Position Title:
Substation Technologist
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent
Category: UUWA
Location: Edmonton (Acheson), AB
Closing Date: 10/23/2019 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 offer work with meaning, incredible opportunities for development, work life balance and opportunities to contribute to your community. Join our team! An opportunity exists for a Substation Technologist with the Transmission Field Operations team in the Acheson office just west of Edmonton. This position will be part of a multi disciplinary team responsible for the operation and maintenance of Altalink’s transmission substations in Alberta. The successful candidate will be expected to reside in the greater Edmonton vicinity. The Substations team works 4-10 hour shifts (Monday - Thursday).


  • Operate, inspect and maintain substation equipment (4160V- 500KV) 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.
  • Assist the Substations team on Capital upgrade and replacement work.
  • Assist the Substation team with new technologies that include SVC and PST.

  • Qualifications

  • Graduation from a related and recognized Technologist Diploma program preferably Electrical Technology.
  • Power System Electrician Journeyman Certificate would be an asset.
  • Proven ability/experience in the above noted responsibilities.
  • 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 (i.e. written and verbal).
  • Ability to work independently.
  • 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 as well as electrical aptitude.
  • Able to work comfortably at heights.
  • Willing to accept out of town working conditions.
  • Capable of passing the physical fitness and medical requirements.
  • Proven track record of good attendance and performance. 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. We thank all candidates for their interest in a career with AltaLink, however, only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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