Senior Strategic Advisor, Major Projects

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Environment and Climate Change
Job ID: 24443
Salary: $104,910 - $125,307
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Dec 14, 2023

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Environment and Climate Change is to manage land, water, air, wildlife, and forests. This includes promoting, planning, and supporting the wise and sustainable use of natural resources, and protecting, restoring, and stewarding the environment for the social and economic benefit of all Northwest Territories residents.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager of the Major Projects Unit within the Land Management and Administration (LMA) Division. The Senior Strategic Advisor supports the administration and management of public land for the development of complex and medium to high-risk projects in the Northwest Territories. These major projects typically consist of mineral exploration and mine development, oil and gas, and tourism operations.  

In this role, you will: 
•    Provide expert technical advice on major projects to the Division and senior management
     (e.g. assist with drafting application-specific lease terms and conditions; review project-specific management plans that require approval)
•    Research, investigate, and synthesize information on land management for major projects
     (e.g. review legislation, conduct risk assessments; review security estimates; use digital mapping systems)
•    Manage the Division’s participation in the regulatory processes of major projects
     (e.g. Mackenzie Valley land use permitting)
•    Represents the Division on Departmental matters related to major projects

Typically attained by:

A graduate degree in a discipline or subdiscipline of biophysical or natural sciences, social sciences, geography, environmental science, resource management, law, or related fields of study and three (3) years of relevant experience, including project management 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

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 24443        

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

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.80 per hour to $64.26 per hour (approximately $104,910 - $125,307.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.