The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Management and Operations
$85,820.75 - $111,566.55 / year
Competition Number: COR 24032

Manager of Project Management
Corporate Services
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: Excluded/Non-Union
Competition # COR 24038
Closing Date: April 11, 2024

About Our Opportunity

The Manager of Project Management is responsible for establishing, administering, guiding and coordinating all projects and programs initiated through the Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency Capital Asset Management Plan (CAMP) to insure they are delivered within the established project scope, schedule and budget and that any required changes are identified, analyzed to determine the impact on the overall capital program, documented, communicated and approved.

The Manager of Project Management has province-wide responsibilities to coordinate and guide a team consisting of all Building Infrastructure and Asset Management (BIAM) Project Managers, Housing Districts, and District Project Coordinators (CPMs) and determines how and when capital projects are delivered for the renewal of Public Housing portfolio to meet the objectives of the National Housing Strategy.

What you'll do


Develops and delivers the annual $50 M Capital Asset Management Plan (CAMP) by ensuring all capital renewal requirements are compiled, prioritized and costed appropriately to meet the available annual capital funding. Involves interfacing with the Housing Districts and the Manager Building Asset Planning to ensure all capital requirements are identified and prioritized prior to program approval. Mentors, coaches, and monitors project managers to facilitate project objectives and ensures that appropriate project management methodologies and best practices are followed. Manage and deliver required outcomes for a portfolio of major projects to support the overall project management strategy.

Plans the delivery of province wide capital renewal programs and projects in multiple locations over multiple years in coordination with the Manager Building Asset Planning by understanding the scope of various proposed projects, considering the most effective manner to effectively organize, design, schedule, tender and deliver multiple related projects in different regions in a defined timeframe. This is done by organizing project teams at time of approval, ensuring design needs are fulfilled, schedules are documented, project team members are engaged, tendering process requirements are understood, milestone dates are realistic and documented, monthly forecasts are done accurately, project scope and budget are respected and ensuring project close out requirements are met.

Ensures that project management policies, procedures and objectives are clearly defined and appropriately communicated to stakeholders, project management staff and teams by creating project charters, reviewing at regular project meetings, issuing minutes, reviewing standard project management methods to be used on any given project and reviewing project correspondence to ensure compliance with policies. This involves managing stakeholder expectations and applying change management principles as required.

Develops, defines, and maintains the standards, processes, and tools with guidance from senior colleagues. Monitors implementation of those procedures within the department. Develops and/or delivers elements of a strategic planning system with guidance from senior leadership. Identifies shortcomings, suggests improvements and implements approved revisions to current compliance processes, systems and procedures for project management function.

Ensures the effective management of human and financial resources by setting and evaluating team performance targets, promoting diversity and a healthy workplace, demonstrating the leadership competencies, respecting corporate human resources practices, promoting teamwork and individual development, maintaining internal communication, monitoring budget and expenditures, adhering to procurement guidelines, and accurately forecasting budget requirements for the fiscal year.

What you'll need


• Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Architecture with 2 years of Construction Project Management experience, or Engineering or Architectural Technology Certificate with 4 years of Construction Project Management. An equivalent combination of formal training and related experience may be considered.
• Proven ability to manage multiple programs and projects simultaneously either directly or through coordinating the efforts of others.
• Knowledge of contract and change order processes is a requirement.
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project software or other Project Management software required.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and interpersonal skills are required to tactfully deal with all stakeholders.
• Organizational skills to manage many tasks with conflicting deadlines while ensuring deadlines are achieved.
• Work cooperatively with others and display a positive attitude to further the goals of the organization.
• Adaptable to change as the job requires, is receptive to new ideas and willing to try new methods and approaches.
• Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy, sound judgment and initiative when investigating, questioning and dealing with inquiries, requests and submissions; and
• Possess a valid Nova Scotia driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes.


• Familiarity with Yardi Property Management or similar software is an asset
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is an asset.

If you are a team player, who is passionate about improving the lives of Nova Scotians, you are the candidate we are looking for to join our team. We will assess qualifications using one of more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks. Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. Checks may include one or more of the following: criminal background checks, driver's abstract, and confirmation of education credentials.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Architecture Construction Management Engineering Management Project Management

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency

Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency (NSPHA) is the provincial government agency responsible for the administration and delivery of affordable housing solutions for low-income Nova Scotians.

We contribute to the prosperity of Nova Scotia by helping individuals and families find a home that's right for them, at a price they can afford, in a healthy and vibrant community that offers the services, support and opportunities they need. We accomplish this by working closely with other levels of government as well as private and community partners.

Across its districts, NSPHA provides more than 11,200 safe, affordable homes as part of its Housing Services to seniors and families. District offices manage the day-to-day operations of Nova Scotia's housing stock. Their responsibilities include administering tenant applications and placements, collecting rent, resolving tenant issues, and maintaining and repairing properties.

Are you interested?

Work With Us


Based on the employment status, eligibility and union agreement, the NSPHA offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs and flexible working schedules.

Classification: MC 24
Salary Range: $85,820.75 to $111,566.55
Work Week: 35 hours

Note: This is not a Civil Service position.

We are committed to employing staff who are representative of the diverse community we serve. If you are a member of one or more of the following designated groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your cover letter or resume: Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.

To Apply

Please merge your cover letter and resume into one document when applying.

Our preferred method of applying is through Career Beacon.

Submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.