The Coordinator of Capital Projects and Waste Management is responsible for providing assistance to the Project Manager of Capital Projects (PMCP) with managing and delivering capital projects related to essential sanitations and municipal infrastructure, more precisely drinking, waste and storm water, waste management, roads, buildings, etc. for Cree First Nations.
- Collaborate with the PMCP on all tasks related to project management from initiating the project to delivery and closure.
- Assist with implementing, monitoring and coordinating local and regional waste management services, procedures and programs for the Eeyou Istchee Territory.
- Support the PMCP delivering capital projects related to essential sanitation in the New Relationship Agreement in the Cree communities.
- Oversee the professional consulting firms and the contractors required to execute capital works projects.
- Report Cree manpower usage, including verifying invoices, monitoring projects, and compiling and archiving all related documentation.
- Coordinate and facilitate training for local project managers, capital projects directors and public works directors.
- Ensure legislation on waste management is followed in all Cree communities, which includes data collection, operator training, operation and maintenance of local and regional installations.
- Negotiate, implement and follow-up on agreements with waste producer organizations for recycling program funding of operations.
- Liaise with all pertinent internal and external parties to meet the regional objectives for sustainable waste management and reduction.
- Provide local administrations with specific technical support relating to waste management practices, projects and related infrastructures.
- Meet frequently with local administration staff to ensure adequate understanding of projects steps.
- Ensure knowledge transfer to local staff through training or mentoring sessions.
- Provide quarterly reports on the status of projects.
- Prepare costs estimates for construction activities and professional services.
- Participate in preparing the budget for the Cree communities and the CWS. team and monitor it upon request.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
- Perform other duties as required.
Education and Certification:
- Post secondary diploma in Civil Engineering or related field.
- Certification in project management.
- Three to five years of relevant work experience in a northern context.
- Experience in project management.
- Fluency in English.
- Fluency in French.
- Fluency in verbal Cree is an asset.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Technical background in design and construction techniques in remote northern regions.
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.
- Ability to demonstrate strong judgment in complex situations.
- Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to problem-solve, to think strategically, and to take initiative.
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
- Proven ability to communicate effectively.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
- Ability to read and understand blueprints, ordinances, construction laws and standards, and ability to identify areas of noncompliance with fire and life safety codes.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
- Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
- Willingness to travel occasionally.
- Valid driver license.
The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.
Pay Type: Salary
Min. Hiring Rate: $73,963.00
Max. Hiring Rate: $98,741.00
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