Project Manager

Nov 16, 2022 - Dec 16, 2022

Project Manager

Job Posting

Please note, this is a repost of competition 6827BR. If you applied to the original competition, you do not need to reapply as your application has already been considered.

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the exciting opportunity of Project Manager (two permanent positions) with Facility Design & Construction. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality’s core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons.  Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

The Project Manager develops and executes numerous construction projects across HRM owned facilities that contribute to the vitality of our city and municipal operations. In this role, the Project Manager will have the opportunity to lead a range of dynamic projects from recapitalization of heritage buildings to new fire stations to major redevelopment of recreation facilities. Facility Design & Construction’s valued clients include Halifax Transit, Halifax Public Libraries, Parks and Recreation, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, Halifax Regional Police and Corporate Accommodations among others.

The ideal candidate will possess sound project management skills while demonstrating PMI standards, collaboration, fiscal responsibility, asset management principles, and a strong customer service orientation. Leading and partnering with diverse teams of internal and external stakeholders, the Project Manager will employ strong communication skills, exceptional planning abilities and agility when responding to and managing change. The Project Manager must demonstrate technical proficiency and HRM’s commitment to accessibility, inclusion, and energy efficiency.


  • Management of concurrent projects typically reaching a cumulative value of $6 million dollars. Typical projects include new facility construction, interior renovations and building recapitalization.
  • Prepare Project Charters to manage projects and coordinate all of the various activities required to complete the projects on time, within budget, in accordance with the established scope of work, and to the customers’ satisfaction;
  • Ensure that all project components and activities meet local, provincial and/or federal codes and regulations;
  • Develop project work plans and schedules;
  • Prepare tender and RFP documents;
  • Prepare cost estimates and project budgets;
  • Direct and co-ordinate HRM employees and external consultants in the preparation of studies, designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates;
  • Direct and co-ordinate HRM employees and external contractors throughout construction;
  • Prepare technical reports, staff reports to HRM Council, liaise and consult with the general public, other government agencies, consultants, etc. as required in performance of the responsibilities of the position;
  • Implement Facility Design and Construction’s contract management and contractor assessment procedures and practices;
  • Utilize best practice purchasing procedures for request for proposals, tenders and other competitive selection procedures, and oversee the tendering process as required;
  • Proactively liaise with and report progress to customers to ensure that they are informed of project progress, and that all their concerns are being addressed and resolved to their satisfaction;
  • Provide performance feedback to Supervisors/Managers for HRM employees who are working directly or in-directly on the project team(s);
  • Ensure ongoing quality and workmanship of authorized trades, suppliers, contracts and internal HRM staff; reconcile project performance against plan at project completion, and conduct customer satisfaction assessments and follow up;
  • Manage Halifax Regional Municipality’s resources - financial, physical and human - effectively and efficiently and in a manner that supports high quality programs and services;
  • Promote a strong customer service orientation within the service area, monitor service performance, and ensure that high standards of customer service and satisfaction are achieved;
  • Ensure optimal customer relation by maintaining open and communications with customers;
  • Please email for a copy of the full job posting and associated duties.


Education and Experience:
  • Registered Professional Engineer or Licensed Architect in Canada (NS preferred) with experience in construction project management or an equivalent combination of post-secondary diploma/degree and construction project management experience. 
  • PMP certification (PMI member) or willingness to obtain within one year
  • IDNS designation considered an asset 
  • Thorough knowledge of project management/construction/renovation practices obtained in over five years’ progressively responsible field experience;
  • Experience preparing accurate cost estimates and developing and monitoring project budgets.
Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational health, safety and environmental regulations, building codes, recognized construction practices, and other applicable municipal, provincial and federal legislation;
  • General knowledge in a wide variety of building construction related disciplines including but not limited to an architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, HVAC, electrical;
  • Ability to lead and influence diverse work teams of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to implement a Continuous Quality Improvement program.
Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.  Interviews, testing, and in-person recruitment activities are being conducted in adherence with current COVID-19 Public Health protocols.  

COMPETENCIES: Analytical Thinking, Communication, Customer Service, Organizational Awareness, Organization/Planning, Networking/Relationship Building, Teamwork and Cooperation, Value Diversity

WORK STATUS: Two Permanent, full-time

HOURS OF WORK: 8:30am - 4:30pm; 35 hours per week.

SALARY:  Non-Union, NU 08, $81,810 - $112,510 (salary to be commensurate with experience)

WORK LOCATION: 88 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59pm on November 27, 2022.

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

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