New job Engineering Technologist I in Nova Scotia

Engineering Technologist I

Company : Halifax Regional Municipality
Salary : $35.21 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications two (2) permanent positions of Engineering Technologist I in Planning & Development. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.

Under the supervision of the Program Engineer, the Engineering Technologist I is responsible for construction approvals relating to infrastructure and utilities; issuing permits and licenses relating to short term and routine construction activities on private property and in the public right of way. The Engineering Technologist Level I will provide technical expertise, project management and oversees the administrative functions required for engineering approvals and endorsements of applications related to new development within the Municipality.


  • Reviews plans, specifications, technical reports and engineering designs for compliance with HRM by-laws, standards, specifications, design guidelines, and industry codes of practice.
  • Prepares technical reports, formulates correspondence and discusses findings related to the technical review of applications with professional engineers and architects, planners, other Municipal staff, contractors, external agencies, and the public.
  • Provides technical advice and direction to professional engineers and architects, planners, developers, contractors, external agencies, the public, and other Municipal Staff such as the Program Engineer, Development Officer, Planner, Building Official and other internal and external staff.
  • Coordinates, manages and chairs pre-construction meetings between HRM staff; the applicant, and their development team; and other approval agencies and stakeholders.
  • Verifies construction compliance of municipal storm ditching, slope stability, sedimentation and erosion control measures, backfill materials; gravel bedding; compaction control; roadway sub-grade; retaining structures; underground power and telecommunication conduits; roadway asphalt and gravels; curbs and gutters; sidewalks; power and telecommunication pole locations; traffic and street light installation coordination; traffic sign locations; and reviews of blasting test reports and blast monitoring.
  • Review and approve of cost estimates for construction of new developments. Apply accepted cost estimates to determine warranty and performance securities; inspection fees; and requirements for third party Servicing Agreements in new developments. Warranty and performance securities typically range from hundreds to millions of dollars.
  • Conducts audit and mandatory inspections and completes other onsite quality control and quality assurance activities
  • Mediates conflicts arising from developments during the construction phase, and facilitates appropriate communications between parties in the disagreement.
  • Represents the Planning and Development Business Unit at public meetings.


Education and Experience

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology.
  • Minimum of four (4) years experience in municipal engineering.
  • Registered as a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) with TechNOVA (or eligible).
  • Class 3 Blasters License or eligible to obtain.

Job-Specific Technical Knowledge and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of, and proficiency in applying, laws, policies and standards to new development projects and their associated municipal service systems.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices in engineering technology, municipal engineering, and construction methods are essential.
  • Technical blasting knowledge is considered an asset. A good understanding of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter (HRM Charter), and municipal by-laws relating to construction approvals.
  • Knowledge of other authorities that have jurisdiction over various aspects of development projects.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in basic computer operating systems including: MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel), ESRI based mapping interfaces, document control and online permit-application systems, and a basic understanding of GIS and AutoCAD.

Security Clearance Requirements
: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note
– Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

HRM takes the health and safety of its job applicants and employees seriously. Where possible, recruitment testing and interviews will be done by way of phone, video conference, or other virtual means to assist with and encourage social distancing. For applicants with concerns about computer or internet access or to request another accommodation to the recruitment process, please contact your HR representative or
[email protected].

: Analytical Thinking, Communication, Conflict Management, Customer Service, Decision Making, Organization and Planning, Organizational Awareness, Risk Management, Teamwork and Cooperation, Values and Ethics, Valuing Diversity

: Full-time, Permanent.

: Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 4:30, 35 hours per week

: NSUPE Local 13 Level 8, $35.21/hr

: 7071 Bayers Road – 2nd Floor, Halifax

: Applications will be received up to 11:59 p.m. October 10, 2021.

This is a bargaining unit position. External applicants will only be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit candidates.

Please note
: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

(position #'s 72282657 & 72282661)

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