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Engineer & Survey Tech 1(A)-(B) 2(A)-(B)

 

 

Competition # : 30343 

Department: Transportation and Active Transit

Location: SYDNEY RIVER

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/17/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

Building and maintaining our Provincial infrastructure is no small job.


The Department of Transportation and Active Transit supports Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways and 4,100 bridges. We are responsible for managing major capital construction projects, snow and ice control services, along with road maintenance and repair services.


We’re recruiting for an Engineering and Survey Technician to support the Eastern District. If you’re looking for an opportunity to explore the outdoors and beauty of Nova Scotia, and watch your hands-on experiences come to life as you support the development and construction of various projects, then this is the opportunity for you.

 

About Our Opportunity

 

Reporting to the District Bridge Engineer, the Engineering and Survey Technician conducts a broad range of surveying and engineering related duties in conjunction with the administration, maintenance and construction of highways and bridges.

 

Primary Accountabilities

 

The Engineering & Survey Technician conducts survey duties including vertical and horizontal highway alignment, design, collection, completion and presentation of data collected in the field, preparation of plans and determining quantities of materials used. In addition this position will aid a Bridge Inspector in performing regular Inspections of structures across the District. May also assist in contract supervision and the day to day supervision of District Bridge Crews while Co-ordinating logistics such as scheduling, determining quantities, acquiring materials, arranging traffic control and other services required for the bridge crews' daily operations while ensuring compliance with the Department’s safety program and that work completed meets contract specifications.

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

Graduation from a two year survey or civil technology program. Must be proficient in mathematics and drafting.

 

A working knowledge of the various aspects of bridge and highway construction design standards, contract specifications, the Land Surveyors Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and familiarity working in a union environment would be considered an asset.

 

The position demands a motivated self-starter who can work with a minimum of supervision and is computer literate with computer software packages designed for use in a surveying or engineering environment.


You consistently maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client and customer service. In this position, you will interact with the public, supervise a crew and monitor the work of contract personnel. As such, your ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing, develop strong relationships with clients, and think and act proactively is essential to your success.

 

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.

 

Benefits

 

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

 

The great outdoors will be your worksite. You will have some time spent in an office environment, but most of your time will be spent outside during all seasons and various weather conditions on heavily-travelled roads or in rough, isolated areas of construction sites.

 

Additional Information

 

This position may require you to work extended hours / overtime and will involve significant travel throughout the province, using your personally owned vehicle. Successful candidates will receive a kilometrage / monthly car allowance.

 

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.

 

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.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

 

 

Pay Grade:  TE 16 - TE 22  

Salary Range:  $1,627.48 - $2,414.26 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 Competitions@novascotia.ca.