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Senior Project Advisor

Job ID: J0920-0739
Classification: SEN-09
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 80694/Year
Maximum Salary: 102104/Year
Closing Date: October 27, 2020

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country's democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation's diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

Reporting to the Director LTVP & Accommodation, the Senior Project Advisor is accountable for the strategic planning and delivery of the Senate’s most complex construction and renovation projects, and related accommodation requirements, as part of the Long-Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) for the Parliamentary Precinct. The position is responsible for ensuring the management and coordination of all strategic planning and delivery activities, assessing strategic options, establishing the project requirements and monitoring the implementation of these through to occupancy. The incumbent is expected to champion the interests of the Senate as a knowledgeable client subject-matter expert, and ensure that ultimately the requirements of the Senate are met on a project by project basis.

Open to

The general public to staff one (1) indeterminate positions and two (2) five (5) year term in the Property and Services Directorate.

This selection process can be used to staff other similar positions.


• University degree in a related field or an acceptable combination of relevant education, training and experience;
• Minimum of five (5) years' relevant experience overseeing significant construction projects, staff and cross-functional teams of internal experts, such as engineers, architects, interior designers, accommodation specialists, and CAD technicians, as well as external consultants;
• Minimum of five (5) years' experience in program planning and delivery activities, from establishing the project requirements to the implementation and occupancy;
• Experience providing expert advice, briefings and recommendations to senior management on complex accommodation planning and program delivery issues;
• Ability to provide expert advice, briefings and recommendations to Senior Management on complex accommodation planning and program delivery issues;
• Ability to consult and inform stakeholders regarding progress and changes, and to manage issues arising in the course of the projects.

Linguistic Requirements



Action Management

Organizational Needs

The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

The use of masculine gender in the text includes feminine and is used without discrimination.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.

The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.

The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

We thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.