Mechanical engineer (Engineer 4)

Government of Nova Scotia’s Labour, Skills and Immigration department based in Dartmouth, NS is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Mechanical engineer. Government of Nova Scotia’s Labour, Skills, and Immigration department focuses on fostering a skilled workforce and inclusive society. It offer a range of programs and services, including skill development, training initiatives, and immigration support. It address labor market needs and facilitate the integration of newcomers, contributing to the province’s economic growth and social cohesion. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Government of Nova Scotia
Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration
Position: Mechanical engineer (Engineer 4)
No of Vacancies: 3
Salary: $3231.58 – $3800.42 Bi-Weekly
Employment Type: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG
Location: Dartmouth, NS, CA
Competition Number: 43097


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have a Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering
Experience: Candidates should have extensive work-related engineering experience, with a minimum of 6 years

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should have the ability to establish and maintain effective stakeholder relationships and may be required to work independently and in team environments, applying the concepts of equity, diversity, and inclusion to all areas of their work and supporting colleagues to do the same

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have experience with occupational health and safety practices and standards
  • The candidates should hold a current membership or be eligible to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers Nova Scotia
  • The candidates should have knowledge of emerging trends, particularly in heavy industry, and the impact of technology and equipment on workplace health and safety
  • The candidates should demonstrate detailed knowledge of the NS Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations, with a demonstrated ability to apply and interpret legislation and policy
  • The candidates should have experience relaying and interpreting technical information and advice to industry stakeholders, senior officials, government, and the public
  • The candidates should possess strong consultation, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills, with the ability to interact effectively with clients, partners, other government departments, and external agencies
  • The candidates should demonstrate considerable judgment, tact, and diplomacy to provide solutions and recommendations based on independent analyses that can be relied upon to be sound, authoritative, technically accurate, and feasible
  • The candidates should have excellent communication skills (oral, written and electronic) to effectively convey information to wide audiences ranging from industrial sector experts to academic experts and the public
  • The candidates should possess technical and presentation skills to deliver training modules to departmental staff, stakeholders, and special interest groups


  • The candidates should be able to work independently as engineering experts and department specialists, making critical decisions impacting occupational health and safety
  • The candidates should be able to establish standards associated with engineering required at workplaces throughout the province
  • The candidates should be able to operate primarily within the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its relative regulations, providing recommendations to the Executive Director for regulatory approval procedures
  • The candidates should be able to conduct reviews, assessments, and recommendations on specific mechanical engineering questions
  • The candidates should be able to provide consultative and supervisory services as subject matter experts on mechanical engineering, offering advice, direction, and interpretation of Acts, regulations, and standards to departmental staff, other government departments, and external professionals
  • The candidates should be able to lead departmental activities to ensure continuous improvement, conducting ongoing program evaluation and making necessary improvements
  • The candidates should be able to offer independent, specialized engineering and scientific analysis to inform management in the review, planning, development, and implementation of regulations and standards
  • The candidates should be able to provide leadership in enhancing, developing, and implementing technical education and outreach programs for worksites to ensure the health and safety of Nova Scotians


  • The candidates will get defined benefit pension plan, health, dental, life Insurance, general illness, short and long term disability, vacation and employee and family assistance programs

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume and competition number) through the below-mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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