New Job Engineering Summer Student In Nova Scotia

Engineering Summer Student
Engineering Summer Student

Engineering Summer Student

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $14.90–$28.12 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration


Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 5/8/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration (LSI) works to contribute to a competitive workforce by making strategic investments in people, programs, services and partnerships. LSI’s mandate is to provide a fair, equitable, safe, productive and inclusive environment in which to learn, work and live.

The Department’s mandate is broad and includes regulatory responsibility for occupational health and safety, and technical safety. The Safety Branch assumes these regulatory responsibilities and leads the building of a culture of safety in Nova Scotia through leadership, service delivery, engagement, partnerships, regulatory programs and education. The Occupational Health & Safety Division (within the Safety Branch) plays an integral role in setting, promoting, verifying and enforcing compliance.

The Technical Services Section of the Occupational Health and Safety Division provides a wide range of technical expertise in the areas of Occupational Hygiene, Mining, Blasting, Radiation, Electrical and Oil & Gas. Technical Services staff respond to a broad range of technical queries on topics that require in-depth research and competence in areas of chemistry, physics, mining, mechanics, electricity and electronics.

About Our Opportunity

As the Summer Student Engineer, you will help support our mandate and provide insights into the health and safety responsibilities of a Professional Engineer. You will assist with the review of equipment and procedure documentation, prepare responses to technical queries, and assist in the inspection of a variety of workplaces. This activity would give excellent exposure to an aspiring engineer and augment our technical staff. You will be mentored by our Professional Engineer staff in Halifax and Sydney and will work out of the Dartmouth office but may be asked to participate in compliance initiatives throughout the province.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you are eligible for enrolment for the 4th year of a University Engineering program in the fall of 2023 (Mining, Electrical, Civil, Industrial or Mechanical).

You possess exceptional communication (written and verbal) and time management skills, able to manage various tasks while maintaining deadlines. You have demonstrated research and analytical skills along with experience reviewing documents and technical drawings.

Additionally, you should be an individual looking to actively contribute to an innovative environment. You are also a self-motivated individual who wants to learn and can produce results when working independently or within a team environment.

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.

Additional Information

A valid drivers license and access to a car would be desirable.

Must be returning to school in the fall 2023.

This is a Casual employment opportunity with an anticipated start date of May 15, 2023 and an end date of September 1, 2023. The appointment status (‘term’, ‘temporary’ or ‘casual’) 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.
  • Department specific flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: HOURLY

Salary Range: $14.90 - $28.12 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 [email protected].