Staff Directory

Project Manager

Nunavut Housing Corporation
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
03 March 2017

: Term until March 31, 2019

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Located in Iqaluit, the Project Management division is responsible for between 50 to 100 million dollars through all stages of the project implementation process. This position requires that Project Management be conducted in a political, social, and cross-cultural setting in accordance with government policies and directives that develop and encourage northern and local employment and business. The Project Manager is accountable for ensuring that funding is spent in the most cost effective manner, to achieve the program objectives of the business case, and to develop value through infrastructure life-cycle analysis.

Under the direction of the Director, Project Management Office, the incumbent is responsible for establishing and implementing projects designed to meet the NHC requirement from initiation to completion.  This includes: devising a strategy to complete all projects assigned; liaising with stakeholders and sponsors, establishing project scope, budget and schedule; project delivery, change management and troubleshooting and closure. The incumbent will provide advice and support for other NHC sections to establish and run smaller projects as needed.

Knowledge of: Project Management principles, contract management and financial responsibilities in a public organization, Nunavut’s economic, political, social, and cross-cultural conditions and practices are required. Financial skills to control project budget expenditures is essential. The Project Manager does not have any permanent staff reporting directly to them, but may periodically supervise the work of summer students and/or university students on a co-op placement; the ability to supervise consultants and contractors may be included. Oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and negotiating skills, managing and coordinating skills are also required.

The ideal candidate will have:

Post-secondary Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Project Management or other related field with four (4) years of project management experience; or,

Technology Diploma in Engineering, Architecture, Project Management or related field with five (5) years project management experience; or,

Eight (8) years of project management experience

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Professional accreditation in project management, engineering or architecture is an asset. The ability to speak Inuktitut is an asset and this position may be eligible for a Bilingual Bonus of $1,500 per annum. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees, who apply and are successful on this term position competition, may be offered a competitive transfer assignment for the duration of the term.

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 (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220