Overview

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill the position of Project Engineer, Wind.

Accountabilities: This position will oversee the capital program for Nova Scotia Power’s wind farms. This will include working with our Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partners to identify projects that improve safety, reliability, efficiency, and environmental compliance at our wind sites. The accountabilities include:

  • Develop and submit technical and financial justifications for capital projects, manage individual capital projects and work packages, and track and report on annual capital program progress.
  • Support the development of regulatory filings and reporting.
  • Manage all aspects of the execution of capital projects at wind farms including hiring and oversight of contractors, budget tracking and forecasting, managing contractor safety program requirements, conducting site visits, identifying deficiencies, ensuring proper documentation and record keeping.
  • Stay current on new wind turbine technology; engage with OEMs to understand latest technical details about new products and updates or revisions to existing products.
  • Review root cause analysis (RCA) investigations performed by OEMs or others to assess RCA’s completeness and provide evaluation of associated risks. Work may also include active participation in RCAs, including investigations into turbine and component failures, documentation of field conditions and engineering calculations.
  • Analyze wind turbine performance through data collection and observations and proactively address maintenance needs.
  • Review production information and maintenance records and develop business cases and project justifications for capital improvements to NS Power’s wind facilities.
  • Coordinate work related to the maintenance of balance of plant assets (i.e. roads, collector systems, substations, transformers).

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers, by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations. You will be accountable for environmental performance as it relates to the environmental management system processes and initiatives. You will have an keen interest to continuously improve safety performance and drive customer value. You will be responsible to travel and provide support to Nova Scotia Power’s Wind Farms as required.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience: The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferably Electrical or Mechanical) and be a full member (or eligible for membership) in Engineers Nova Scotia. You are self-motivated with strong collaborative skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve results. The successful candidate must be flexible in adapting to changing priorities as they arise. The ability to work well in a team atmosphere and independently is a major asset. The successful candidate will have experience with wind farm operations, construction, and contract administration. You will have knowledge of wind turbine components and operations (hardware, software, power controls, and generators), high voltage electrical, including substation and switching and have familiarity with work processes involving inventory management. You must be proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). The willingness and ability to travel to Wind sites throughout the Province is required.

Physical Capabilities:

  • Ability to climb a wind turbine tower ladder to approximately 92 meters.
  • Ability to perform multiple turbines climbs per day.
  • Ability to enter confined or enclosed spaces.

At Nova Scotia Power, our employees are our greatest strength. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. As the ideal candidate, you contribute to a workplace where everybody goes home safe and believe that nothing is more important than the safety and health our employees. You demonstrate integrity with a high standard of work performance for yourself and your team and drive operational excellence for our customers. As the Project Engineer, you encourage team members to share new ideas and foster a flexible work environment where change is accepted as the norm. You help team members understand how their work relates to business goals and support the growth and development of your team, all while demonstrating respectful inclusive behavior in a productive work environment.

Reports To: Wind Portfolio Manager, Hydro & Wind.
Form of Application: Visit nspower.ca/careers and click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than October 15, 2021.
Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: At Nova Scotia Power we believe that it is powerful when everyone is included.
We strongly encourage applications from equity groups who have been historically underrepresented, including members of the visible minority community (especially those from historic African Nova Scotian communities), Indigenous peoples (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
If you are selected for an interview and require a specific accommodation, please advise our Talent Acquisition team and we will support you with the recruitment process.

About Nova Scotia Power

We provide 95 per cent of the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Nova Scotia, and serve 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across the province. Our 1,700 dedicated, safety-focused employees help manage $4.1billion worth of generation, transmission and distribution assets and produce more than 10,000 gigawatt hours of electricity each year. We use a fuel mix including hydro, tidal, wind, coal, oil, biomass and natural gas to generate electricity. Our facilities can generate as much as 2,453 megawatts of electricity that is delivered across 32,000 km of transmission and distribution lines throughout Nova Scotia.