Project Manager - IMT

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 22115
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: May 26, 2022

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 Project Manager - IMT is responsible for the management of small to medium sized projects, typically (but not exclusively) involving the development and implementation of information systems and solutions to meet identified business needs, acquiring and utilizing the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality.   Services are delivered on behalf of all GNWT departments and the NWT Housing Corporation and can range in cost up to $1M and have some organizational financial and reputational risk.

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

The  Project Manager - IMT  interacts  with  and  influences  colleagues,  and  has  working  level  contact with clients,  vendors  and  partners.    It may make recommendations which impact the work assigned to individuals or phases of projects including the work of staff in other departments.

The Project Manager - IMT is aware of the need to collaborate within the team and represent the user/client needs.


•    Seasoned 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;

•    Thorough  understanding of other recognized generic industry and specialist bodies of knowledge as necessary;

•    Thorough   knowledge   of  the   Government   of  the   NWT  and  is  able  to  apply  the knowledge  effectively in unfamiliar situations and actively maintains own knowledge and contributes to the development of others;

•    Ability to rapidly absorb new information and applies it effectively;

•    Communicates  fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences;

•     Proven ability to effectively facilitate collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives;

•    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;

•    Proven ability to implement standard project management concepts;

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

•    Demonstrates an analytical and systematic approach to issue resolution;

•    Ability to assesses and evaluates risk leveraging guidance from ISO 31000;

•    Ability to lead teams including coaching, motivation and performance management;

•    Contributes fully to the work of teams. Appreciates how their own role relates to other roles and to the ISSS or client;

•    Has a sound generic, domain and specialist knowledge necessary to perform effectively in the organization typically gained from  recognized bodies of knowledge and organizational information;

•    Demonstrates effective application of knowledge.  Has an appreciation of the wider business context. Takes action to develop own knowledge.

This position is typically attained by:

Completion of an undergraduate degree in computer science, management information systems or business with 2 or more years of directly relevant and progressive experience as a member of a project team lead by a seasoned project manager.  Knowledge of Project Management  practices either formally through  certification  training, or working as a project manager is a requirement.

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 # 22115       

Closing Date: May 26, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.12 per hour to $58.68 per hour (approximately $95,784 - $114,426) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.