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Area Project Manager

Reference number: SVC23J-045896-000081
Selection process number: 2023-SVC-WST-EA-571544
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Regina (Saskatchewan)
Indeterminate, Acting, Term, Deployment, Assignment, Secondment
$119,286 to $139,443

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Services and Procurement Canada

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Closing date: 31 March 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

Giving you the best chance to succeed!
At Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) we are committed to running inclusive and barrier-free recruitment processes.

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance at any steps of the assessment process (such as during a written test or an interview), you may request an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove barriers, and to ensure that candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities. Should you wish to be accommodated, please direct your inquiry to the contact identified at the bottom of this poster. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

For more information on assessment accommodation visit the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html   In support of achieving a diverse workforce, consideration may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, self-declare* as belonging to one of the following designated Employment Equity seeking groups: Indigenous person, Person with a Disability, Member of visible Minority group, Woman.

* We encourage you to self-declare during the online application process by selecting the appropriate box under the Employment Equity (EE) section. Please note that you must complete this questionnaire if you wish to be considered for these opportunities. To complete the questionnaire, you must be a member of an EE seeking group and select Collection Purpose 1 to be considered for job opportunities where belonging to an EE seeking group is a condition for eligibility, or a screening or selection criterion specifically targeting EE seeking groups.

To learn more about employment equity, click on the link below.


VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates MUST provide a resume. You must provide concrete and detailed examples to clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience requirements listed in the essential qualifications and asset qualifications section. The screening board cannot make any assumptions about your experience. It is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current duties. One effective approach would be to use the wording of each experience criterion as a heading and then write one or two paragraphs demonstrating that you have the required experience and ensure that clear and accurate details are provided. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE THAT THE CANDIDATE MEETS THE SCREENING CRITERIA WILL NOT BE GIVEN FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

Work environment

We are One PSPC!
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) helps the Government of Canada serve Canadians. With a strong focus on quality customer service, we provide innovative common services such as real estate and building management, purchasing, banking, pay and pensions, and translation to other government departments, agencies and boards. By providing these centralized services to departments and agencies, we enable them to focus on what they do best: providing their programs and services to Canadians.

At PSPC, we are committed to achieving a competent, representative workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We work hard to create a welcoming, respectful and inclusive workplace through a variety of programs and initiatives. In fact, we have been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the seventh year in a row and here is a list of some of our diversity and inclusion achievements:
• five diversity networks;
• a Task Force on Anti-racism, Workplace Culture and Equity;
• a national Reconciliation and Indigenous Engagement Unit;
• an Ombudsman for Mental Health (the first such position within the federal public service);
• an Accessibility Office and;
• a Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Centre of Expertise.

While many programs and initiatives have already been implemented in line with our commitments to diversity and inclusion, we aim to get better! That's why we invite you to be part of the change by joining an organization where individual differences are recognized, valued and respected. Be part of the solution!

Intent of the process

A qualified pool of candidates will be established from this process to staff identical or similar positions within Public Services and Procurement Canada in Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary and Edmonton with various tenures (Indeterminate, Acting, Term, Deployment, Assignment, Secondment).

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Education and Certification:
- Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in an engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position AND Certification as a Professional Engineer in Canada.

Degree equivalency

- *Recent and significant experience in managing **Real Property projects.
- ***Recent experience in managing professional and technical staff including managing multidisciplinary teams.
- Experience in managing financial resources in a business-oriented environment.
- Experience in managing project delivery processes related to project delivery such as Design Bid Build (DBB), Design Build (DB), and Construction Management (CM).

*Recent and significant experience is defined as having managed real property projects of varying degrees of complexity and type for a minimum of eight years within the last 12 years including at least five years of Canadian experience

**Real Property projects are defined as new construction or renovations (e.g. interior fit-up) for lands, including mines and minerals, and buildings, structures, improvements, and other fixtures on, above, or below the surface of the land.

***Recent experience is defined as having managed staff (direct report and/or team) for a minimum of three years within the last 12 years including at least three years of Canadian experience.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential
Language Proficency

Information on language requirements

- Knowledge of project management theories and practices.
- Knowledge of the principles of general Architectural and Engineering practices relating to the design and construction of buildings.
- Knowledge of managing a team and overall human resources.
- Knowledge of managing budgets and overall program of work.

- Values and Ethics – serving through integrity and respect.
- Strategic Thinking – Innovating through analysis and ideas.
- Engagement – Mobilizing people, organizations, partners.
- Management excellence – delivering through action management, people management, financial management.
- Client Service Level 2.

***Please review the Key Leadership Competencies (manager level) at
https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/professional-development/key-leadership-competency-profile/effective-behaviours.html#manager and PSPC Client Service Competency (at http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/sc-cs/csc-eng.html) for more information.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

- Certification as a Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP).

Asset Qualifications:
- Knowledge of government construction and consultant procurement processes and administration.
- Knowledge of relevant federal, provincial and municipal acts, regulations, codes and standards.
- Knowledge of Project Navigator and/or the National Project Management System (NPMS).

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Operational Requirements:
- Willingness and ability to travel.
- Valid driver’s license, or the mobility normally associated with a valid driver’s license.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

All job applications must be submitted through jobs-emplois.gc.ca. Do not fax, emailor mail hard copy documents as these will not be accepted. To submit an applicationonline, please click on the button "apply now".

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

Failure to respond to communications may be construed as a withdrawal from this process.

In addition to a resume, you must answer all screening questions demonstrating how you meet the education and experience requirements as well as the asset qualifications. Please describe in detail using concrete examples, how you meet the experience and education required. It is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities. FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT AND APPROPRIATE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN ELIMINATION FROM THE PROCESS.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview will be administered.

A written examination may be administered.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

You must provide proof of your education credentials. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at https://www.cicic.ca/.

Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, and organizational needs may be applied at the time of screening.

Public service employees found qualified in this process may be considered for acting, assignment, deployment or secondment.

Please note that in addition to all assessment methods, correspondence and communication in relation to this selection process may also be used to assess certain qualifications.

Applicants with disabilities: Should you require a technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please indicate so in your application.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

A random or top-down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Lishia Fong, Human Resources Advisor
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