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PORT HAWKESBURY NS Permanent Posted: Monday, 16 April 2018
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Competition # 11562

Engineer 1-3 (Engineer Development Program), Term, PORT HAWKESBURY

Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal

Posting Closing Date: 4/30/2018

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.


The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) is recruiting graduate Civil Engineers for development opportunities. Successful applicants will work in our Engineer Development Program for a period of one to two years. Upon completion of the program, the incumbent can apply, or be appointed to, other Project or Design Engineer opportunities. Development Engineers will spend the construction months (six to eight months) in the field working with senior Project Engineers and will obtain experience in all phases of contract work for bridge and highway construction and rehabilitation, cost estimating and contract administration. During the winter months, the Development Engineers may have the opportunity to work in our Head Office, in Halifax, in the following sections of TIR: Highway Planning and Design, Road Safety, Structural Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Highway Operations and Maintenance and Highway Construction Services. Development Engineers will be reimbursed living expenses when their work rotation takes them out of their assigned location.


Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, Structural or related) and registered with Engineers Nova Scotia as an Engineer in-training.

A valid driver's license is required and must have access to a reliable motor vehicle.

Candidates must be able to manage multiple priorities, supervise people, have excellent organizational skills, be a quick learner and demonstrate sound decision making skills. In addition, they must have effective verbal and written communication skills. The position demands an individual who can communicate effectively in dealing with the public, staff and various officials. A working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and computer proficiency are essential components of this position. A working knowledge of the Department's policies and procedures would be considered an asset. Experience managing budgets and have an understanding of the principles of project management as it relates to highway/bridge construction and maintenance would also be considered an asset.

The following competencies are required:

The ability to; analyze information and identify relationships; be adaptable and see other points of view; using attention to detail to ensure accuracy and quality; achieve desired results; communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing and work collaboratively with others.

We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Special Statement

This is a term opportunity for a period of one (1) to two (2) years.

Pay Grade: PR 08 - PR 15

Salary Range: $1,869.00 - $3,017.00 Bi-Weekly

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU) .

If applying from outside a g overnment office, e mployees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified c ivil s ervice bargaining unit candidates.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer .

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For questions or concerns, please contact (see below) .

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2018-04-16 9:51:56 AM

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