Manager, Project Management at Halifax, Nova Scotia – Canada

About Us

The Building Services Group at the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal supports Nova Scotia’s 2,400 buildings and infrastructure assets across a wide range of clients. We maintain and support various government buildings including museums, political core buildings, office buildings, and justice centres.

Our team is strong, and we have an exciting opportunity available for a Manager of Project Management to be part of supporting our asset management across government. The Building Services Group provides you with excellent professional development opportunities; offering training tailored to construction, building operations, project management, finance, and leadership development.

About Our Opportunity

As the Manager of Project Management, and in collaboration with divisional Managers and Directors, you help align the strategic approach for Building Services; focusing on strong client interaction, driving projects forward to successful completion, and maximization of resources. You also contribute to the development and implementation of Building Services policies and change management plan(s).

You will coach and lead your team of eight (8) project managers who are responsible for construction, repair and maintenance projects throughout the province; guide your team in employing leading edge professional project management tools and processes to your team, ensuring projects are completed within scope and within budget.

You will develop and deliver a provincial plan for major government construction and maintenance projects (150 – 300 projects annually, approximate value of $10-$20M); manage and build relationships with client departments; provide senior subject matter expertise on project management and construction; and manage a portfolio of procurement practices.

It is critical you support staff in a highly collaborative way; the division is changing how it operates and we need your innovative solutions and assistance with incorporating new technology to the division.  You will effectively drive and support change and ensure a safe and healthy working environment for all staff.

About You

You have a minimum of five (5) years of direct project management experience in a wide range of construction projects. You have a technical knowledge of buildings and in-depth understanding of provincial building codes and construction practices. You are a confident leader and have recent managerial experience leading diverse teams, preferably in multiple geographical locations.


Completion of, or current enrollment in, a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is desirable.


Frequent travel across the province is a requirement of this position; as such, a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required.


You have significant experience working with skilled tradespersons, construction supervisors, engineers, design consultants and architects.


As the ideal candidate, you have:


  • superior skills in project management;
  • a track record of responsibility for end to end management of a range of construction projects;
  • experience managing in a unionized workplace;
  • strong problem-solving competencies;
  • superior communication skills; and
  • work ethic and desire to constantly drive improvement.


You are a highly collaborative manager who energizes their team to strive towards achieving successful project outcomes; exemplifying the Department’s values in all aspects of work. You thrive in a fast-paced environment, and quickly adapt to competing priorities, contentious issues, and challenging deadlines.


Other Considerations

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are:  Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Pay Grade:  EC 12 

Salary Range: $3,051.06 – $3,832.44 Bi-Weekly


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