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Fish Health Project Manager Campbell River, BC

Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination.

Located along the beautiful coastal waters of Vancouver Island, Cermaq Canada Ltd. is a salmon farming company focused on operational excellence.  With our skilled team, we strive for a high quality product achieved through sustainable aquaculture practices.  Our award winning safety culture and opportunities to develop and grow within the company makes Cermaq a great place to build a career.

Cermaq Canada is seeking to fill a new permanent full-time role of Fish Health Projects Manager to our Campbell River Administration Office.  As a Fish Health Projects Manager you will oversee up to 4 team members providing leadership both internal and external fish health projects to achieve an optimal fish health situation and quality production. You will lead the team through decisions that could impact service levels at a regional level yet are beneficial to the company wide operations. You will report to the Fish Health Director.

Fish Health Project Manager Campbell River, BC

Key Accountabilities:

  • Advises and collaborates with the Fish Health Director on fish health projects and formally and informally on a regular basis that reflects accurate and current information.
  • In collaboration with other stakeholders, create and manage projects from conception through to final report and presentation
  • Provide recommendations based on project results for improvements to strategic control measures so that the risk to stock is reduced or eliminated to the stock
  • Provide recommendations for improving the Cermaq Canada Fish Health Management Plan in collaboration with management that keeps to the corporate commitments
  • Proactively communicate to management key results or findings to ensure effective and timely decision making that minimizes risk and cost
  • Provide reports to key internal and external stakeholders that is accurate and timely
  • Lead the team through decisions that could impact service levels at a regional level yet are beneficial to the company wide operations
  • Lead research projects with internal and third parties that is focused on sustainable production

Your Position Requirements:

  • Preferred degree in Biology, preferably in aquaculture or aquatic sciences required.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a management role in the aquaculture industry
  • Prior research experience with production animals in a business context
  • Experience managing large scale data
  • Prior experience working with project management including funding
  • A safety-orientated mindset with proven teamwork and interpersonal communication skills
  • The ability to gain a solid understanding of Cermaq Canada’s policies and procedures
  • Capable of regional, national and some international travel by boat, plane, and vehicle 

Cermaq Canada is committed to training and promoting our employees.  If you are currently an employee of Cermaq Canada or Cermaq Canada Processing and feel that you could contribute your qualifications to this role, please email your application to careers.canada@cermaq.com before Friday, October 4, 2019  Please indicate “Fish Health Projects Manager” in the subject line of your email.

Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination.

Cermaq Canada has a progressive view of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Although wholly committed to hire the best candidate available, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples for this role.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted