Posted on May 23, 2013 - GC1382

Company: EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Position: Drafting Technologist
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Contact Name: EPCOR CAreers
Deadline: June 14, 2013

Job Description

Technologist, Drafting is accountable for performing computer-aided design and drafting functions related to Distribution projects. This includes recording, updating and maintaining asset information in GIS.  This role is also accountable for the preparation of drawings, including construction drawings, schematics, profiles, site plans, circuit layouts, cadastral plans and single or three-phase diagrams, as well as interpreting survey data and as-built information for record maintenance with time spans (longest target completion time) of up to 3 months.

Technologist, Drafting is accountable to Manager, GIS, and operates within the context and prescribed limits established by Manager, GIS.

The accountabilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing input to the plans and directions and ensuring on-going appropriate relationships with other positions.
  • Ensuring the delivery of optimal results against performance metrics such as, accurately recording of infrastructure within established timelines, meeting customer expectations and completing as-built according to established standards.
  • Recording, updating and maintaining spatial and non-graphic information in GIS.
  • Preparing construction drawings as required.
  • Responding to data update and maintenance requests.
  • Using GIS tools for recording, performing queries and recording as-built information.
  • Various administrative duties including filing and scanning drawings.
  • Training to fill in resource gap as well as for succession planning.
  • Providing support to external communities and operations where required.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Two-year Technology diploma in Engineering, Design and Drafting from a recognized technical institute or post-secondary educational equivalent.
  • Eligible for registration as a Technologist with A.S.E.T.
  • 4-6 years of progressively responsible directly related experience
  • Experience in drafting and computer aided drafting and/or GIS software such as, AutoCAD, Microstation, Electric Office and Smallworld GIS.
  • Experience in MS Office software (Outlook, Word, etc.)
  • Knowledge with Database query.
  • Clearance on a Background security check and professional reference checks is required.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.  A copy of a valid work permit may be required.

In order to be fully successful in the Technologist, Drafting role you continually seek opportunities to enhance drafting and recording process for power distribution and transmission infrastructure and are completely engaged in technical work, looking for methods to improve existing and/or introduce new standards to refine drafting and recording of power infrastructure. Our best candidate will show that they demonstrate initiative and possess effective analytical and decision making skills in utilizing resources when responding to customer inquiries. The successful candidate must have a strong command of the English language and possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. In addition to the aforementioned skills you possess superior attention to detail that ensures the accurate recording and drafting of infrastructure and will be able to work effectively and co-operatively with others in a team environment.

Other Information

For more information on this exciting career opportunity, please refer to IRC27302 on the EPCOR career website. Application Deadline: June 14 2013

Thank you for your interest in a career with EPCOR. Although we would like to respond to each individual candidate, due to the large volume of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

EPCOR only accepts resumes via on-line application at  If you choose to submit your resume by any other means, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

EPCOR Utilities Inc.
2000 10423 101 Street

Edmonton, AB
T5H 0E8

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