Local recruitment: Project Coordinator

Government of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Project Coordinator 

Job Requisition ID: 37473

Ministry: Environment and Protected Areas

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary (approximately 24 months)

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: February 7, 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 12B 3625 Technologies 7

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx


The Manager, Bow River Reservoir Options, is currently seeking a Project Coordinator to join their team. 

In this position, you will co-ordinate the timely delivery of an exciting and complex initiative exploring flood and drought mitigation options to reduce the impacts of severe weather events on Albertans and the economy. At this time, this initiative includes two distinct projects, requiring integrated delivery to enable appropriate linkages between them.

This currently underway project looking at the feasibility of three major reservoir and dam options on the Bow River, upstream of Calgary, for mitigating the impacts of flood and drought. More information on this project can be found on our website: https://www.alberta.ca/bow-river-reservoir-options.aspx

A second project will explore if there are potential alternatives to a reservoir and dam that could meet the same objectives. This project is still in the strategic planning stage. 

You will join multi-disciplinary and cross-Ministry teams, and will work with external teams and organizations. Involvement of and collaboration with internal and external subject matter experts and technical contributors will inform the engagement, engineering, and environmental aspects of the projects.  

The Project Coordinator position will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the projects, including support of cross-cutting activities, such as engagement, communications, records management, briefings, and financials. You will work with the Project Director, Project Managers and wider project teams to develop plans, prepare documentation, conduct portfolio management activities, and lead status reporting. As part of this, you will work with the Contracts and Procurement Unit (CPU) and Capital Planning & Infrastructure (CPI) branch to ensure timely and accurate reporting, as required.

You will be heavily involved in coordinating the technical elements of the projects, ensuring that all engineering and/or environmental regulatory work conducted by the contractor(s) is reviewed and the work is completed in accordance with department requirements and contract specifications. The Project Coordinators will work with technical experts from the Department, Alberta Transportation, potentially the Government of Canada, industry, and the contractors to ensure meeting of all requirements.


Post-secondary degree in business administration, environmental sciences, civil engineering or related field with five years of directly related experience. OR a civil engineering technology diploma or related technical diploma, plus a minimum of seven years of directly related experience. Directly related experience could include working on complex multi-disciplinary project(s) or water infrastructure planning, development, construction, or operations.

Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year education.

Other requirements:

  • Knowledge of planning and design practices, and/or environmental regulatory processes and legislation relating to heavy civil engineering and/or water infrastructure projects.
  • Proficient knowledge of project management principles, techniques and methodologies are essential to manage all phases of a project from conception through design, tendering, award, and completion of work and close out.
  • In-depth knowledge of project control systems and contracts and the ability to manage them.
  • Working knowledge of software tools used to carry out responsibilities (e.g., project management or engagement tracking software or templates).


  • Hydrology, geotechnical experience or knowledge.
  • Completion of a project management certification, such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Contract and grant management experience. 
  • Some experience coordinating interdisciplinary team and resources, with a diverse portfolio of concurrent projects. 
  • Experience with maintaining and organizing critical project records and information management.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reaching our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in-depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.
This link will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf 

Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


$2,843.14 to $3,743.28 bi-weekly ($74,205 – $97,699/year)


Hours of Work: 36.25 hours of work per week, Monday to Friday

Please Note: This is a full time temporary position for a term of approximately 24 months. This position is located in Edmonton. 

Applicants are required to provide a cover letter with clear and concise specific examples that demonstrate how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements and competencies. In your resume include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience.

What We Offer: 

How To Apply

Click on the “Apply” button.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. 

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account.

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant. 

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx 

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Jane McEwen, TAS Administrator via email atjane.mcewen@gov.ab.ca.

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.





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