Project officer

Government of the Northwest Territories’ Infrastructure department based in Yellowknife, NT is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Project officer. Government of the Northwest Territories’ Infrastructure department is vital in developing and maintaining essential public facilities. Specializing in strategic planning and construction projects, it ensures resilient infrastructure across the region. It plays a pivotal role in enhancing the overall quality of life, contributing to the growth and well-being of local communities. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Government of the Northwest Territories
Department: Infrastructure
Position: Project officer – 1 year Term
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $95784.00 – $114426.00 yearly
Employment Type: Full Time/Temporary
Location: Yellowknife, NT, CA
Job ID: 24646


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have a Degree in Engineering or Architecture
Experience: Candidates should have two years of project management experience

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should be aware of the physical demands a Project Officer may encounter on worksites, including confined spaces, climbing ladders, scaffolding, manholes, and roofs
  • The candidates should be willing to travel to sites, which may sometimes require travel by small aircraft and watercraft
  • The candidates should have the ability to work in a high-stress, multi-tasking environment with tight deadlines

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have knowledge of the project management process, including project planning, scheduling, contracting, supervision of professional consultants and contractors, and inspections
  • The candidates should possess knowledge of project management in a northern environment
  • The candidates should demonstrate skills and knowledge in several software areas, such as Computer-Aided Design, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Project Management, and Financial Management Systems
  • The candidates should exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to use a high degree of tact and diplomacy
  • The candidates should have planning, time management, and scheduling skills
  • The candidates should possess negotiating skills, required to manage large complex projects and deal with contractors, consultants, and stakeholders
  • The candidates should have project management skills, including estimating and financial skills to develop and control budgets for capital and O&M projects
  • The candidates should demonstrate problem-solving skills and the ability to work closely with consultants and contractors
  • The candidates should be able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a diverse group of clients and staff


  • The candidates should be able to manage and/or liaise with facility planners to develop project briefs, establishing the technical scope, schedule, budget, and cash flows for a project
  • The candidates should be able to participate in the GNWT Capital planning process by preparing the required documentation and providing technical and project management advice
  • The candidates should be able to plan the project implementation strategy to maximize local/northern involvement, training, and business development opportunities
  • The candidates should be able to prepare terms of reference for architectural and/or engineering consultants
  • The candidates should be able to administer the consultant preparation of detailed design, drawings, and construction tender documents to ensure the project terms of reference are met
  • The candidates should be able to manage the tender and award of construction contracts and carry out pre-construction activities, including pre-construction meetings, verification of project scope, budget, and schedule, and address outstanding technical and regulatory issues
  • The candidates should be able to identify opportunities to achieve GNWT policy objectives throughout all stages of project planning and implementation, particularly Business Incentives, Local Accommodation, Local and Northern Involvement policies, and take action to achieve policy objectives
  • The candidates should be able to provide advice to colleagues or clients about alternative solutions to design, construction, or maintenance problems


  • The candidates will get an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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