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Power Engineers Substation Project Engineer/Lead in Airdrie, Alberta

Substation Project Engineer/Lead

Location: Airdrie

State/Territory: Alberta

Department: PECan Power Delivery Substation I Dept


Substation Project Engineer/Lead Engineer (REMOTE)

Job Summary of Roles

POWER Engineers Canada is currently seeking an experienced, energetic, self-starting team member with a strong project leadership background to perform engineering design activities for electrical substations. This position is posted in multiple POWER office locations with the ability to work remotely from a mutually acceptable location (please note in the application questions where you prefer to be located).


The Project Engineer/Lead will share responsibility with the rest of the department to produce a product consistent with POWER’s mission statement and our culture. The Project Engineer/Lead is expected to support the Department Manager/Area Lead (DM/AL) in achieving the goals of the department, maintain POWER’s high-quality standards, promote internal teamwork and meet the needs of our clients. This position is also responsible for assisting with developing, maintaining, and strengthening client relationships within the region.

  • Support Department Manager/Area Lead with the management of relationships with alliance clients

  • Develop and manage project schedules, budgets, and quality of assigned projects

  • Perform and direct others in the detailed design of medium to extra high voltage substations including, but not limited to

  • One-line diagrams

  • Schematics

  • Wiring diagrams


  • Communications

  • Station physical layouts

  • Sections/Elevations

  • Cable and conduit plans and details

  • Cable Trench, Duct designs

  • Ground grid design and details

  • Foundation plans and details

  • Structural plans and details

  • Control enclosure design and details;

  • Lightning protection plans

  • Yard lighting plans

  • Bills of Materials

  • Inter-discipline coordination activities

  • Specify and select substation equipment

  • Contribute to substation equipment specifications

  • Construction support

  • Facility studies

  • Site visits

  • Perform QA/QC for deliverables to clients

  • Support Project Manager with project reporting needs

  • Support proposal development

  • Support the mentorship and training of other team members

  • Shall understand and adhere to client standards and processes while working individually or within a team to complete complex and technically challenging designs

  • Occasional travel will be required.

Required Education/Experience

  • BSEE (BS Electrical Engineering), BSEET (BS Electrical Engineering Technology) degree, Associate’s degree or equivalent technical education

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in substation design

  • Experience in 15kV through 138kV substation design and IEEE/ANSI standards

  • Experience filling the role of project engineer/lead for several substation projects occurring concurrently

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel and Word

  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, tracking and organizing many tasks of varying importance and size

  • Proven ability and desire to mentor and help others

  • A strong command of the English language with good written and oral communication skills in order to work effectively with internal team members and external client personnel

Desired Education/Experience

  • Seven (7) to ten (10) or more years of experience in substation design.

  • Experience in 230kV through 500kV substation design and IEEE/ANSI standards

  • Professional License (P.Eng)

  • Experience managing people on a project team

  • Experience with MicroStation (V8i or newer)

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development and a full benefit package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • RSRP

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us!