• Full Time
  • Halifax
  • June 22, 2021

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5305BR – Project Manager

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for two (2) permanent, full time positions of Project Manager in Project Planning & Design, Transportation & Public Works.  Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.

These positions report to the Program Manager, Engineering Design and are responsible for the successful delivery of complex transportation and municipal engineering projects to Project Management Institute (PMI) Standards, in accordance with the established industry and HRM best practices.


Conducts advanced studies and project management activities for complex transportation and municipal Capital Projects and complex municipal infrastructure projects, ensuring that all governing regulations and guidelines are adhered to. Manages project budget, schedule, team composition, communications, quality, and risks

Develops and maintains project reporting documents including charters, schedules, work breakdown structures, risk registers, written and oral reports, KPI’s, tracking, forecasts and post-mortems

Develops and/or reviews advanced studies, designs, plans, specifications, and cost estimates for Capital Projects

Prepares and evaluates solicitations with procurement, requests for proposals for preliminary, detail design, construction services and tenders for rehabilitation of existing or construction of new municipal infrastructure, including development of solicitation, advertisement, coordination of award, financial management, managing progress of consultant, and reviews reports and designs

Assists in preparing technical reports for senior staff, Directors, and Regional Council; responds to inquiries from the general public, Councillors, government agencies, consultants, contractors, and other HRM departments regarding approved or contemplated Capital Projects

Assists in the development of the Capital Budget Program by identifying work/projects, scoping and cost estimating, scheduling, integration of projects, providing recommendations on project prioritization within funding envelopes, and coordination with other departments

Manages concurrent projects typically reaching a cumulative value of $20 million dollars. The projects can be new construction or the rehabilitation of infrastructure, and include: streets & roads, storm sewers, bridges, retaining walls, sidewalks, curbs, pavement (resurface, renewal, recycled, etc.,) guiderails, natural gas lines, traffic signals, roundabouts, intersection improvements, transit and rapid transit projects, overhead sign structures, active transportation infrastructure, and integrated projects with utilities including Halifax Water, Heritage Gas, and Nova Scotia Power, etc. 

Attends and chairs internal and external meetings including public and stakeholder engagements.

Ensures that all project components and activities meet HRM, local, provincial and/or federal policies, procedures, codes, and regulations

Directs and co-ordinates HRM employees, external consultants, and project team stakeholders in the preparation of studies, designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates to ensure project delivery

Explores alternative methodologies and best practices relative to project management and transportation design/delivery from various jurisdictions

May perform other related duties as assigned



Education and Experience: 

Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized university
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Project Management and Transportation Engineering after graduation and a registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia, or eligible for registration (i.e. registration with another province etc.)
Valid NS Driver’s License and willingness to use personal vehicle in accordance with the Local Travel Allowance Policy

Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

Strong knowledge of Project Management Processes (Project Management Institute, etc.) and Project Management skills in multi-disciplinary transportation projects

Strong design skills in the area of transportation/municipal engineering

Proficient in applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), or similar applications

Strong knowledge of the HRM Municipal Services Systems design guidelines and/or other design guidelines necessary to carry out accurate civil engineering designs

Knowledge of Provincial/Federal regulations and guidelines affecting municipal designs

Working knowledge of Microsoft Project, GIS, Computer Aided Drafting (preferably AutoCAD Civil 3D)

Proficient in estimating quantities of materials, unit costs, and total costs of municipal projects

Strong knowledge in administration of contracts with consultants

Knowledge of the TAC Geometric Design Guide, National Association of City Transportation Association guidelines and other industry best practices

Level of understanding of HRM’s transportation network

Must demonstrate efficiency and co-ordination in carrying out assigned duties with the ability to work independently with limited supervision

General understanding of HRM’s organizational structure and the specific working relationship between HRM Business Units

Must be able to work within, lead, and contribute to a team environment

Possess effective oral and written communication, and public relation skills


Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates selected for testing may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

HRM takes the health and safety of its job applicants and employees seriously.  Where possible, recruitment testing and interviews will be done by way of phone, video conference, or other virtual means to assist with and encourage social distancing. For applicants with concerns about computer or internet access or to request another accommodation to the recruitment process, please contact your HR representative or jobs@halifax.ca.

COMPETENCIES: Valuing Diversity, Communication, Customer Service, Decision Making, Networking/Relationship Building, Organization & Planning, Organizational Awareness, Risk Management, Values & Ethics, Visioning, Strategic Thinking & Innovation

WORK STATUS: Two permanent, full time positions

HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Friday; 35 hours per week

SALARY: Non-Union Level EP1/2. $71,410 – $107,110; to be commensurate with experience. 

WORK LOCATION:  21 Mount Hope Avenue, Dartmouth.

CLOSING DATE:  Applications will be received up to 11:59pm on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

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.

(position # 78624077,78624080)


To apply for this position please go to our website: http://www.halifax.ca/employment/index.php.  


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