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Senior Infrastructure Architect (Architect 3)



Competition # : 32926 

Department: Infrastructure and Housing

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 10/22/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Maintaining our provincial building infrastructure is no small job. We’re recruiting for Architects like you to help our Province achieve big things.


The Building Design Group of the Department of Public Works (DPW) provides leadership and management for building construction during design and construction for Provincial Government large Infrastructure projects. Examples of large infrastructure projects include: The new Art Gallery, Schools, Hospitals, Offices, Justice Department projects, and Museums.


With the introduction of the new cabinet on August 31st, 2021, some Nova Scotia Government departments are going through name changes and structural transitions. Until administrative & system updates are made, the name of these departments, as it appears in the posting, might be impacted. Meanwhile, if you require clarification, please contact


About Our Opportunity


Our Building Design Group includes a dedicated team of Architectural, Engineering and Interior Design Professionals that work together with the goal of providing Nova Scotia with a better built environment. If you would like to help manage Infrastructure projects and be part of a Professional team that helps shape and influence policy and practice for better more sustainable buildings in Nova Scotia, then we have an opportunity for you.


Primary Accountabilities


As the Senior Infrastructure Architect, you will act as the Architectural Design Team Lead for various Infrastructure projects. You will manage and coordinate external consultant teams as well as various stakeholders including government, community team members throughout the design and construction process.


You will provide direction and oversight throughout the development of large infrastructure buildings projects including the management of contracts for consultants and contractors, and management of the design and construction process.


Qualifications and Experience


Your Experience and Education are required as follows:


  • You must have a university degree in Architecture, be a licensed Professional Architect with Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA) or be eligible to be licensed through an association that has a reciprocity agreement with the NSAA.
  • You must have a minimum of eight (8) years of Architectural buildings experience.
  • You must have experience with large Infrastructure Projects, for example: Schools, Hospitals, Offices, Justice Department projects or Museums.
  • You must have experience with the Design Bid Build delivery process. Experience with Design Build and Construction Management is considered a strong asset.
  • You must have experience with building specifications. Experience with owner/consultant and owner/contractor contracts would be considered a strong asset.
  • You must have some experience with budgeting and financial planning for building projects.
  • You must have experience and knowledge of building codes and commonly used design standards.


Your Work Experience and Skills are required as follows:


  • You demonstrate sound judgement and interpersonal skills.
  • You are a self-starter with strong initiative and leadership abilities.
  • You can manage multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced environment.
  • You can utilize your project management skills to achieve goals and meet strict deadlines.
  • You can communicate well through written and verbal formats with clients, consultants, contractors, government departments and agencies.
  • Computer skills are required, including proficiency in MSWord, Outlook, Excel, MS Teams.


Familiarity with AutoCAD and Revit, and database management software would be 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.




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 role is primarily based in a comfortable office environment, and you may be working at your computer for extended periods of time. You may be required to travel within the province to visit sites or regional offices.


Additional Information


Travel throughout the province may be required, as such you must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel for work.


This is a one year Term employment opportunity. The appointment 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.​​​​​​​
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • 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