Government of Alberta Project Procurement Specialist (Temporary up to 2 years) Temporary in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Project Procurement Specialist (Temporary up to 2 years)
Edmonton, AB

The Housing Capital Programs Branch in the Housing Division has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, process-focused individual with an eye for detail…

The Housing Capital Programs Branch in the Housing Division has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, process-focused individual with an eye for detail and proven interpersonal skills. Under the guidance of the Manager, Contracts and Procurement, you will be responsible for providing project procurement management services for capital (design and construction) contracts, ensuring that procurement documents, the procurement process, and contracts meet the department’s technical requirements and standards and are consistent with established procurement policies and practices.

The Project Procurement Specialist operates as part of a collaborative team, with primary involvement from the time of project identification until all associated contracts are awarded. This position provides advice on procurement methodologies and strategies appropriate to project requirements. As well, you will ensure that the procurement and contracting process and associated documents are compliant with department policies and public sector procurement and contracting best practices.

As the successful candidate, you have excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate and maintain a collaborative approach. Understanding of policies related to procurement, risk management, and contracts will assist you in being successful in this role. Creativity, a results focus and your demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a variety of diverse internal and external stakeholders will be important success factors for this position. You also possess strong analytical, communication, and problem solving skills as well as the ability to exercise professional judgement when representing the Ministry and dealing with sensitive issues.


A related university degree in Engineering, Construction, Architecture, or related field along with 4 years’ related experience in procurement and contract management for capital construction projects or facility management is required. Working knowledge of various procurement methodologies is required. Public sector procurement experience is considered an asset.

Equivalencies will be considered.

An industry recognized professional designation such as Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) from Supply Chain Management Association of Canada (SCMA), Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T), Project Management Certification (PMP), or equivalent is an asset.


$2,588.03 to $3,394.66 bi-weekly


This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across the Government of Alberta at the same classification level.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID number, to: Alberta Seniors and Housing, Human Resource Services, 8th Floor, Park Plaza Building, 10611 – 98 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2P7.

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=learning/apscompetencies/titlepage&cf=9

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) – http://work.alberta.ca/immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Position Profile

Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Human Resources at: (780) 644-6906. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-07-26
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