Position Title:
Substation Technologist
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent
Category: UUWA
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM


AltaLink is Alberta’s largest transmission company, supplying safe and reliable electricity to more than 85% of Alberta’s population. AltaLink is taking on new challenges in the middle of Canada’s fastest growing economy. We are doing everything in our power to attract and keep the best and brightest to expand our team of top-notch professionals. We are proud of our collaborative culture, expertise and record of safety and operational excellence. We offer work with meaning, incredible opportunities for development, work life balance and opportunities to contribute to your community. Join our growing team! An opportunity exists for a number of Substation Technologists with the Transmission Field Operations team, located in Calgary. This position will be part of a multi disciplinary team responsible for the operation and maintenance of Altalink’s transmission substations in Alberta.


  • Operate, inspect and maintain substation equipment associated with the Altalink transmission system.
  • Provide maintenance planning, schedulers and Altalink Control Center staff with information regarding equipment status, and recommend improvements or replacements.
  • Trouble response for stations facilities in the area.
  • Assist and support other disciplines as required.

  • Qualifications

  • Diploma from a recognized technical school preferrably Electrical Technology.
  • Power System Electrician Journeyman Certificate would be an asset.
  • Must have the ability to work in adverse weather conditions and have a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Be competent and comfortable working with computers and spreadsheets.
  • Willing to develop skills and a career in the Substation Technologist discipline.
  • Dedicated team player with strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to work within strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to work safely and show concern for environmental, health and safety issues in the workplace.
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude.
  • Able to work comfortably at heights.
  • Willing to accept out of town working conditions.
  • Proven track record of good attendance and performance. AltaLink employees should be aware that we may contact your manager during the selection process.

  • Only the candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.