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Project Manager

Community and Government Services
Pond Inlet
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$99,743.00 - $113,159.00 per annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$24,214 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
01 June 2018

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Founded in 1999, Nunavut is the newest territory and a place where tradition meets progress.

This position offers an opportunity to take on responsibilities that are territorial in scope and will appeal to those who are eager to develop and lead during a time of exciting change, while enjoying Nunavut’s grand parklands, winter landscapes, Inuit arts and culture.

Reporting to the Regional Project Manager, the Project Manager is accountable for the application of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Project Management Policy and Project Management Process to deliver major technically complex infrastructure projects. The Project Manager is responsible for the management of GN capital and O&M funded infrastructure projects, to lead the interdepartmental project teams, reporting and communications. The Project Manager must develop project plans in accordance to PM methodologies such as PMBOK and industry standards as published by the PMI.

The Project Manager does not have any direct reports, but may mentor summer students and co-op placements.

The Project Manager is the single point of responsibility throughout the project and will organize the project team, start the design process, develop the project budget and authorize payments, review progress and performance of the project, advise on status, risks, forecasts and will take action to prevent or correct variances, document and obtain approvals and administer the contracts design consultants and contractors, monitor the standards and criteria, authorize inspections and manage the warranty work.

An in-depth knowledge of modern project management practices, construction procurement strategies and knowledge of northern construction, economic, and cross-cultural conditions is a requirement for this role. Strong leadership, interpersonal and negotiating skills are essential. The ability to analyze and evaluate results against objectives, along with strong decision making skills is required. The incumbent must be able to estimate budget development and have financial skills to control and report on projects. The ability to operate various computer programs and software, spreadsheets, database and information systems is required. The incumbent must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to manage stakeholders and project communications. The ability to speak Inuktut is an asset.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are ideally obtained through a recognized post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline, supplemented with a professional PM certification. A minimum of three (3) years of progressively challenging project management experience on large commercial, institutional or civil works with direct experience managing development and construction of infrastructure projects is required. Candidates must demonstrate considerable project delivery experience along with considerable experience managing project work in northern jurisdictions, managing consultants and construction contracts. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered in lieu of the degree and PM certification. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Igloolik)

Government of Nunavut

PO Box 239, Igloolik, Nunavut X0A 0L0

Phone: (867) 934-2025

Toll free: 1-800-682-9033

Fax: (867) 934-2027