Colliers Project Leaders Inc.

Project Officer - City of Iqaluit

Job ID
Project Management


We have an employment opportunity with our client the City of Iqaluit.  They are looking for a Project Officer to join thier team in Iqaluit, Nunavut.


Under the direction of the Director of Engineering Services the incumbent is responsible to co-ordinate all Capital and O & M projects being undertaken on the Cities behalf. This will be accomplished by liaison with consultants, contractors, City staff and others.


  • Supervises the implementation of projects to ensure construction is completed on schedule, within budget, and in accordance with approved plans and specifications by:
    • Arranging for tendering process with Administrative Staff and responding to inquiries from bidders;
    • Attending tender openings; reviewing bids submitted by contractors; assessing capabilities of new or unknown contractors; recommending contract award to the Director;
    • Explaining contract terms and conditions and all applicable By-Laws and procedures to successful contractor at pre-construction meeting;
    • Reviewing and assessing contractors proposed schedule and cash flow requirements;
    • Reviewing shop drawings;
    • Negotiating contracts; approving contracts within signing authority;
    • Arranging for on-site inspections to be conducted either by consultant or Department employee;
    • Conducting monthly monitoring inspections of all projects to ensure work is of acceptable quality and is progressing in accordance with plans and specifications; monitoring contractors performance in the community;
    • Reviewing contemplated changes to the scope of the work with the Director, negotiating implications of changes with contractor, recommending changes to the Director and issuing approved change orders of work orders;
    • Checking progress claims submitted by contractor; certifying that work being claimed has been completed and recommending payment of claim to the Director;
    • Conducting interim inspections to identify any deficiencies and to turn project over to client  
    • Department; conducting final inspection upon completion of all outstanding deficiencies;
    • Issuing interim and final certificates of completion certifying work has been completed in accordance with the terms of the contract;
    • Conducting warranty inspections and ensuring contractor corrects any identified deficiencies; and
    • Representing the City in arbitration and litigation involving projects within employee’s area of responsibility; acting as a technical resource person to the Senior Management Team


  • Complete reports and documentation for all projects (e.g.; monthly capital management reports, quarterly capital outlook reviews, quarterly contract reports, final projects reports);


  • Prepare consultant/contractor performance evaluation;


  • Preparing AutoCAD drawings, details and material lists;


  • May occasionally undertake duties at a more senior level to obtain experience.


  • A university degree or diploma in engineering, architecture or quantity surveying (or an equivalent combination of academic and practical experience)
  • A minimum of 2 to 4 years of experience delivering construction and building projects of varying size and scope
  • Ability to manage several on-going projects at one time requires relevant management and project experience
  • An understanding of project management concepts and methodologies, construction management or design processes an asset
  • Requires a comprehensive knowledge of engineering and construction methods, especially as applied in a northern environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills 
  • Self-motivation, initiative and an eagerness to learn
  • A results oriented approach with the ability to take responsibility
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize competing tasks to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong computer skills, including a working knowledge of scheduling (MS Project), word processing (Word) and spreadsheet (Excel) software applications and AutoCAD


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