Director, Project Engineering

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Established in 1987, Yukon Energy (“YEC”) is a publicly owned electrical utility that operates as a business, at arms length from the Yukon government. Yukon Energy is the main generator and transmitter of electrical energy in Yukon. They work with their parent company, Yukon Development Corporation, to provide Yukoners with reliable, sustainable and cost-effective power. Yukon Energy is headquartered near the Whitehorse Rapids hydro plant in Whitehorse, with community offices in Mayo and Dawson City.

With more than 21,000 electricity consumers in the territory, Yukon Energy directly serves over 2,200 of these customers. Most of the electricity Yukon Energy produces is renewable, coming primarily from hydro resources generated at their Whitehorse, Aishihik and Mayo hydroelectric facilities. Their mission is to enable Yukon's prosperity with sustainable, cost-effective and reliable electricity.

With a projected 60 million dollars capital spend in the next 24 months, this is an opportunity for a seasoned engineering professional to join Yukon Energy as the Director, Project Engineering. Reporting and working closely with a progressive and forward-thinking Vice President, Engineering & Capital Projects, the Director, Project Engineering will be responsible for providing the strategic direction and leadership of Yukon Energy’s capital projects program. As a member of the management team for the engineering group, the incumbent will play a key role in developing and executing department goals, financial and business plans, and strategies to achieve the capital program mandate.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of success as a senior engineering leader working with a range of capital projects within the energy and power production sector. The individual will bring excellent project management experience with specific accomplishments in capital project planning and execution, engineering support and asset management to oversee the successful execution of Yukon Energy’s major capital projects.

Located in Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s spectacular Yukon Territory, this is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic corporation where you will be a part of creating an electricity infrastructure for generations-to-come. This is also a tremendous opportunity to live in the beautiful and breathtaking Yukon Territory, while exploring all the outdoors adventures it has to offer.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Humza Khan at Boyden at hkhan@boyden.com or click here.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position.  Please note that we will only be in contact with those individuals moving forward with our client.