Senior Project Technologist (anticipatory)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Senior Project Technologist (anticipatory)

Reference number: DFO24J-158995-000002
Selection process number: 24-DFO-MAR-EA-EFM-611631
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
Moncton (New Brunswick), Tracadie-Sheila (New Brunswick), Antigonish (Nova Scotia), Sydney (Nova Scotia)
$84,887 to $106,713

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 17 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When applying on this selection process, you will be required to respond to both the essential screening and the asset screening questions Consider this your opportunity to demonstrate your qualifications to the management team, and outline how much experience and skills you bring to the table. You will need to outline your qualifications and any experience that is relevant to the position. It is important that you provide examples and include what, when, where and how your role contributed to the examples put forward. You should also include details on the duration and the specific types of tasks you have completed.


Some of the duties of the Senior Project Technologist include:
• Providing expert technical advice and project management services, as the senior regional technologist, for complex construction harbour infrastructure projects.
• Providing technical input for program and project planning including long range infrastructure capital planning.
• Providing expert technical advice and project management services, as the senior regional technologist to the regional project technologists for project delivery.
• Conducting and/or leading multiple/diverse major capital projects as project leader/specialist within program frameworks and producing reports to advance projects and program delivery.
• Providing technical expertise from the planning phase through to project completion, with particular emphasis on tracking and reporting on the progress of larger and more complex projects.

Work environment

Small Craft Harbours (SCH) is a nationwide program of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which operates and maintains a network of harbours in support of the needs of the commercial fishing industry. The mandate of SCH is to keep the harbours that are critical to the fishing industry open and in good repair. The program is delivered in cooperation with Harbour Authorities (local not-for-profit organizations) who manage the harbours.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is following the direction from the Office of the Chief Human Resource Officer on the introduction of a common hybrid work model across the federal public service. This common hybrid model consists of work on site at least 2-3 days each week, or 40% to 60% of the regular schedule. You may find more information here:

Please note:
As the successful candidates for these positions will be managing several projects and will be required to travel throughout the maritime provinces on a regular basis, no full time telework will be available.

Intent of the process

This selection process is anticipatory. The intent is to establish a pool of qualified candidates which may be used to staff future positions of various tenures and linguistic profiles in Moncton (New Brunswick), Tracadie-Sheila (New Brunswick), Antigonish (Nova Scotia), Sydney (Nova Scotia).

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Graduation from a diploma or degree program (minimum two academic years) in civil engineering, construction engineering, construction, civil, architectural technology or related construction technology from a recognized community college or technical institute or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

• Recent* and significant** experience providing engineering, technical or project support for infrastructure construction, maintenance or repair.
• Recent* and significant** experience managing the implementation of infrastructure projects.
• Experience in the planning and project management services in support of the delivery of a complex construction project.
• Experience preparing proposals, work plans, financial reports, cost estimates and project progress reports.
• Experience developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Recent* and significant** is defined as the breadth and depth of experience normally associated with the performance of a broad range of complex activities. It will be assessed on the basis of the scope and complexity of the work performed as well as the candidate’s responsibility for a period of approximately five (5) years within the last ten (10) years.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


• Experience working with or for Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Small Craft Harbours
• Experience using Auto CAD or AutoCAD Civil 3D.
• Experience managing or coordinating multi-year infrastructure project.
• Experience managing marine projects.
• Experience negotiating and resolving disagreement between project stakeholders or in contract dispute.
• Experience applying health and safety principles, codes and regulations in project delivery.

• Certification as a Certified Engineering Technologist in Canada

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Moncton and Tracadie-Sheila: Bilingual CBC/CBC
Antigonish and Sydney: Various language profiles

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of project management principles and practices
• Knowledge of the principles of contracting

• Values and Ethics
• Strategic Thinking
• Engagement

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to analyze issues, assess impacts, and develop options or solutions.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to membership in one of the designated employment equity groups: Persons with Disabilities; Visible Minorities; Indigenous persons, or Women.

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

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet the education and experience criteria outlined in the essential qualifications. Resumes may be used as a secondary source to validate the information described in the cover letter. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected. Applicants are asked to take the same approach to describe their experiences with regard to the asset qualifications (other qualifications) as applicable.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language(s) in their application.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Robert Richard, Recruitment and Staffing Coordinator

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