Co-op General

February 29, 2024

Job Description

Co-op General

ID 2024-2470
Category Environment
Position Type Full-Time



Job Title: Environmental Co-op
Company, Department: Nova Scotia Power, Health and Safety
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Term, Full Time
Closing Date:  March 13, 2024
Reference Number:  2024-2470

The Opportunity

Are you ready to apply your knowledge in the real world? We are hiring an Environmental Co-op for the May 6- August 23 Term with our Environmental Services, Hydro and Wind team.


*** Applications for this position must include a cover letter, resume and academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable). **



What you’ll do:

We’ll treat you as one of our own and your key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Supporting fieldwork, including water quality, wetland, fish and aquatic habitat surveys and studies
  • Providing environmental support to other NSP work groups, such as hydro capital and hydro operations teams.
  • Supporting contractor management, including contractor safety requirements and environmental compliance monitoring
  • Preparing permit applications and reviewing and preparing environmental reports
  • Attending planning meetings, site visits and team meetings

You will be responsible for prioritizing regular travel to various NS Power sites across the province as required.


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. You will be accountable for environmental performance as it relates to the environmental management system processes and initiatives.



Who you are:

 Working as a valued part of our Environmental Services, Hydro and Wind team,


  • You must be working towards a degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil or Electrical discipline) and have completed your first two years of the Engineering curriculum.
  • You must be experienced in the use of the MS Office suite, including MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS Project, with ability to learn MS Outlook.
  • You are comfortable handling multiple priorities in a high-volume, deadline-oriented environment and can effectively utilize your strong organizational, communications and time management skills.


You have demonstrated leadership capabilities including experience building partnerships across and between functional groups.  You are an energetic self-starter who actively participates as a team player. You possess good planning and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work, complete assigned tasks in a timely manner and work independently.  You have a demonstrated ability to problem solve.  You have exceptional communication/facilitation skills and a strong customer focus. You possess a Class 5 Driver’s License.



What we offer:

Facing the beautiful waterfront, you can find us located at 1223 Lower Water Street. We believe in caring for our employees and are proud to offer our students:

  • Perks in the office; Free Coffee & Specialty Teas, Sparkling Water Machine, FREE Access to our onsite Gym, Rooftop Patio and Private Meeting rooms and Collaboration Spaces.
  • Networking and Growth; A Network of many other current & former co-op students & Social Committee offer students a way to connect with their peers with biweekly events like Keynote Speaker Series, Coffee Chats, Volunteer Opportunities and more.
  • A Comprehensive and Fun Onboarding Program including facilitated group orientation sessions for all students joining us each term, and a handy Student Handbook and Technology Guide to set you up for success from day one!


Click here to learn what some of our current & former students have to say about their experience with us!



Learn more about our culture & values:

At the Emera Group of Companies, you’ll be part of an inclusive, respectful workplace where everyone is welcomed and supported. Come build a career as unique as you are: making an impact from Atlantic Canada to the world. Your experience and perspective will help Emera to safely deliver cleaner, reliable energy to our customers and we’ll help you become a leader of tomorrow! If working in an innovative environment, challenging yourself, and shaping a cleaner energy future inspires you, we want to hear from you.


Sound like the right opportunity for you?  Here’s How You Apply:

Apply by March 13, 2024, and let us know why this role is right for you by:


  • Clicking on the ‘APPLY NOW’ button in this job posting.
  • Attaching your resume, cover letter or motivation, and your transcript as one single file.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mansha Chhabra via


The perks of joining our team? We offer:

– Flexibility: Hybrid work model with 2 flexible remote workdays.

– Health & Wellbeing: A comprehensive benefits plan, 24/7 access to virtual health care services for you and your family through Dialogue, access to a free on-site fitness centre, Employee and Family Assistance Program, parental leave top-up plan and wellness benefits.

– Grow Your Career: Opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies, a focus on employee development and available sponsored education programs.

– Community Engagement & Care: Corporate investments in the places where our people live and work, mentoring opportunities, fundraising-matching & volunteer programs, various committees and employee resource groups, and scholarships for children of employees.

– Competitive Compensation: Short-term incentive plans and a Defined Contribution Pension Plan.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emera

As one of Atlantic Canada’s largest publicly traded companies, we are ranked one of Canada’s Top 100 EmployersTop Employers for Young People and Top Diversity Employers. We know our success is driven by our dedicated teams and 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 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the online application process. We support candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs and encourage you to let us know when you require accommodation.

Recruitment & Promotion Policy

The success of the Emera Company is driven by its people: a strong team with a shared commitment to support the Emera Company mission and values. The purpose of our recruitment policy is to provide a consistent framework to support fair and equitable attraction, hiring, and retention of the best talent for vacant positions. We are dedicated to maintaining a fair hiring process that provides equitable opportunities to all our applicants and is guided by our company values.