Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Point Aconi, NS
Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety, 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 Operations Superintendent for the Point Aconi Generating Station.

Accountabilities: As Operations Superintendent you will be responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the Point Aconi Generating Station and all associated assets. You must have a thorough understanding of the thermal production process and be able to manage Operations in accordance with NSPI strategies. The Operations Superintendent will develop relationships and effectively interact with the Operations Team.

In addition to responsibility for personal safety and that of the staff, you will be responsible for supporting “Safety Excellence” initiatives.

You will be responsible to work with the Shift Supervisors, applying the appropriate measure of direction and support as required. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Auditing to manage quality and efficiency, ensuring processes and systems are functioning to fulfill safety, environmental, employee management, employee development and team development responsibilities

Supporting the strategic and operational objectives of NSPI through the diligent application of operating practices and management techniques

Improving employee commitment through the application of the ‘guiding principles’; communication, involvement, recognition, and relationships built on mutual trust and respect

Participating in NSPI’s Capabilities Development Process and supporting a Competency Based Training Program

Fostering teamwork and integrating operations with other Departments

Managing risk and developing processes to reduce risk where practical

Working with the Maintenance and Engineering Departments to optimize planning, troubleshoot issues and develop solutions that address root cause.

The Operations Superintendent will fulfill the duties of the Chief Power Engineer as defined by the Power Engineers Act. You will be responsible for ensuring the Plant operates while meeting all regulatory requirements of the Department of Nova Scotia Labour and Workforce Development including compliance with all ISO14001 requirements.

It is the responsibility of the Operations Superintendent to ensure that NSPI is in compliance with all NERC/NPCC reliability standards related to Power Production.

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.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience: As the successful candidate you are a 1st Class Power Engineer with a minimum of eight to ten years’ experience coupled with a thorough knowledge of thermal generating station operations. You must possess excellent communication and motivational skills; demonstrate your effectiveness as a team leader and easily cross organizational boundaries to work effectively as part of an integrated team. You must have a proven record of effective people management including employee development, succession planning, performance management, involvement and recognition.

You must be available for after hour consultation and emergency plant work. You must possess a valid driver’s license and locate your principal residence within one hour of the Point Aconi Generating Station.

Reports to: Plant Manager

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: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than March 4, 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.