Job title: Design Engineer (P.Eng.)

Company: NTPC

Job description: Overview
Under the direction of the Manager Engineering Design, to support capital projects, provide designs for SCADA, Automation and related Communications and Electrical systems for power generation, substations, system operations (Jackfish Control Centre), residual heating, renewable energy and other systems. Scope includes all communities, building, plants and facilities in NTPC’s Hydro Zone including the North and South Slave, the Thermal Zone and customer or IPP-owned facilities. Technologies include thermal, hydro, Wind, Solar and other renewable generation technologies. Complies with NAPEG, Engineering design standards and processes, and supports needs and complies with processes of Asset Management, Engineering, Project Management and other NTPC groups.

  • Always works safely, adheres to all aspects of the NTPC Health & Safety and Environmental programs, complies with all rules & regulations, and continually practices health & safety while performing any duties.
  • Participates in the continuous improvement of the Health & Safety program, Environment program as well as NTPC’s safety culture.
  • Supports Asset Management, Engineering and Project Management with identification, definition, design and implementation of capital projects. Prepares project briefs. Supports capital projects by providing engineering design services and technical expertise and performing or supporting commissioning during capital project implementation. May be assigned as project monitor for capital projects up to $500,000 in value.
  • Under the direction of the Manager Engineering Design, prepares preliminary and final detailed designs for the SCADA, Voice-Data Radio and related Communication systems and Automation. Seeks input from Operations and other stakeholders on user requirements and field conditions, selection of standards, type of equipment, equipment specifications, design reviews, implementation methods and processes used to execute projects. Develops and prepares detailed electrical schematics, single-line and three-line drawings, block diagrams, wiring diagrams, flow-charts, equipment layouts and other design drawings, for completion by CAD technicians. Writes commissioning procedures. Prepares technical specifications and cost estimates as required for project briefs, RFPs or other needs. As part of Engineering’s design quality assurance process, performs independent reviews of the design work done by other designers, engineering consultants and CAD technicians.
  • Under the direction of the Manager Engineering Design, prepares and maintains complete documentation for project analysis, designs, field inspections and commissioning.
  • Designs will be appropriate to the requirements of NTPC’s diesel, natural gas and hydroelectric generating stations; solar, wind and other renewable generation; and transmission, distribution and substations. Designs may include: electrical apparatus, engine and generator control systems, protective relaying systems, automation, PLC Programming, SCADA, and related telecommunications systems. Scope includes systems design, specifications, field equipment programming (firmware and software), equipment testing, independent design reviews, drawing checks, and support of commissioning. Designs shall be practical, economical and meet or exceed the latest edition of all applicable codes, standards and regulations.
  • Provides technical/operational support and advice to field personnel for operational issues related to electrical issues, SCADA, Automation and related communications systems, coordination studies, relaying / protection settings, etc.
  • Supports Project Management by providing a range of capital project support services. May write or support Requests for Proposal (RFPs). May perform tender evaluations and provide recommendations for contract award. May act as Project Monitor and perform on-site construction supervision/inspection. May perform or witness commissioning. May prepare progress reports, technical reviews and budget variance reports and may support Project Manager with Change Orders, Job Cost Revisions (JCRs) and other project requirements.


Education and Prevention Coordinator (Elora, Ontario)
  • Bachelor’s or Master degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering and a minimum of two (2) years related experience in a utility or industrial setting with SCADA/Automation/Telecommunications and Controls.
  • Must be registered as a P.Eng. with NAPEG in NWT or other Professional Engineering association in other Provinces of Canada. If registered as P.Eng outside of NWT, must be eligible to be registered with NAPEG as P.Eng.
  • Preferably five years of electrical utility experience of which two are directly related to diesel and/or hydroelectric power generation.
  • High-level and intimate knowledge of electrical, electronic, network, protection, PLC, SCADA and communication systems.
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work alone, in a team environment, and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Above average interpersonal skills and ability to work in a functional team environment.
  • Strong consultation, organization, and time management skills to ensure work is appropriately prioritized.
  • Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Satisfactory criminal record check.


  • Proven experience with supervisory controls and communications equipment, remote terminal units (ABB RTU560) and power line carrier equipment (ABB ETL680)
  • Proven experience in PLC logic and programming with the following PLCs: Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE Fanuc, Siemens, etc.; and HMI or SCADA programming and configuration of any of the following software packages: Intellution, Survalent, Willowglen,
  • Proven experience in Panel design and layout, bill of materials, and wiring schematic capabilities is expected. The candidate must have experience reading and red-lining PI&D drawings.
  • Accomplished computer skills with MS Office Suite, MS Project, etc. and ability to apply electrical design software (e.g., ETAP, Aspen, SKM Power Tools – Dapper and Captor). Knowledge in AutoCad is a requirement.
  • Proven ability to critically review, analyse and interpret highly technical information, designs and consultant reports, including engineering accuracy, cost implications and operational feasibility.

Salary for this position is $59.74/hr – $72.60/hr. plus location allowance of approximately $3,823 per annum plus a comprehensive benefits package, which includes Health and Dental Benefits, Life Insurance, paid Sick Days and a Defined Pension Plan. This position is located in Hay River, NT. Relocation assistance may be provided.
Affirmative Action Employer – Candidates must clearly identify eligibility status in order to receive priority consideration.
We thank all those who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Location: Hay River, NT

Job date: Thu, 08 Feb 2024 00:22:44 GMT