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    Project Manager - Engineer 4/Architect 3

    July 10, 2019


    Apply By: 7/26/2019 

    Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal

    Project Manager - Engineer 4/Architect 3, Permanent, HALIFAX

    Competition # 19621

    About Us

    The Project Management Group of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s (TIR) Project Services Division provides leadership and management of construction projects for Provincial Government building Infrastructure projects. Examples of these projects include schools, clinics and hospitals, court houses and prisons, museums, and art galleries.

    Our Project Management Group includes a dedicated team of professionals that work together with the goal of providing Nova Scotia with a better built environment. If you would like to help manage building Infrastructure projects and be part of a professional team that helps to shape and influence policy and practice for better more sustainable buildings in Nova Scotia, then we have an opportunity for you.

    About Our Opportunity

    As the Project Manager, you are accountable for the successful delivery of projects involving the construction and renovation of large multi-million-dollar public buildings. You are a critical resource to the Building Project Services Division, ensuring the projects you manage are carried out in compliance with TIR's policies pertaining to scope, quality, schedule, budget, and expenditure control.

    The expertise you provide begins early in the design and tendering stages, and requires rigorous attention throughout the construction phase, and continues right through to the end of the warranty phase. You will be responsible for:

    managing contracts the Province has with contractors and consultants on these projects;
    leading your project team of professional designers, builders, inspectors, and other key project members, in resolving issues and removing roadblocks;
    identifying, analyzing and mitigating project risks;
    ensuring safety is of top priority and work is carried out in accordance with the OHS Act and Regulations, as well as Department standards and polices; and providing a smooth transition to end users by ensuring the building is ready for occupancy, with no outstanding deficiencies.

    You are the key point of contact who keeps TIR's senior and financial managers and the stakeholder departments advised of the status of the projects.

    As a key member of the Building Project Services Division you provide strong leadership qualities as you motivate your building construction team to meet all challenges that arise throughout the life of the project.

    About You

    As the successful candidate, you must have one of the following qualifications:

    a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering institution with a minimum of six (6) years’ experience managing the construction of large complex buildings. You must also be (or meet the requirements to be) actively registered as a Full Member (P.Eng) with Engineers Nova Scotia (ENS).
    Or, an Architecture degree from an accredited architecture institution with a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience managing the construction of large complex buildings. You must also be (or meet the requirements to be) actively registered as a Full Member (Architect) with Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA).

    A strong technical background and a firm understanding of the building construction industry and engineering principles, a good business sense, and effective skills in risk management are required.

    Travel within the province is a component of this position. As such, you must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel.

    As the successful candidate, you must demonstrate excellent professional judgement in the appropriate application of engineering principles in the building construction industry. You inspire confidence and creativity as you lead and motivate your project team. You possess excellent judgement and professionalism in dealing with departmental management, and stakeholders.

    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.

    Pay Grade: PR 18

    Salary Range: $2,955.83 - $3,476.15 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.

    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 electronic application.

    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

    For more information visit


    Nova Scotia, Dept of Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal


    Halifax, NS