Job Title:

Project Coordinator


Barkley Project Group Ltd.


Nanaimo , BC

It is our preference to hire persons with experience living in or working within Indigenous communities. We encourage applicants to share their level of experience in this regard during the hiring process (cover letter/resume/interview).



Barkley Project Group (BPG) is a growing consulting firm specializing in project management services for clean energy and energy efficiency projects and other community-owned initiatives. We are based in Nanaimo, BC, and currently work with more than 30 First Nations communities in British Columbia and the Yukon. We support Indigenous communities by providing project management and administration capacities on a project-specific basis. We are passionate about the work we do, and we are grateful for the opportunity to work with communities as they pursue a thriving sustainable future for their members.

We focus on a community-centric approach, advocating for community control and ownership of their resources and projects. We also have a track record of success in securing government funding and commercial finance to support projects–both large and small. Our most important guiding principle is to ensure that project benefits align with community priorities.


Reporting to the Project Director or Project Manager, the Project Coordinator (PC) is a permanent, f/t, position working out of the Nanaimo head office when not assigned to project sites. There may be options to work remotely from your home for some of the time. We offer a competitive salary with benefits. Although we’re looking to fill this position very soon, the start date would be mutually agreed upon for right candidate. Our culture encourages high-quality, professional development and learning. This is not just a job – this a career opportunity in a supportive team environment offering plenty of development! Our team is diverse, multidisciplinary, and welcoming. Our values are Respect, Integrity, Trust, Innovation, Happiness, & Humour.


Duties/responsibilities may include (but are not limited to the following):

  • Engage communities at all project stages, including updating outreach material, preparation for community presentations and ongoing communication with contacts and participants
  • Participate in a safety-first mindset, and work with site personnel to encourage a culture of safety
  • Update and maintain accurate project budgets
  • Document daily site activities, crew size, and progress by contractors in a daily report
  • May be asked to chair or support project coordination meetings and take detailed and accurate minutes of meetings
  • Collect and forward field data to project engineers in the form of RFIs (request for information) and Quality Control reports
  • Coordinate material deliveries and complete material inspection reports
  • Assist with contract and change management
  • Coordinate and implement engineering change management
  • Coordinate with engineering and construction management team to schedule site visits at appropriate times
  • Ensure that project design drawings and engineering specifications are readily available on site and are of current revision
  • Work with/support field personnel to handle project issues as they arise
  • Complete and review project schedule updates using Microsoft Project
  • Liaise with communities, technical teams, government agencies, and other stakeholders throughout all project stages
  • Contribute ideas, energy, and personal commitment to help foster a positive and rewarding work environment
  • Help maintain and grow a successful, innovative, high-quality project management consulting practice
  • Comply with all Barkley company policies (ie HR policy, Covid Safety Plan)
  • Strict adherence to all WorkSafe BC regulations, practices, procedures and protocols
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor/manager


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in engineering or equivalent, or technical diploma in construction management or engineering technology
  • Some experience in a design consulting firm setting is an asset
  • Some experience with procurement, tendering, contract development, & design build – strong asset
  • Project management experience – strong asset
  • Experience a project engineer – asset
  • Experience coordinating design engineers through iterative review stages
  • Experience & competency with quality management – including development of QA docs (ie inspections, test plans, & as-built record keeping)
  • Previous site-based heavy civil or industrial construction experience - asset
  • Previous experience with run-of-river hydro, solar, geothermal or wind considered - assets
  • Competency with project controls - asset
  • Competency with procurement and contract development/administration - asset
  • Competency with project scheduling software - asset
  • Experience with MS Office, Primavera and Project
  • Passionate about working with First Nations communities & sustainable developments (able to create & foster community relationships)
  • Trustworthy & able to trust team others
  • Respectful & exhibit high integrity
  • Self-starter & driven to achieve results
  • Sense of humour is an absolute must
  • Time management, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills in remote work sites
  • Acceptable Police Information Check
  • Valid driver’s license & reliable transportation
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada


Please e-mail your cover letter & resume to: Dwayne Worthing, HR Manager, at citing “Project Coordinator” in the subject heading of the e-mail.

We thank all those who apply, however, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

As per s.42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to Indigenous applicants.

Posted 2021-12-15

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