Supervisor, Project Management

Posted January 6, 2022 - Closes January 18, 2022

The Role:

The Building Great Neighbourhoods Branch and the Neighbourhood Renewal Program are the building blocks of a great city, and invests in reconstructing neighbourhoods to enhance their livability and longevity. The mandate of the Branch is to provide a fully integrated and holistic approach to planning, designing and delivery of roads, alleys, parks, open spaces and other neighbourhood amenities.

Reporting to the Director, Neighbourhoods Planning and Design,  you will lead a team of program managers, project managers and project coordinators who oversee neighbourhood projects being planned and designed by the internal design team and external consultants. You will also be responsible for the portfolio management of these transportation and parks projects through the development of concept and preliminary designs; including roads, alleys, transit and active transportation projects, as well as playgrounds, park improvements, and community-led open space projects. 

First year goals and deliverables:

  • Plan, coordinate, supervise and direct all activities of your business unit and manage a portfolio of programs to deliver projects on budget and within scope  
  • Champion innovation, creativity and best practices for planning and design, you will also coach, mentor and develop a team of project management staff
  • Focus on the team by building a respectful workplace culture through a values-based influencer approach and working collaboratively
  • Align the team’s resources to maximize skills and internal assets to support projects and meet client expectations
  • Participate in the mediation of complex issues involving internal staff and external stakeholders including the public, contractors and consultants. Effectively manage and foresee risks before they arise.
  • Assure the effectiveness of systems through comprehensive, accurate and transparent reporting and performance management
  • Anticipate business opportunities, influence policy, planning and initiatives, and foster a culture of accountability through performance measurement  
  • Build new and innovative collaborative partnerships with external agencies, orders of government, community organizations, and internal departments and branches


  • Utilize education in Business Administration, Engineering, Project Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning or other related disciplines
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, professional designation or coursework / training in project management; financial management; public administration; public engagement; change management; or other leadership training would be an asset
  • A Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation is considered an asset. P.Eng requires the member to be in good standing with APEGA
  • Leverage current or previous experience in a leadership role within a large, complex organization
  • Apply project management skills and leadership abilities to an exciting program of mature residential neighbourhoods projects that directly enhance the lives of Edmontonians 
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work effectively under public pressure, negotiate and resolve conflicts
  • Ability to collaborate and build trust, obtain input, understanding, and participation from staff
  • Ability to create a work culture capable of developing a high performing team
  • Strong comprehension and experience relating to all aspects of project management
  • Experience managing and working with consultants
  • Leverage current or previous experience managing a team in the planning and design of neighbourhood projects
  • Think strategically to address large, complex issues, to manage projects while steering dynamically
  • Understand complex municipal subject matter and build influential relationships with Council, external agencies, orders of government, citizens, community organizations, and internal departments and branches
  • Communicate with strong political acumen, strategic planning, issue resolution and decision-making skills  
  • Demonstrate service excellence, embracing diversity and promoting inclusiveness
  • Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe; Helpful; Accountable; Integrated; and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit (
  • Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator.  For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit (

The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We encourage applications from courageous leaders who intentionally promote respect and inclusion on their teams. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:

The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact

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1 Permanent, Full-time position
Talent sourced through this process may be considered for similar opportunities within the City

Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Salary: $96,334.00 - $137,619.00 (Annually)

Work Location(s): 14th Floor Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue  Edmonton   T5J 0J4

Please apply online

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