Position Title:
Lifecycle Engineer
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent
Category: Non-Union
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Closing Date: 3/25/2019 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 in 2014 as 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! Reporting to the Manager of Lifecycle Maintenance Engineering, the Lifecycle Engineer will be part of AltaLink’s Asset Management department. The Lifecycle Management team’s goal is to direct the optimization and balance of cost, risk and performance for AltaLink’s power system assets and systems throughout their lifecycle. This is done by creating and implementing cradle to grave “Whole of Life” asset plans; by assessing and trending risk, capital/operating expenditures and system performance; by applying lifecycle models and methodologies; and by creating a long term view of maintenance activities and corresponding investment requirements. By understanding the cost, risk and performance implications of asset management decisions, AltaLink will ensure that the needs of the power system are balanced with the needs of end users. The Lifecycle Engineer will work with numerous teams and subject matter experts to define, implement, and evolve lifecycle plans and assessments. The engineer will ensure asset plans are included in the long term work forecast and participate in the creation of business cases to support AltaLink’s multi-year tariff filing with the Alberta Utilities Commission (General Tariff Application). The Lifecycle Engineer will be focused on the substation portfolio of assets.


  • Create forward looking forecasts and long range plans of capital and operating investments for power system assets.
  • Prioritize and rank power system asset investment projects using quantified decision making processes.
  • Develop business cases in support of AltaLink’s tariff filing with the Alberta Utilities Commission.
  • Implement and evolve “cradle to grave” plans for AltaLink’s power system assets which support Asset Management’s long term strategies and objectives.
  • Assess the effectiveness of AltaLink’s existing asset maintenance strategies and provide recommendations for improvement where necessary.
  • Identify and analyze factors which contribute to asset failure risk and identify mitigation options and control measures.
  • Capture and analyze asset performance trends and provide recommendations for improvement where necessary.
  • Implement and evolve lifecycle models and methodologies which provide reasoning and justification for asset life extension, replacement, and upgrade programs.

  • Qualifications

  • Professional Engineer in good standing or eligible member with APEGA.
  • Minimum 5 years experience.
  • Proven ability/experience in above noted responsibilities.
  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Experience in the following areas is required: o Risk identification, quantification and ranking o Business needs analysis including forecasting o Business case preparation and evaluation
  • Experience with the following would be an asset: o Asset Management Strategies o Statistical and reliability analysis o High Voltage Electrical Transmission equipment o Working in a regulated environment o Financial analysis
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic changing environment.
  • Capable of managing multiple competing priorities.
  • Proven track record of good attendance. Notes: AltaLink employees should be aware that we may contact your manager during the selection process. Please note, some positions may require job specific assessments, regular criminal record checks, additional AltaLink training, medical assessments, annual drivers abstracts, and drug tests. Please contact the Hiring Manager or Recruiter for further clarification if required. Only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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