Senior Project Manager - IMT

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 20918
Salary: $101,829 - $121,622
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Oct 11, 2021

Department Information

The Department of Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves and the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Team Lead - Project Management Services, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for the management of large often complex projects, typically (but not exclusively) involving the development and implementation of information systems and solutions to meet identified business needs, acquiring and utilising the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality. Services are delivered on behalf of all GNWT departments and NWT Housing Corporation and can range in cost up to $3M.

The incumbent is a subject matter expert on project management and ensures the effective execution of information system development and implementation projects to meet identified business needs through the adoption and adaptation of the organisations project management methodologies based on the context of the project and selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.

The incumbent interacts with and influences colleagues and has working level contact with clients, vendors and partners. It may make decisions which impact the work assigned to individuals or phases of projects including the work of staff in other departments. The position understands and collaborates on the analysis of user/client needs and represents this in their work.


• Expert knowledge of Project Management practices such as those described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK);

• Working knowledge of Business Analysis practices such as those defined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBM) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide);

• Working knowledge of the software development lifecycle, as well as the various methodologies including predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile);

• General knowledge of software development methods, practices and processes;

• General knowledge of standard budgeting and accounting concepts and techniques;

• Ability to maintain an awareness of developments in the industry and select appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools and applications, taking responsibility for driving own development;

• Knowledge of IT service management concepts such as those described in ITIL;

• Experience with project management and project portfolio management software and tools;

This position is typically attained by:

Completion of an undergraduate degree in computer science, management information systems or business with 4 or more years of directly relevant and progressive experience in a project management role delivering information system or technology enabled projects.

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

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 # 20918         

Closing Date: October 11, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.00 per hour to $63.31 per hour (approximately $103,350 - $123,455) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.