Position Title:
Co-op/Internship Student - Operational Engineering
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Category: Casual
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM


Headquartered in Calgary, with offices in Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge, AltaLink is Alberta's largest electricity transmission provider. Owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, AltaLink is part of a global group of companies that delivers sustainable electricity and utility services to customers worldwide. At AltaLink, we do everything in our power to attract and keep top-notch professionals. We are proud of our collaborative culture, expertise and world-class safety record. We are a best-in-class Canadian organization, proudly named one of Canada’s 10 most admired corporate cultures and designated as a Sustainable Electricity CompanyTM. We offer work with meaning, incredible opportunities for development, work life balance and opportunities to contribute to your community. Join our team! Note: Start date is May 2018. This is a 16 month term position. An opportunity currently exists for an internship student on the Operational Engineering team within the Asset Management department at AltaLink’s Calgary office. Reporting, to the Manager, Operational Engineering, the successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team responsible for supporting near-term issues on AltaLink’s transmission facilities in Alberta, which range in voltage class from 69kV to 500kV. The successful candidate will be providing support to the protection and control (P&C) and supervisory, control and data acquisition (SCADA) disciplines..


  • Support AltaLink’s safety culture and near miss/hazard reporting program.
  • Respond to internal and external requests related to AltaLink’s existing facilities e.g. protection settings and fault clearing times.
  • Review the performance of AltaLink’s existing P&C equipment and settings and recommend improvements as necessary.
  • Review transmission line clearances and P&C relay load encroachment in support of AltaLink semi-static line ratings (SSLR) process.
  • Review transformer/feeder P&C coordination.
  • Perform firmware verification of P&C and SCADA devices.
  • Support the configuration change management and patch management processes.
  • Create new and revise existing standards related to P&C/SCADA cyber security.
  • Support other disciplines (substation equipment, transmission lines, etc.) as needed.

  • Qualifications

  • An Electrical Engineering student (ideally specializing in power systems) who has completed two or more years of study and is enrolled in a Internship program at a recognized University.
  • Knowledge of electrical transmission facilities (substations, lines, P&C and SCADA) would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Dedicated team player with strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage a wide variety of issues simultaneously and meet strict deadlines. Note: Please provide a list of recently completed University courses and grades/marks on your resume or cover letter. Candidates chosen for face-to-face interviews will be asked to bring a copy of their non official transcripts to the interview.

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