At Emera Utility Services, we pride ourselves on our ability to coordinate the right team for each job. The right mix of project managers, construction managers, engineers, foremen, power line technicians, communication technicians, apprentices, equipment operators, safety, environment, procurement and admin support are all carefully considered to ensure the project is completed with quality and on-time.
Our technical staff is equipped with extensive project expertise. We employ over 250 trades persons during peak construction season, as well as management personnel, field management, engineering and administrative support. The depth of knowledge our employees possess allow us to cover all the relevant specialized skills a project might require.
At EUS, training and development of our most valuable resource is a key part of our strategic vision. Our training team works hard to ensure that each employee holds all of the tools, training, required industry licenses and certifications necessary to complete any job we take on effectively and to industry standards.
EUS believes a diverse workforce benefits our company as whole, and our customers. We recognize that each employee brings their own unique capabilities, experiences and characteristics to their work. EUS entered in a partnership with the Aboriginal Skills Employment Program and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) to train Aboriginal participants in the Communication Technician field. After graduation from the NSCC program, all eight participants were hired by EUS.
In 2014, EUS partnered with the NSCC and Mi'kmaw representatives to increase utility skills and work opportunities. This resulted in 10 aboriginal students participating in a new five-month Powerline Labourer Program which will train participants to help build and maintain transmission power lines.
EUS is also a major supporter of Utility Line Worker Apprenticeship programs. These programs encourage many new and existing personnel to become certified Power & Communication Line Technicians and increase the quality and quantity of our most valuable resource. Our people.