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Project Manager - Electronic Fisheries Monitoring

Project Manager - Electronic Fisheries Monitoring

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Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.


More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. And where there is water, there are fish. Where there are fish, there are fishing boats. We work with those fishing boats to advance their monitoring capabilities and contribute to more sustainable fisheries around the world. In fact, we have deployed more than 750 of our electronic monitoring systems in countries all over the world over the last 20 years. If you like technology, are insanely organized, and enjoy a fast-paced, always-changing work life, then we want to meet you. But, not in person-yet. How about on a video call to start?


Managing projects in the fisheries monitoring industry is a busy role and something that requires a very broad set of skills to be successful. We are not looking for someone who can check every one of the boxes below on their first day, but someone who has the right attitude and the right drive to check those boxes over time. This role has strong potential to evolve into a senior leadership role within the Monitoring Technologies division and within the Archipelago team.

As a Project Manager at Archipelago, these are some of the tasks that you can expect to see in your daily work life:

Project Management

• Ongoing client interaction and support

• Developing and managing project budgets and burndowns

• Organizing internal and external timelines, events, and resources

• Working with the leadership team to assign tasks and manage labour resources

• Efficiently lead internal and external meetings

• Delivery of invoices and managing client timelines for payment

• Project report writing and general reporting on project deliverables

Business Development

• Supporting RFP/RFI responses and grant applications

• Client presentations

• Client outreach and ongoing communication around new opportunities

• Conference attendance (domestic and international)

• Researching fishery policies and requirements across various jurisdictions


Archipelago has been around for over 40 years and is at the forefront of monitoring solutions for fisheries around the world. We create and deploy technology for commercial fishing vessels, at-sea observers and dockside monitors to collect data and report back to our clients. This data helps manage global fisheries and ensure sustainability for generations to come.

Our head office sits right on the water in Victoria (Esquimalt), British Columbia and we have offices in Alaska, Oregon, Australia, Norway and in port cities up and down the British Columbia coast.


Believe it or not, our company name can be difficult for some people to pronounce. We have heard a lot of variations. It is not a mandatory skill for the role, but it would certainly give you a leg up on the competition if you can nail the pronunciation.


• Group Benefits Program (Health and Dental)

• Health Spending Account

• Personal Wellness Fund

• RSP and 401K matching

• Flex Schedules

• Remote work options

• A commitment to sustainability and the environment within all our operations

• Staff funding programs for local and global non-profits

• Company funded education and development opportunities

• Staff Deck Days (virtual during COVID-19)

• Staff Parties and Events (virtual during COVID-19)

• Ocean Front Building in Victoria with proximity to transit and bike paths

• Free Parking


• Project management experience in a professional environment

• General understanding of data collection, data structure, data analysis and data management

• General knowledge of fisheries management and gear types

• Technical aptitude – we develop and deploy hardware and software solutions, so the ability to understand how these tools work is important

• Business acumen – while we are very focused on making the world a better place, we are also in the business of making money, so understanding how those go hand in hand is important

• Experience working with a diverse range of client groups and stakeholders in the fisheries sector (eg. NGO's, NOAA, DFO, NMFS etc.), or other industry groups

• Experience with submitting proposals and grant applications

• Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

• An attention to detail so strong that your friends make fun of you

• A fun and outgoing personality

• An efficient and positive approach to your work

• A great communicator and writer

• A willingness to accept change (while still smiling)

• Confidence to bring new and creative ideas to the table


The position is a permanent, full-time position with a 37.5-hour work week – Monday to Friday with 3 weeks paid vacation. The annual salary will be dependent on experience, but the range for this role is between $65,000-$85,000 CAD. We love to promote from within our teams, so, as with all roles at Archipelago, there is room for advancement.

This position can be fulfilled remotely, and we are accepting applications from candidates who live in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington State, Oregon, Alaska , and California. If you are interested in applying, email your resume and a cover letter to

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Victoria, BC

Experience Level : Intermediate Level

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