Project Manager, Energy Infrastructure Development

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Infrastructure
Job ID: 23826
Salary: $104,910 - $125,307
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jun 14, 2023

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

The Project Manager, Energy Infrastructure Development (Project Manager) is the lead on identifying, planning, and developing large energy projects that achieve the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT)’s vision to ensure the energy system in the Northwest Territories (NWT) is secure, affordable and sustainable. 

The Project Manager works closely with colleagues in the Energy Division, other GNWT Departments, other levels of government, utilities, communities and Indigenous Governments and Organizations, and the private sector to identify, plan and implement large-scale energy projects, including alternative and renewable electricity, heating and transportation projects.

The Project Manager must have significant knowledge of project management principles and practice; Significant knowledge and experience in Aboriginal Consultation and Indigenous engagement; Working knowledge of environmental and regulatory requirements for energy infrastructure development; Knowledge of conventional and alternative energy systems; and Knowledge of electrical generation, transmission and distribution. For more information on the required knowledge, skills, and abilities please read the attached job description.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

An undergraduate degree in a related discipline with five years of experience in leading energy projects in Canada from conception to the start of construction, and a minimum of two years’ experience in consultation and engagement.

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 # 23826       

Closing Date: June 14, 2023 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $53.80 per hour (approximately $104,910 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.