Team Lead - Project Management Services

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 22122
Salary: $109,766 - $131,099
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: May 27, 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 Manager of Solution Services, the Team Lead for Project Management Services has overall responsibility for the delivery of project management services. Services are delivered on behalf of all GNWT departments through a team of 5 expert and seasoned project managers, augmented through contracted resources when necessary. Projects and initiatives range from simple to extremely complex, costing upwards of $3M and have significant organizational financial and reputational risk.

The incumbent is the foremost expert on project management and ensures the effective execution of information system development and implementation projects to meet identified business needs by acquiring and utilizing the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality. The incumbent leads the adoption and adaptation  of project management methodologies based on the context of the project and selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.The position works under general direction within a clear framework of accountability, exercising substantial personal responsibility and autonomy. The incumbent plans their own work and the work of others to meet given objectives and processes.

The position influences clients, suppliers and partners at the Senior Manager, manager and officer levels. Has responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of resources. Participates in external activities related to own specialism; makes decisions which influence the success of projects and team objectives; collaborates regularly with team members, users and clients; and engages to ensure that user needs are being met throughout.

Work includes a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigates, defines and resolves complex issues affecting project execution and delivery.

The incumbent fully understands the importance of security  and  privacy to their own  work and the operation of the organization. Seeks specialist security and privacy knowledge or  advice when required to support their own work or work of immediate colleagues.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Completion of an undergraduate degree in computer science, management information systems or business with 5 or more years of directly relevant and progressive experience including 2 years working as a senior project management role delivering complex technology enabled projects.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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

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.

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 # 22122        

Closing Date: May 27, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $56.29 per hour to $67.23 per hour (approximately $109,765 - $131,099.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.