Ne’rahten Development Ltd.
Fort Good Hope, NWT
Ne’Rahten Development Ltd. (NDL) is a business arm of the Yamoga Land Corporation (YLC), an organization created from the Sahtú Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement. NDL is a community run business mandated to not only generate revenue but also to create economic and employment opportunities for Sahtú Beneficiaries. In 2016, YCL Board of Directors incorporated a non-profit society – the K’asho Got’ı̨nę Housing Society (KGHS) – to address housing and homelessness issues in Fort Good Hope.
NDL is currently focussed on strengthening and expanding its capacity to undertake construction projects, including new builds, and repair and maintenance. Currently, NDL maintains a portfolio of rental homes and institutional buildings that it rents out. In the near future, (2021 and beyond) NDL expects to take on several contracts from the K’asho Got’ı̨nę Housing Society to repair residential homes and to project manage new residential builds. NDL is also working to increase its competitiveness so as to be able to bid on NWT Housing Corporation (NWTHC) projects and, with time, bid on projects beyond Fort Good Hope.
In anticipation of this work, NDL is preparing to support a full-time staff contingent of at least one Construction Manager, supervising at least three additional staff. The goal is that at least two of these staff will be completing apprentice programs towards certifications. Ultimately, NDL aims to build capacity among Fort Good Hope residents so that in the future, a local resident may take on the role of Construction Manager in the community; the successful candidate will play a mentoring role with apprentices and local residents to build this community capacity.
Ne’Rahten Development Ltd. (NDL) is seeking a Construction Manager to lead NDL construction and repair projects. The position will be based at the NDL office in Fort Good Hope, NWT. The successful candidate must be a skilled builder and demonstrate at least three years of experience with managing a variety of construction projects, and managing and mentoring staff. The successful candidate will possess strong project management skills and technical skills, likely gained through completion of a designated trade.
The successful candidate will be hired as an employee of NDL, report to the NDL Business Manager, and will have responsibility for a variety of construction projects including repairs, maintenance, and new builds.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
Fort Good Hope is a largely indigenous (pop. approx. 600), remote community in the Sahtú region of NWT. The only all-season transportation to the community is by air with a winter road open typically from January to March and a barge that usually brings freight twice each summer; for this reason, the role of the Construction Manager will include unique responsibilities for working in a remote northern context.
Project Management and Construction
Supervision and Staff Management
Education and Experience:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Character requirementsFort Good Hope is a largely Dene community and the Construction Manager will be hired in part to mentor and nurture local workers. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous histories and NWT communities. The successful candidate will:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to cold, wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and risk of vibration. The noise level in the work environment is often loud.
Many of the tools and light equipment require significant focus and concentration when being used. If not handled properly, these tools and equipment can cause injury. Concentration and focus are required.
Workloads and tight timeframes can contribute to the stress of the job. In addition, contact with members of the public can also contribute to workplace stress. The Construction Manager will be required to make quick decisions, consult with residents, clients and staff and respond to subcontractor concerns. Training and mentoring staff may also lead to workplace stress.
LOCAL HIRING POLICY
If listed criteria can be met, preference will be given to Sahtú Beneficiaries firstly, residents of the Sahtú secondly, and to residents of the NWT and or Indigenous applicants thirdly.
SALARY AND SCHEDULE
Salary will depend on experience and qualifications, but an annual range will fall between $120,000 and $150,000. Moving and housing costs can be discussed.
Eligible applicants are asked to submit a résumé and cover letter outlining their interest and relevant experience to Jennifer Luckay by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates who are short listed for an interview will be asked to submit a satisfactory vulnerable sector Criminal Records check (current within the last 6 months).
The position will remain open until filled by the right applicant.