Project Manager

Department: Community and Government Services

Community: Rankin Inlet

Salary: $99,743 - $113,159 per annum for 37.5 hours per week plus; 

Northern Allowance: $18,517 per annum

Union Status: Nunavut Employees Union

Reference Number: 14-504615

Housing: Subsidized Staff Housing is Available

Type of Employment: Indeterminate

Closing date: April 6, 2018 @ 12:00AM CST


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

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Stepping forward together

With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations.  As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance-one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we’re enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment.  Join our adventure as we step forward together North of the 60th parallel.

The Opportunity:

While this specific opportunity is located in Rankin Inlet, applicants are invited to make known their potential interest in the other 3 regional destination communities where these positions are home located namely, Cambridge Bay, Iqaluit and Pond Inlet.  While we are actively recruiting for one project manager to join our team for a permanent role in Rankin Inlet, an eligibility list will be created to staff future vacancies in any of the 4 Regional Center communities within the Nunavut Territory.

Reporting to the Regional Project Manager, the Project Manager is accountable for the application of the GN Project Management Policy and CGS Project Management Process to deliver major and technically complex infrastructure projects valued up to $50 million dollars within schedule and budget, and to meet agreed stakeholders needs.  The Project Manager must develop project plans in accordance with project management methodologies such as those found in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and associated industry standards such as published by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

This position’s responsibilities are territorial in scope and interdepartmental in application through the provision of project management expertise to all GN departments and agencies.

The Project Manager is ultimately accountable for the application of the GN Project Management Policy to the management of GN capital and O&M funded infrastructure projects to ensure that funding is spent in the most cost effective manner, to achieve the program objectives of the business case and to develop value through infrastructure life-cycle analysis.


To be part of our team, the ideal candidate’s qualifications will include a baccalaureate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant discipline (Engineering, Architecture, Planning or Environmental) OR be a Certified Engineering Technologist/Technician c/w additional 2 years of increasingly responsible and relevant work experience OR hold an Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyperson certificate in one of the major (Carpenter, Electrician, Plumber) building disciplines c/w additional 3 years of increasingly responsible and relevant work experience and supplemented with (designation preferred but could be working towards completion) a professional project management certification (applies for all candidates) such as those issued by the Project Management Institute – e.g. PMP. 

A minimum of (5) five years of progressively challenging project management experience on large commercial and/or institutional buildings and/or civic works is required.  Direct experience managing the development and construction of infrastructure projects coupled with demonstrated experience through successfully managing projects of similar magnitude and complexity is essential.


Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of northern construction, economic, political, social and cross-cultural conditions and practices and considerable experience managing project work in northern jurisdictions;
  • Knowledge of construction procurement strategies and practices and considerable experience in managing consultant and construction contracts;
  • Knowledge of modern project management best practices and considerable experience in project delivery.

Proof of credentials held will be required as part of the application process. Failure to provide such proof when called for will result in the application being eliminated from further consideration.

The ability to speak Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun is considered an asset.

Our community:

With a commute time measured in minutes and/or the ability to just walk to work, Rankin Inlet is nestled in rolling hills with flat areas and intricate rock formations.  It has tundra valleys filled with tiny wildflowers in the summertime and wind-sculpted snowdrifts in the winter.  It is a busy, modern community of 2,800 residents and is the center of government for the Kivalliq (Central Arctic) Region of the Territory.  It is the largest and most entrepreneurial hamlet of this territorial region as well as the business and transportation hub which also serves as the central Canadian gateway into Nunavut. The community is located on a large, deep inlet for which it is named, on the mainland of the country at the northwestern corner of Hudson Bay.

For more information on life in Rankin Inlet, please visit the Nunavut Tourism website at:

Inuit Societal Values:  All of our work is guided by Inuit Societal Values as follows:

Innuqatigiitsiarniq – respecting others, relationships and caring for people.

Tunnganarniq – fostering good spirits by being open, welcoming and inclusive.

Pijitsirniq – serving and providing for family and/or community.

Aajiiqatigiinniq –  decision making through discussion and consensus.

Pilimmaksarniq / Pijariuqsarniq – development of skills through observation, mentoring, practice and effort.

Piliriqatigiinniq / Ikajuqtigiinniq – working together for a common cause.

Qanuqtuurniq – being innovative and resourceful.

Avatittinnik Kamatsiarniq – respect and care for the land, animals and the environment.

Government of Nunavut Priority Hiring remains in effect for this competition.

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

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.