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Job Code:  2013-15299
Employer:  Stantec.
Categories:  Energy
Experience Required:  10+ years
State/Province:  ON - Ontario
City:  Markham
Job Description:  Overview:


Experience. Creativity. Ingenuity. Stantec's Power Transmission and Distribution (T&D)  team provides a full range of innovative services to support the operations of our power clients through a variety of value-added processes. We encourage creativity in the delivery of unique, integrated and practical solutions for complex T&D problems that meet functional needs and are sensitive to the environment.


Our Ontario Power Sector,  understands the challenges of the power sector in meeting worldwide demand for clean, efficient energy in the midst of financial, strategic, and regulatory uncertainty. Our growing team is currently offering exciting opportunities for senior engineers/designers to work on key HV substation projects throughout North America. As part of our positive and dynamic multi-discipline team environment, you will be engaging in variety of substation engineering assignments to provide our clients with superior services. We provide career opportunities as unique as you are.


We have an immediate opportunity in our Mississauga, Markham or Kitchener Office for a Senior Substation Engineer in our growing Power  group. As the successful candidate, you will work on key MV and HV substation projects in Ontario and a variety of projects throughout Canada and US.  As part of our positive and dynamic multi-discipline team environment, you will be engaging in variety of substation engineering assignments to provide our clients with superior services.   




  • Perform engineering studies such as power flow, short circuit, motor start, grounding, lightning, insulation coordination, TRV, cable ampacity, rigid and flexible bus, lighting, etc.
  • Conduct detailed electrical design of substations, including switchyard layouts, elevations, ground grids details, cable routing, AC/DC distribution, major apparatus specifications, single line diagrams, schematics, wiring diagrams, marking, design calculations, etc.
  • Prepare technical portion of tendering package, detailed engineering scope, construction specification, inspection and test plan, etc.
  • Review and comment on vendor drawings, reports and specifications
  • Assist in preparing proposals, project plans and estimates
  • Coordinate with other disciplines during project execution to solve any technical issues
  • Conduct site visits to define project scope and provide construction site supports as required

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Electrical Engineer designation (Ontario P.Eng required)
  • Residency in Ontario required.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in design and/or construction of MV/HV substation projects
  • Extensive knowledge of Hydro One and IESA grid (substation and transmission lines) including full understanding of the OEB Transmission System Code (TSC).
  • Experience with ETAP or SKM Power Tools is required
  • Experience with site visits, in order to capture all technical data needed for estimates and execution of related substation expansions
  • Ability to develop and maintain good client relationships and be able to demonstrate solid technical ability
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and develop strong internal and external relationships
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks



  • Experience with Win-IGS, PSSE, PSCAD, CDEGS and MatCAD software
  • Knowledge of Hydro One Engineering Standards, Guidelines and Drawing Management Process  
  • Experience with both GIS and air insulated switchgear
  • Knowledge of Hydro One safety requirements

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