Reliability Engineer – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Reliability Engineer

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety and our customers, we’re committed to providing exceptional electricity service to Nova Scotians and rewarding careers for 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 Reliability Engineer.

NS Power’s Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) team develops, deploys, and sustains asset-centric maintenance strategies and reliability programs across Power Production and Transmission, Distribution and Delivery. Many of these programs are developed and delivered through the Customer Reliability Strategy.

Customer Reliability is one of the functions within the EAM team, accountable for deployment of new technology and processes to improve our ability to monitor overall T&D system condition, criticality, risk, and areas of reliability investment priority. The customer reliability strategy work involves diverse competencies, including asset condition assessment, investment planning, protection analysis, program development, cross-functional collaboration, and work management.

NS Power is looking for an engineer to join the Customer Reliability team in the role of Reliability Engineer . In this role the engineer will be responsible for design, development, and deployment of asset management and reliability-based programs.


  • You will be responsible for your personal safety, that of co-workers, and those under your direction by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.
  • Strong understanding of NS Power’s Transmission, Distribution & Delivery operations
  • Manage existing and develop new asset management and reliability programs
  • Collaborate with other technical and operating groups to ensure asset management initiatives are successfully developed and implemented
  • Engagement with Regional Operations personnel on reliability projects, quality control audits and outage / reliability analyses
  • Utilize business analysis tools to develop technology solutions and opportunities for process improvement
  • Perform data analysis to identify reliability and asset management opportunities, demonstrating business and customer benefit
  • Perform reliability investigations to determine root cause, analyse risk, and implement mitigating measures
  • Participate in Reliability Teams by supporting distribution asset criticality and condition assessments.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

The ideal candidate will have a background in reliability, electrical or industrial engineering, or asset management in a utility setting. They will have a Bachelor´s Degree in Engineering and full membership (or eligible for membership) in Engineers NS. They will be highly motivated with proven analytical and project skills and have a keen interest in undertaking challenges and delivering high quality solutions. Strong analytical/computer skills and an aptitude for detailed solution development are required for the position. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills and have demonstrated problem solving and organizational capabilities.

You must possess a valid driver´s license and be available to provide assistance/direction for after hour emergency service restoration.

At Nova Scotia Power, our employees are our greatest strength. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. As the ideal candidate for this position you speak up on health, safety and environment issues, and demonstrate a belief that all injuries are preventable. You support flexibility in the workplace and embrace change. A Reliability Engineer builds strong collaborative relationships with a commitment to a respectful, inclusive and productive work environment while demonstrating integrity and a commitment to operational excellence for our customers. Lastly, we encourage you to proactively ask questions and seek information to understand how your work relates to the business goals and make well informed decisions.

Reports to : Customer Reliability Initiatives Lead

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 July 18th, 2022.

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.

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 14 days since 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.

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 LGBTQ+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the on-line application process. Emera supports candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs.

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.