Battle River Power Coop is a Rural Electrification Association that operates under cooperative principles. The Coop provides electrical distribution for farms, rural businesses, industry and recreation/residential development. As an electric utility cooperative, the Coop offers several advantages that are unique to the coop business model.
Our rural Alberta service area stretches from the Town of Bruderheim in the north to the Village of Alix in the south, and east from the Town of Wainwright to the Village of Thorsby in the west, spanning 13 Alberta Municipal Districts and Counties. We have been providing safe, reliable electricity distribution to rural Alberta for 70 years and serve 8700 plus members.
We employ 50 qualified people who contribute to the cost effective, reliable and safe energy delivery through services including power restoration, new construction, vegetation management, loans, electrician services and utility billing.
System Planning & Engineering Manager
At Battle River Power Coop we invest in our greatest resource – our members. As one of Alberta’s largest Cooperative as electricity distribution provider, we are positioned for growth. Each day, Battle River Power Coop employees strive to exceed members expectations while maintaining a focus on our commitment to safety.
Application Deadline: Until a suitable candidate is hired.
Department: System Planning and Engineering
Work Location/Office: Camrose
Status: Full Time
Number of Hires: 1
Why Join Our Team?
At Battle River Power Coop, our employees’ matter. We work in a member focused and team-oriented environment where the safety of our employees and communities is paramount, our members’ needs are a top priority, and the reliability of their electricity service is critical. By joining the Battle River Power Coop family, you will become a part of a collaborative and communicative culture, one that is respectful of our history, while focused on the future and the opportunities it brings. At Battle River Power Coop, we power rural communities and empower our people to do their best work.
What are We Looking For?
Battle River Power Coop is looking for a highly motivated and experienced System Planning & Engineering Manager to support our Chief Operating Officer with the design and longevity of our distribution system. We’re specifically looking for an individual who is an exceptional team player, devoted to safety and is committed to providing an exceptional member experience.
This position will be accountable and responsible for direct reporting staff and all activities within the System Planning & Engineering Department. Your role as the Manager is to develop long term system planning in the best interest of Battle River Power Coop and its Membership. Integral to this position is the strategic distribution design process, standards development, and the support requirements for new or replacement assets.
What will you bring to the Role?
o Ability to both lead and work within a team environment; including leading by example in promoting and applying safe work practices.
o Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with fellow co-workers and our members; this includes good communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
o Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team or independently as an individual contributor.
o Good organizational and time management skills, able to manage numerous projects and competing demands.
o Knowledge of basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Outlook etc.) and familiarity with design/mapping software (AutoCAD, PLS Cad, ArcGIS)
o Registered Professional Engineer, Senior Technologist or Journeyman Lineman with 10 years distribution and management experience in the Province of Alberta.
o Possess thorough working knowledge of power transmission and distribution systems.
o Ability to develop and write effective construction related programs, policies, practices, and procedures.
o Previous experience in rural power distribution system operations would be an asset.
o Familiarity with Electric Utility Industry & Cooperatives.
o Business needs dictate that you must live within the Camrose area.
o The successful candidate will be required to produce a current driver’s abstract.
o This has been identified as a safety sensitive position. The successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
Please submit your resume to:
Battle River Power Coop
Attention: Human Resources
Box 1420, Camrose, AB T4V 1X3
Only persons who are legally allowed to work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada,
do not apply as we will not consider your job application.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.