Position: Senior Project Management Engineer (Smart Grid) 

Division: Utilities and Environment 

Department: Saskatoon Light & Power

Term: 1 Permanent Full Time position(s) available.

Closing Date: 09/29/2022 

Labour Group: SCMMA 

Posting:  1343 

Job Summary

This position performs professional electrical engineering work involving design and project management in relation to transmission, distribution, substation, communication systems and street lighting facilities for the construction, operational, maintenance and management needs of Saskatoon Light & Power.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Designs various electrical facilities, specifically communication systems as well as protection and control for overhead and underground distribution, transmission, substation, secondary networks and street lighting.
2. Prepares future material and construction specifications, cost estimates, schedules, contract documents, tenders, bid evaluations, progress and variance reports, project payments and summaries.
3. Administer all aspects of construction contracts on behalf of the City and ensures compliance with contractual requirements, local, provincial and federal ordinances and occupational health and safety regulations. Ensures that projects are completed within projected schedules and budgets and provides completion and final construction certificates on behalf of the City.
4. Trains, supervises and directs the activities of professional and technical staff engaged in design and project administration. Monitors, evaluates and reports on performance of support staff.
5. Provides recommendations in the development of standards and specifications for electrical infrastructure materials and construction. Assists in the planning and implementation of short and long-term goals with respect to capital development. Assists in operation problem studies and investigations including preparing reports and making recommendations, as assigned.
6. Reviews designs submitted by developers and consultants to ensure compliance with established standards.
7. Recruits engineering consulting services when required. Prepares detailed project definitions, identifies terms of references and reviews proposals for consultant selections. Makes recommendations and administers engineering consultant agreements.
8. Assists with preparing the five-year capital budget, including providing cost estimates.
9. Develops and maintains liaison with other agencies, the general public, contractors and other civic departments and in the course of planning and administering construction projects.
10. Acts as the Engineering Manager, as required.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


• Degree in electrical, electronics or computer engineering
• Registered, or eligible for registration, as a professional engineer in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.
• Seven to nine years of progressively responsible related engineering experience.
• Knowledge of the principles and techniques involved in the design, construction and general operation of electrical distribution, transmission and street lighting systems.
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and financial procedures.
• Ability to prepare and present complex technical reports, both verbal and written.
• Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of professional and technical support staff.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, contractors and other civic staff.

Weekly Hours: 36.67 

Salary Range: $95,473.92 to $112,058.88 CAD per annum (2022 rates)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 


The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talent.acquisition@saskatoon.ca.