Ops Construction Supervisor

Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Full Time
Halifax, NS
Posted 2 days ago
Job description
Job Title: Operations Construction SupervisorCompany, Department: Nova Scotia Power, Regional OperationsLocation: Halifax, NSType of Employment: Regular, Full TimeClosing Date: January 26, 2023Reference Number: 10846 At Nova Scotia Power, we’re committed to providing safe, reliable electricity so that our customers and communities can thrive. We work across the province, from Yarmouth to Wreck Cove, to prevent power outages and to strengthen our electrical system—for today, and for the future.As a subsidiary of Emera Inc, we provide 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to approximately 540,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. Our company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions, and add renewable energy.We are proud to live and work in Nova Scotia. It’s why we work to understand how we can give back meaningfully, support local organizations and work collaboratively to enhance the communities we call home.We believe that every unique perspective should be valued and that everyone should have a sense of safety and belonging—at work, and in our communities. Leveraging the thoughts of a diverse workforce helps us to be innovative and provide the best service to our customers.If working in an environment focused on innovation, safety and putting customers and community first inspires you, we want to hear from you. Apply by January 26, 2023 and tell us what excites you about this role.We are currently looking for an Operations Construction Manager to join our Regional Operations team in a permanent position. Reporting to the Sr. Operations Manager, Metro, you will be responsible for providing support for the development and construction of the electric power system to meet the needs of commercial, industrial, and residential customers in an effective and economical manner.Project management is a key component of this position. You will be responsible to manage and anticipate customer expectations of NSPI from municipalities, major industrial, commercial and residential accounts. You play a key team role in the support of achieving annual regional scorecard targets and can meet high operational demands with minimal direction and supervision.**As Operations Construction Supervisor you will: · Ensure all electrical overhead and underground designs are environmentally friendly.· Liaise with customers and NSPI Large Developer team and act as technical expert at site meetings/pre-construction· Work with Regional Planners to provide assistance, direction, and consistency for designs focused on regulated clearances and compliance with all applicable standards· Establish working relationships with NSPI repeat customers, consultants, and contractors· Coordinate scheduling of all resources (Regional Planners, PLTs, UG Electricians, TCP, Backhoe, Crane, etc.) with the Resource Management Centre to execute construction in order of priority for the larger construction projects in HRM· Assist in ordering equipment to ensure the success of any projects under direction of the T&D Construction Supervisor· Work to review and resolve customer issues that have escalated· Provide project management from inception to completion and demonstrate the ability to manage projects for internal or external customers, as well as the ability to monitor and direct projects both financially and operationally· Provide assistance to operating personnel with design problems and acts as a liaison with Engineering to identify solutions· Interface directly with consultants, owners/developers, telephony, CATV and municipal technical personnel regarding technical support, capital contributions, construction, and scheduling issues for routing or complex issues· Review plans with consulting engineering firms and assist with design· Track all new large developments for discussion with Regional Engineer and Key Accounts Managers· Assist in managing Regional Response during major storm events.The T&D Construction Supervisor will maintain good labour relations and employee morale by providing training and development opportunities; ensure vehicles and tools are effectively operated and maintained; sustain a current knowledge of rates, regulations, policies, procedures, practices, standards and collective agreements. You will assist in the preparation of budgets and financial projections and will implement cost control measures. You must be available for rotational supervisory standby and you must demonstrate your ongoing personal commitment to the Capabilities Development Process.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. **What skills will make you successful?You recognize yourself in most of the following competencies, and where possible possess the skills and experience listed below:· Grade XII education or equivalent. Interprovincial Powerline Technician, Electrician and/or a Certificate in Engineering Technology would be preferred· Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated negotiation, communication, organizational and leadership capabilities· Adaptable to change and a self motivated individual who is committed to optimizing the work management and scheduling process· Valid driver’s license· Good working knowledge of computers and knowledge of Maximo and scheduling systems.· Experience in electrical overhead and underground distribution operations would be preferred.· Previous supervision of crews or external contractors would be an asset.· Experience in planning operations and dispatching would be an asset. *At Nova Scotia Power, everyone is a leader in their own right. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. The successful individual in this role will endeavour to build strong collaborative relationships, drive operational excellence for customers and take ownership and act with integrity. ** Why join our team?· Health & Wellbeing: A comprehensive benefits plan, Employee and Family Assistance Program, parental leave top-up plan and wellness benefits.· Grow Your Career: Opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies, a focus on employee development and available sponsored education programs.· Community Engagement & Care: Corporate investments in the places where our people live and work, mentoring opportunities, fundraising-matching & volunteer programs, and scholarships for children of employees.· Competitive Compensation: A comprehensive benefits plan, short-term incentive plans and employer matching RRSP contributions. **Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Emera : At Emera we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the online application process. Emera supports candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs.**Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are 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.As part of our commitment to health and safety, we continue to closely monitor and adjust our pandemic response as needed based on public health guidance, current epidemiology, and considerations regarding business continuity. At this time the Emera Vaccine Policy, which outlines the requirement for all Nova Scotia Power employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide corresponding proof, has been suspended. This policy may be reinstated in the future, either in full or in part, at the discretion of the Company, and employees will be required to demonstrate compliance. Any non-compliance could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. At Emera we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is close to what we’ve listed above, please consider applying. If you don’t quite see yourself in this role but want to join our team, set up a Job Alert to learn about future opportunities! Job Type: Full-time

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