IT Co-op Student

IT Co-op Student
Reference Number: 9128
Department: Enterprise Asset Management, Asset Management Operations Office
Location: Halifax, NS
Type of Employment: Term, FT (January 2022 – April 2022)
*** Applications for this position must include a cover letter, resume and academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable). ***

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 term position of IT Co-op Student in our Enterprise Asset Management department.

Nova Scotia Power’s Asset Management team provides NS Power’s core business with engineering and technical support and services which help sustain and report on reliability, enable efficiency and optimize maintenance activities. The team is a diverse, high-performing group and is made of individuals with a desire to share their experience and learnings.

A student working with the team will benefit from exposure to a variety of systems and processes required to generate, and distribute electricity, manage assets and support technical staff in a regulated utility. The education and co-op experience will be diverse and provide the student with an understanding of industry best practice to manage equipment reliability and risk, and how that is supported by advanced technologies.
While the student will be based in downtown Halifax at the headquarters of Nova Scotia Power Inc. or working from home pending changes to pandemic response and associated restrictions, some travel opportunities may exist through the term which will expose the student to our generating, transmission and/or distribution facilities.


  • Support execution of AM-led technology-enabled projects, which may include the following activities:
  • Create and/or modify displays in OSISoft PI Vision
  • Create and/or modify dashboards and scorecards within GE APM or Tableau
  • Create and/or modify operator rounds within GE APM, or electronic checklists within DirectLine (work management system)
  • Support the integration of data from Operational Technology (field-based) systems into GE APM, OSISoft PI
  • Support and enhancement for in-house, web-based applications
  • Support migration of MSAccess databases into in-house databases
  • Contribute to the development of documentation of technology architecture, interfaces and sustainment plans

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:
The student must be enrolled in their a 3rd or 4th year of their Computer Science degree.
Additionally, the student should demonstrate:

  • Excellent personal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and/or independently
  • Working with software and database packages
  • Some experience with a programming language such as VB.NET or C#.NET
  • Database design experience
  • Experience with SQL queries
  • Basic understanding of network design and architecture

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.
In accordance with Emera’s occupational health and safety program and the Emera Vaccine Program, subject to any approved accommodation, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For clarity, “fully vaccinated” means having the number of doses or combination of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or local public health agencies in the jurisdiction in which they will be employed.

Reports to : EAM Implementation 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: To commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than* November 22 2021.*
Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: At Nova Scotia Power we believe that it is powerful when everyone is included. We strongly encourage applications from equity groups who have been historically underrepresented, including members of the visible minority community (especially those from historic African Nova Scotian communities), Indigenous peoples (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

If you are selected for an interview and require a specific accommodation, please advise our Talent Acquisition team and we will support you with the recruitment process.