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Engineer Development Program (Engineer 1)

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: SYDNEY, NS, CA, B1R 1R7

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 1/23/2019  


Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal 


Engineer Development Program (Engineer 1), Term, SYDNEY 


Competition # 17294  



About Us


The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal supports Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways, 4,100 bridges, and 9 provincial ferries.   


Become a part of a team responsible for managing all phases of bridge and highway construction. Watch your projects come to life and make exciting impacts to Nova Scotia’s road network.


About the Opportunity


Our Department is offering recent graduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience managing bridge and highway construction projects.  Your workplace will be divided between the office and the outdoors where each day offers a new learning experience.   We will also provide you with the chance to spend time at our Head Office location in Halifax learning about Highway Planning and Design, Road Safety, Structures and Traffic Engineering.


You will collaborate with multiple stakeholders of various disciplines from the preliminary planning stage thru to project completion.  We will guide you through overseeing pre-engineering and survey work, production of quantity and cost estimates, and contract administration. You will ensure contractors perform all aspects of the work according to plans and specifications.


This position provides you with the ability to recommend construction improvements based on assessments of field conditions and contribute to the design of highways and structures.


We will also mentor you in understanding what it takes to be an effective leader of field and office staff.


A key focus of this role will be maintaining positive relations with contractors, consultants, the public and various agencies affected by highway construction and survey work.


Throughout your term, you will gain insight on Engineer responsibilities that fall under the Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Acts.


About You


Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, Structural or related) and registered with Engineers Nova Scotia as an Engineer in-training.  A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.


You are a quick learner, organized, and apply attention to detail ensuring accuracy and quality of work.


Strong communication skills and the ability to multi-task are a must.  This position requires an individual who is adaptable, open to different points of view and can build and maintain positive relationships with multiple stakeholders.


A working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and computer proficiency are essential components of this position.


Experience and/or understanding of project management principles as it relates to highway/bridge construction and maintenance would be considered an asset.


We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Other Considerations


Successful applicants will work in our Engineer Development Program for a period of one to two years. Upon completion of the program, the incumbent can apply, or be appointed to, other Project or Design Engineer opportunities.



Pay Grade:  PR 08  


Salary Range:  $1,869.00 - $1,949.00 Bi-Weekly


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.


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact


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