Government of Nova Scotia

About Our Opportunity

As the Senior Engineering Technologist Electrical, you act as the Project Manager to administer the planning, design and delivery of all provincial jurisdiction traffic signals and highway lighting, along with various multi-disciplinary roadway electrical system and traffic engineering projects.

Your responsibilities include:

  • creating detailed electrical system designs, drawings, and materials and installation specifications;
  • developing Terms of Reference and Scope of Work statements;
  • managing construction tender packages;
  • ensuring compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code and national and provincial traffic engineering standards, in support of the Public Highways Act, Motor Vehicle Act, and the Provincial Traffic Authority office;
  • policy and procedure development, policy and regulatory application, and standards and specification development;

You provide senior level expertise and guidance to Department staff, other government agencies, private business sector groups and the general public in the interpretation and intent of electrical design plans and specifications. You also ensure quality control; conducting field audits to ensure adherence to sound electrical engineering practices during Department construction, maintenance, and operational activities.

Conducting research and analysis on emerging electrical and traffic engineering technologies is essential in your role as you work closely with Traffic Engineering Services, Highway Planning and Design, Highway Capital Program, Provincial Fleet Services and District Staff to improve highway infrastructure. You have the important responsibility of ensuring the correct design and operation of Electrical Systems in the Province; directly impacting the safety of pedestrians and the motoring public.

About You

Completion of a diploma in Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technology and eight (8) years related experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. You must have your International Municipal Signal Association – Traffic Signal Technician Level II Field or Bench Certification.

Travel is a component of this position; as such, you must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel. Please include a copy of your current driver’s abstract with your application.

You must demonstrate knowledge in:

  • design standards (including: TAC Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada, TAC and TIR Geometric Design Standards, TAC Pedestrian Crossing Control Guide,  TAC Guide for the Design of Roadway Lighting,  ANSI/ies RP-8 Roadway Lighting and related Design Guides,  ite Equipment and Material Standards – Traffic Signals, NEMA TS-1 and TS-2 Traffic Control Systems,  signal controller operation software;  AASHTO Load and Resistance Factor Design Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals,  CAN/CSA S6 Canadian Highway and Bridge Design Code,  Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 C-22.1);
  • electrical theory and traffic engineering principles;
  • Motor Vehicle Act, the Public Highways Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (and the Regulations made pursuant to these acts);
  • electrical and electronic circuit and system design for traffic signals and highway lighting designs.

Proficiency in design software (including: AutoCad,  Synchro-SimTraffic, and Highway Lighting Design Software) is required

As the successful candidate, you have high competency in the interpretation and application of electrical codes and practices. Excellent judgement in the application and development of traffic engineering and transportation engineering principals is essential in your role. You must work well independently, as well as collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary, team-based environment. Strong oral and written skills are essential, including the ability to present technical information clearly and concisely to broad audiences including senior department management, department staff, the private sector and the public.

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.

Other Considerations

In this role there is exposure to vehicle traffic, dust, extreme outdoor temperatures, noise, and inclement weather. Travel throughout the province will be required to visit project sites and government offices. Out-of-province travel is occasionally required to attend training and development opportunities, events, conferences and meetings.

Pay Grade:  TE 26

Salary Range:  $2,308.64 – $2,697.24 Bi-Weekly

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Senior Engineering Technologist, Electrical (Competition #: 18207)