Protection and Systems Control Engineer

The Opportunity: Full Time Permanent Position

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Who we are: Yukon Energy operates electricity generation, transmission, and distribution systems across the Yukon on the Traditional Territories of multiple Yukon First Nations. Building and maintaining strong, respectful, and productive relationships with Yukon First Nations is critical to the Corporation’s ongoing success.

What will you do: Under the supervision of the Manager, Electrical Engineering, the Protection and Control (P&C) Systems Engineer will manage and implement the 20-year Protection and Control Program for generating stations, substations, and transmission lines. Support capital and maintenance project by performing the following: protection philosophies, asset registers, maintenance tasks and frequencies, procedures, logic descriptions, etc. The P&C systems engineer will also conduct systems protection studies and will be extensively involved in project design and commissioning. In addition, the incumbent will conduct power outage investigations to ensure the electrical system protection operates correctly, proposing, directing, and implementing corrective measures as required.
The incumbent is responsible from concept through design, construction, and closeout of the project; cost estimates; prepares written reports for electric utility maintenance and construction programs associated with various projects and facilities.

What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is required and must be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in the Yukon.
  • Extensive experience with control systems in an electrical utility is required.
  • Knowledge of electrical theory, design parameters and applicable codes and regulations as applied to electrical utility distribution, transmission, generation, and/or telecommunications facilities.
  • Knowledge of electrical system protection, control, and stability engineering.
  • Knowledge of major utility operations and engineering.
  • Ability to work independently on engineering projects.
  • Ability to direct, evaluate, and elicit the cooperation of others.
  • Ability to compose clear and accurate technical reports, communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions; ability to make effective oral presentations; using state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with other departments and outside agents and to understand and verbalize contract issues both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to perform as a project engineer for electric utility projects.
  • Ability to create drawings and write specifications, prepare cost estimates, prepare construction contracts and request for proposals.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Must be self-motivated and versatile and thrive on a variety of work.
  • A valid class 5 driver's license.
  • Working knowledge of PSS/E, ETAP, ASPEN, or CYME for Power System Studies
  • Knowledge of IEEE 1547, IEEE 1547.1, UL 1741 SA, and UL 1741 SB standards for Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources (DER) with electric utilities.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team and cross-cultural environment.

What’s in it for you: We offer a competitive salary and benefit package and the challenge of working in a fast paced, evolving environment.
Located in the capital of Canada’ 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.

Yukon Energy values diversity in the workplace. We strive to achieve a skilled workforce that is representative of the population we serve, and we are committed to the employment and career development of Yukon First Nation citizens. First Nations candidates are encouraged to self-declare.

To apply, submit a covering letter and resume to People & Culture via email at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
We thank all candidates for applying but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada for any employer without employer sponsorship.

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Date Posted: March 10, 2023