Manager, Capital Projects

Requisition #: 21/190
Job #: J1121-1180
Job Title: Manager, Capital Projects
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
City, Province, Country: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Job Category: Engineering
Number of Positions: 1
Posting Date: November 19, 2021
Posting Closing Date: December 5, 2021
Salary/Wage: 111,114.00 - 134,814.00/Year
Department: Engineering
Location: 5 St. Anne Street
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As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 66,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity:

The City of St. Albert’s Engineering Department is seeking to hire a Capital Projects Manager to manage the Capital Projects Office (CPO) and corresponding capital projects program. The primary focus is to successfully deliver projects, which can vary from new construction and major rehabilitation of the City's roadways, to utilities, buildings and recreation parks and facilities, through all five phases of the project life cycle (initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control and close-out).

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Manager, as the designated corporate project management expert, will provide project management advice to Senior Leadership Team and Council. The position develops and maintains project management policies, procedures and tools. The Manager will also prepare city council reports, Requests for Proposals, tenders, pre-qualifications, and associated contract documents. The Manager is the liaison between all City departments and Senior Leadership Team with respect to the City’s Capital Program managed within CPO and may function as a stakeholder on projects managed outside CPO.

The Manager will support the Director of Engineering in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Long-Term Department Plan, 3 and 10-year Capital Plans. The Manager directly oversees several project management staff and will provide direction, guidance and feedback to their team as they ensure the on time and on budget delivery of high profile and complex capital projects.


• 10 years progressive experience, including a minimum of 3 years of experience managing and leading a Capital Project Office.
• A Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Construction Engineering Technology Diploma (or a directly related program) may be considered in combination with more than the required years of experience.
• Professional designations/memberships with APEGA, ASET and/or the Project Management Institute.
• Significant knowledge of civil and municipal engineering works in a structured project management environment and the ability to utilize accepted and current project management doctrine (PMI) in a practical and dynamic public sector municipal setting.
• Excellent computer proficiency in terms of Microsoft Office suite, automated project management and estimating tools
• Valid Class 5 drivers license and a vehicle.

Hours of Work:

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off [RDO] every two weeks).
Please note the incumbent must be able to work extended hours to meet deadlines and urgent requirements, especially during construction season.


$111,114 -134,814 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

• Please upload a cover letter and resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
• Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. MST on the closing date.
• Please note that the City will be conducting video conference interviews to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

• To keep our employees, their families and the public safe and healthy, the City has decided to apply the Provincial Restriction Exemption Program standards with some modifications for employees. Employees joining after October 25, 2021, must be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination provided by Alberta Health Services will be required prior to start. Exemptions may be considered but will need to be reviewed and validated before commencing work with the City of St. Albert. Those with approved exemptions will be required to submit negative test results twice a week before entering a City worksite.
• The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.
• Valid Class 5 drivers license and personal vehicle for business use required.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
*2. In order to comply with COVID Provincial Restrictions and to keep our employees, their families and the public safe and healthy, the City requires new employees to be vaccinated or request an accommodation because they are unable to be vaccinated based on a protected ground/area. Although we do not require proof of vaccination for candidates, we require you to confirm the following: I am aware of the City’s requirements for vaccination and in the event I am offered a position with the City of St. Albert I will provide proof of vaccination or will request an exemption that may/may not be available based on the nature of the work responsibilities.
*3. Have you managed a group (5 or more) or Capital projects Team?
*6. Do you have contract negotiation experience?

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