in an engineering or related technical field (7+ years or equivalent) - Be passionate about advancing innovative technologies, making an impact and scaling a startup company - Willingness to learn and tenacity to finish what you have started (can-do attitude) - Remarkable organizational, time management, and prioritization skills - A degree in Engineering, oceanography, computer science or similar Assets of interest: - Specific relevant domain knowledge - Being technical-savvy - Good at working with a diverse group of people & motivated at team building Conditions: This is a full-time permanent position based in Victoria, BC available for immediate start. Open Ocean Robotics does not sponsor work visas. Benefits: Open Ocean Robotics provides competitive compensation, stock options and benefits. The benefits plan includes extended healthcare coverage, prescription drug plan, dental benefits and life insurance. The stock option plan makes you an owner in Open Ocean Robotics, benefiting from the growth that you will help drive. Application process: Please submit your resume and cover letter to with “Project Manager” in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest and time. Only applicants invited to interview will be contacted. Our team is purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. COVID considerations: As we continue to strengthen our team, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 to ensure our hiring practices are safe. This includes video interviews and condensed onsite interviews.

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