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Job Code:  2012-13911
Employer:  Stantec.
Categories:  Energy
Experience Required:  6-9 years
State/Province:  ON - Ontario
City:  Markham
Job Description:  Overview:

The Power sector is evolving and continues to present exciting opportunities within the Ontario landscape. Driven by rebuilds for Local Distribution Companies and the Green Energy Act, Stantec has experienced considerable growth in the engineering of both renewable energy and power distribution/transmission projects. Stantec's Power Group provides a full range of innovative services to support the operations of our power and green energy clients through a variety of value-added processes.

Stantec’s Power Groupoffers services for all phases of the project life cycle, from pre-project planning and approvals through detailed design and construction support. Stantec has completed full engineering for many ground-mount solar projects, wind farms, substations and utility transmission and distribution designs. Leveraging our multi-discipline approach for power projects Stantec is able to offer complete engineering solutions to support utilities, developers, owners, and constructors.


We have an immediate opportunity in our Kitchener, Markham or Mississauga Offices for Project Design Managers in our growing Power Group. You are an excellent communicator, skilled problem-solver and independent worker, with a commitment to thrive in a proactive organization where client service and individual excellence are paramount. We offer you the opportunity to challenge your abilities in a dynamic and diversified team environment.

You possess a strong understanding of the growing energy market including suppliers, manufacturers, developers and owners within Solar Photovoltaic and wind farm systems deployed for distributed generation as well as utility-driven initiatives such as feeder designs and substations. You will be responsible for ensuring that multi-discipline services take place in a timely fashion and within defined project budgets. The ability to understand and guide each discipline of engineering including electrical, civil and structural will be critical to the success of this role.

  • Direct project execution experience with electrical power projects such as solar or wind power generation, overhead and underground power transmission/distribution, substations and switchgear, and grid connectivity
  • Direct, recent execution experience with utility-scale renewable energy projects
  • Proven track record managing project resources, budgets and schedules while managing client expectations
  • Highly proactive work ethic with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Residency in Ontario required
  • Five to seven years of experience in a power engineering consulting or comparable environment.


  • Understanding of Consulting Engineering role in approvals process with (Municipal permitting authorities, OBC, ESA, HONI, IESO, LDC, OPA, etc.)
  • MS Project or related scheduling software
  • Multi-tasking skills and ability to communicate are the assets that will make this job a success
  • Cost estimating and proposal preparation experience related with solar PV, wind and electrical utility projects is desirable
  • Experience working with clients who are making large capital decisions and who rely on insight from a consulting engineer to guide these decisions

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