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Environmental Project Manager (*Amendment*)

Reference number: SVC20J-020941-000036
Selection process number: 2020-SVC-EDM-EA-371066
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Edmonton (Alberta), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories)
$101,080 to $117,888

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

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Closing date: 29 June 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: * COVID Vaccination requirement removed, effective 2022-June-20.

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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

The inventory will be updated every 180 days. You will receive a notice in your applicant account 30 days before the end of your active period to determine whether or not you wish to keep being considered for an additional 180 days.

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.

Your responses may be provided to your references for verification at a later stage in the assessment process.

The screening board cannot make any assumptions about your experience.


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 fifth 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

The immediate opportunity is intended to be staffed in Edmonton, Alberta or Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Applications from this inventory will be accessed on July 10, 2020 to address the immediate opportunity; and subsequently as the need arises.

A qualified pool of candidates may be established from this process to staff identical or similar positions within the Department of Public Services and Procurement Canada in Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton or Yellowknife 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)

-Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in an engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency

-Eligibility for certification as a Professional Engineer in Canada.

-Recent and significant experience* in project management of real property projects** related to environmental, geotechnical, civil or mining projects.
-Recent and significant experience* in managing contractors, consultants, and/or project teams and liaising with clients and/or stakeholders.
-Recent and significant experience* with major*** engineering and/or construction procurement processes and contract management.

* Recent and significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience associated with full-time performance of these duties for a period of at least 5 years in the last 7 years.

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

*** Major procurement processes and contract management is defined as those relating to contracts over five million dollars.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

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

Registered as a professional engineer in Canada.

Experience in the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites projects in remote locations

Experience in delivering projects in northern climates (north of the 60th parallel)

Experience working in a hard rock mining environment

Experience working with tailings (management, containment, and/or covers).

Experience with large scale civil projects which require significant surface water drainage management, working in or adjacent to water bodies, and/or the development of significant granular material

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

-Knowledge of project management practices.
-Knowledge of various contract types, their development, and their management.
-Knowledge of procurement approaches and processes.

-Values and Ethics.
-Thinking things through – innovating through analysis and ideas.
-Engagement – working effectively with people, organizations, partners.
-Excellence through results – delivering through own work, relationships and responsibilities.
-Client Service Competency Level 1

-Ability to negotiate and resolve disputes.
-Ability to communicate effectively orally.
-Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

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

-Placement of PSPC employees affected by work force adjustment.
-Public Services and Procurement Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. This organizational need may be identified as part of the appointment decision. In such cases, qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities or women (in non-traditional occupations) would be considered.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

-Must be willing and able to travel by road and/or air.
-Must be willing to access and work in industrial settings and/or active construction sites.
-Must be willing and able to work overtime as required.
-Must possess a valid driver's license.

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 GC Jobs. Do not fax, email or mail hard copy documents as these will not be accepted. To submit an application online, please click on the button "Apply online".

Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

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.

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.

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/

A written exam will be administered.

Interviews will be conducted.

Reference checks will be conducted.

Essential qualifications and asset qualification will be evaluated against depth and breadth of activities.

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

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

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

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Due to the high volume of applications, inquiries related to the status of assessments will not be answered.

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 and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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

Sharon Lang, Human Resources Advisor
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