Reference Number: 8920
Department: Engineering
Location: Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Regular, FT
Date Posted: October 1, 2021

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety and our customers, we’re committed to providing exceptional electricity service to Nova Scotians and rewarding careers for our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill seven (7) Engineer-In-Training (EIT) positions as part of our rotational program to start work in June 2022.


This position will be located throughout Nova Scotia. The successful candidates will join Nova Scotia Power’s team of dedicated professionals, whose goal is to exceed our customer’s expectations in delivering reliable and cost-effective energy and services. As a developing and integral member of our team you will participate in the NSPI EIT program which will be 2-3 years in duration. During the program, you will be rotated through various work groups across the company. You will receive training and experience in the various phases of office and field engineering work. You will be required to work closely with members of the team to prepare plans, designs, calculations, cost estimates and bills of materials for a variety of projects. These tasks will be completed in accordance with established codes, standards, engineering practices, drawings and/or other specifications. You may be required to perform routine technical surveys and inspections and prepare reports.

This position is considered a safety sensitive position. As such, the successful candidate must comply with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Policy which requires a confidential pre-employment alcohol and drug test in accordance with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Procedure.

You will be responsible for personal safety and that of co-workers by observing 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.

Competencies, Education and Experience:

You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical). You are a registered member or eligible for membership of A.P.E.N.S. You are a self-starter with excellent organizational and analytical skills who is able to function effectively in a team environment. You possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, strong computer skills, a demonstrated commitment to personal development, a valid Driver’s License, and a willingness to provide after-hours consultation and emergency power restoration work.

The successful candidate must be willing and able to travel and complete a full background check which includes a Criminal Record check.

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 speak up on health, safety and environment issues and demonstrate a belief that all injuries are preventable. You support flexibility in the workplace and embrace change. You build strong collaborative relationships with a commitment to a respectful, inclusive and productive work environment. You demonstrate integrity and a commitment to operational excellence for our customers. You proactively ask questions and seek information to understand and make informed decisions.

Reports to: Engineering Manager / Senior Engineering Staff
Form of Application: 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.
Must Be Received By: All interested applicants 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 LGTBQ+ 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 Health

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.