Road Safety Engineer (Engineer 1-3) (HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 2N2)

2 weeks ago 16

Competition # : 34128 

Department: Public Works

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/27/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Building and maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job.

The Traffic Engineering & Road Safety team of the Department of Public Works directly impacts the quality of traffic engineering efficiency and road safety engineering operations in the province. We develop and ensure comprehensive standards, policies, procedures, and programs are in place to mitigate injury and collisions on Nova Scotia's highways.

Our team is comprised of professional staff who develop and manage various policies and programs, collect collision and traffic census data, conduct engineering studies and analysis, and impact traffic control devices, legislation, and regulations.

About Our Opportunity

As the Road Safety Engineer, you report directly to the Manager of Traffic Engineering and Road Safety. You have the important responsibility of ensuring the quality management and analysis of motor vehicle accident records which provide a measurement of provincial highway safety performance.

Primary Accountabilities

You are directly involved in:

  • analyzing vehicle collision records;
  • fatal and serious injury collision investigations;
  • identification and evaluation of road safety infrastructure deficiencies and countermeasures;
  • the development and implementation of a road safety management system;
  • the development of legislation, regulations, standards, policies and procedures with respect to road safety; and
  • leading road safety audits and reviews.

The Road Safety Engineer provides road safety leadership and technical support services to other Department staff and represents the Department on provincial and national road safety committees.

Qualifications and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited engineering institution is required. You must be (or meet the requirements to be) actively registered as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Full Member (P.Eng) with Engineers Nova Scotia (ENS).

Travel is a component of this position. As such, you must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel.

It is considered an asset if you have previous experience or expertise with:

  • transportation engineering principles, project management, engineering economic and statistics, and construction;
  • road safety management systems, and computer aided design and drafting software; and
  • relational databases such as Microsoft Access, SQL Server and Cognos (including reporting, analysis, data querying, and exporting of data).

A working knowledge of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual, TAC Design Guide, the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada, the Public Highways Act, and the Motor Vehicle Act are further assets to be considered.

As the successful candidate you are known to be an effective leader and communicator with excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. You are highly motivated and able to work independently on complex, detailed studies and to present technical information clearly and succinctly both in written and verbal formats.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

A majority of your time will be spent in an office environment, but site visits will be required during all seasons and various weather conditions on heavily-travelled roads or in rough, isolated areas of construction sites.

Additional Information

On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View the news release here.

This is a Term opportunity with an anticipated end date of February 7, 2024.

An Engineer must be “Licensed to Practice” as determined by Engineers of Nova Scotia (ENS) before being classified as an Engineer 3.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.

Pay Grade:  PR 08 - PR 15  

Salary Range:  $1,955.09 - $3,155.27 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to

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