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Project Officer

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Infrastructure
Job ID: 24696
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

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



This position, which is located in Inuvik reports to the Regional Manager, Projects. The scope of activities undertaken or managed includes:

  • Project management for delivery of small to medium Capital and O&M projects on an annual basis, generally with a total annual value of up to $5,000,000.
  • Consulting with other Government Departments, Hamlets, Community Organizations and Non-Government Organizations on related design (s).
  • Signing authority of $50,000 for contract initiation, and $100,000 for contracts.


  • Knowledge of the project process, including project planning, scheduling, contracting, supervision of professional consultants and contractors, and inspections.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Planning, time management and scheduling skills.
  • Negotiating skills; required to manage large complex projects and deal with contractors, consultants and stakeholders.
  • Project management skills including estimating and financial skills to develop and control budgets for capital and O&M projects.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Skills and knowledge of software areas such as Computer Aided Design, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Project Management Systems, and Financial Management Systems.
  • Ability to work in a high stress multi-tasking environment with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work closely with consultants and contractors.
  • Ability to deal with individuals with a high degree of tact and diplomacy required.
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment with a diverse group of clients and staff.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • Degree in Engineering or Architecture with two years of project management experience. Knowledge of project management in a northern environment would be an asset.
  • The skills and abilities are most commonly acquired through several years of related experience.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-8071 Ext 15644
Fax (867) 678-6620

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 2 Year Term.

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #24696

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.12 per hour (approximately $95,784 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.