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It is the policy of Council to always hire the most competent and qualified candidates available for a position. Accordingly, where there is a vacancy, an open competition is held combining both internal and external candidates. The employer recognizes the value of a planned approach to recruitment and selection whereby vacant or new positions are filled by the most competent and qualified candidates possible. The Policy and Procedures document (PDF format) outlines the recruitment and selection process.

Energize Bridgewater Project Director (Term - 3 years)

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Employment Opportunity

Energize Bridgewater Project Director (Term - 3 years)

Over the past decade, the Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, has emerged as an international leader in sustainability and energy transition planning and programming. Winner of a GLOBE award in 2018 as well as the national Smart Cities Challenge in 2019, the community's Energize Bridgewater program has been recognized for its approach to innovation in a municipal setting.

Through this program, the Town is moving toward a transition to a clean, energy efficient economy within 30 years, while simultaneously lifting its residents out of energy poverty, a condition that affects nearly 40% of the population. With funding in place for the next five years, Bridgewater is expanding its sustainability team by seeking highly motivated professionals who want to be at the forefront of climate, energy, and social innovation in Canada.

The Energize Bridgewater Project Director oversees strategic and the day-to-day management of the Energize Bridgewater program.  The primary responsibility of this role is to lead the team of staff, consultants, and community partners to deliver the project and its outcomes and ensure it is achieved on time and within the project’s contractual and social obligations.  The Project Director is also responsible for managing contracts with vendors and partners, managing project risks, and reporting to funders, the Chief Administrative Officer and Town Council.  To nurture innovation and support program design, prototyping, and evaluation efforts, the Project Director will foster an adaptive management environment for the Energize Bridgewater team and its partners.  The Project Director reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible to manage developmental and capacity building of departmental staff, and financial management of the department budgets and plans and to ensure Energize Bridgewater is aligned with Council and Organizational priorities.

A seasoned professional with a portfolio of successful projects under your belt, you are skilled at turning vision into reality and ensuring that project resources are utilized and maximized to their full potential. You have a passion for sustainability, clean energy transformation, and are aligned with Energize Bridgewater’s poverty reduction goals. You thrive in an innovation environment but have the skills and acumen to lead a project team within the context of a broader organization to successful outcomes. You are strategically minded but can comfortably navigate the day-to-day operations without losing sight of the big picture.



  • Post-secondary degree in sciences, arts, or commerce, preferably a concentration in Engineering, Planning, or master’s in business administration.


  • Professional Project Manager (PPM) certification considered an asset.


  • Minimum 5 years of senior level experience managing  projects and leading project teams.
  • Experience managing complex multi-year projects that focus on technology deployment and innovation.
  • Experience in one or more of the following is an asset but not a limiting factor:
    • Energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects
    • Smart cities initiatives
    • Public sector
    • Community services sector and/or poverty alleviation

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  • 3-year term position (approximate)
  • Salary Range: $90,125 to $98,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)


Interested individuals shall forward a resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer
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Applications will be received until the position is filled.

All applications will receive notification of receipt, if you do not receive this notification, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. While we thank you for your interest, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Casual Bus Drivers

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Are you a people-person with good driving skills? Are you interested in being a part of a new and exciting Town service? Join our team and become a casual bus driver with Bridgewater Transit.
If you are looking for employment that allows you to use your friendly and courteous personality to connect with your community, please apply today!

As the ideal candidate, you have:
• High School Diploma or equivalent (required);
• Completion of a defensive driving course (may be supplied by employer);
• A valid Nova Scotia Class 1 or 2 Driver’s license (required) and a clean driving record;
• Three (3) years of experience working in a service occupation dealing directly with customers;
• Five (5) years of recent driving experience;
• Ability to work in Canada;
• Driving experience in a public transit environment is an asset.

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