Parks Canada Capital Program Supervisor

Parks Canada
Jasper, AB
$110,689–$126,563 a year - Part-time, Full-time
Parks Canada
Jasper, AB
$110,689–$126,563 a year

Job details

$110,689–$126,563 a year
Job type
Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed
Jasper, AB
Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
$110,689 to $126,563
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Closing date: 19 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
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Parks Canada is seeking a Capital Program Supervisor for the Jasper Field Unit to lead the capital project team. This role involves managing engineering design and construction projects, stakeholder management, and providing technical expertise for recapitalization, rehabilitation, and repair of Jasper National Park and Fort St. James National Historic Site assets.

As part of the Asset Management team, reporting to the Asset Manager, the supervisor will oversee project managers and coordinators. Duties include managing and guiding Parks Canada capital projects from conceptual phases through to construction close-out, encompassing campgrounds, visitor and operational facilities, roads, linear infrastructure, and bridges.

The role also entails developing short and long-term capital investment programs aligned with Parks Canada and Jasper Field Unit priorities and asset management principles, and resolving project management and contractual matters with contractors and consultants.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to;

Developing and reviewing requirements, scope, budget estimates, and schedule for various projects.
Contractor and consultant management across project phases, including managing and overseeing call-ups and contracts.
Supervising Asset Management project staff.
Performing staff evaluations, managing project and cost center finances, and other HR and Finance undertakings.
Reviewing and approving tender documents, specifications, and contractor and consultant deliverables.
Engaging with internal and external stakeholders and managing consultant and contractor progress billing.
Preparation and submission of project management documents per Parks Canada project management and investment standards.
Work environment
Parks Canada is committed to preserving and celebrating Canada's stunning natural and historical treasures. Our national parks, marine areas, and historic sites offer gateways to discovery and conservation across Canada.

Join the Asset Management team at Jasper National Park, a gem in the Canadian Rockies, for a unique work experience blending challenge, adventure, and a love for nature. As the Capital Program Supervisor, you'll lead vital infrastructure projects in this 11,000 km² Dark Sky Preserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In this role, you'll manage projects and a team recapitalizing infrastructure including campgrounds, facilities, roads, and bridges, administering the capital program with assets worth $1.6 billion. Your work will not only include management of interesting projects but create memorable experiences for visitors in the Rocky Mountains.

You'll be instrumental in shaping the future of Jasper National Park and Fort St. James National Historic Site, fostering innovation and overcoming unique challenges in Jasper's vast landscapes.

At Parks Canada, you'll join a team dedicated to teamwork, innovation, and stewardship. This role offers personal and professional growth, with the fulfillment of contributing to Canada's natural and cultural legacy.

Embrace a role beyond the ordinary office, help present Canada's grandeur to Canadians and the world.

Intent of the process
This process will be used to fill one indeterminate position.

A list of qualified candidates will be established, and may be used to fill similarpositions of various tenures (temporary, indeterminate, full-time, part-time) and invarious locations.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

To qualify for the Capital Program Supervisor position, candidates must meet these educational and professional requirements:

Possession of a relevant degree or diploma from an accredited post-secondary institution in fields like Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or a related engineering specialty.
A provincial designation such as an Applied Science Technologist (AScT), Certified Technician (C. Tech.), Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.), Engineer in Training (EIT), Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), or Architect is essential for consideration.

Candidates should be prepared to verify their educational qualifications during the interview process, including equivalency for international degrees.
Degree equivalency


The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the following areas:

Planning and implementing large-scale projects for both contemporary and heritage built assets, including creating technical documents such as statements of work and project charters.
Leading projects with significant engineering design and construction components, adhering to best practices in project management, risk management, and project performance evaluation.
Managing the work of external consultants and contractors to ensure high-quality output and adherence to professional standards.
Developing capital construction investment plans that align with strategic objectives.
Managing financial and human resources, supervising project management staff, and guiding multi-disciplinary teams.


Professional Engineers or Architects should have at least 6 years of relevant experience in the last 8 years.
Candidates with a diploma in engineering, architectural technology, or construction, and with (or eligible for) professional certification, need a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience within the last 10 years.
Alternatively, applicants can demonstrate 15 years of applicable experience within the last 20 years, showcasing a suitable mix of education, training, and experience.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of engineering analysis and design principles for infrastructure projects.
Proficiency in project management principles and practices.
Knowledge of current building codes, standards, and construction methods for facility and infrastructure projects.

Proficiency in analyzing complex technical information, including drawings and specifications, to provide actionable direction and strategic advice for senior management decision-making.
Expertise in handling complex project management issues, resolving performance and contracting disputes with consultants and contractors.
Ability to manage multiple high-profile projects simultaneously with cross-functional teams, balancing diverse stakeholder interests.
Strong communication skills, capable of effectively preparing and presenting technical specifications, reports, and briefings, alongside proficiency in standard software tools for word processing, databases, and spreadsheets.
Demonstrated leadership in managing human and financial resources, including developing and mentoring project management staff.

Personally connects with people; team player
Highly proficiency problem solver
Provides effective leadership
Exercises sound judgement
Strives for excellence
Leads by example
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Project Management Professional (PMP) Designation or other project management certification.
Conditions of employment
You are required to obtain and maintain a Reliability Status security clearance.
You are required to possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s licence (Class L, N or other graduated licenses will not be accepted).
You must be willing to work overtime.
You will be required to work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays
and provincial/territorial holidays as scheduled by your delegated manager.
You must be willing to work and travel in a variety of terrains and weather conditions in the performance of the duties.
You will be required to work in adverse weather conditions.
You may be required to wear a uniform while performing your duties.
You must be willing and able to wear required safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE).
You must be willing to report to work in Jasper National Park.
Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

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Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

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Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

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