PlanIt North is searching for an experienced Project Manager to work with us in our Yellowknife office.
We work closely with NWT community, regional and Indigenous governments and co-management boards to assist in collective and complex decision-making.
Our planning, project management and administrative projects are diverse. In recent years we have collaborated with our clients to:
- Support community-driven planning processes, including planning for housing, strategic organizational development, land use, community economic development, and human resources.
- Coordinate housing projects in remote NWT communities with complex supply chains and numerous actors.
- Support communities to develop energy efficiency retrofit plans, secure funding, and implement projects.
- Provide services in proposal writing, project planning, implementation, management and reporting.
- Communicate technical concepts plain language, and facilitate dialogue to interpret research results cross-culturally.
How to Apply
Please visit our website, www.planitnorth.ca for more information and submit your resume and cover letter as a single pdf document too our Business Manager, Ben Russo, at email@example.com.
Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be accepted until October 28th, 2022 or until the positions are filled with appropriate candidates. Preference will be given to candidates with Indigenous heritage.
Salary and benefits to be reviewed based on experience. Approximate salary ranges are: Approximate starting salary ranges, plus benefits package:
- Project Manager (Intermediate): $38.00 / hr -$50.00 / hr ($74,000 -$98,000 / yr)
- Project Manager (Senior): $48.00 -$72.00 /hr ($94,000 -$140,500 / yr)
You hold a post-secondary degree from an accredited institution related to Building Construction/Management, Civil Engineering, Architecture or Planning.
You possess a Project Management professional designation or are prepared to follow the process to secure it.
You have extensive experience managing construction or renovation projects, including project management experience in Canada’s north.
You can describe substantial cross-cultural professional experience, which may include, but not necessarily be limited to, experience working with Indigenous communities in Canada.
You are independent and highly motivated, approaching your work with dedication, energy and enthusiasm. You are creative and innovative in your approach, able to take responsibility for your work and see it through to finished products with little oversight.
You demonstrate and can articulate an understanding of the public interest. You are aware of and can articulate elements of Canada’s colonial history and understand the continuing effects of on-going intergenerational trauma as well as systemic inequities.
You are flexible and adaptable and possess a sense of adventure and curiosity. Since many of our clients are based in NWT’s smaller communities, our team members typically travel frequently and are comfortable with long drives and /or traveling on small planes. Our team members are also adaptable, willing to stay in billeted homes (rarely) or more informal BnB style accommodations (frequently).
- Strong content expertise in at least one of the following areas (a mix of content expertise will be preferred):
- Housing Construction
- Housing Planning
- Land use planning and urban design
- Familiarity with land surveys, geotechnical and environmental site assessment processes
- Additional software expertise: Project management, autocad or other technical design software.
- Current and good standing full member of a reputable Project Management association or ability and willingness to meet eligibility for membership
- Class five drivers license (preferred, or willingness to work to secure this)
PlanIt North is a Yellowknife-based firm that works primarily with clients in the Northwest Territories to build healthy, vibrant communities. We are a values-based company and we strive to create enabling work environments that both meet direct project objectives, and also support meaningful involvement of those who will be implementing plans in the long-term.
We are also committed to ensuring a positive and supportive work environment. We are a small team that works collaboratively and openly. PlanIt North provides substantial flexibility to ensure working environments that are healthy for individuals and families and we provide a comprehensive benefits package and support for continued professional development. We ensure that our staff are constantly challenged and supported in their working environments by partnering with several independent northern consultants as well as firms elsewhere in Canada to create strong and supportive teams.
As PlanIt North is a small and relatively new company, you will have substantial opportunity to lead and benefit from the company’s development over time.
For applicants considering this opportunity from away, Yellowknife is a remarkable city -it is a culturally diverse, artistically active, young community with all the amenities of a capital city and unique access to wilderness. Those who appreciate nature and the outdoors, and particularly those who know how to make the most of a winter city, are likely to thrive here (though much can be said for our sunny, dry summers with 24 hour light!).