Electrical Protection and Control Coordinator

Participate as a member of the Electrical Maintenance team and provide technical, design and project management services throughout all stages of assigned capital and O&M protection, control and other assigned electrical projects. As well, perform Journey-level electrician work with a primary focus on new equipment installations and the rebuilding of existing assets. All work shall be carried out and properly documented in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code and Yukon Energy’s policies, guidelines and procedures.


Yukon Energy is the main generator and transmitter of electrical energy in the territory. We are a renewable company with more than 90% of our electricity coming from hydro. We were also the first northern utility and only the fifth in Canada to receive a Sustainable Electricity CompanyTM designation from the Canadian Electricity Association.  


Permanent, full-time and based in Whitehorse, Yukon. See the full job description.


Yukon is a perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts and for raising a family. Wilderness adventures start right on your doorstep with canoeing, hiking and fishing opportunities available nearby. Multiple daily flights out of Whitehorse will get you to Vancouver in two hours and Edmonton or Calgary in less than three hours on scheduled days. 


  • A two year diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology from an accredited post-secondary educational institution;
  • Journeyman Electrician, Power System Electrician and/or Instrumentation and Control certification would be an asset;
  • Proven project management experience;
  • Minimum of three years’ experience testing and maintaining protective relays;
  • Proficient in Windows-based computer applications as well as manufacture specific software, maintenance programs and electrical design software, maintenance programs and electrical design software;
  • Ability to read and work off of blueprints as well as interpret drawings, diagrams and specifications on a variety of types of electrical and electronic equipment;
  • Experience with high voltage test equipment;
  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers;
  • Team player with the ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Strong client service orientation with good interpersonal skills;
  • A proven track record and commitment to safe procedures and encouraging a safe work environment;
  • Strong troubleshooting skills;
  • A valid class-5 driver’s license and First Aid certificate as well as certification in WHIMS, TDG and rigging and hoisting.


Exposure to high voltage equipment, heights, confined space and plant environment. Travel to isolated locations and periods of immediate stand-by coverage are requirements of this position. May be exposed to inclement weather while working outside and when traveling.


You will be part of a team enabling Yukon’s prosperity with sustainable, cost-effective and reliable electricity. We thrive on the challenge to work safety, to be accountable, working together to deliver professional service to internal and external customers. We care about each other and being good corporate citizens.

To apply, submit a covering letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@yec.yk.ca. Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until the position is filled.

We appreciate all responses; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.