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Project Manager, Impact Assessment

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Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 February 2017

Term ends August 31st, 2018.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager, Land Use and Environmental Assessment; the Project Manager, Impact Assessment is a key member of a high profile Environmental Assessment & Land Use team within the Department of Environment’s division of Environmental Protection. This position is responsible for providing project management and leadership to the Environmental and Human Health Assessment Committee, which conducts the technical assessment of potential biophysical and human health effects of major development projects. As a member of the Environmental Assessment & Land Use section this position provides support to the Deputy Minister of Environment who serves as a co-chair of the Deputy Minsters Committee on Sustainable Development; The position also provides capacity building, training, mentoring and support to the project management staff of the Environmental Assessment Review Team, and to the technical staff of the Environmental and Human Health Assessment Committee.

The Project Manager, Impact Assessment  will often be the or one of the lead authors of Government of Nunavut submissions and will also represent the Government of Nunavut  at intergovernmental, industry and public forums as well as on various committees and working groups. The incumbent works directly with the Nunavut Impact Review Board, Industry, Federal Government Departments, community organizations and Regional Inuit Associations while project managing the Government of Nunavut’s participation in environmental assessment. This will require giving evidence at public hearings on technical issues affecting the Department. This position will supervise casual employees, summer students and contract project workers.

The ideal candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, diplomacy and public speaking abilities; the ability to work with minimal supervision; knowledge and understanding of environmental assessment, mining, northern land management skills and land claims.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a University Degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline. You must have experience providing advice, briefings and presentations to senior management; project management and/or strategic planning experience; a minimum of two years working experience in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline.

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

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language; knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit; the ability

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.


  • 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.
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