Metering and Telecommunications Engineer at Randstad

Calgary, AB

About the Job

POSITION TITLE: Metering and Telecommunications Engineer

DESCRIPTION: Under the general direction of the Manager Engineering, the Metering and
Telecommunications Engineer is primarily accountable for the development and on-going support of metering
standards and telecommunication networks which includes meter and meter installation standards, SCADA,
Protection & Control, Power Quality, Distributed Energy Resources, and grid automation initiatives. This role
will identify long term metering and telecommunication network requirements by collaborating with internal
and external stakeholders to ensure the systems are sufficiently integrated and positioned to meet the needs
of the business. This role will be a key resource for providing technical guidance on related project teams
ensuring project success, and function as a technical resource within the Engineering department.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):
- Develop and refine FortisAlberta metering, metering installation, and telecommunications standards and
specifications, including but not limited to radio frequency (RF), Cellular, Sub-Suite, Fiber, Satellite and
power line carrier (PLC) systems.
- Prepare preliminary and detail designs of PLC, Cellular and RF networks.
- Develop, assess and approve meter standards for industry requirements. E.g. UL / CSA, ANSI, IEEE,
IEC, MC.
- Develop and document engineering standards for integrated telecommunications networks in distribution
automation systems and distributed energy resource management systems.
- Review and approve non-standard metering designs and installations.
- Review and complete electrical safety and structure assessments for metering and telecommunications
installations.
- Liaison with other Alberta electric utilities on metering and telecommunications systems.
- Participate in metering and telecommunications project execution activities such as scheduling,
estimating and reporting.
- Provide technical support to the ongoing operation and maintenance of metering and telecommunications
systems (such as Microhard NMS optimization).
- Research and initiate programs to further leverage metering and telecommunications systems in the
distribution network grid modernization.
- Develop and support technical training programs for Engineers, Engineering Technologists and Field
Technicians.
- Special projects and other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills including the ability to clearly present information
to various audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships through intuitive business insight. This includes the
ability to make recommendations and influence outcomes.
- Demonstrated ability to resolve issues by analyzing and evaluating possible solutions.
- Excellent organization and time management skills in order to manage multiple priorities and competing
demands.
- Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal work direction and supervision.
- Knowledge and previous application of industry metering and telecommunications regulations and
standards.
- Proficiency in Visual Basic or other similar programming languages.
- Familiar with the following protocols: DNP3, Modbus, ICCP, IEC 61850, C37.118, SEL Mirrored-bits,
OpenADR, IEEE 2030.5 SEP2.
- Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Electrical Engineering degree with a major in telecommunications, plus a minimum of 5 years of
experience in a technical role within an electric or telecommunications utility environment.
- Must be registered as a Professional Engineer with APEGA
- Experience with power distribution system design, telecommunications system design, metering design
and operating experience would be an asset.



Randstad Canada is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve, and creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach her/his potential. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Randstad Canada will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact your Randstad Recruiter/Consultant about your needs, and we will consult with you to ensure suitable accommodation is provided.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.
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