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Project Engineers

Full Time Regular
Competition #
Project Engineers
Engineering and Information Services
Primary Function

The Intermediate Project Engineer is a key team member in the management of the water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure of Halifax Water.  They provide leadership in Halifax Water by delivering services that protect public health and the environment.

The Intermediate Project Engineer, reporting to a Manager of Infrastructure Engineering, is responsible for the provision of professional engineering services for the project management (planning, design, and construction management) of a wide range of capital projects and, as well, plays a key role in the Asset Management program related to Halifax Water’s infrastructure.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead investigations and studies related to HRWC infrastructure.
  • Complete infrastructure condition assessments and capital renewal prioritizations as an integral part of the HRWC Asset Management program.
  • Provide full project management for assigned HRWC capital infrastructure projects, including concept planning, engineering design, contract document preparation, construction management, quality control, and reporting.
  • Manage cross-departmental project teams in the delivery of capital projects, including work assignments, quality control and decision support. 
  • Prepare scope of work documents and manage the execution of external consultant activities.
  • Liaise with the public, elected officials, community interest groups, regulators, government representatives, developers, consultants, lawyers, insurers and other stakeholders.
  • Administer/enforce legislation, by-laws, regulations and standards, and other relevant documents.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned. 
Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Manager, Infrastructure Engineering
Supervises:  Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience


  • Post Secondary degree in Civil Engineering with Professional Engineer designation.


  • Ideally five years of progressively responsible related experience in a municipal engineering field, including direct supervisory experience. 
Other Requirements
  • Must be eligible for membership in Engineers Nova Scotia
  • Valid N. S. Driver’s License.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of Provincial Acts, HRWC Regulations, Municipal By-Laws and Policies.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering principles, policies, regulations and practices relating to municipal infrastructure.
  • Thorough knowledge of national, provincial and municipal engineering procedures, standards, specifications and guidelines.
  • Expertise in developing engineering solutions to municipal infrastructure problems.
  • Excellent leadership, motivational and interpersonal skills.
  • High level of initiative, and ability to achieve results through effective interaction with other staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, including the public, elected officials, community interest groups, regulators, government representatives, developers, consultants, lawyers and insurers.
  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills.
  • Strong skills in municipal engineering computer applications.  
How to Apply

Applicants who applied previously for this competition do not need to reapply.

Completed cover letters and application forms [PDF] or resumes, must state Competition #HW22-94E; the review process will commence in August. Please forward to:


  • Halifax Water
    HR Department
    P.O. Box 8388, RPO CSC
    Halifax, NS
    B3K 5M1


  • 902-490-6934

Please note: Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

Conditional Items Required for Employment:

  • Satisfactory background check
  • Satisfactory pre-employment testing

Halifax Water is an equal opportunity employer.

Halifax Water’s goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the community we serve, at all job levels. Halifax Water believes a diverse workforce positively contributes to its success, and the success of our community. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, LGBTQ+ community, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Indigenous persons. Halifax Water encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter.