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Manager, Engineering Design in Hay River at Design Group Staffing

Date Posted: 9/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Design Group Staffing is recruiting for a Manager of Engineering Design for our client company based in Hay River, NWT.

This is a permanent, full time position which pays a competitive base salary (plus location and accommodation allowances per year), relocation assistance, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Overview:

The Engineering Design team provides professional engineering design services for capital projects, and some technical expertise and support to Operations as needed. As the Manager of Engineering Design, you will be responsible for supervising staff, and monitoring the continuous operation and administration of Engineering Design. You will also be accountable for managing the engineering design process, procedures and quality assurance as per the company’s Permit to Practice.


  • Manages staff and external engineering consultants involved in electrical, mechanical and civil design, construction and commissioning of capital projects.
  • Manages and directs in-house engineering design resources and manages and directs external engineering consultants.
  • Assigns design work to staff and consultants and monitors to ensure that high quality engineering work is performed
  • Oversees engineering design processes, procedures and quality assurance as required for compliance with the company’s Permit to Practice. Manages quality and compliance with all applicable codes and standards, on all designs, reports, technical specifications, cost estimates, RFPs/tenders and other contract documents prepared by staff or external engineering consultants.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of hydro and thermal assets with respect to generating plant and equipment, engineering design practices, construction practices, materials, engineering and safety codes.
  • Develops and maintains mechanical and electrical engineering standards for hydro, diesel and natural gas generating stations, renewable energy systems and residual heat systems.
  • Supports Asset Management and Project Management with identification, definition, design and implementation of capital projects. Occasionally prepares project briefs.
  • Responsible for the Corporation’s Engineering Permit Stamp on mechanical and electrical design drawings and related technical documents.
  • Prepares and administers the annual operation budget for Engineering Design.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and eligible for membership of NAPEG.
  • Minimum 7 years electrical or mechanical design, project engineering / management, construction & commissioning experience, at a senior level, of which at least four years are directly related to hydro or thermal electric power generation with a regulated utility. This will include conventional design and also a level of problem solving ability beyond standard issues.
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing, directing and overseeing the work of staff.
  • Extensive knowledge and skill in electrical, instrumentation & contol and mechanical activities for design, construction, commissioning and operation purposes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Proven administrative and budget skills.
  • Proven ability to motivate and inspire direct reports and project staff.
  • Above average interpersonal skills and ability to work and manage in a team environment.


All interested applicants are encouraged to apply today! Please apply directly online at to job order # 52993

Design Group Staffing would like to thank all candidates for their interest in this opportunity. Due to the volume of resumes we receive, we may only be able to respond directly to those candidates being selected for an interview.

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