Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety and our customers, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill the position of Regional Planner.
Accountabilities: As a member of the Field Operations team, you will be responsible for making effective decisions surrounding field investigation, scoping, estimating, interfaces and documentation for customer service work and/or capital work and/or line extensions. Duties include effectively planning and coordinating the completion of operating, maintenance and construction activities in a timely, cost effective and quality based manner using computerized software. You will coordinate job planning activities with the customer, other locations/departments, outside agencies and contractors in order to optimize the use of manpower, vehicles and equipment, while minimizing customer service interruptions. You will be called upon to conduct distribution feeder inspections, inspect lines, identify and scope capital project requests, provide detailed cost estimates for internal and external customers, and provide technical support for work crews.
You may be temporarily assigned to other locations to assist other areas when required and will be expected to travel throughout the province.
The successful candidate may be required to initiate and process miscellaneous job orders (billing) and will be required to follow necessary process to ensure compliance with NSPI standards such as Joint Use agreements, overhead (O/H) & underground (U/G) standards and billing.
You will be required to participate in regulatory training and be willing to participate in on-the-job training or training programs that support the development of additional skills.
You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers, by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations. You will be accountable for environmental performance as it relates to the environmental management system processes and initiatives.
This position is considered a safety sensitive position. As such, the successful candidate must comply with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Policy which requires a confidential pre-employment alcohol and drug test in accordance with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Procedure.
You must be flexible and be willing to work throughout the Northeast Territory and at times in other territories. You must locate your principal residence within 30 minutes of the defined headquarters and be available for after hour emergency service restoration.
Skills, Capabilities and Experience: A Grade XII education or equivalent is required. You must either possess an Inter-Provincial Red Seal Powerline Technician Certificate, or be a Journeyperson Electrician or Electrical Technician with a minimum of one year experience. Strong computer skills are required. Familiarity with field planning software used in the design and construction of overhead electric utility distribution systems would be of benefit. The successful applicant must be adaptable to change and a self-motivated individual who is committed to optimizing their daily work.
The successful applicant must possess excellent customer relations and communication skills. You have previous project management experience handling multiple priorities in a high-volume, deadline-oriented environment and are able to effectively utilize your strong administration, organizational, coordination, and time management skills. Knowledge of NSPI territory operations, joint use contracts, traffic control, backhoe and outside contracts is desirable, as is experience with utility distribution equipment, telecommunication equipment and/or underground equipment.
You must hold a valid Nova Scotia Driver's License with a minimum of two years driving experience and provide a driver's abstract satisfactory to NSPI.
If no qualified applicants apply, there may be consideration for an Apprenticeship Program: Applicants who have successfully completed a two year Electrical Technologist program (or equivalent training and experience) may be considered for the Regional Planner Apprenticeship program.
Reporting To: T&D Supervisor
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: $41.86 per hour, as per the NSPI/IBEW Collective Agreement.
Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than January 24, 2019.
Late applications may not receive consideration.
Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We're committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.
We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including African Nova Scotians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles.
Normally, unless otherwise requested in advance, the supervisors of internal candidates selected for an interview will be contacted in order to facilitate scheduling of the interviews. The supervisor will maintain the confidentiality of the employee's application.