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Capital Planning Lead Building Services (Program Admin Officer 4)



Competition # : 32669 

Department: Transportation and Active Transit

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 9/24/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Building and maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job.


The Building Services Group at the Department of Transportation and Active Transit supports Nova Scotia’s 2,400 buildings and infrastructure assets across a wide range of clients. We maintain and support various government buildings including museums, office buildings, correctional centres, highway maintenance garages and justice centres.


The newly formed Asset Management Team is expanding and requires a Capital Planning Lead. The Building Services Group provides you with excellent professional development opportunities and a positive collaborative work environment to allow you to excel your career to new levels.


About Our Opportunity


Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Asset Management, the Capital Planning Lead will be responsible for the development of a +/- $20 Million annual Capital Plan.  This will include program development, long term planning and forecasting through an integrated approach to asset end of life, energy and accessibility. You will oversee the Capital Planning Program for a diverse and substantial portfolio of government buildings and sites and have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients from all levels of government.


Primary Accountabilities


As the Capital Planning Lead, you will be responsible for the administration and management of the division's multi-year Capital Plan, including related processes and information management. This person oversees the Capital Planning software system, performs adhoc system queries, report generation and determination of additional information requirements.  The Capital Planning Lead provides support and guidance as well as software and process training to department staff in various locations.


Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor’s Degree and 6 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Architectural or Mechanical Engineering Technologist, and experience and/or training in Building Condition Assessments are considered assets.  A strong understanding of ASTM E2018-15, Standards for Property Condition Assessments, will be crucial to this role. Knowledge of Capital Planning programs and asset information management will be required skills that will also be considered.


Knowledge of building systems as per below would be beneficial:


  • Site and site components;
  • Architectural and structural;
  • Mechanical including HVAC, conveying equipment and heating;
  • Electrical, primary and secondary distribution systems, lighting, and building automation systems; and
  • Specialty systems, server rooms and security systems.


You possess exceptional organizational and communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to work collaboratively on multiple deadlines simultaneously.  You demonstrate leadership qualities, have a knack for building relationships with various stakeholders, and hold a high standard for client and customer service. This position faces frequent pressure for deadlines, as such, your ability to multi-task and adapt in fast-paced environments is critical.




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.


Working Conditions


This position has a combination of office and field work. Field work occurs in adverse weather conditions and normal hazards associated with operating sites and working with or near equipment.


You must be able to work under adverse conditions in times of emergency and sometimes overtime may be required.


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.
  • Countless career paths.
  • Department specific flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  PR 17  

Salary Range:  $2,913.59 - $3,421.98 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