Are you a territorially and/or provincially qualified Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technologist, Certified Electrical Inspector orsimilarly qualified professional? If so, here’s an opportunity to join the Government of Nunavut (GN) and champion electrical safety across the Territory.
Based in Iqaluit, NU, and reporting to the Chief Electrical Inspector, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the electrical systems in Nunavut operate in a safe, efficient manner. With this important goal in mind, you’ll perform physical inspections on all types of electrical installations to ensure adherence to the minimal acceptable safety standards of the Act and Regulations, as well as advise contractors, the general public and government officials on the proper installation of equipment and systems, based on the codes in effect and acceptable trade practices.
As a Regional Electrical Inspector, you will also review, analyse and approve electrical engineering designs for various types of electrical installations in Nunavut by evaluating them in conjunction with the codes and standards, as well as issue permits, monitor all electrical installations and ensure they are done by qualified electrical workers and that the applicable electrical permits have been obtained. It will also be your responsibility to investigate electrical accidents, fires and violations of the Act in Nunavut and report your findings to the Chief Electrical Inspector.
In carrying out the duties of this position, you’ll play a key role in avoiding hazardous situations that would reflect poorly on the GN, as well as avoiding improper code interpretations, enforcements and errors in judgement that could result in serious life and/or property loss, or in the GN being held liable for injuries, property damage or financial loss.
Your profile as a qualified Regional Electrical Inspector will include the following highlights:
A Certificate of Qualification, issued by a Canadian Province or Territory as a Journeyperson, along with an Interprovincial “Red Seal” endorsement with at least five (5) years’ construction experience in the electrical trade after certification, and one (1) year of experience supervising electrical installations.
A degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized, accredited university, along with five (5) years’ experience in power and distribution systems design and construction, two (2) years of which were as a project manager.
A diploma from an accredited Canadian college as an Electrical Engineering Technologist, with a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in power and distribution systems design and construction, two (2) years of which were as a project manager.
The ability to communicate in more than one of the official languages of Nunavut (i.e., Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English or French).
Knowledge of the Inuit language, communities, culture and land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.
Conditions of Employment: Eligibility for certification as a Certified Electrical Inspector by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI); and possession of, or eligibility for, a valid Nunavut Class 5 driver’s licence.
Compensation & benefits: This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union and offers a starting salary of $92,196 per annum (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016 per annum. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.
Stepping forward together
With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we’re enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment. Join us as we step forward together.
For more information and to apply
If you are interested in this opportunity as a Regional Electrical Inspector (Reference #14-505858), please contact us or send your resume, by midnight (EST), February 21, 2020, using one of the following methods: Department of Human Resources, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: email@example.com. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Note: Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice (i.e., Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English or French).
The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.