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Engineer 4 (Regional Engineer)



Competition # : 29843 

Department: Environment

Location: GRANTON

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 4/26/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change’s role is to protect the environment, human health and farm animal through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership and promotion. To achieve this, we strive to develop legislation, regulations and policies, process notifications, applications, and approvals for regulated activities based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise. 



Our goal is to educate, inspect and enforce to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations. We proactively respond to environmental, conservation, farm animal welfare, and human health risks and work to develop programs and deliver services to enhance protection in these areas.


About Our Opportunity


Reporting to the Manager, the Engineer provides services required for the delivery of departmental programs. The Engineer performs duties as a specialist in the environment and environmental health field with a focus on the central region and at times the province. The position requires extensive contact with professional and technical staff within the department, as well as, with other departments, governments, academic institutions, and industries.

Primary Accountabilities


  • Participating in the review of applications for approval through the review and analysis of engineering reports, proposals, plans and specifications on projects with environmental and environmental health implications. 
  • Drafting terms and conditions for such projects. Examples include industrial and mining facilities, watercourse alterations, municipal water, sewage and solid waste infrastructure.
  • Reviewing the design and sometimes leads the design of on-site sewage disposal systems, assessments of land suitability for subdivision development and for individual lots in subdivisions. 
  • Evaluating the design and site selection for various facilities such as central water supply treatment and distribution systems, sewage collection treatment and disposal, solid waste disposal, and complex industrial processes.
  • Ensuring compliance with departmental legislation through the review of data submitted as a requirement of approvals.  
  • Coordinating and overseeing special projects, as needed.
  • Initiating and preparing technical guidelines, policies and regulations regarding environmental and environmental health issues.

Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering plus six years related experience and registered with Engineers Nova Scotia as Licensed to Practice (or with an Engineering Association in another Canadian jurisdiction with the ability to transfer their registration to Nova Scotia).


As the successful candidate, you must have related experience and/or technical training in water management systems, waste management systems, associated pollution abatement and control equipment, hydrology and hydraulic structures. A working knowledge of industrial and construction processes, soil, industrial and municipal waste management systems, hydrology, geology, toxicology, biology, laboratory practices, chemistry including chemicals and their hazards is an asset. Knowledge of departmental legislation, regulations, standards; as well as demonstrated ability to interpret regulations, policies and analytical reports is an asset.  


Strong communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, leadership, project management, and sound judgment skills are essential. Must have a valid drivers’ license.



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



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.

Additional Information


This is expected to be a 2 year Term status position with an end date of April 26, 2023; however, the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

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 for Nova Scotians. 
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.


Pay Grade:  PR 18  

Salary Range:  $3,030.25 - $3,563.66 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.


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. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


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