Welcome To Halifax Harbour Bridges - Applying For The Bridge Engineer Position

Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) maintains and operates the Angus L. Macdonald and A. Murray MacKay Bridges that span Halifax harbour. With annual traffic volume in excess of 34 million crossings, HHB’s mission is to provide safe, efficient and reliable cross-harbour transportation infrastructure in a cost effective manner. HHB employees take pride in the bridges, and are motivated, results-driven individuals who enjoy challenges and are committed to continuous learning.


Reporting to the Chief Bridge Engineer, the Bridge Engineer is responsible for: providing engineering service, advice and direction to maintain the long-term health and safety of the two Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB), the approaches and related HHB facilities; as well as managing and directing contractors and consultants. Critical accountabilities for this role include: achieving HHB’s objectives for bridge maintenance; meeting future needs for expanded infrastructure in order to provide for safe traffic movement and ongoing development; and working effectively, cooperatively and in a coordinated manner with the Chief Bridge Engineer to deliver engineering in a team environment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Follows HHB safety policies, procedures, reporting and training requirements.

·         Supports the Chief Bridge Engineer in developing and implementing strategic engineering programs for short- and long-term bridge maintenance and capital improvement objectives.

·         Assists the Chief Bridge Engineer in providing engineering advice and support to other departments.

·         Establishes and maintains positive and effective relationships with the public, industry clients, other municipal and provincial staff and council members to support HHB’s goals and objectives.

·         Conducts technical reviews and provides recommendations regarding maintenance and operational issues, consultant’s reports and capital works initiatives.

·         Prepares project scope, budgets and tender documentation; issues and reviews tenders; recommends awards of project tenders, and administers contracts throughout project execution.

·         Manages projects by overseeing technical quality and controls, monitoring budgets, reviewing and approving expenditures and controlling costs.

·         Reviews and responds to contractor and consultant submissions, reports, shop drawings, requests for information, etc.

·         Leads site inspections by investigating and providing recommendations for on site issues, and assessing needs to retain third party inspection services.

·         Prepares concept designs by investigating, analyzing and evaluating design concept feasibility options and methods then reviews submissions from project team members for detailed designs.




·         Professional engineer (P. Eng.) who is registered, or eligible to register, to practice in Nova Scotia.

·         Bachelors degree in Civil (Structural) Engineering.

·         Minimum of 5 years experience in bridge design, construction and/or rehabilitation.

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as planning and organizational skills.

·         Experience in onsite supervision and coordination of contractors.

·         Experience with structural rehabilitation projects and performing structural inspections.

·         Able to analyze and provide sound conceptual and detailed solutions to internal and external clients.

·         Working knowledge of steel and concrete design, and structural behaviour.

·         A valid Class 5 NS Driver License and clean driving record (Driver Abstract will be required as a condition of employment).

·         Must have satisfactory results of employment reference checks and a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

·         Able to work in a fast-paced environment while leading teams of staff and external consultants.

·         Able to work in an efficient manner to provide excellent service while producing high quality work.

·         Able and willing to work at heights and in small spaces.




·         Master degree in Engineering.

·         Specialist knowledge and experience in long span and/or cable supported structures.

·         Knowledge and experience in wearing surface selection, corrosion protection of steel structures, and traffic and transportation.

·         Valid Safety certifications in Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry, WHMIS, First Aid, and Aerial Platform operation. If necessary, these courses will be scheduled by the employer for the successful candidate to complete.


This is a full-time, permanent position. HHB offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The hours of work are 35 hours per week from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. However, in order to minimize traffic disruptions, the hours of work and overtime requirements will be dictated by construction activities, including some after hours and weekend work.


Qualified applicants must complete this online assessment (https://secure.talentsorter.com/fit/initial.jsp?PositionTypeID=100398) and are invited to send their cover letter and resume to Dan Bubar via email (DBubar@hdbc.ns.ca) before Monday June 24, 2019 at 12:00 am.


HHB appreciates all applications however only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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