Electrical Engineering CO-OP
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Closing Date:
April 07, 2023
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Job Description:

     Electrical Engineering CO-OP


About Sault Ste. Marie: A welcoming and vibrant community of 73,000, Sault Ste. Marie provides an affordable, active lifestyle in the heart of the Great Lakes. What you will find here is a great career and even greater quality of life that offers short commute times and quick access to world-class cultural and natural amenities. For more information, visit welcometossm.com.

PUC Services Inc. operates multiple utilities within and around the City of Sault Ste. Marie, including the distribution of electricity, the supply, treatment, and distribution of municipal drinking water, and the operation of wastewater treatment facilities. 

PUC offers a dynamic, challenging and rewarding work environment that encourages collaboration and innovative thinking. We are seeking a new member to join our Electrical Engineering team.  The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, innovative, demonstrating strong technical knowledge, and an innate desire to learn and grow.

Reporting to the Manager, Electrical Engineering, the Electrical Engineering CO-OP student will assist with a variety of activities related to the design, construction, operations, and maintenance associated with electrical distribution and transmission systems and municipal streetlighting.

PUC is seeking a 4-month CO-OP student starting May 1, 2023, and willing to work with candidates to suit their education schedule.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Assist in the preparation of engineering designs and work orders for capital works, system extensions, maintenance, operations or replacement.
  • Assist with development and review for drawings and specifications for construction to meet regulatory requirements of Ontario Regulation 22/04.
  • Ensure work is in compliance with regulatory requirements and legislation such as the Ontario Energy Board, IESO, and Regulations 22/04.
  • Assist with the preparation of contracts for tender as well as supporting contractor management duties.
  • Provide technical support pertaining to electric distribution systems including: the establishment and maintenance of distribution standards, SCADA, protection and control, substations, system coordination, and line design.
  • Assist in the planning and design for long term sustainability and reliability of the electric distribution system.
  • Research company records to verify infrastructure details
  • Assemble and analyze budgets and project costs.
  • Assist with verifying bills of materials and monitoring the availability of materials and recommending appropriate new materials and equipment as required.
  • Contribute to innovative solutions towards technological advancements for our customers.
  • Provide quality services to our customers in a safe, and efficient manner.
  • Contribute to leveraging technology to digitize processes.
  • Review of municipal streetlighting systems and processes.
  • Review and recommend smart city opportunities.


  • Familiarity with applicable legislation related to the supply and delivery of electricity is an asset.
  • Self-motivated and confident leader with strong communication and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated an ability to work with software such as Microsoft Office, CAD, GIS and databases.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills to solve complex technical problems.
  • Detail oriented with the commitment to safety.
  • Maintain a valid Ontario Driver's License.

PUC Services is an equal opportunity employer.

Resumes stating qualifications and experience will be accepted via email to people.culture@ssmpuc.com by April 7, 2023, quoting the job title noted above.

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