Executive Director, Infrastructure

Department of Community and Government Services

Join the Government of Nunavut (GN) in this key role with territory-wide impact.

Based in Iqaluit, NU, and reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure, you'll be responsible for territory-wide planning, co-ordination, execution and evaluation of the Government's five (5)-year Capital Plan, involving multi-faceted construction projects of complex scope and a diversity of stakeholder interests. As Executive Director, Infrastructure, you'll lead facility management services across the portfolio of GN-owned facilities, and provide and implement high-performing facilities operations and maintenance programs. With your expertise in capital investment planning, project and facilities management, and strong grounding in construction and engineering, you'll develop, coordinate and direct the GN capital planning processes, in partnership with departments and municipalities, in order to develop and assess long-term capital project proposals and establish funding of high-priority projects. You'll oversee executive controls and strategic alignment of capital investments, and the management of capital projects and facilities management initiatives, to ensure compliance with contractual and financial obligations and applicable legislation, policies, specifications and industry standards, as well as the achievement of expected results.

As a key member of the Department's executive management team, and the GN's Interdepartmental Committee on Capital Planning, you'll ensure that processes and planning cycles enabling the selection, management and execution of GN infrastructure investments in capital construction projects and property management/asset, management/facility management initiatives are led in a strategic, collaborative and multiculturally sensitive manner. In this executive-level position, you'll also ensure adherence to Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Principles, Languages and Nunavut Government Acts, including policies and directives that guide and foster social and economic development, employment and training, and business opportunities.

Your impressive profile as a qualified Executive Director, Infrastructure, will include the following highlights:

  • A recognized degree in Architecture, Engineering, Business Administration or a related discipline, along with ten (10) years' experience leading or managing medium- to large-size major capital (institutional, commercial or office) projects, including a minimum of eight (8) years' managerial and/or executive experience. The experience noted above must include.
  • Planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance of buildings, including the application of industry standards, principles, and associated industry best practices.
  • Leading, and providing advice on, large procurement processes.
  • Managing consultant services and large construction contracts.
  • Working with financial management processes, applicable policies, authorities, standards and capital and life cycle planning, budgeting and expenditure management controls and reporting.
  • Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.‎‎


  • Fluency in more than one of Nunavut's Official Languages (i.e., Inuktut, English and French).
  • Knowledge of the Inuit language, communities, culture and land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.


  • This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

Compensation & Benefits: This position is excluded from the Nunavut Employees Union and offers a salary range of $123,186 to $175,980 per annum (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016 per annum. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.

Stepping forward together

With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we're enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment. Join us as we step forward together.

For more information and to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity as Executive Director, Infrastructure (Reference #14-506330), please contact us or send your resume, by midnight (EST), November 27, 2020, using one of the following methods: Department of Human Resources, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: gnhr@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Note: An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies. Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice (i.e., Inuktut, English or French).

The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

For position details, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at www.gov.nu.ca/public-jobs.

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