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Summer Student (Electrical Engineering)



Competition # : 35504 

Department: Public Works

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/25/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


Building and maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job. We are recruiting for a summer Electrical student to help our province achieve important tasks!


The Building Design Group at the Department of Public Works supports Nova Scotia buildings and infrastructure assets across a wide range of clients. We maintain and support various government buildings including hospitals, schools, museums, political core buildings, office buildings, and justice centres.


About Our Opportunity


As an Engineering Student on a Summer work term, you will gain practical experience and receive training and mentorship from highly qualified Engineering professionals.


We offer opportunities to participate in training courses for Standard First Aid and other safety courses. We will provide you with all the required technical and protective equipment you need and, as a bonus, you get to keep the work boots we provide you when your summer work ends.


There may be opportunity for overtime, mileage and meals which will be provided with sitework located outside of Halifax.


Primary Accountabilities


Reporting to the Manager of Building Design, the applicant will be expected to carry out a variety of tasks relating to the delivery of building construction projects and assist with construction administration including:

  • Assisting with coverage of various Engineering duties to help move and administrate projects under the guidance of Engineering staff;
  • Participating in and collaborating with various staff on special Engineering projects;
  • Attending project meetings with internal staff as well as external consultants and contractors;
  • Providing oversight for contracted work while ensuring quality, safety, and environmental standards are met and in accordance with Department standards, Acts and Regulations;
  • Assisting with Tender and Request for Proposal development; and
  • Completing work site inspections for various building projects through the area.


Qualifications and Experience


You are a Bachelor of Engineering student, enrolled in the Electrical discipline and returning to school for the fall semester (or in the next applicable semester for the education program). Travel throughout the province may be required, as such, you must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable motor vehicle. Please include a copy of your driver’s abstract with your application. You demonstrate a keen interest in building construction and maintenance activities and are a self-starter. You have strong communication skills and are comfortable with both team and individual work settings.


What you'll need to succeed:

  • The ability to make decisions and manage multiple priorities;
  • Organization and ability to prioritize your work;
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently;
  • Ability to collaborate with others in a team environment;
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities; and
  • Excellent communication skills and drive to provide professional client service.


Professional Skills


Good working knowledge of MS Office suite & computer software packages used in an Engineering environment.


The following are considered assets including:


  • Some familiarity with the Canadian Electrical code, Nova Scotia Building Code and other various codes and standards;
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • Familiarity with contract specifications; and
  • Training in First Aid


Working Conditions


Some of this work may be outdoors in various weather conditions, with travel throughout your assigned area.


Additional Information


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.


There is one (1) position available in Halifax.


This opportunity will start approximately June 13, 2022 with an end date of September 2, 2022.




Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $16.75 - $27.30 Hourly   


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