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Manager, Project Communications

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Job Description

Want to work in an exciting environment with some of the most talented people in Canada? Join our team and connect with your potential.


The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest and most diversified port, stretching along 360 kilometres of shoreline and waterways, bordering on 16 municipalities and intersecting with traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations. Annually $200 billion in goods with more than 170 world economies are traded through the port. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority manages port lands at the Port of Vancouver, and leads the efficient and reliable movement of cargo and passengers.

Reporting to the director, communications, the manager, project communications is responsible for managing communications and engagement support for port authority-led infrastructure projects. This position oversees the development and maintenance of strategic and tactical communications and engagement plans and provides leadership and direction to team members as well as external consultants and contractors working on port authority-led infrastructure projects.

Specifically, this position will:

  • Develop and manage communication plans to support port authority-led infrastructure projects (in both planning and construction phases), taking into consideration the needs of key audiences, key message development and delivery, media responses, issues management, promotions and website  content
  • Develop and manage public engagement plans to support port authority-led infrastructure projects following best practices from IAP2 and meeting or exceeding the guidelines set out by the port authority’s project and environmental review (PER) process
  • Provide strategic advice and collaboration on the port authority’s approach during regulatory processes, including issues management and stakeholder and public engagement
  • Monitor, anticipate and manage issues of concern related to project development including issues from external stakeholders such as environmental agencies and regulators, communities and local governments, and business interests
  • Articulate and live the port authority culture and values, set an example by modelling the required behaviours and hold others in the organization accountable for their actions by identifying and acting on behaviour which is inconsistent with agreed standards and values
  • Provide an active and positive leadership example within the wider port community, clearly communicating the port authority’s strategy and key elements of the port authority’s business plan, ensuring the port authority’s ability to deliver improvements through influence as well as direct control

Must be a self-motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills, strong leadership qualities and management skills. Must have an excellent communication skills, and effective writing and editing skills, and an ability to synthesize complex information from diverse sources into simplified language for a range of audiences. Must be a confident public speaker to effectively interface with a variety of stakeholders, including all levels of business, government and the public to represent the port authority as a dynamic organization prepared to seize opportunities to achieve our vision for the Port of Vancouver to be the world’s most sustainable port. Must have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and be confident making informed decisions and strategic recommendations, as a trusted advisor to others in the organization, while fostering the development of all of these competencies in emerging leaders.

Must be able to demonstrate pride in the work of the port authority and our values of collaboration, continuous improvement, accountability and customer responsiveness.


As the ideal candidate, you will possess an appropriate university degree along with a minimum of four years of related experience in project communications and issues management, or an acceptable combination of education and experience. Must have experience leading communications initiatives, developing relevant messages for a variety of audiences, and a strong customer service orientation, while managing a breadth of responsibilities and providing strategic counsel to internal departments. Must have experience managing teams, with a track record of inspiring teamwork and solid results. Must have an excellent written and verbal communication skills. Computer literacy is required.

How To Apply

If we have accurately captured your profile above, please apply on-line by visiting, by July 31, 2020.
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Contact For This Position
Sonia Johal
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Point, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver BC V6C 3T4

Telephone: (604) 665-9662

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Job Location
Vancouver BC
Job Level & Type
Senior Level
$100,000 - $149,999
Listing To Be Posted Until
August 20, 2020
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