Director – Capital Development

Thu, 2020-05-21 17:01 -- jkwanbrydges
Yukon Government
Job Description: 

Director – Capital Development

Government of Yukon -> Highways & Public Works – Capital Development Overhead

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Requisition: #22305

Salary: $107,890 - $148,169 per annum

Closing date: June 30, 2020

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.

We’re here so you can be there.

The Property Management Division of Highways and Public Works manages the Yukon government portfolio of buildings to facilitate departmental service delivery. We provide asset management, portfolio management, realty services, project management, maintenance and operations services. We employ tradespeople, architects, engineers, labourers, administrators, and more; there are a variety of exciting career opportunities in the Property Management Division.

Our people are your people.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Property Management Division, you will be responsible for leading, directing, organizing, planning and delivering all Yukon government Real Property construction for the territory. In this position, you will be a key member of the senior management team, participating in the development and delivery of Division and departmental policies, programs and strategies.

Here is what we can offer you:

As an employer, the Government of Yukon offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Competitive extended health benefits package and pension plan.
  • Generous annual paid vacation and travel allowance subsidy.
  • Flexible work arrangement options.

For more information, please contact Cara Devellano at

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume, clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. 

  • Degree in architecture or a building-related engineering discipline: mechanical, electrical, structural or other related discipline;
  • Extensive experience project-managing building construction;
  • Experience providing strategic advice, direction and recommendations to senior management;
  • Experience leading a team of professionals, including managing human and financial resources (preferably in a multi-project environment).

Candidates who have education, training and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.

If you have these qualifications, ensure you clearly expand upon them (for each applicable employer) in your resume. Prior to applying, refer to our sample resume to assist you in your application.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates will be assessed using Yukon Government’s Core Competency Framework. The competency model consists of the following eight competencies:

  • Modelling Interpersonal Skills and Personal Responsibility
  • Taking Action and Achieving Results
  • Thinking Strategically
  • Developing People
  • Influencing Others
  • Promoting Common Values and Ethics
  • Demonstrating Client Focus
  • Leading Change and Innovation

In addition, candidates may be assessed on:

  • Ability to evaluate engineering and architectural designs for performance when built;
  • Ability to evaluate cost of construction, feasibility and suitability for desired application;
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and resolve disputes with consultants and contractors.

Condition of Employment: Valid Class 5 Yukon Driver’s Licence

Job Requirement: Travel throughout Yukon and Canada

About Yukon Government:

Having a meaningful professional life in one of Canada’s most stunning and unique natural and cultural regions – and plenty of exciting opportunities to develop and grow your career path, too – is what it means to be a part of the Yukon public service.

Yukon government employees have plenty of resources to develop their interests, further their careers and stay challenged and energized throughout the working day. We believe that the best way we can serve the people of Yukon is with an active and engaged public service workforce. Please see the following link:

Learn more about us!

Yukon government has been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers since 2014!

To learn more about what Yukon has to offer, check out these links:

How to Apply

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Whitehorse, YT