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Date:  May 25, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Telecommunications

Position Title:  Engineer, Electrical

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.


At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs.
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibly by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


Reporting to the Sr. Engineering Manager, the Project Engineer will be a key member of the operational team.   


Key Responsibilities:


  • To perform this role successfully, the candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following: 
  • Prepare and or review conceptual and detailed engineering designs for assigned Substation, Interconnect, Transmission and Distribution projects 
  • Prepare bills of materials and cable schedules 
  • Perform protective relay calculations, fault studies, and coordination for up to 230 kV 
  • Provide technical guidance to field staff including field engineers and construction crews  
  • Work closely with peers and other discipline engineers to ensure accurate delivery that will meet utility standards, industry standards, owner requirements and meet good engineering practices, policies, and procedures.  
  • Lead projects from conception through construction and commissioning, including overseeing and mentoring junior engineers and designers 
  • Technical support for projects with external engineering/consultants  
  • Support the preparation of proposal writeups, material and construction cost estimates, and project scheduling for responses to RFPs 
  • Technical support to review shop drawings for engineered equipment to ensure compliance to specifications and codes.   
  • Assist with the review of vendor quotations and qualifications for compliance with project design, specifications and codes 
  • Maintain complete project documentation with respect to all design packages in coordination with the document control specialist 
  • Develop and manage a database of project templates and standards for future reference 
  • Maintain good working relationships with internal groups that support projects such as other engineering disciplines, drafting, procurement, construction, project management, etc. 
  • Design coordination with customers, municipal authorities, utilities & various project stakeholders 
  • Perform QA/QC of engineering design packages 
  • Ensuring the latest safe practices and methods are integrated into the design 
  • Travel to site and liaise with customers, contractors, municipal authorities, and client representatives 
  • Project manage and complete specification compliance and constructability design reviews of engineering subcontractor's work 
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team   
  • Promote, lead and execute a Safety-First culture for employees, sub-contractors and consultants in compliance with the project’s Environmental Health and Safety Program and local state and agency occupational health and safety legislation.  



Required Knowledge and Experience: 


  • A degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized Institution 
  • Professional Engineer designation with Professional Engineers Ontario or equivalent 
  • Minimum 5 -10 years of experience in the field of substation, utility interconnect, transmission and distribution design or consulting for a utility industry 
  • Demonstrated ability for developing design calculations, construction drawings, and specifications 
  • Good knowledge of North American codes and standards such as IEC, IEEE, Cigre, CSA, NEC, CEC, IEEE, and NERC, Proficient with PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, PLS-TOWER 
  • Experience developing design drawings for variety of utility grade projects (including Protection & Control, SCADA, MV and HV power systems, and Equipment Selection) 
  • Experience designing and assessment of civil/structural 
  • Experience designing cabling systems 
  • Ability to perform power system  studies Experience managing subcontractors and self-performed work   
  • Knowledge of Canadian utility standards and design practices 
  • Experience preparing Single Line Diagram and detailed designs of medium to high voltage substations which includes structure and design layouts for switches, circuit breakers, transformers, rigid bus, protection systems, etc. is an asset 
  • Experience in renewable energy projects including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, battery energy storage systems, and other technologies is an asset 
  • Experience assisting in developing plot plans and elevation drawings for outdoor substation equipment an asset 
  • Experience with lightning protection, lightning studies, grounding design, and protection and control systems is an asset 
  • Experience with protection and control relays is an asset 
  • Experience in Bentley MicroStation is an asset 
  • Experience with Hydro One and Toronto Hydro specifications and standards is an asset 
  • Experience working on large, multi-disciplinary teams is an asset 
  • Be a self-starter requiring minimal supervision 
  • Exceptional ability to multitask in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.  
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills  
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License 


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

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