Position: Project Manager (Waste Reduction) 

Division: Utilities and Environment 

Department: Sustainability

Term: 1  Temp Full Time position(s) available for approximately 24 months.

Closing Date: 10/07/2022 

Labour Group: SCMMA 

Posting:  1417 

Job Summary

Under supervision of a Section Manager within the Sustainability Department, this position develops, implements, and supports the early operations of actions identified in the Solid Waste Reduction and Diversion Plan. It includes acquiring resources, coordinating the efforts of team members and providing subject matter expertise on waste reduction. The Project Manager (Waste Reduction) will also define the projects objectives and oversee quality control through the life cycle of assigned projects. 

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Develops project charters to define project scope, goals, and deliverables in collaboration with project sponsor and stakeholders. Communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders.
2. Plans and prepares project schedules, timelines, tracks and monitors budgets, project milestones, deliverables, issues and risks. Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path.
3. Estimates resource requirements and skills required to complete project tasks and negotiates resources from within the applicable business division and Sustainability Department including preparation of budget submissions to Municipal budget, and identification of external grants.
4. Defines project success criteria and provides to stakeholders throughout the project life cycle including transition of projects to next stages of project funding or operations.
5. Directs long-range studies involving performance measurement and analysis for assigned corporate projects and related issues.
6. Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations to internal stakeholders and other relevant committees regarding projects.
7. Supports the lifecycle of a project including developing business case; initiates, plans and controls project, and prepares forecast of short- and long-term projects.
8. Supervises, coaches, mentors, & motivates project team members, and encourages positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
9. Manages consultant contracts, by preparing tenders and/or requests for proposals, preparing detailed project definitions, identifying terms of reference and reviewing proposals for consultant selections. Makes recommendations and administers consultant agreements.
10. Consults with communications department on public engagement and media communications relating to assigned projects.
11. Ensures a customer service culture by displaying and promoting leadership, accountability and recognition.
12. Addresses complex, sensitive and confidential issues on a regular basis and facilitates collaborative solutions to these issues.
13. Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

• University degree in environmental science, sustainability, engineering, commerce, business administration, project management or related discipline.
• Seven to Nine years of progressively responsible experience in project management, including all aspects of project initiation, planning, execution and completion.
• Experience working with diverse populations and groups to deliver projects or programs.
• Possession of a Project management certification such as Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) would be considered an asset.
• Knowledge of waste reduction, waste diversion, and the circular economy would be considered an asset.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment
• Demonstrated ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines
• Demonstrated ability to make decisions in a prompt, clear and consistent manner.
• Demonstrated ability to express ideas and concepts effectively, orally and writing, including the ability to prepare and present oral and written reports of a specialized, financial or technical nature.
• Demonstrated ability to deal courteously and tactfully with consultants, suppliers, the public and other civic employees.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of civic staff, including senior administration and elected officials.

Requires Security Check

Additional Requirements

Weekly Hours: 36.67 

Salary Range: $86,211.84 to $101,175.60 CAD per annum (2022 rates)

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 

Accommodation

The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talent.acquisition@saskatoon.ca.