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Project Manager Employer: City of Selkirk, MB Location: Selkirk, MB Application Deadline: August 26, 2022

Job Description:

Competition No: 2022-42
Position Title: Project Manager
Employment Type: Full Time
Close Date: August 26th, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
Hours of Work: 40 hours/week
Salary Range: $83,968.33 to $94,507.09 based on qualifications and experience
Department: Finance

Are you looking to join a progressive and diverse team where work and life are nicely balanced?
At the City of Selkirk, employees are empowered and supported through an award-winning professional development program and offered a comprehensive benefits package.
We’re passionate about our people and we’re looking for someone to join our team. What are you waiting for? The journey starts here…

Located 20 minutes from Winnipeg, Selkirk is a vibrant small city with a hometown feel. Our close-knit community loves to celebrate, learn and explore in the company of good neighbours. All through the year, there are many opportunities to enjoy local talent, learn about our past and seek out new interests. The City of Selkirk is currently in search of a Project Manager to join our team.

Under the general direction of the Director of Finance, the Project Manager shall oversee and achieve all aspects of specific corporate projects to ensure that scope, quality, schedule, budget resources and risks are managed during each project phase (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling, and closing). Lead the development of formal project management to ensure a consistent project management approach is applied throughout the City.

The incumbent will work with the Chief Administrative Officer to manage and maintain the Corporate Strategic and Tactical Planning Program.

Job Duties:

  1. Change Management
    • Lead the development of and grow corporate capacity in the area of formal project management.
    • Act as a coach for senior leaders in helping them fulfill the role of project sponsor.
    • Support project teams in integrating change management activities into their project plans.
    • Apply a structured methodology and lead change management activities.
  2. Project Management
    • Plan specific projects of varying size and complexity by defining project objectives, scope, resources, roles, expected outcomes, and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
    • Create a work breakdown structure which identifies and sequences the key business activities, and critical path including dependencies needed to successfully complete the project deliverables on time. Determine all resources (time, money, equipment, staff, etc.) required to complete the project.
    • Review and confirm the work breakdown structure with project sponsor, other staff, and third parties that will be affected by the project activities, as well as revise the work breakdown structure as required.
    • Lead collaborative project teams and facilitate project meetings, providing minutes and agendas, providing direction and guidance to team members in order to solicit feedback, input and expectations in accordance with project objectives.
    • Monitor and provide timely status reports on the progress of the project throughout its lifecycle and proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, escalating issues, and devise contingency plans as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project.
    • Develop and maintain project management framework, forms, standards, processes, analytics, and related “How To Guides” documentation with the user in mind from the Project Management Body of Knowledge depending on the project’s level of complexity, size, and impact.
    • Work closely with the Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Management in the timely accurate maintenance of strategic and tactical planning efforts.
    • Lead the Senior Management through the annual business planning process.
  3. Communication
    • Support the design, development, delivery and management of communications related to all aspects of the Project Manager job duties.
  4. Perform other related duties as assigned.

1. Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Minimum qualifications shall include:
• Successful completion of a post-secondary Degree or Diploma in Project Management, Business or Public Administration, or an equivalent level of education and experience.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience leading projects or other change management initiatives.
• Experience in strategic planning and risk management.
• Competence with computer systems, including Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Visio, email & internet, and the ability to quickly learn new technology as required.
• Good facilitation and analytical skills.
• Ability to positively influence people at all levels.
• Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization and external contacts.
• Adept at conducting research into project management related issues and products.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Desired qualifications:
• Process Improvement Methodologies (i.e. LEAN, LEAN Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, etc.)
• Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
• PROSCI Certification
• Business Process Redesign or Reengineering
• Certificate in Manitoba Municipal Administration (CMMA)

What We Offer:
• Competitive Salary
• Positive work-life balance
• Company Pension Plan
• Professional growth through our award-winning Career GPS program
• Extended Health/Dental/Vision benefits
• LTD and life insurance
• Sick Leave
• Free Parking

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on August 26th, 2022. Interested individuals are to specify position being applied for and attach their resume with a cover letter listing how they meet the minimum qualifications/requirements of position.

Thank you to all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
For a copy of the full job description please visit our website,

The City of Selkirk is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an inclusive work environment. Applicants who require accommodation during the hiring process are encouraged to contact the City’s Human Resources Division via the information provided in the Contact Information section of this posting.

NOTE: Employees will be required to adhere to the City’s Vaccination Policy.

Direct Applications To:

Human Resources
City of Selkirk
200 Eaton Avenue
Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 0W6


Tel: 204-785-4900

Fax: 204-482-5448

Application Deadline: August 26, 2022