Manager Community Infrastructure Planning

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Closing date: Sep 27, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: MAC Community Infrastructure

Job Code: 16031

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), supports capable, accountable and self-directed community governments providing a safe, sustainable and healthy environment for community residents.

Job Information

The Manager, Community Infrastructure Planning (Manager) is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Regional Superintendent. The Manager collaborates with community governments in the planning, development and review of community government Capital Investment Plans and provides strategic advice and implementation strategies for community public infrastructure projects to maximize the useful life and effectiveness of infrastructure and infrastructure dollars by the community government.

This is achieved through continuous interaction with the community government and includes such activities as the facilitation of the capital planning process with councils and administration. This process involves the identification of services, the establishment of ranking criteria, the prioritization of projects and the identification of infrastructure funding available.
The position provides advice to community governments on planning, design and construction activities, engineering/technical services, project management, asset management, and the operation of community public infrastructure. The position must exercise considerable independent judgment and facilitation skills in working with community governments as they identify, prioritize and implement their capital infrastructure needs.

The position works with community governments to ensure community public infrastructure complies with various legislative, policy and regulatory guidelines including but not limited to, the Northern Inland Waters Act, National Building Code of Canada, Fire Prevention Act, Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines, pertinent environmental legislation, etc.

The NWT presents a unique physical environment with severe climate conditions that affect infrastructure delivery.  The position must work with community governments to identify innovative and creative solutions that fit the physical, climatic, technical and financial realities of the NWT.

The Manager indirectly influences the budgetary decisions of community governments in the region in utilizing their Community Public Infrastructure and Gas Tax funding allocations. This position supports maximizing the life of community public infrastructure, currently valued at $610 million in the region. This position also indirectly influences the utilization of $13 million in annual funding dedicated to community public infrastructure.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 3 years professional engineering experience in such areas as: municipal infrastructure, municipal program delivery and infrastructure planning for water and sanitation, earthworks, transportation systems and building construction, including regulatory activities, or similar experience.


Certified, Civil Engineering Technologist (CET) or Professional Technologist in Civil Engineering (PTech) or equivalent with 5 years related experience:

Preference will be given to incumbents who can register as a professional engineer with NAPEGG.


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This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Affirmative Action

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

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #16031        

Closing Date: September 27, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589 - $114,134) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.