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Bridge Rehabilitation Engineer (Engineer 1-3)


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Competition # : 31233 

Department: Transportation and Active Transit

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 6/24/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Building and maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job.


The Department of Transportation and Active Transit supports Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways and 4,100 bridges.  Our District Highway Operations Division plays a critical role in managing snow and ice control services, road maintenance and repair services throughout the province.


About Our Opportunity


Reporting to the Manager of Structural Engineering, and under general supervision of the Bridge Maintenance Engineer, the Bridge Rehabilitation Engineer provides specialized structural engineering advice and contract administration expertise respecting inspection, analysis, evaluation, repair and rehabilitation designs for highway structures.


Primary Accountabilities


You will assist in the design and tendering of highway structures repair/rehabilitation projects for the Capital Program and District structural maintenance projects.  This includes coordinating with district staff and support staff, reviewing field estimates, assessing construction and maintenance techniques, drafting contract documents and ensuring consistency in contracting procedures.


The incumbent procures engineering consulting services, prepares Terms of Reference, coordinates proposal reviews, awards contracts, supervises consultants' work and approves payment.


The incumbent assists the Bridge Load Rating Engineer in reviewing overweight special move permits which includes liaising with the District Bridge Engineers, Bridge Maintenance Engineer, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Engineer, vehicle compliance, and other Department staff.


The incumbent evaluates existing bridge infrastructure to determine load carrying capacity of infrastructure based upon configuration and condition, using plans, inspection reports and other available information.


This position provides the opportunity to travel throughout the province of Nova Scotia to visit project sites and meet and work collaboratively with other technical staff across the Department and Highway Programs division.


Qualifications and Experience


A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferably in Civil from an accredited engineering institute.  Candidate must be a current member of Engineers Nova Scotia (ENS) or must be eligible to become a member of ENS.  Candidate must be able to manage multiple priorities, have excellent organizational skills, be a quick learner and demonstrate sound decision-making skills. The incumbent will have effective verbal and written communication skills for dealing with department personnel, other government agencies, consultants, contractors and public.


Working knowledge of structural design and analysis with experience and understanding of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code, Transportation and Active Transit Standard Specifications, policies and procedures, the Public Highways Act, the Motor Vehicle Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the associated regulations is considered an asset. Candidate must demonstrate proficiency with computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with structural analysis software and/or finite element analysis is also considered an asset.


Experience and knowledge of project management techniques, consultant procurement practices and agreements, tendering processes, advanced highway structure design and highway structures evaluation computer applications is considered an asset.




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


A majority of your time will be spent in an office environment, but site visits will be required during all seasons and various weather conditions on heavily-travelled roads or in rough, isolated areas of construction sites.


Additional Information


An Engineer must be “Licensed to Practice” as determined by Engineers of Nova Scotia (ENS) before being classified as an Engineer 3.


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 08 - PR 15  

Salary Range:  $1,955.09 - $3,155.27 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:


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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