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Special Projects Manager

Department or Division: Sustainability

Term: Temporary full-time for approximately 18 months


  1. Manages the activities required to develop the Waste Diversion Plan or related projects.
  2. Manages project deliverables, budget and funding resources,
  3. Ensures communication and collaboration with stakeholders and team members.   
  4. Manages assigned staff when required; this includes; identifying required resources, hiring, assigning work schedules,  planning and approving staff development, conducting performance management or disciplinary action (if required), and conducting layoffs.
  5. Identifies research and policy gaps, and works with appropriate departments and stakeholders to address.
  6. Acts as the lead in identifying, addressing and assigning responsibilities for operational plans, identifying change management plans, training, and safety considerations.
  7. Issues appropriate purchase orders and manages contracts as required to support development and implementation.
  8. Acts as the primary liaison between the City and involved vendors within the terms of established contracts.
  9. Prepares written and oral reports and presentations for internal stakeholders, Committee, Council, and Leadership Team, and in response to customer and corporate enquiries.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Environmental studies or management, sustainability or related field.
  • Four to six years' progressively responsible related experience, including a minimum of two years’ experience managing and coordinating projects.  Project Management Training would be an asset. 
  • Experience in waste reduction and management would be considered an asset.
  • Possession of an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
  • Possession of a valid, Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s Licence.
  • Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Waste Management planning and operations in a municipal environment, including any applicable municipal regulations, bylaws, and provincial legislation.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and financial procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and develop staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, identify underlying issues/problems and recommend required changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and writing, including the ability to prepare and present reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned staff, civic officials, representatives of other agencies and the public.

Salary: $78,725.28 to $92,699.76 per annum (2016 rates)

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Labour Group: SCMMA 222