Low: $70,000
Average: $75,000
High: $80,000
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Project Administrator, Ports Lifestyle

Office conditions with some exposure to the outdoors; sleep at home

Work Involved

“Your mission should you choose to accept it” is to analyze contracts, provide design specs, and manage and monitor a project’s success. Okay so it’s not quite the same as being Ethan Hunt but as a project administrator you do get to work with building infrastructure, electrical, security, and fiber optics.

With your technical smarts and your ability to juggle any situation, you are key to a port authority’s success. Sometimes you’ll be in the field braving the elements and inspecting construction projects, other times you’ll be huddled up typing that final post-op report for your “field commander”. Whatever path you take the variety of work and relationships you develop all make it more than worthwhile. And don’t forget that there’s always going to be work for these “special agents”.

Education & Training

Technical diploma and 5 years of related experience in a similar position. Must be a registered civil technologist with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC


Port authorities such as the Port Metro Vancouver; cities; municipalities

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So What’s Next?

The skills you gain will always be in demand. You can move up the corporate ladder, or take on projects yourself independently.