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Construction Manager (Bedford)


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Competition # : 31121 

Department: Transportation and Active Transit

Location: BEDFORD

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 6/16/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Transportation and Active Transit supports Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways and 4,100 bridges.  We are looking to expand our leadership team, and have an exciting opportunity available for a Construction Manager in Miller Lake. This is your opportunity to make high impact decisions regarding the safe, timely and cost-effective delivery of individual projects and overall highway infrastructure in the Province.


About Our Opportunity


You will provide a high standard of engineering expertise and innovative best practices when providing guidance and construction advice for field staff. You will recommend rehabilitation methods, provide cost estimates, and ensure all field generated plans produced are in accordance with Department and Industry standards, as well as Federal and Provincial Acts and Regulations.


Primary Accountabilities


As the Construction Manager, you will execute capital highway and bridge construction and rehabilitation, as well as lead all construction work carried out by private contractors and government staff associated with those projects throughout Central District. We have many exciting projects and developments on the horizon and we require your expertise in ensuring all projects are completed safely and within policies, specifications, regulations, and budgets. You are ultimately responsible for all Department employees, contractor personnel, and the safe passage of the motoring public through the various construction sites. You will work closely with staff at all levels and in various divisions of the Department, providing advice and input into Department-wise issues.


Qualifications and Experience


A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and eligibility for membership to Engineers Nova Scotia as licensed to practice, is required. You also have several years of progressive technical and practical experience in road and bridge construction and rehabilitation.


Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is an essential component of this position; you are responsible for the safety of staff and the traveling public throughout work sites. Computer proficiency is necessary.  Knowledge of the Department’s policies and procedures would be considered an asset.


This position involves travel throughout the Province; a valid driver’s license and daily access to a reliable motor vehicle is necessary.


This is a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines and competing priorities; your ability to multi-task and adapt is critical to your success. You are an inspiring and motivational team leader with experience managing staff performance and building interpersonal relationships. You consistently maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client and customer service excellence. Your financial experience managing budgets and solid project management expertise are needed for the success of various highway/bridge construction and maintenance projects.


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Decisiveness, Developing Others, Strategic Orientation, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness & Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering & Relationship Building and Intercultural Diversity Proficiency.




Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.


Working Conditions


Most of your work is in a comfortable office environment. You may be required to travel to sites on occasion. There is a need for you to balance competing priorities and meet strict deadlines.


What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths.




Pay Grade:  EC 13 

Salary Range:  $3,705.20 - $4,642.15 Bi-Weekly   


Employment Equity Statement:

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 Indigenous 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 these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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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 the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to