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Project Coordinator

Reference number: CAP23J-016850-000074
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-JAS-EA-VAR-007
Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
PM-04 - Project Coordinator
Two year term, starting April 2023, with the possibility of an indeterminate offer
$71,820 to $77,608 (salary under review)

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Closing date: 20 February 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

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Parks Canada is looking for the ideal candidate to fill the position of Project Coordinator for the Jasper Field Unit. This position will assist in project and construction management, and provide technical support for recapitalization, rehabilitation, and repair projects for built assets in Jasper National Park and Fort St. James National Historic Site.

Reporting to the Asset Manager and working closely with project managers, the individual will assist in project management duties from the preliminary design phase through to construction for Architectural and Engineering related projects. Scope of projects generally include the recapitalization, repair, and rehabilitation of built assets such as campgrounds, visitor and operational facilities, roads, and pedestrian and vehicular bridges.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to;
• Assisting in development of project requirements, scope, budget, and schedule
• Coordinating contractors and consultants at various phases of a project and managing the associated call-ups and contracts.
• Construction inspection
• Assisting in the development of consultant call-ups and scopes of work for contractors related to projects
• Review of tender documents and specifications
• Review of consultant and contractor deliverables
• Working and engaging with Parks Canada Project Leads, Project Managers, and stakeholders for various projects
• Aiding in progress billing process for consultants and contractors
• Preparing estimates and supporting documents required to assist the Project Leads and Project Managers to prepare Request for Project Approval documents and related project updates

Work environment

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Intent of the process

This process will be used to fill one term position with a specified period of April 2023 to April 2025.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures (temporary, indeterminate, full-time, part-time), security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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

Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a diploma/degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, construction management or other engineering specialties related to the position or have an acceptable* combination of education, training and experience.

Proof of education will be required at time of interview.

*An acceptable combination of education, training and experience is defined as having a minimum of 2 years of experience within the last 5 years in construction and project management related to built assets.

Degree equivalency

Eligibility for Applied Science Technologist (AScT), Certified Technician (C. Tech.), Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.), Engineer in Training (EIT), Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Architect or other equivalent designation through a provincial regulator.

•Significant* experience in managing construction sites;
•Significant* experience in managing external contractors and ensuring the quality of work;
•Experience in construction project management;
•Experience in Engineering or Architectural design;
•Experience working in an environment requiring collaboration between various stakeholders;
•Experience in managing complex logistics.

* Significant experience is defined as having performed this task on an on-going basis as part of their main duties at least two years in the last five years.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

•Knowledge of Engineering and/or Architectural design and practices;
•Knowledge of principles and best practices associated with project and construction management;
•Knowledge of current codes, standards and construction methods related to built works.

•Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information including technical drawings and specifications;
•Ability to develop options and solutions to construction challenges in relation to technical drawings and specifications;
•Ability to plan and coordinate projects involving design consultants, contractors, and multiple stakeholders or partners;
•Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing including preparing reports, presentations and briefings;
•Ability to successfully engage in all phases of multiple ongoing projects;
•Ability to use word processing, database and spreadsheet applications;
•Ability to operate independently.

•Personally connects with people (team player);
•Makes things happen;
•Exercises sound judgement;
•Strives for excellence.

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

•Project Management Professional (PMP) Designation;
•Certification in Construction Management.

Conditions of employment

- You are required to obtain and maintain a Reliability Status security clearance.
- You are required to possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s licence (Class L, N or other graduated licenses will not be accepted).
- You must be willing to work overtime.
- You will be required to work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays as scheduled by your delegated manager.
- You must be willing to work and travel in a variety of terrains and weather conditions in the performance of the duties.
- You will be required to work in adverse weather conditions.
- You may be required to wear a uniform while performing your duties.
- You much be willing and able to wear required safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE).

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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

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Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

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

Contact information

Mitchell Heighway, Asset Manager
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