City of Medicine Hat
  • 19-Jul-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Medicine Hat, AB, CAN
  • Permanent, Full Time

Now Hiring Superintendent - Substations & Equipment

In Medicine Hat you'll find an exceptionally high quality of life... and a comparatively low cost of living. And here at the City of Medicine Hat, you'll fuel the energy and innovation of an organization making bold and world-class advances in a variety of industries.

Reporting to the Manager of Electric Operations, this non-union supervisory position leads the technical maintenance, trouble shooting, construction and operation of the Electric Utility's Distribution system within City Operations with emphasis on all technical aspects of the operation. Additionally, this person will act as an advisor to the generation group regarding electric power systems. The objective of this position is to ensure that the reliability, cost effectiveness, and functionality of the City's electrical infrastructure meets internal and external customer needs.

Our ideal candidate

  • Manage and plan all resources and effectively provide technical knowledge, maintain, replace, support and direct as it relates to substations, protection and physical equipment of the power system.
  • Responsible for developing annual work plans, identifying and quantifying resources required, and developing and obtaining approval for budgets.
  • Leads and participates personnel functions related to the department including recruitment, application of the collective agreement, and job description creation.
  • Responsible for monitoring/measuring work performance and facilitating the development of standard operating procedures or standard construction procedures.
  • Responsible for completing objectives as outlined in annual Health and Safety Objectives for the utility and developing/training/coaching Foremen and crews in the use of safe work procedures, pre-job tailgate meetings, etc.
  • Responsible for developing/monitoring appropriate industry best practice and regulatory required maintenance plans at the equipment level. Develop/monitor equipment performance data and maintenance records.
  • Plan/schedule and initiate maintenance on all equipment in assigned area
  • Must be available for stand-by duty as required.


  • Two (2) year diploma in an Electrical Engineering Technologist Program from a recognized post - secondary institution.
  • Journeyman Power Systems Electrician, with eight (8) years of direct experience in an Electric Utility system, construction, operation and maintenance, including four (4) years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Possess a Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • An equivalent combination of management approved training and education may be considered.
  • This position has been identified as Safety Sensitive and requires the completion of a satisfactory pre-employment drug screen.

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Innovative ideas are embraced and put into practice to provide dynamic solutions to the challenges facing the distribution of electrical energy. INNOVATION, MEDICINE HAT STYLE!


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