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Engineer 1-3 (Water Resources Engineer)


Competition # 11226  


Engineer 1-3 (Water Resources Engineer), Permanent, HALIFAX  




Posting Closing Date: 4/20/2018  


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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.



Under the general supervision of the Manager of the Water Management Unit, the Water Resources Engineer is responsible for advising, consulting, supervising, planning and coordinating the development and implementation of environmental regulations, policies and programs to address key environmental, legislative and regulatory concerns and enforceable standards related to storm water, erosion, sedimentation, wetlands, and watercourses.


The Water Resources Engineer works as a team member of the multi-disciplinary Industrial, Wastewater and Water Management Branch for the purposes of making water resource management decisions and developing government policies and programs for water resource management, including the identification of emerging issues and research needs.


This position supports and facilitates the development and delivery of effective and efficient regulatory management, analysis of complex environmental regulatory issues, enforcement and protection of the environment through the provision of highly technical information, specialized knowledge, advice and interpretation of the Environment Act and associated regulations.


The Water Resources Engineer provides expertise and professional advice to NSE management and staff to meet departmental objectives and to achieve consistent, province-wide implementation and delivery of the programs.



Bachelor of Engineering. Registered with Engineers Nova Scotia as an Engineer‐in training. Relevant experience in water resources engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, hydrology, environmental hydrology, ecohydrology, hydrodynamics, geo-technical engineering, environmental quality monitoring, environmental engineering would be considered an asset.


This position also requires:

  • Knowledge and/or experience in preventing and managing environmental issues.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills (verbal, written) are critical to interact with and communicate strategic and tactical concepts across a range of audiences.
  • Administratively self-sufficient with strong computer skills in spreadsheets, word processing and presentation packages.
  • Experience recording/ writing detailed technical data and reports.


The following would be considered assets:

  • Knowledge of provincial and federal legislation, regulations policies and programs relevant to water management in Nova Scotia.
  • Experience in the design and/or construction of culverts, erosion and sediment controls, and/or hydraulic structures.

Special Statement


Please note, moderate travel will be required.


Pay Grade:  PR 08 - PR 15  


Salary Range:  $1,869.00 - $3,017.00 Bi-Weekly


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.



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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]

Province of Nova Scotia
Full time