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Building Our Nations, First!

Closing date: December 1, 2020

The Ontario First Nations’ Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) was established in 1995 to provide expert technical advisory services to the First Nations of Ontario. At that time, it was the first Indigenous organization in Canada mandated to provide professional technical and advisory services to First Nations’ communities and foster their technical self-reliance.

The mandate of the OFNTSC is to provide engineering and technical advisory services to all Unaffiliated First Nations and Tribal Councils in Ontario. The OFNTSC Project Manager will manage key client projects and the responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope. This position will be located in the Thunder Bay office. 


Provide project management advisory services for First Nation’s infrastructure projects.
Conduct assessment studies/investigations and prepare reports for First Nation’s infrastructure projects.
Coordinating with cross discipline team members to make sure that all parties are on track with project requirements (scope), deadlines, and budgets.
Prepare, review and manage reports.
Submitting project deliverables and ensuring that they adhere to recognized quality standards, codes, regulations and legislation.
Develop, prepare and submit Terms of References (ToR’s) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ’s) for infrastructure projects.
Facilitate change requests to ensure that First Nations are informed of the impacts on schedules and budgets.
Perform risk management to minimize project risks.
Coordinate the development of user manuals, training materials and other documents as needed to enable successful implementation and turnover of infrastructure systems to the First Nation’s.
Oversee all aspects of the projects assigned.
Establish and execute effective project communication plans.
Review work, including studies and designs performed by consultants.
Participate on project teams to ensure the successful completion of infrastructure projects to meet the needs of First Nation’s.
Assist First Nations in ensuring that design and construction projects comply with all codes and guidelines.
Assist with corporate conference and workshop related activities.
Act as a liaison between First Nations and government agencies.
Assist OFNTSC clients with obtaining various sources of outside funding (i.e.: Indigenous Services Canada, Health Canada, Ministry of Infrastructure, Environment Canada, and others).


Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) would be an asset.
Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in Project Management services for First Nation’s clients.
Strong background and knowledge of First Nations infrastructure.
Knowledge of coordinating project services on behalf of First Nations.
Experience of having worked in a similar role.
Takes initiative and a team player.
Ability to work autonomously and multi-task.
Commitment to providing high quality support to colleagues and to meeting deadlines.
Enhances the Engineering and Infrastructure department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Report writing experience and good communication and interpersonal skills.
Technical advisory experience is an asset.
Knowledge of governmental clients and funding supports.
Sensitivity to the unique needs of First Nation peoples.
Please mark clearly on subject line of the email “Project Manager” and send your cover letter and resume with the attachment labelled as [LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_ProjectManager2020] to:

Vikas Poni,

Director, People Strategy & Engagement

Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation

195 Henry Street, Building #4, Unit #3

Brantford, Ontario, N3S 5C9

We thank all applicants, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

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