Project Manager


Organization : Government of Yukon - Highways & Public Works – Capital Development Overhead
Job Category : Transportation
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : YT
City : Whitehorse
Salary and Benefits : $83,775 - $97,214 per annum

Government of Yukon -> Highways & Public Works – Capital Development Overhead

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Requisition: #25407

Salary: $83,775 - $97,214 per annum

Closing date: February 17, 2021

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service.

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This posting is to fill multiple term, anticipatory permanent positions. This competition will be posted until filled; candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time with 24-hours posted notice. Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the positions are filled or the competition closes, whichever is earliest.

Highways and Public Works


Building Foundations

Inspiring Innovation

Exceeding Expectations

Without a firm foundation, nothing lasts.

Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity, and purpose. Things like roads and bridges, buildings and equipment, airports and government services, and information and communications networks. It’s a big department, with many tools and hats. Our work is building the foundations that enable you to enjoy a full life in Yukon, one with freedom and opportunity to travel where you need, to do your job without constraints and to connect with the people that matter to you.

We’re here so you can be there.

The Property Management Division of Highways and Public Works builds and maintains government buildings to provide safe workplaces for Yukon government employees and public access to government services. We provide planning, design, project management, maintenance, custodial and groundskeeping services to Yukon’s buildings. We employ tradespeople, architects, engineers, labourers, administrators, and more; there are a variety of exciting career opportunities in the Property Management Division.

Our people are your people.

The Project Manager reports to a Senior Building Program Manager, as a member of the Capital Development team, and is an expert in the area of building construction project management. The Project Manager oversees the design and construction of government buildings, major building maintenance projects and energy-efficiency retrofit projects throughout Yukon.

The Property Management Division is currently responsible for the operation and maintenance of over 480 government-owned buildings across the territory.

Here is what we can offer YOU:

As an employer, the Government of Yukon offers a number of benefits, including:

• Competitive extended health benefits package and pension plan

• Generous annual paid vacation and travel allowance subsidy

• Flexible work arrangement options

Read here to learn why Yukon government is listed as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

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For information about applying to a Highways & Public Works competition, contact Kylie Townend, HR Consultant, at

For more information about this job, contact Jody Fobe, Director, Capital Development, at

Essential Qualifications

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• Diploma or higher in engineering, architecture, construction management, or business OR certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) OR considerable construction site experience, acting in the role of foreperson or site supervisor and backed with a red seal certificate;

• Project management experience in large or complex projects;

• Relevant experience in contract management;

• Relevant experience in procurement would be considered an asset;

• Experience in green building design and construction would be considered an asset; and

• Experience working with First Nation governments would be considered an asset.

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Taking Action and Achieving Results: Focuses, commits, and applies resources to identify and achieve appropriate results

Promoting Common Values and Ethics: Promotes the establishment, development and application of positive organizational values, ethics and standards of conduct

Demonstrating Client Focus: Creates a client-focused culture for the entire organization and engages others in providing outstanding service to internal and external clients

Modelling Interpersonal Skills and Personal Responsibility: Demonstrates strong self awareness through deliberate learning from past experience and self-reflection to increase personal effectiveness and responsibility. Uses strong interpersonal skills to build credibility and personal effectiveness

Influencing Others: Generates commitment while inspiring others. Builds coalitions internally and externally, to reach the organization’s goals by using a variety of methods and adapting influence approaches, and by effectively using knowledge of how the organization really works

Leading Change and Innovation: Leads the organization effectively through fast-changing environments, and creates and implements a vision of an organization that is willing to take risks and test new approaches

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong organization and time-management skills

• Adaptability of thinking

Condition of Employment: Possess and maintain a valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence

Job Requirement: Travel throughout Yukon

About Yukon Government:

Having a meaningful professional life in one of Canada’s most stunning and unique natural and cultural regions – and plenty of exciting opportunities to develop and grow your career path, too – is what it means to be a part of the Yukon public service.

Yukon government employees have plenty of resources to develop their interests, further their careers and stay challenged and energized throughout the working day. We believe that the best way we can serve the people of Yukon is with an active and engaged public service workforce. Please see the following link:

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How to Apply

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