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Tantalus Systems

Technical Project Manager

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
5 days ago

About Tantalus Systems (TSX: GRID)

Tantalus is a smart grid technology company that transforms aging one-way grids into future-proofed multi-directional grids that improve the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of public power and electric cooperative utilities and the communities they serve. Our solutions are purpose-built to allow utilities to restore power quickly after major disruptions, adapt to rapidly shifting consumer expectations and population shifts, innovate new solutions based on the adoption of distributed energy resources and evolve their grid infrastructure at their own pace without needless cost or complexity. All this gives our user community the flexibility they need to get the most value from existing infrastructure investments while planning for future requirements. 

Learn more at We are headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada with commercial headquarters in Raleigh NC. 

This role offers a competitive salary plus variable compensation tied to business unit scale objectives. Tantalus offers full health, dental and vision plans, flexible hours, hybrid/remote work styles and vacation. 

Come join us if you’re interested in being part of an entrepreneurial team, solving complex technical problems and delivering innovative solutions that will directly impact the electrification of everything and the decarbonization of our society.

The Opportunity

As the Technical Project Manager, you will work closely with various members of the Product Development team, including cross functional software, firmware, front-end and back-end teams to deliver high quality, scalable products and solutions deployed across a challenging rural footprint. You will work with local and remote team members along with outside contractors to deliver projects. In addition to Product Development team members, this position may work closely with other stakeholders within the company including Product Marketing and Field Operations. 

This position will drive projects from original concept through final implementation. You will leverage deep technology, process and domain experience in software development, systems design and project management to ensure the delivery of value and the desired project outcomes are within scope, time, budget and quality. This includes managing project schedules, tracking team performance, identifying and managing risks, anticipating bottlenecks, making trade-offs and balancing business and technical constraints. You're equally at home explaining your team's analyses and recommendations to executives as you are discussing the technical trade-offs in product development with engineers. 

As the Technical Project Manager, you will work closely with Agile project teams and bring strong experience with lean and scrum applied in a multi-disciplinary environment. You will be skilled at facilitating effective team collaboration, communication and possess a strong technical background, be detail driven and have excellent problem-solving abilities.

Location of Position:

This position will be based in our Burnaby, BC office. 

What you bring:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline
  • At least 5 years of leadership experience in software project management leveraging Agile methodologies
  • PMP certification is an asset
  • PEng certification is an asset
  • Certified Scrum Master designation is an asset
  • Experience in software development and delivery of large-scale commercial solutions
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills: Ability to influence stakeholders, overcome obstacles and lead project teams
  • Strong analytical and strong problem-solving skills 
  • Knowledge and expertise in Electricity Transmission, Distribution & Industrial markets is an asset
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