Senior Technical Specialist, Civil and Pavements

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Closing date: Feb 25, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: INF Design & Tech Services Air

Job Code: 16450

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

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

Reporting to the Manager, Technical Services,  Air,  the Senior Technical Specialist, Civil and Pavements, manages and implements the Airports Pavement Management System (APMS) for 6 paved and 21 gravel surfaced airports, including granular material inventory, located in 27 communities in the Northwest Territories.

The Senior Technical Specialist, Civil and Pavements, oversees the airport civil structures and pavement Capital and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) programs, and related technical programs by: managing a discretionary O&M budget of approximately $150,000 and a multi- year project plan involving 5 to 10 projects in different stages of development, with an annual project value of up to $2 million; monitoring project  implementation,  completion  dates and   resource allocations during all project phases; and approving expenditures of up to $100,000 for contract initiation and up to $250,000 for contract performance. The incumbent may be called upon to accept, on behalf of the airports program, completed construction and rehabilitation of airport civil structures and pavements at NWT airports.

The Senior Technical Specialist, Civil and Pavements, will work with the Department staff; other federal and GNWT departments, including Municipal & Community Affairs, Transport Canada, Environment Canada (federal regulatory agencies), communities, and air carriers, on matters of airport certification, flight operations, facility conditions and safety in order to implement the required projects.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
•    A diploma in Civil Engineering Technology (geotechnical engineering, survey or other related disciplines may be considered); and,
•    10 (ten) years progressive experience in the planning, design, implementation and project management of civil engineering projects.
•    Experience in a northern setting or in regional conditions similar to those found in the NWT, with specialized training in airport and/or infrastructure design, pavement design and maintenance/management would be an asset.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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.


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

Affirmative Action

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

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 #16450        

Closing Date: February 25, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

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