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Date:  Feb 5, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Telecommunications

Position Title:  Transmission Engineer

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 responsibility 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!


What Is The Opportunity?

Faster. Smarter. Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects.  Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we are looking for a Transmission Engineer to help us get there!

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


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Prepare bills of materials and cable schedules..
  • Perform QA/QC of engineering design packages.
  • Ensuring the latest safe practices and methods are integrated into the design.
  • Provide technical guidance to field staff including field engineers and construction crews.
  • Prepare conceptual and detailed engineering designs for assigned Transmission and Distribution projects.
  • Perform protective relay calculations, fault studies, and coordination for up to 500kV transmission lines.
  • Design coordination with customers, municipal authorities, utilities & various project stakeholders.
  • 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.
  • Lead projects from conception through construction and commissioning, including overseeing and mentoring junior engineers and designers.
  • Work closely with peers and other discipline engineers to ensure accurate delivery that will meet utility standards, industry standards and meet good engineering practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Support the preparation of proposal writeups, material and construction cost estimates, and project scheduling for responses to RFPs.
  • Maintain complete project documentation with respect to all design packages in coordination with the document control specialist.
  • Maintain good working relationships with internal groups that support projects such as other engineering disciplines, drafting, procurement, construction, project management, etc.
  • 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. 


What You Bring to the Team:

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized Institution and/or a Professional Engineer designation with Professional Engineers Ontario or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 -10 years of experience in the field of transmission and distribution design or consulting for a utility industry.
  • 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.
  • A valid Driver’s License.
  • Be a self-starter requiring minimal supervision.
  • Managed subcontractors and self-performed work.
  • Experience using GIS mapping software packages.
  • Knowledge in Bentley MicroStation is an asset.
  • Experience designing HV underground and submarine cables.
  • Expertise in Canadian utility standards and design practices.
  • Experience with Hydro One and Toronto Hydro specifications and standards.
  • Assisted in developing plot plans and elevation drawings for outdoor substation equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability for developing design calculations, construction drawings, and specifications.
  • Experience developing design drawings for variety of transmission structure types.
  • Knowledge of transmission line materials (structures, conductor, OPGW, insulators, hardware accessories and fittings).
  • Knowledge in designing and assessment of foundations for transmission line structures.
  • Ability to perform line electrical studies for transmission lines such as insulation coordination study.
  • Prepared Single Line Diagram and detailed designs of medium to high voltage substations which include structure and design layouts for switches, circuit breakers, transformers, rigid bus, protection systems, etc.
  • Skilled in renewable energy projects including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, energy storage systems, and other technologies is an asset.
  • Proficiency with lightning protection, lightning studies, grounding design, and protection and control systems.
  • Exceptional ability to multitask in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Experience working on large, multi-disciplinary teams is an asset.



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.