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Electrical Trades Coordinator



Competition # : 37819 

Department: Public Works

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 2/7/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Making the Province work is no small job.


The Infrastructure Management group at the Department of Public Works supports Nova Scotia’s 1,800 buildings and infrastructure assets across a wide range of clients. We maintain and support various government buildings and other built assets, including museums, core buildings and office buildings supporting the work of government, correctional centres, and justice centres. We are also responsible for the oversight of various Dams and Historical Vessels stationed throughout the province.


Infrastructure Management supports a wide range of Client requests ranging from Electrical, Mechanical and Architectural replacements as well as Maintenance related repairs and solutions. Infrastructure Management supports a wide range of historical buildings and assets and helps to maintain the provincial diversity and culture these assets represent.


Without our Infrastructure Management’s proactive measures, equipment issues or failures could lead to an interruption of services provided. The Electrical Trades Coordinator is just one of our key team players who support the overall safety and efficiency of our provincial building infrastructure.


About Our Opportunity


As the Electrical Trades Coordinator, you will coordinate, supervise, and inspect all electrical work conducted by staff and contractors on provincially owned and leased buildings serviced by the Department. You will be responsible for all management functions as they relate to supervision of electrical trades staff (internal and external), and project management function such as reporting on safety, scheduling, scope, and budget forecasting.


You have the important task of ensuring that clients are satisfied with all project work. In addition, you have the responsibility for ensuring all work is completed in compliance with design documents, National Building Code of Canada, National Fire Code of Canada, Canadian Electrical Code, the Occupational Safety General Regulations, and departmental requirements.


Primary Accountabilities


Accountabilities includes repairs, maintenance, and new installations relating to:


  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Card Access Systems
  • 120/240    347/600-volt Electrical systems
  • Emergency Generators and Transfer Switches
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Accessibility related electrical systems
  • Structured Cabling/Communications
  • Life Safety Systems


Qualifications and Experience


You have High School completion, a Construction Electrician Journeyperson Red Seal (interprovincial), plus seven (7) years of related experience in commercial/institutional building construction and maintenance. You must have at least three (3) years of experience in a supervisory capacity.


Frequent travel across the province is a component of this position; as such, a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required.


You demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of the following:


  • National Building Code of Canada;
  • National Fire Code of Canada;
  • Canadian Electrical Code;
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act and General Regulation; and
  • current construction safety practices and procedures.


Your ability to work within financial constraints, along with reading and interpreting specifications and drawings are essential to your success in this role. Also essential to this position are strong public relations skills, planning and organizational skills as well as good verbal and written communications skills.


You ensure the effective management of human and financial resources by setting and evaluating staff performance targets, ensuring safety policies and procedures are adhered to, promoting diversity and a healthy workplace, demonstrating leadership competencies, respecting corporate human resources practices, promoting teamwork and individual development, maintaining internal communications, monitoring expenditures while adhering to procurement guidelines.


Safety training in the following are considered assets: First Aid certification and CPR, WHMIS, Scaffolding Safety, Fall Protection, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and Confined Space Awareness. Formal training in Project Management, a good knowledge of government procurement policy and tendering procedures are also considered assets.


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.




We offer you 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.


Working Conditions


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


This position will require climbing, working at heights and/or working within confined spaces.


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


Additional Information


Travel provincially is a requirement for this position.


This position requires the successful candidate to work on-site.


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:  EC 10 

Salary Range:  $2,858.01 - $3,572.52 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