Journeyman Electrician
GP Technologies Ltd. - Edmonton, AB

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GP Technologies is an electrical engineering and construction management firm based in Edmonton. We are hiring journeyman electricians to be seconded to an Alberta Utility for work in power system substations.

The work involves protection and control wiring and connection of yard apparatus such as power transformers, instrument transformers, breakers, and AC-DC distribution systems. Applicants must have experience with working in high voltage substations.

Preference will be given to those applicants that have a Utility background and/or are power system electricians.

Example activities

- Participate in daily tailboard planning and safety meetings and job observations.
- Review of electrical and equipment schematics in relation to substation protection circuitry and control.
- Work on live control panels installing new relay equipment and wiring.
- Install cable tray systems and control cabling.
- Perform as built drawings markups.
- Assist in the switching of HV substation equipment .(25KV to 240KV)
- Assist in the installation of protective ground chains.
- Assist in the phasing in of HV Power circuits.
- Routine paper work and producing daily reports.


Hold a valid PSE journeymen certificate with a minimum of 5 yrs experience in the construction of utility substations at the 144KV and 240KV rating. Consideration may be given to journeyman electricians or electrical engineering technologists with equivalent experience.

Has worked in substations and is familiar with high voltage apparatus and equipment including:
Power Transformers
Circuit Breakers
Ganged Switches
Capacitor Banks
Reactor Banks
HV cabling and Terminations
Current Transformers
Potential Transformers.

Knowledgeable in the installation of Buried network grounding systems.
Knowledgeable in the installation of ventilated cable tray systems and concrete trenwa or Barkman cable trench systems.
Knowledgeable in the installation of HV bus pipe and conductoring.
Knowledgeable in the installation of low voltage wiring systems.
Knowledgeable in the interpretation of utility protection and control drawings and able to retrofit circuitry for system modifications.
Knowledgeable in the usage of Canadian Electrical Code and Utility Electrical Code regulations