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Facilities Planner

Community and Government Services
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$103,662 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
23 February 2018

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

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees only.

Reporting to the Manager, Facility Planning, the Facility Planner determines with clients the purpose and need for capital projects (e.g. generally projects less than $10 million such as government offices, wildlife offices, hamlet facilities, and various renovations). This position operates in a complex building environment and must analyze the multi-dimensional aspects of programs and facilities to address technical, functional, operational, spatial, environmental and fiscal issues.

The incumbent takes the lead in the development of a project Business Case through the analysis and identification of the facility needs of the clients’ (the Government of Nunavut (GN), community governments, federal government departments and agencies and non-governmental organizations) capital projects to meet short and long term objectives. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: prepare comprehensive Design Briefs that describe project objectives and design requirements for architectural and/or engineering design consultants; provide class  “D” construction and maintenance cost estimates; contribute to the technical evaluations of public buildings to determine and report on their condition and conformance to building codes and regulations and establish priorities for remedial work. Occasionally, the Facility Planner may be required to lead the project management of a project throughout the design and construction of a project.

Knowledge of: architectural and engineering theory and principles; facility planning theory and principles; project management (including tendering, contract administration, supervision of professional consultants, project planning and scheduling, cost estimating, client relations, financial management, evaluation and inspection); cold-climate design and building conditions and practices as well as knowledge of AutoCAD are required for this position.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Bachelor degree in Architecture with three (3) to five (5) years of work-related experience OR a Diploma in Architecture, accredited by an Architectural Technologist Association with four (4) to eight (8) years of work-related experience. Membership with a Canadian Association is preferred.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

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

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

  • 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