Regional Program Manager

Yukon Government - Whitehorse, YT (30+ days ago)

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This is to fill two 6 month terms, anticipatory permanent positions working full time at 75 hours bi-weekly.

Highways and Public Works

Building Foundations
Inspiring Innovation
Exceeding Expectations

Without a firm foundation, nothing lasts.

Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity, and purpose. Things like roads and bridges, buildings and equipment, airports and government services, and information and communications networks. It’s a big department, with many tools and hats. Our work is building the foundations that enable you to enjoy a full life in Yukon, one with freedom and opportunity to travel where you need, to do your job without constraints, and to connect with the people that matter to you.

We’re here so you can be there.

The Transportation Division of Highways and Public Works builds and maintains the infrastructure, systems and programs that are critical to a healthy and vibrant Yukon. We employ operators, engineers, analysts, administrators, mechanics, and safety specialists, to name a few, and we offer many rewarding career opportunities. Our aviation, engineering, maintenance and transport services branches ensure a safe and effective transportation network that connects Yukon to the world and supports economic growth and a healthy society within the territory. We take this responsibility very seriously and we thrive in a challenging environment keeping Yukon on the move 24/7.

Our people are your people.

The Transportation Engineering Branch is responsible for the planning, asset management, design, rehabilitation and construction of different highways, bridges, aviation and transportation infrastructure throughout Yukon. There are currently approximately 45 people working at the Branch; we are a diverse group of people who truly enjoy working together. The work is fast paced, varied and there is not a lot of downtime - even in the winter, as our planning and the majority of the design work is completed by our employees.
As a Regional Program Manager, you will be responsible for management of the planning, asset management, design and construction of transportation infrastructure and related projects carried out by the Transportation Engineering Branch. The focus of this position may be in Bridges, Highway or Aviation Design and Construction projects depending on Branch priorities and capacity.

For information about applying to a Highways and Public Works competition, contact Lovejoy Fulton, HR Consultant, at
For more information about this job, contact Robin Chambers, Manager, Major Programs at, or Khusru Zaman, A/Manager, Bridges, at

Please do not email resumes to the above email addresses. Resumes will only be considered through the E-recruitment system. If you need assistance with submitting your resume please contact E-recruitment at

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications listed below – specifically, how your work experiences and related duties align with these essential qualifications. For more information about preparing your resume for a Yukon government posting, please refer to this link. Note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume, no cover letter is necessary:

  • University degree in Engineering with a focus on civil/structural or a related discipline
  • Must be a qualified Engineer as defined by Engineers Yukon (preferably in the discipline of Civil Engineering) and must be registered with Engineers Yukon, or licensed as a Professional Engineer in good standing in another Canadian engineering association with ability to obtain licence with Engineers Yukon;
  • Experience in Highway and/or Bridge and/or Aviation design and construction;
  • Experience in project management (including but not limited to planning, managing contracts, budgets and supervising technical and professional staff and consultants).
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
  • Ability to collaborate within a team environment as well as work independently;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Excellent research, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate projects;
  • Ability to establish strong and effective working relationships with senior management, and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to plan, organize and lead the design and construction of highways, bridges or aviation and other structures related to transportation infrastructure projects;
  • Ability to plan, organize and lead medium to long term capital development plans.
Additional Information

Conditions of Employment: Have an maintain a valid Yukon Class 5 Driver’s Licence or equivalent; currently registered or eligible for registration with Engineers Yukon (EY) as a Professional Engineer.

Job Requirements: Travel throughout Yukon, depending upon where projects are located.

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Eligibility List
6 months
Post Date
2 June 2020
Close Date
23 June 2020