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Manager, Housing Projects

December 3 2020
Industries Public administration
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Engineering, Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture, Real estate, Architecture, Design, Architecture, Urbanism, Project, Project management, Planning
Yellowknife, NT

Manager, Housing Projects

Northwest Territories Housing Corporation

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories


Department Information

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation provides access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing through the provision of housing programs and services based on need.

Job Information

The Manager, Housing Projects is responsible to lead and manage a multi-disciplinary team of professional headquarter and district project staff providing project management for the initiation, planning, development, implementation, day-to-day operation, and monitoring of the Corporation's Infrastructure Capital Plan, the disposal plan, environmental liabilities, and special projects. This position is also responsible for tracking, monitoring, and reporting on the Corporations' minor capital and homeownership project delivery. 

This position is located in the finance and Infrastructure Planning Branch in Yellowknife and reports to the Director, Infrastructure Planning. The duties of the position impact the Corporation's five District offices, 23 Local Housing Organizations (LHOs), all project contractors, individual homeownership clients and Authorities Having Jurisdictions. The incumbent assumes a leadership role in all phases of planning and implementing housing projects. 

This position has overall responsibility for planning headquarters, Districts and LHO infrastructure housing projects. The incumbent is also responsible for tracking, monitoring, and reporting to Senior Management on the delivery of over $45 million annually in major and minor capital projects including the delivery of the Corporation's disposal plan, environmental liabilities and special projects (such as alternative energy projects) and over $7 million of homeownership projects annually. 

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•Expert knowledge of project management process in a northern environment;
•Excellent negotiating skills to manage large complex projects and deal with contractors and consultants;
•Expert knowledge of northern construction practices and northern community life;
•Excellent estimating and financial skills to develop and control budgets for capital and O&M projects;
•Analytical skills to evaluate project results against objectives;
•Excellent decision making and problem solving skills to solve and initiate corrective action to problems encountered during the project management process.


Degree in Engineering or Architecture with ten (10) years of experience in project management, five (5) of which would include supervisory experience and five (5) of which would be in a northern environment. Equivalencies will be considered.

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. 

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $59.82 per hour (approximately $116,649. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700. 

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #: 19395         

Closing Date: December, 11, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time 

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. network