FALL 2021 CO-OP: Engineering

  • Location: Lakeside, NS
  • Deadline: August 13, 2021

Co-op Engineering

Reference Number: 8356
Department: T&D Technical Services
Location: Lakeside, NS
Type of Employment:
Term, FT (September-December 2021)
*** Applications for this position must include a cover letter, resume and academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable). ***
Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety and our customers, we’re committed to pro viding 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 the term position of Engineering Co-op Student.
Please be aware there is a possibility that this will be a work-from-home position should directives from the Public Health or NS Power recommend this course of action in response to COVID-19.
Accountabilities : We are looking for a highly motivated, self-directed individual willing and able to work with limited supervision and in an active team environment. The Electrical or Civil Engineering Student is accountable to provide technical assistance and support to technical staff.
This work could include assistance with:

  • Transmission project development and support studies.
  • Preparation of engineering models for Transmission structures.
  • Assistance with material specification preparation and/or evaluation.
  • Application of engineering principles to understand and resolve real life work issues.
  • Develop reports for transmission projects in Excel.
  • You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of your co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

General Responsibilities: The successful candidate will:

  • Ensure all work is carried out in a safe and effective manner.
  • Create and maintain a work environment based on mutual trust and respect with and among employees, peers, and higher management.
  • Perform work activities while maintaining a due diligence to ensure that corporate safety, environment and business practices and standards are followed by co-workers, consultants, contractors and the incumbent.
  • Provide technical support. Perform studies; carry out new projects and up-grades to support the efficient and cost effective operation of the company.
  • The incumbent will be required to provide their own CSA approved safety footwear when traveling to work sites. Additional safety wear and equipment will be provided as required.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience : The successful candidate will have successfully completed a minimum of 2 years of their Electrical/Civil Engineering degree program. Working knowledge of MS Outlook and other computer applications would be an asset. Advanced Excel skills, specifically relating to programming Macros, Visual Basic and data simulations is required. Driver’s license and personal transportation would also be an asset.
Reports to: Sr. Transmission Line Engineer
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: To commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than August 6 , 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 LGBTQ+ 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.