Project Officer
Government of Northwest Territories
8d ago

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 http : / / /

PURPOSE OF THE POSITIONTo manage a variety of Capital and Operational and Maintenance (O&M) projects for the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) Departments, boards and agencies, community governments, and non-

governmental organizations (clients) through all stages of the project planning and implementation process.

SCOPEThis position, which is located in Inuvik reports to the Regional Manager, Projects. The scope of activities undertaken or managed includes :

  • Project management for the delivery of small to medium Capital and O&M projects on an annual basis, generally with a total annual value of up to $5,000,000.
  • Consulting with other Government Departments, Hamlets, Community Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations on related design(s).
  • Signing authority of $50,000 for contract initiation, and $100,000 for contract performance.

  • Knowledge of the project management process, including project planning, scheduling, contracting, supervision of professional consultants and contractors, and inspections.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Planning, time management and scheduling skills.
  • Negotiating skills; required to manage large complex projects and deal with contractors, consultants, and stakeholders.
  • Project management skills including estimating and financial skills to develop and control budgets for capital and O&M projects.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Skills and knowledge of software areas such as : Computer Aided Design, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Project Management Systems, and Financial Management Systems.
  • Ability to work in a high stress multi-tasking environment with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work closely with consultants and contractors.
  • Ability to deal with individuals with a high degree of tact and diplomacy required.
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment with a diverse group of clients and staff.
  • TYPICALLY, THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE ATTAINED BY : Degree in Engineering or Architecture with two years of project management experience.

    Knowledge of project management in a northern environment would bean asset. The skills and abilities are most commonly acquired through several years of relatedexperience.

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