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Lead Power System Electrician

Job description

​MPA has partnered with Canada’s leading providers of comprehensive electrical services, operations and maintenance, and energy sustainability solutions for the industrial, utility, and renewable asset markets. They are currently seeking a Lead Power System Electrician to join their expanding team.

What you’ll do

  • Lead installation and maintenance crews of 2-3 people, working on generator unit stations, sub stations, collector stations and/or powerhouses.

  • Read and interpret drawings, circuit diagrams and manufacturer specifications to determine wiring layouts for new or existing installations, splice, join and connect wire and/or high voltage cable to fixtures and components to form circuits.

  • Create and fill out maintenance and test reports. Inform management of any immediate and long-term maintenance issues

  • Install and maintain electrical power distribution equipment such as transformers, generators, voltage regulators, switches, circuit breakers, capacitors, inductors, above/below ground conduit, ground grid, structural steel and fabricate control panels, brackets, and hangers.

  • Inspect and test installed electrical equipment and apparatus to locate electrical faults and check their operation, using volt meters, ammeters and other electrical test instruments and equipment

  • Complete maintenance reports, QA/QC and ensure paperwork is completed timely and legibly.

  • Scope and order material for projects and daily work requirements.

  • Travel to remote locations and work at heights outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

  • Troubleshoot and isolate faults in electrical and electronic systems and remove and replace faulty components.

  • Test continuity of circuits using test equipment to ensure compatibility and safety of system, and if need be, replacing or repair following proper installation guidelines.

  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.

What you need

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a registered Power System Electrician or Journeyperson Electrician with a minimum of 5 years of Substation experience

  • Experience leading Power System Electricians and Apprentices on projects that include installation, maintenance and repair of electrical power generation, transmission and distribution systems and equipment.

  • A professional and respectful attitude with a strong customer service focus

  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to effectively communicate verbally and written

  • Capable of working at various heights. With the ability to stand, crouch and kneel for long periods of time.

  • Knowledge to interpret Canadian electrical code and Alberta Utility Code with a high level of mathematical aptitude

  • Willingness to travel, work in remote job locations and perform shift work.

What you’ll get

  • Competitive wages plus incentive program

  • Excellent benefit package with wellness spending account options and corporate discounts

  • RRSP

  • Diverse and exciting scope of work

  • Continuous training and skills improvement

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Laptop and phone provided

  • Employee Share Ownership Program

  • Fun and supportive company culture

  • ….and much more

To find out more, please send an updated resume to