This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record 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 regional n 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.
Based out of the Qikiqtaaluk regional office in beautiful Pond Inlet and reporting to the Regional Project Manager, the Project Manager will apply her/his extensive skills, creativity, knowledge and experience to successfully deliver technically and logistically complex infrastructure and building projects to twelve remote arctic communities spanning from Sanikiluaq to Grise Fiord.
Projects include health centers, schools, recreation facilities, government and municipal offices, as well as water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure. With budgets typically ranging from $2m - $50m, projects may be new builds, additions, life-cycle renewals, or repairs and upgrades.
The Project Manager coordinates interdepartmental project teams; communicates with senior management and client departments; develops and monitors adherence to project objectives, budget and schedule; procures necessary consultants and contractors; oversees design and construction processes; coordinates inspections; and manages the project hand-over and warranty periods. At all phases, the Project Manager will review project progress and performance; monitor adherence to the Project Charter, standards and criteria; review claims and authorize payments; report on status, risks, and forecasts; take action to prevent or correct variances; and obtain and document internal and external approvals.
The successful incumbent has in-depth knowledge of modern project management practices, procurement strategies, design standards, and construction processes; is familiar with the processes and principles defined by the Project Management Institute and PMBOK; and can apply GN Project Management standards and processes. This position does not supervise any direct reports, but may be required to mentor new hires, summer students and co-op placements.
Strong leadership, interpersonal and negotiating skills and the ability to work well individually and within a team environment are essential. The project Manager must effectively utilize email, word-processing, spreadsheet and database programs to communicate, to prepare reports, to monitor budgets, and to manage project processes and schedules. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. A knowledge of northern construction, economic, and cross-cultural conditions is a strong asset.
The required knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically obtained through a recognized post-secondary degree in a relevant engineering or architecture discipline, supplemented with a professional PM certification. A minimum of three (3) years of progressively challenging project management experience delivering commercial or institutional buildings and civil works, including the management of consultant and construction contracts, is required.
Equivalencies consisting of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge and skills may be considered in lieu of the degree and PM certification. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, and land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.