Senior Project Manager

This job opportunity is being advertised on behalf of the following organization and is not a Manitoba government civil service position.

Senior Project Manager

SF7 Senior Officer 7


Manitoba Executive Council

Priorities and Planning

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 2108

Salary(s):   SF7 $122,008.00 – $146,690.00 per year

Closing Date:   December 31, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager who thrives in working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. If you are interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to Executive Council, please provide your resume and cover letter outlining your education and experience related to this job posting. Interested candidates should apply by December 31, 2021.

Priorities and Planning is seeking experienced Senior Project Managers to fill two positions. Senior
Project Managers provide strategic advice on issues across government and advancing policy development, planning and priority initiatives to the Priorities and Planning Committee of Cabinet, Executive Council and Senior Officials. Employees in this area are technical (political) appointments and are responsible for advancing strategic management of priority files for ministers and departments on all facets of their mandates.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide a satisfactory criminal records check, child and adult abuse registry checks
  • Must have a valid Manitoba Class 5F Driver’s license or equivalent
  • Must have the ability to work outside normal business hours, as required


  • Minimum three (3) to five (5) years related experience.
  • Undergraduate degree in communications, journalism, political science, social science, or related discipline. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Experience leveraging opportunities for innovation and finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Experience translating strategic priorities into clear operational and business plans and delivering results.
  • Exceptional written communication skills including experience developing and preparing original content such as policy development and analytical reports.
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills with experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • High level of political acumen demonstrated through experience providing strategic advice to senior leaders and officials on complex topics and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to multitask, manage issues and sensitive information with flexibility.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish, engage and maintain positive working relationships with Senior Management and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of government and the relationship with other levels of government.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).

The successful candidate will be responsible to work collaboratively with Ministers and departments to plan, lead and implement priorities and strategic initiatives set out in the Government’s Throne speech and ministerial mandates. In this role you will be accountable for effective operations by providing leadership in strategic planning, management, delivery and research for various ministerial portfolios.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 2108

Executive Council

Room 327 Legislative Building

Winnipeg , R3C 0V8

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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