Senior Manager, Capital Planning (Ministry of Health)

Government of Alberta - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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An exciting opportunity to shape capital projects with Alberta Health awaits! As the Senior Manager, Capital Planning, you will lead capital plans, projects, and initiatives in partnerships with other stakeholders while supporting the long-term capital planning and health system and facility programming processes for the province of Alberta.

In this role, you report to the Executive Director of Health Facilities Planning. You work directly in close partnership with Alberta Health Services, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Treasury Board and Finance, and other stakeholders to support the development of capital submission. Using your knowledge of health service planning and clinical operations, you perform complex reviews and evaluations of a wide variety of reports, capital plans, capital submissions, legal agreements, and proposals, including alternate financing and capital delivery options. You provide recommendations and documentation based upon the review of these documents while exploring the impacts of proposed projects/initiatives.

Using your project management skills, you help to define the project scope, budget, schedule, and in partnership with key stakeholders, oversee project implementation. Building off your expertise in systems thinking, you define project parameters while understanding and accounting for complementary health programming and a holistic service delivery model for capital projects. Your expertise supports successful project outcomes as future needs and impacts are understood and addressed in the project.

To ensure projects/initiatives meet the diverse needs of stakeholders, you leverage your ability to build collaborative environments and develop networks to balance various needs and support a collaborative approach to resolving issues that arise through the project review process. To support a culture of agility, you facilitate change management by supporting innovative and new ways to approach health service delivery within the province of Alberta. To support new health delivery models, you employ creative problem solving by exploring new trends/technologies in the industry and developing a culture of innovation and thinking beyond of current-day practice.

As the Senior Manager, Capital Planning, your success depends heavily on your strong communication and relationship building skills. You lead critical initiatives for the province, working with and influencing diverse stakeholders, and provide key information to executive management. You co-chair and sit on several committees and cross-ministry or cross-government groups. Your knowledge helps to inform the development of corporate policy decisions and direction while delivering recommendations and action plans for health capital policies and procedures.

Your role also supports in issue resolution outside of the capital planning process. You are responsible for preparing and overseeing correspondence and briefings in response to a wide variety of capital inquiries. Inquiries can come from the public, MLA's, Ministers, or other internal partners. You may also be required to attend meetings with the Minister.

To compliment your diverse skills, you are also an experienced supervisor and manager. Your direct reports provide support to perform capital planning functions and to represent Alberta Health on the planning and implementation of projects. You are an experience manager and people leader, with experience in all areas of people management, including recruiting and developing staff.


University graduation is required in:
  • Health administration, professional, or related,
  • Public administration or related,
  • Business or related,
  • Architecture, engineering or related, or
  • Other field related to the position
At least six (6) years progressively responsible experience is required and includes experience:
  • at the senior management level;
  • supervising and leading staff
  • project management
  • in preparing written reports, briefings, and correspondence; and
  • in at least 2 of the following areas:
o health practitioner/professional experience,
o hospital operations/administration,
o health facility equipment or building design,
o health facility contracting or construction,
o health policy development, and/or
o capital planning

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in directly related work.

The following will be considered assets for the role:
  • experience with both health regions/authorities and government
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate
  • Professional designation corresponding with education (eg. P. Eng, or Register Nurse)
The following equivalencies will be considered:
  • Diploma in a related field and 8 years of related experience;
  • Masters in a related field and 4 years of related experience
A cover letter outlining how your experience relates to the qualifications of this role is required.


Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach 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. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


$3,352.75 to $4,574.56 bi-weekly


Hours of Work
  • 36.25 hours per week (full time)
Temporary position - this position is anticipated to be 12 months in duration.

This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

Other information:
  • A cover letter outlining how your experience relates to the qualifications of this role is required
  • Top candidates will be required to undergo security screening.
  • Ability to travel throughout the province is required.
For more information on the Government of Alberta hiring process, view this link:

What we offer:
  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
o Management/OOE positions - 1stChoice
  • Pension plan:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
How to Apply

To apply online, users will be required to have an online account:

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Alberta Health, Human Resource Services, 8th Floor, Park Plaza Building, 10611 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2P7.

As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file using the following suggested naming convention: Lastname,Firstname_JobIDXXXXXXX

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

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)
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

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Closing Statement

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, please contact Human Resources at (780) 644-6906. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.