Substation Engineer

December 5 2023
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator,
St John's, NL | Dartmouth, NS | Charlottetown, PE | Fredericton, NB | Quebec, QC | Ottawa, ON | Markham, ON | Mississauga, ON | London, ON | Winnipeg, MB • Full time

Substation Engineer - ( 230004US )


Stantec’s Energy team is designing the solutions our world needs now. We’re a leader in the energy transition. We deliver iconic infrastructure projects including some of the world’s largest dams, large-scale renewable energy facilities and the most geographically challenging conventional energy facilities. We are pushing the boundaries of clean energy and grid modernization. We’re releasing the power of hydrogen and capturing and storing carbon.

We’ve built a flexible work environment focused on your career goals and aspirations. You’ll find yourself working with leaders in power delivery, thermal generation, heavy industrial, and renewable energy at one of the world’s top 10 design firms.

Join a team that leaves you #FeelingEnergized and make an impact that will last generations.

Your Opportunity

Our Substation group is looking for experienced Substation Engineers to be aligned with a Stantec office anywhere in North America.

As an experienced Substation Engineer, you'll be at the heart of the action delivering power solutions for our clients. We are looking for someone with the potential to be a future leader in our group. If you're looking to expand your project skills and take on leadership and mentorship opportunities—this is the role for you.

Stantec operates a hybrid work model, so you can work flexibly from the office, field, and home. Rather than mandating days in-office, Stantec empowers our teams to balance the needs of the individual, the team, the client, and the environment. Our people design, lead, mentor, grow, and pursue new opportunities to deliver impactful power projects, wherever they are.

Your Key Responsibilities

Technical Delivery

  • Engineer HV substation projects from conceptual design through construction.

  • Prepare reports that present technical and project information in a clear and concise manner to meet client requirements.

  • Prepare electrical physical design packages consisting of One-line, Site Plan, Electrical Plan & Sections, Grounding Plan & Details, Conduit Plan and Details, Control House Plan, Control House Grounding Plan & Details, Lighting Plan, Lightning Protection Plan, and Bill of Materials (BOM).

  • Coordinate with Designers and Engineers of other disciplines to complete deliverables.

  • Interpret and incorporate vendor information into design deliverables.

  • Performa QA/QC of electrical engineering design packages.

  • Provide regular progress updates and reporting on project deliverables.

  • Provide engineering and technical support, and reviews to field crews during construction.

  • Responsible for proposal development and LOE (Level of Effort) analyses.

  • Development of project estimates.

Business Development

  • Contribute to winning strategies, successful project execution and be involved at a hands-on level in key pursuits.

  • Increase visibility of Stantec by sharing our knowledge and innovation story through key client engagements to enhance our reputation and drive revenue.

  • Contribute to the maintenance and monitoring of the opportunity pipeline to optimize business development plans and employee utilization rates.

  • Ensure local marketplace reputation through established relationships, attending industry events and social media sharing.


  • Inspire others through your passion for Power Delivery.

  • Model Stantec’s values and help others align with our purpose of designing with community in mind.

  • Support, guide, and counsel on technical topics as a subject matter expert.

  • Advise, advocate and be an ally for junior colleagues and EITs to help them reach their potential.


Your Capabilities and Credentials:

  • Proficient in various areas of substation engineering such as civil, structural, P&C, and Studies.

  • Strong understanding of substation grounding, lightning protection and illumination studies.

  • Ability to visualize and evaluate equipment details, phase-to-ground, phase-to-phase clearances, and drawing relationships.

  • Knowledge of industry specifications for HV electrical equipment.

  • Familiar with international and North American electrical codes and regulations.

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with multi-discipline teams to deliver projects on time and on budget.

  • Additional capabilities beneficial for the role:

  • Understanding of Power Systems analysis and related software packages (e.g. ETAP, SKM, PSSE, CYME, CYMDIST, CYMCAP, PSCAD, EMTP, EasyPower, etc.)

  • Experience with grounding analysis software such as WinIGS, and CDEGS.

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD.

  • Knowledge of Canadian utility standards and design practices.

Education and Experience

  • Electrical, Structural, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng or PE) registered with any North American Engineering Association.

  • Minimum 10 years of substation design and engineering experience within utilities, EPC and/or consulting organizations.

Typical office environment working with computers; Stantec offers a flexible work environment (a hybrid model of working in the office and at home).

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

We would like to thank all candidates that apply; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Pay transparency laws require employers to provide the following information for positions that may be in the following jurisdiction(s):

Salary Range(s):

  • $87,800 - $131,800 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in PEI

  • Lower Mainland $103,500 - Lower Mainland $155,200 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in BC (Lower Mainland includes Vancouver & Burnaby)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage, and paid time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : Canada-Alberta-Calgary

Other Locations : Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver, Canada-Yukon-Whitehorse, Canada-Ontario-London, Canada-Northwest Territories-Yellowknife, Canada-Saskatchewan-Saskatoon, Canada-Manitoba-Winnipeg, Canada-Saskatchewan-Regina, Canada-Nova Scotia-Dartmouth, Canada-Prince Edward Island-Charlottetown, Canada-Quebec-Chicoutimi, Canada-Quebec-Montréal, Canada-New Brunswick-Fredericton, Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador-St. John's, Canada-Nunavut-Iqaluit, Canada-Ontario-Markham, Canada-Ontario-Ottawa, Canada-Alberta-Edmonton, Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby, Canada-Ontario-Mississauga

Organization : BC-1560 Energy-CA Management

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Dec 20, 2023, 10:57:41 AM

Req ID: 230004US


Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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