Regional Manager, Highway Operations

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Closing date: Dec 5, 2017

Location: Inuvik

Department: INF Highways Operations

Job Code: 14857

Salary: $106,683 - $127,379

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies.  INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at

Job Information


  • Negotiating skills to ensure the regions interests are protected and advanced when dealing with contractors, the public, employees and other government departments.
  • Thorough knowledge of highway maintenance tools, techniques and operations, to understand and recognize acceptable service performance and to ensure compliance with Federal and Territorial legislation, regulations, policies and generally accepted practices of operation and maintenance.
  • Sophisticated Human Resource Management skills in order to effectively deal with issues that can arise with a large staff engaged in an often stressful environment.
  • Project supervision and management skills as well as technical knowledge of civil engineering practices as it relates to highway maintenance and construction to enable the effective delivery of the maintenance and capital project programs.
  • Proven ability to act confidentially in challenging situations to accomplish tasks and select an effective approach to a task or problem, as in the instance of a highway emergency.
  • Ability to lead and communicate a clear direction to staff and provide the incentive to ensure a buy in from the people managed, especially in the integration of new ways and methods of accomplishing goals.
  • Strong conflict resolution and mediation skills are necessary to ensure the smooth operation of a large private and public workforce.
  • Effective skills in listening, understanding and responding to better understand the underlying issues and ability to respond to people’s concerns in a proactive manner.
  • Ability to recognize stakeholder needs and develop effective two-way negotiations to develop a partnership approach to doing business.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex issues and simplify these issues to offer a solution that everyone can understand.
  • The ability to use a computer to operate software programs (word processing, spreadsheets, databases and electronic mail, internet, etc.) to monitor and control operational and financial activities and prepare a variety of financial and administrative plans, reports, recommendations and programs.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A diploma in civil engineering technology from a recognized institution with 10 years of directly related experience supervising highway construction projects or highway maintenance programs including 5 years in a staff supervisor/managerial role.

The experience would reflect a progression with increasingly responsible roles.  Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience to achieve technical and supervisor competencies will be considered.

The incumbent must have a Class 5 NWT Driver’s license.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered. 


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.

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 # 14857

Closing Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $51.29 per hour (approximately $100,015.50. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.

Affirmative Action

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

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620