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Engineer, Distribution

Job IDoV0Dgfwy-11853-3079
Date Posted2021-09-09
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryUtilities

Highlights of the job

We are hiring a Full-Time Permanent position working out of Edmonton, AB.


As the Engineer, Franchise Engineering, you are responsible for overhead and underground electric distribution design, estimating, and coordination of projects with internal and external stakeholders. You are accountable for the authentication of engineering designs, standards and specifications per EPCOR's PPMP and APEGA guidelines. In addition, the Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of optimal results against appropriate performance metrics and establishing, monitoring, measuring and reporting on performance metrics related to Franchise Engineering projects.

What you'd be responsible for

  • Authenticating engineering designs, standards and specifications.
  • Completing distribution designs, ordering material, work order issuance and approval, as well as field inspection and contractor management during construction and maintenance activities.
  • Acting as a mentor to designers, coaching and identifying development needs for staff. Overseeing and supervising the work of designers. 
  • Assessing distribution engineering utility best practices in engineering design, work methods, materials, equipment, tools and instruments to move distribution engineering further towards an industry leading position in work practices and a safety focused culture.
  • Developing, implementing and reviewing engineering processes to ensure compliance to policies, standards, regulatory requirements and ensuring mitigation of risks.
  • Providing professional engineering expertise to support technical and technology decisions related to design and construction of distribution utility infrastructure.
  • Resolving difficulties with design, ensuring designers have the technical skills required to perform their work functions, developing and delivering engineering training to junior staff in areas of deficiency.
  • Recommending broader modifications and new approaches to designs, recognizing and encouraging continuous improvement throughout the design team.
  • Identifying the necessary budget requirements for the provision of engineering resources, process improvements, technology upgrades, design improvements related to improved safety and reliability and the acquisition and talent pool development of optimal human resources.
  • Performing and reviewing of electrical and civil calculations including pulling calculations, clearances due to sag and tension of overhead wires, pole strength calculations and transformer sizing.
  • Establishing, monitoring, measuring and reporting performance metrics related to designs.  Analyzing and identifying issues impacting optimal performance and establishing initiatives for continuous improvement around design, quality and efficiency.

What's required to be successful

  • A degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering from a recognized post-secondary institute
  • Registration with APEGA as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) is required
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in electrical distribution systems with demonstrated increased responsibility
  • In-depth knowledge of:
    • Overhead and Underground Distribution system design and construction methods, procedures, work practices and techniques
    • Alberta Electric Utility Code and CSA Standard requirements
    • Overhead and Underground Distribution system engineering standards, material specifications and engineered guidelines
  • Experience in:
    • Designing complex distribution utility construction projects with increasing responsibility
    • Planning and executing new initiatives and implementing new processes
    • The design and construction of on-site distribution engineering projects
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Work effectively as part of a larger team within a dynamic environment
    • Develop, nurture and manage external and internal relationships
    • Understand and manage complex budgets relative to this area of responsibility
    • Execute the annual capital plan for Distribution
    • Show strong decision making skills
  • High level of competency with computer software. In particular: Microsoft Office, Electric Office, MicroStation, IVARA and other work Management tools such as MS Project

Other important facts about this job

Jurisdiction: PROF

Hours of work: 80 hours biweekly


Application deadline: September 22, 2021


Learn more about Working at EPCOR!


Please note the following information:


  • A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
  • If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
  • A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.
  • To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.


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