City of Yellowknife
  • 21-Nov-2017 to 22-Dec-2018 (MST)
  • Public Works & Engineering
  • Yellowknife, Other, CAN
  • Competitive
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The City of Yellowknife offers a comprehensive benefits package including a monthly housing allowance, a defined benefit pension plan and relocation assistance.

The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. We are currently seeking an individual to assume the demanding and rewarding position of Manager, Works Operations.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works & Engineering, the Manager has the authority and responsibility for managing the Works Operations.  This includes developing, recommending and implementing an annual Operating & Maintenance (O&M) budget in excess of $16 million, providing technical expertise and practical knowledge to the department, and ensuring that the operations and maintenance programs are executed by managing a staff of approximately 40 employees.  This is accomplished through coordinating and delegating duties and responsibilities for two Superintendents.

The work requires a comprehensive knowledge of municipal public works operations and construction techniques gained through a combination of education and experience.  The position requires a relevant degree such as Civil Engineering, with eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in the NWT, or a Certified Engineering Technologist diploma and at least five years of relevant experience. A minimum of five years in a management position working in a public works environment or equivalent private sector organization is required.   In addition, the work requires the ability to plan, coordinate and prioritize several projects simultaneously, a thorough understanding of safety practices in a construction environment, and a demonstrated ability to calculate manpower and equipment costs for projects.

The City of Yellowknife offers a competitive salary and as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a monthly housing allowance, a defined benefit pension plan and relocation assistance. For further information or clarification of the job description, please contact Human Resources at:


Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than December 22, 2017.

Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: to submit your resume.



Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment. We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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