Edmonton's urban landscape is more than just streets and buildings – it's a living, breathing tapestry of green spaces, parks, and forests. Our city is on the frontline of addressing climate change and enhancing the quality of life for all its residents, and our urban forest plays a pivotal role in this mission. At the City of Edmonton, we believe that a sustainable future starts at our doorstep. And that’s where you come in. We're on the hunt for a project management and strategy professional who shares our commitment to the environment, sustainability, and conserving and growing Edmonton's urban forest. Someone who knows that trees are not just aesthetic features, but also an asset that is crucial to our city’s air, water, health, and community spirit. Join us, and together we'll nurture the green heart of Edmonton, ensuring it thrives for generations to come.
If you're eager to make a lasting impact and intertwine your passion with purpose, keep reading. Your dream job might just be a click away!
We are currently recruiting for one Senior Project Management Analyst position within the Infrastructure Operations Section, Parks and Roads Services Branch to provide leadership, coordination and project management support for a suite of projects and initiatives focused on expanding Edmonton’s urban forest canopy, meeting the City Plan target of planting 2 million trees, and updating long term strategies and implementation plans that guide how Edmonton’s urban forest is managed.
As the Senior Project Management Analyst you will have the chance to lead projects and initiatives by working collaboratively with stakeholders from different teams across the corporation, as well as external stakeholders. Your success in this role will be measured by your ability to achieve timely results in a respectful, inclusive, and service-minded style. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining program and project plans, managing resources, monitoring project performance, managing project budgets, and ensuring compliance with Operations Planning and Monitoring's project management framework and processes.
Current projects and programs in scope of this position to oversee include:
- Greener As we Grow
- Urban Forest Management Plan Update
- Urban Forest Asset Management Plan Update
- Development of a regular urban forest canopy measurement program
- Research, program and partnership development for private property tree planting initiatives and programs that focus on Edmonton’s urban canopy targets
If you have a passion for project management and a desire to work in a dynamic and innovative environment, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Join our team and be part of a group of talented individuals who are committed to delivering high-quality results that make a positive impact on the City of Edmonton.
With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will be responsible for:
- Coordinate with multiple teams working on initiatives that are part of the Greener As We Grow (GAWG) profile, which includes funding from the federal 2 Billion Trees grant program to plant over 2 million trees on public property over the next 8 years
- Create planning and report tools and templates that support work project team members are doing, allowing the visualization and detailed planning of project outcomes and targets from now until 2030
- Ensure that teams are completing work on time and according to committed targets in the GAWG Capital Profile, federal 2 Billion Trees Grant, and Urban Forest Asset Management Plan
- Manage internal and external relations, as well as research partnerships
- Manage Capital profiles, including quarterly capital reports, quarterly federal grant reports, and annual reports
- Support and report of City Plan targets, including development of council reports, enterprise performance management measures and KPI reports
- Lead or support as the spokesperson and correspondent for internal and external inquiries about Urban Forestry Projects
- Create and deliver presentations for internal and external partners
- Work with Communications and Public Engagement teams as needed to support these projects
- Work with Finance and Business Integration on the creation and maintenance of expense tracking and auditing systems for project budgets
- Provide project management expertise for the development of public policies, which may include conducting large-scale public engagement in collaboration with the Office of Public Engagement
- Formulate project teams, typically without functional oversight, and chair project meetings, ensure team deliverables are completed in a timely manner with the appropriate input and expertise
- Lead and steer committee meetings with project sponsors and project owners
- Offer advice and guidance to supervisors and senior leadership
- Develop new relationships to support new tree planting initiatives, including partnerships and funding for private property planting initiatives
- With a dotted line reporting relationship, oversee and assign duties for analysts and clerical staff that support these projects, as well as project team members
- Participate in contract reviews and assist in gathering business requirements to produce technical specifications
- Perform other related duties as required
- University degree in business administration, science, engineering, political science or equivalent education/training in organizational development, leadership, process improvements, business analytics and strategic planning.
- Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in strategic and operational business planning including: Standardization, strategic policy development, and stakeholder relations;
- Project management certification or professional designation would be considered a strong asset
- Gender-based Analysis Plus training is an asset
- Experience leading the facilitation of multi-stakeholder technical or policy-setting groups or committees
- Extensive experience with project management, research, strategic-thinking, report writing, business case development
- Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications, Google Suite, web-based communications, groupware and social media tools
- Ability to work independently and in cross functional teams, across programs and collaboratively to share resources and information
- Ability to take the lead in multiple groups, project, and situations at all levels of an organization
- Strong analytical skills and communication skills, both verbal and written
- Strong organizational, prioritization, and time management skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate work to deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to achieve results in the context of a respectful, inclusive and service-minded style
- Strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills, both internally and with external vendors and stakeholders
- Strategic thinking, strong decision-making ability, and ability to assess risks
- Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Must obtain business auto insurance for personal vehicle use on City business
- 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 edmonton.ca/our-culture
- 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 edmonton.ca/our-culture
- Applicants may be tested
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 value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here: https://bit.ly/3hd2d95.
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 [email protected].
Up to 1 permanent full-time position
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, eligible for EDO program
The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance.
Salary: $45.462 - $58.014 (Hourly); $94,924.660 - $121,133.230 (Annually)
Recruitment Consultant: KE/JF