Manager, Mackenzie Valley Highway Environmental Affairs - *Amended*

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Infrastructure
Job ID: 19351
Salary: $111,443 - $133,146
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Nov 30, 2020


Closing date has been amended to November 30, 2020

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

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Director, Strategic Infrastructure, the Manager, Mackenzie Valley Highway (MVH) Environmental Affairs manages the Department of Infrastructure’s engagement in the environmental review and regulatory/permitting processes to ensure successful approval of permits and licences required to construct and operate the MVH.

Working with colleagues in the Division, the Department and across the GNWT, the Manager ensures that the MVH is planned, designed and pre-engineered in a manner that is consistent with federal and territorial environmental management legislation, GNWT strategic policy and plans, land use plans, Indigenous land claims, resources and self-government agreements, and broader environmental initiatives such as conservation network planning, biodiversity initiatives, federal and territorial species at risk initiatives, and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

The Manager leads a team of technical specialists and consultants to facilitate the passage of the MVH through the legally-required environmental reviews and regulatory/permitting approvals proceedings. The Manager oversees the evaluation of potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of the MVH and develops mitigation measures for those impacts.

The Manager is responsible to develop and implement an Indigenous consultation and engagement strategy to support successful effective environmental review and
regulatory/permitting process for the MVH project. The Manager is the lead contact with Indigenous government officials in setting up meetings, negotiating agenda items and
developing meeting materials. The Manager also works closely with colleagues in the Departments of Justice and Executive and Indigenous Affairs with regular meetings to identify and resolve issues related to Indigenous government consultation and relations and follow up on matters raised. The Manager ensures that Indigenous relations across the Unit are consistent and respectful and that issues of concern are identified and addressed appropriately.

Strong conflict management and negotiation skills are required to work collaboratively with a range of governments and stakeholders to bring about resolution of issues. The Manager must balance the interests of all the parties involved to facilitate agreement and consensus.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A university degree in Environmental Planning or Studies, Civil or Environmental Engineering, Natural Resource Management, Biology or similar relevant discipline, and seven years of relevant experience, three of which include supervisory or staff management experience, as well as a minimum of two years of northern experience.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a two year term. 

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19351        

Closing Date: November 30, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $57.15 per hour to $68.28 per hour (approximately $111,443.00 - $133,146.00.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00.