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Edmonton, Alberta
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Drafting Technologist – MUST have GE Small World Electric Office and Micro Station

Our client is seeking applications for a highly motivated Drafting Technologist to join our group and become a successful contributor in the services we provide. The successful candidate will be part of a highly skilled team that will produce electric utility designs and plans for overhead and underground distribution system improvements, upgrades and new development. The candidate must be familiar with electrical and civil utility construction standards and design practices. The design work will be performed within Edmonton and will involve all aspects of electrical utility planning and design. The candidate will be enthusiastic and motivated with a desire to learn and grow.

Reporting to the Distribution Director, the Drafting Technologist will be asked to prepare and draft detailed designs for distribution electrical systems and structures. We are looking for an individual who wants to be challenged, build a diverse skill set, willing to learn and is ready to join a dynamic team that is rapidly expanding in Alberta. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with excellent benefits, as well as a flexible and friendly working environment where committed individuals can thrive.


The role requires the use of CAD design skills to suit various electrical design applications for utilities distribution.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Assisting in the preparation of project deliverables including schematics, connection circuit layouts, Cadastral plans, plan and elevation layouts, detail drawings, cable schedules, bill of materials, etc., for electric utility distribution system designs.
· Utilize GIS and other records to determine capacity and distribution supply options;
· Assist project technologist and engineers in carrying out technical tasks requiring accuracy in calculations, completeness of data and adherence to prescribed methods;
· Prepare details drawings for major rebuildsdistribution projects and new installation of electrical distribution for residential and commercial projects; electrical distribution will include both overhead and underground primary and secondary feeder construction;
· Draft and develop Overhead and Underground distribution standards for distribution transformers, switch gear, metering, and others associated utility equipment;
· Work in conjunction with utility PR and planning staffs to present utility plans to stakeholder communities;
· Assist in field surveys, site verification of design drawings,construction inspection and preparation of as-built drawings
· Drafting a variety of different distribution utility design drawings using various 2D & 3D software design tools;

· Assisting in the development of Drawings standards and procedures.

· Providing support for the preparation of work packages, plotting of drawings, assisting in the development of Drawings standards and procedures.

· Demonstrate high performance, high discipline, safe work practice, ownership and accountability.


· Successful completion of a post-secondary diploma in Drafting Technology from a recognized technical institute.

· 1 – 5 years of working knowledge and direct experience with GE Small World Electric Office and Micro Station.

· Working knowledge of electrical and power distribution; methods, practices and tools used in designing electrical systems;
· Knowledge of electrical engineering concepts and principles to suit power distribution;
· Excellent written and oral communication skills; organizational skills & time management
· Attention to details
· Ability to work prioritize multiple projects and tasks
· Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
· Familiar with relevant design standards, codes and with concepts such as Street lighting, LRT and fibre optics.
· Highly motivated, enthusiastic, team oriented with a strong desire to succeed;
· Valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator's License
Excellent verbal and written communication skill
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