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Engineering Aide (Clerk 4)

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: BEDFORD, NS, CA, B4A 3X5

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 2/22/2019  


Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal 


Engineering Aide (Clerk 4), Permanent, BEDFORD 


Competition # 18018  



About Us


Building and maintaining our Provincial infrastructure is no small job.


The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) supports Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways, and 4,100 bridges. Our Highway Programs Division is growing, and we have a challenging and exciting opportunity available for an Engineering Aide in Central District.

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside our professional team of Engineers who manage all phases of contract work for bridge and highway construction and rehabilitation.

About Our Opportunity


As the Engineering Aide, you provide administrative and technical support to the Engineer.


You will calculate, compile and enter data in our Contract Payment System. With this data, you will produce reports for payment to contractors and perform invoicing and accounts receivable functions with respect to highway and bridge contract work. Various reports which you will generate for the Engineer include asphalt, capital expenditure, field administration, and survey progress reports.  You will also plot and draft cross sections and profiles by reducing field survey data, as well as draft theoretical specification limits by reading and interpreting construction plans.


You are responsible for the overall organization and general management of the Construction office including completing and maintaining employee payroll, safety records, inventory control and ensuring proper procurement procedures are followed. Procurement responsibilities will include verifying purchasing situation requirements along with assisting those with purchasing authority. We count on your expertise to ensure policy compliance with Government procurement goals, and that transactions are transparent and accountable.


This position provides the opportunity to visit project sites while meeting and working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders.

About You


You have five (5) years related experience in bookkeeping, commercial drafting or a related subject. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.


You possess a mathematical aptitude and have experience in accounts payable and budgetary control. Proficiency in typing and extensive knowledge in spreadsheet software and creation, word processing, and email applications is essential.  You must demonstrate excellent coordination and organization skills along with experience in maintaining records in both manual and computerized environments.


The following qualifications are considered assets, including:


  • Completed course work in bookkeeping, accounting, or commercial drafting;
  • Experience with job costing and preparation of highway construction quantity documents;
  • Knowledge of the geographical area;
  • Experience with SAP (or equivalent); and
  • Familiarity with construction estimating software and AutoCAD.


As the ideal candidate, you have exceptional planning and organizational skills to assist with the efficient operation of our office. You are an analytical thinker who presents information in clear, concise manners. You are also a self-motivated individual who works both independently with minimal supervision and participates fully as an effective team player. You maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client and customer service.


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

Other Considerations


The location of this opportunity is to be determined. The successful candidate will work in either the Bedford or Miller Lake location. This will be confirmed upon appointment.


Pay Grade:  CL 22  


Salary Range:  $1,734.35 - $1,918.30 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 government office, employees 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 civil service bargaining unit candidates.


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 electronic application.


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


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