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

Accountabilities: As a valued member of the Tuft’s Cove team, you will be responsible for the oversight of the Electrical and Instrumentation program at Tuft’s Cove. You will provide supervision and technical leadership to the unionized maintenance workforce. You will set accountabilities for your workgroup, provide coaching, development and counselling to your employees and develop teamwork and integration with other departments, supporting a work environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge and skill base thereby adding value to the business.

You will work with management, operations, and engineering teams to continually improve the business. You will respond to emergency situations, provide maintenance supervision on projects, outages, and audit work to ensure safety, quality and efficiency are met.

While supervision responsibilities will focus predominately on electrical and instrumentation personnel, occasional supervision of other maintenance trades will be required.

You will be responsible for personal safety, that of co-workers, and those under your direction 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. It is the responsibility of the Controls Supervisor to ensure that NSPI follows all NERC/NPCC reliability standards related to the Tuft’s Cove Generating Station.

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


  • Capabilities and Experience: You must have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent combination of experience and hold an Instrumentation or Electrical Journeyperson Certificate, or a Technology Diploma in a related field.
  • You Are a Technical Professional With Experience In a Heavy Industrial Environment That Is Now Looking For An Opportunity To Share Your Expertise With Others
  • In Addition to a minimum of eight years experience in a modern power generation facility or other heavy industrial environment with a thorough knowledge of preventative maintenance programs, continuous improvement programs and maintenance planning and scheduling.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience is required in a leadership/supervisory role within a heavy industry.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the development of personnel in industrial environments.
  • Experience with 600/4160V systems and equipment, working knowledge of RS Logix/PLC programming and experience with DCMS maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to effectively plan outage work and life cycle management of controls, instrumentation, and electrical equipment and devices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, exemplary interpersonal skills, and an ability to function effectively in a team environment.
  • Self-starter with proven organizational and analytical skills and supervisory experience.
  • Flexible and adaptable style with a willingness to adjust to responsibilities in a fluid work environment.

Reports to: Maintenance Superintendent

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.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than June 9, 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 Power

We provide 95 percent 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.