Program Manager

Engineering Kitchener, Ontario


Position:                Intermediate Program Manager           
Location:               Kitchener, ON                          
Experience:          3+ years’ experience       
Education:            Bachelor's
Division:                OTTO Motors

About OTTO™ Motors (Division of Clearpath Robotics)

OTTO™ Motors is a growing, disruptive company, making material handling in industrial settings safer, easier, and more efficient through development of hardware and software that automates movement of goods in busy factories and warehouses. The company’s industry-leading self-driving technology provides automated and on-demand material handling in the most demanding industrial environments, spanning automotive, medical device, aerospace, logistics, and more. Customers trusting their mission-critical material handling needs to OTTO Motors include Fortune 100 brands GE, Toyota, and Caterpillar. For more information visit

About the Job

We are building a robotics platform. We are growing and need to add a new program manager to manage both our internal teams and external relationships with key partners.

As a Program Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating program deliverables and serving as the point of contact between partners and other departments. Your goal is to manage the efforts of team members to ensure our programs are delivered on time and that our partners’ needs are met.

Your Primary Responsibilities will be:

  • Generate and manage the Joint Program Plan from kickoff to product release
  • Scheduling, Task Decomposition, and Resource Management
  • Analyze, evaluate, and mitigate program risks, and produce reports for management and stakeholders
  • Actively manage and expedite critical path tasks
  • Create and maintain a program schedule
  • Work with technical leads to identify:
    • Tasks and Dependencies
    • Resources Requirements (Personnel, Equipment, etc.)
  • Integrate with Software, Hardware and OEM Development Programs
  • Work with the other program managers to identify risks and opportunities across multiple programs
  • Identify key requirements needed from cross-functional team, external vendors and partners
  • Track Program/Product Requirements and Specifications
  • Ensure completion of requirements implementation and verification
  • Working with external partners to ensure program success.  Establish and maintain:
    • Joint schedule
    • Joint risk management activities
    • Communication channels with all stakeholders
    • Action logs and tracking actions to completion
  • Risk Assessment and Management
    • Maintain a Risk Register
  • Managerial
    • Issue Escalation
    • Mentorship
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Relationship Management    

Required Technical Skills

  • Project Management Software
    • Gantt Charts (i.e. MS Project)
    • Task and Issue Tracking (i.e. JIRA)
    • Configuration Control
    • Requirements and Specifications tracking
  • Documentation
    • Solid writing skills
    • Good with spreadsheets to communicate complicated status
    • Executive presentations through effective slides
    • Documentation
  • 3 years of project or program management experience from previous work placements (co-ops included)
  • Conflict resolution and people interface skills
  • Experience with direct customer contact

As our next Program Manager, you know how to under promise and over deliver, adapt to changing directions, priorities and personalities, and multiple stakeholders.  You have program management experience from previous work placements. Bonus points for managing engineering related programs with external partners. 

Bonus Points For

  • Mechatronics background
  • Experience in managing partners
  • 1-2 years of engineering design experience from previous work placements
  • The ability to write macros or scripts with Office programs, JIRA or data processing.

Clearpath is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.  We hire the best talent regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, sex, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require special accommodation to complete any portion of the application or interview process, please contact 1-800-301-3863