Senior Project Manager


The North West Company has retained the Pederson Group to conduct a search for a Senior Project Manager!

The North West Company (NWC) is one of Canada’s oldest companies and has been in operation for over 200 years! NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Their stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. NWC’s construction division does over $150 million annually!

As the Senior Project Manager at the North West Company, you will oversee the engineering and construction of all NWC facilities and guarantee they are constructed/manufactured economically and efficiently to conform to business requirements.


  • Assist in developing, training and monitoring the use of the NWC’s project methodologies, tools, and aids.

  • Identify and validate project scope, risks, constraints, dependencies, and resource demands.

  • Oversee capital projects and monitor projects against planned budget and schedule.

  • Prepare and obtain approvals for The Project Charter and associated work plan and budget.

  • Ensure that appropriate environmental management and energy environment initiatives are integrated when designing facilities.

  • Ensure that proper energy environment technology is being utilized where applicable to rationalize a return on investment.

  • Monitor and audit project deliverables throughout the life of the project.

  • Ensure projects are engineered in line with NWC’s long-term standards, specifications goals and initiatives from cost-effectiveness and a practical perspective.

  • Work closely with other Project Managers and Senior Management to aid projects and meet the scope, budget, and timelines.

  • Manage/Mentor Project Managers and Project Coordinators following NWC leadership principles.

  • Ensure project risks are identified and managed or eliminated.

  • Create effective communication strategies and practice continuous improvement philosophy.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 -10 years of experience managing projects over $15m in commercial, institutional, or industrial projects.

  • Post-secondary education is considered an asset, preferably in a relevant field such as project management professional designation (PMP Certification).

  • Combination of work experience in corporate retail or retail projects.

  • Efficiency with Auto CAD.

  • Knowledge of retail design, commercial, construction, and facility management processes is considered an asset.

  • Experience conducting performance analysis of workflow and processes.

  • Knowledge of business functional groups is preferred.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Microsoft Project is required.

  • Ability to lead with strong organization, time management and people management skills.

  • Capable of operating independently with minimal direction.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize them while adhering to strict schedule deadlines.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to interact with a wide range of individuals in a spectrum of situations.

What The Company Offers You:

  • Competitive salary with an annual bonus.

  • Comprehensive benefits package.

  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace.

  • RRSP matching.

  • Positive, dynamic and diverse family-oriented workplace with room for vertical growth and development.

Apply or Learn More

Interested in this opportunity? Apply now by completing the application form above. 

To learn more about the opportunity, contact Justis Pederson at +1 204-926-8860 EXT. 8860 or [email protected]

We are looking forward to hearing from you!