Regional Manager, Projects

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Location: Inuvik

Department: PWS Regional Projects

Job Code: 14040

Salary: $114,524 - $136,715

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Public Works and Services provides high quality services and expert support to Government of the Northwest Territories departments, boards and agencies in the areas of: asset management; the design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of buildings; procurement; records management and computer systems and telecommunications.

The Department also provides electrical, gas and boiler/pressure vessel regulatory safety services to the public, and makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector.

For more information please refer to the Department of Public Works website at


Job Information

This position, which is located in Inuvik reports to the Regional Superintendent.

To manage a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and technologist / technicians providing project management to client departments, boards or other agencies, for the planning, design and construction of municipal works, fuel storage facilities, buildings and other capital projects in the Inuvik Region.

The scope of activities undertaken or managed includes:

  • Managing a multi-disciplinary team of professional and non-professional staff in the delivery of project management of projects with a total annual value of $10,000,000 to $20,000,000.
  • Consulting with other Government Departments, Hamlets, Community Organizations on capital programs.
  • $100,000 signing authority for Contract Initiation, and $250,000 for Contract Performance.

This position requires expert knowledge of project management process in a northern environment and excellent negotiating skills to manage large complex projects and deal with contractors and consultants. This position also requires expert knowledge of northern construction practices and northern community life, and must possess excellent estimating and financial skills to develop and control budgets for capital and O&M projects.

This position also requires proven analytical skills to evaluate project results against objectives and excellent decision making and problem solving skills to solve and initiate corrective action to problems encountered during the project management process.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained through completion of a degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Structural) or Architecture with ten (10) years experience in project management, five of which would include supervisor experience. Previous experience working in a Northern environment would be a definite asset.

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Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


The incumbent in this position will be required to travel about 10% of the time to and from job sites.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $58.73 per hour (approximately $122,158. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,131.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #14040

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik Client Service Centre

GNWT Human Resources

66 Franklin Manor

Box 1869


Ph. (867) 678-6600

Fax (867) 678-6620