Project Engineer (Engineer 1-3)

  • Full Time
  • Halifax
  • 80 - 100

Government of Nova Scotia

About Us
Making our Province work is no small job. We’re recruiting for people like you to help our Province achieve big things. The Department of Public Works designs, constructs and maintains provincial highways, public buildings, bridges and other related infrastructure. The Strategic Initiatives Division provides engineering planning and solutions for specific provincial infrastructure. This is an opportunity to develop your project engineer experience, planning skills, and team collaboration in a new temporary role within the Department that will support the Division’s strategic projects.

About Our Opportunity
As the Project Engineer under the general direction of the Director, Strategic Initiatives, you are a team member providing engineering oversight to the initial stages of the project. Generating mapping of key project work, reviewing technical information, coordinating project updates, and participating in team meetings. The position assists senior management in defining the early project work, developing the approach, and coordinating with various subject matter experts to implement results. We invite you to consider this opportunity to join a diverse, energetic and committed team at the Department of Public Works.

Primary Accountabilities
You will conduct and oversee pre-engineering and survey work, coordinate field data collection, generate mapping layers describing various project considerations, generate project summaries, prepare presentations, and draft reports. You are responsible for Occupational Health and Safety Consistently. In addition you will maintain good public relations when working with various agencies, property owners, the general public, and public utilities who may be affected by construction and survey work related to the project.

Qualifications and Experience
You have a Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Civil, Structural or related) and are registered (or meet the requirements to be) with Engineers Nova Scotia as an Engineer‐in‐Training, or as Licensed to Practice. You have technical expertise related to bridge and highway maintenance and rehabilitation strategies. Proficiency in a computerized environment is necessary including Microsoft Suite and familiarity with software used in an engineering and survey environment. A working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is essential. A working knowledge of the Public Highways Act, along with Department policies and procedures will be considered as an asset. Experience managing budgets, and an understanding of the principles of project management as it relates to highway and bridge construction are also considered assets. As the ideal candidate, you are an effective team leader with strong supervisory skills. You are a self-motivated individual who works well independently with minimal supervision. You have proven and professional communication skills, both oral and written, for collaborating with staff, other government agencies, consultants, contractors and the public. You have well developed planning and organizational skills, coupled with the ability to multi-task and adapt in this fast-paced environment with competing priorities. You maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client and customer service. 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 a Defined Benefit Pension Plan, Health, Dental, Life Insurance, General illness, Short and Long Term Disability, Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. For information on all our Benefit program offerings, click here:

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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
An Engineer must be “Licensed to Practice” as determined by Engineers of Nova Scotia (ENS) before being classified as an Engineer 3. This is a Temporary employment opportunity with anticipated end date of August 31, 2024. The appointment status Temporary 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.

Pay Grade: PR 08- PR 15 Salary Range: $2,;- $3,;Bi-Weekly