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Manager, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)

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Job Number:
Application Deadline:
October 31, 2019
Job Title:
Manager, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)
Research (Innovation & Engagement)

Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Davis (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)    
Reference #: 19/A/91
Payband: NL     
Hiring Range: $85,631 - $90,983
Application Deadline: October 31st, 2019    

Reporting to the Director, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), the CAMDT Manager oversees research activities in CAMDT, an applied research centre at Sheridan where faculty, students, and researchers collaborate with industry partners on applied research projects. The incumbent ensures the research projects are executed efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with all Sheridan and funder policies. The incumbent will also support the Director in development of new projects and funding opportunities and be responsible for managing research projects through the pipeline from lead identification to execution and project closure. It is also expected that the incumbent act as the Principle investigator on certain research projects within their domain of expertise. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Managing day to day activities in CAMDT to enable successful execution of research projects and other activities;
  • Working with the Director and other team members to maintain, upgrade, and optimize the use of infrastructure, resources or equipment that are needed in order to fulfill the Centre’s mandate;
  • Providing leadership and direction to the team (PT/FT Research Leads and PT Student Researchers);
  • Working with faculty Principal Investigators and researchers to ensure that research project budgets are prepared appropriately and managed thoughtfully throughout the duration of research projects. Alerts Director of any budget issues and/or anomalies;
  • Coaching/mentoring project leads and team members to take positive action and be accountable for deliverables;
  • Developing, monitoring and providing analysis of budget activity for the Director and/or Research Office;
  •  Managing all financial aspects of special projects and contracts including invoicing, expense allocation, monitoring of budget and completion of project within budget guidelines;
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures in the areas of: health & safety, human rights, equity, diversity, accessibility; also complies with collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment;
  • Supporting the Director, CAMDT to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders including Sheridan employees, industry partners, government, non-governmental agencies, community organizations, colleges, universities, research institutes, associations and funding agencies;
  • Leading and participating in the full-cycle applied research process ensuring that projects are conducted ethically, effectively, efficiently and in compliance with all Sheridan, CAMDT, and funding agency policies and procedures;
  • Coordinating onsite and offsite CAMDT events and activities with the support of the CAMDT team;
  • Other related duties as assigned.


The successful incumbent will possess the following qualifications: 

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physical Sciences or a related field of study along with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in research project leadership/management (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). Master’s degree or PhD is preferred.
  • Experience with robotics, automation and/or other technologies relevant to the manufacturing environment is desired
  •  Proficiency with computer-aided design software (Solidworks, AutoCAD, etc.)
  • Must have experience with research proposal preparation
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written, verbal, presentation) 
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills 
  • Excellent Conflict resolution skills
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Status as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (PEng) and completion of the Project Management Professional Certification is an asset

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.

Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.