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Job Code:  2013-15140
Employer:  Stantec.
Categories:  Energy
Experience Required:  2-3 years
State/Province:  AB - Alberta
City:  Calgary
Job Description:  Overview:

Every power project is a community project—whether it’s a gas plant conversion, a transmission line corridor, or a wind development. Our goal is to improve industrial, business, and local communities through our project work. We see beyond the project at hand to where our work fits in the big picture. Join a team that does more than generate and deliver electricity through its work; join a team that powers growth and advances communities.


Reporting to the Design Manager, the Distribution Technologist/Designer is responsible for providing cost estimates and designs for a diverse range of underground and overhead electrical distribution projects. You will deal directly with clients to establish service requirements and provide solid design solutions and alternatives that meet client needs. You will ensure that facilities are designed in a safe, cost-effective and timely manner and meet all applicable codes, standards and regulations. You will work with other teams to ensure that project related activities are effectively coordinated and executed.


• Manage external client relationships through effective and timely communication
• Develop project scope and create supply proposals for a diverse range of distribution projects
• Develop design solutions that meet all applicable codes, standards and regulations

• Monitor project progress and take action to meet client requirements
• Update the project management database with relevant and up-to-date information
• Travel and perform field checks as required
• Perform Risk and Hazard Assessments
• Identify potential environmental concerns and initiate appropriate action
• Provide peer review of co-worker projects as required

• Coordinate the installation and commissioning of distribution equipment

• Stake and line locate new services, as required.
• Provide informal coaching and guidance to project team members
• Provide technical guidance to customers, stakeholders, and external consultants
• Participate on committees, special projects and business process teams
• Participate in special projects or other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:
• Must possess an Electrical Engineering technology diploma, or equivalent industry experience as a Journeyman Power Line Technician or Journeyman Electrician.

• Must possess and maintain a valid Alberta Motor Vehicle driver’s license in good standing.
• Understanding of project management principles and processes would be an asset.
• Working knowledge of MS Office, Etap, Cyme or Cymtcc, PLSCADD, Cadd or Microstation, ABAdata, Pipeline Research, SPIN (Survey Plan Indexing Network) or other related design programs would be an asset.
• Knowledge of all applicable codes, acts, and regulations as they apply to the electric utility industry would be an asset.
• Knowledge of Land Survey Act would be an asset.
• Land and / or survey experience would be an asset.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

• Adaptability – ability to change and be flexible within a changing environment.
• Strong customer focus with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a large variety of clients and contractors
• Proven ability to work within a team environment or independently without direct supervision; this includes setting a good example, promoting and contributing to the success of the entire team.
• Demonstrated ability to apply sound judgment in troubleshooting and problem solving.
• Good organizational and time management skills, able to manage numerous assignments and competing demands.

Qualified candidates who are highly motivated and eager to commit to Stantec's strategic initiative to become a top 10 global design firm should please apply online at

Committed to the principles of Employment Equity, we thank all candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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