Engineering Lead

Iconic Power Systems is experiencing steady growth as we continue to build long-term relationships with existing clients and foster relationships with new clients by providing them with consistently high-quality products and services. If you are motivated by innovation, growth, teamwork and complete client satisfaction, we have a career for you.

We offer an attractive remuneration package including health and RRSP benefits.


The Engineering Lead is responsible to lead the design of shallow utility distribution design projects. The Engineering Lead is responsible for the accuracy and quality and constructability of designs, calculations and estimates work for small, mid-sized and large-scale infrastructure projects.  Effective collaboration and communication with multiple internal and external stakeholders is required by the Engineering Lead to progress designs through all project stages. The Engineering Lead contributes to distribution bid proposals, estimates and material calculations and is responsible for the accuracy and quality of designs and quoted work.  The Engineering Lead is responsible for handover of high-quality design packages to the customer or project team on schedule and is responsible to resolve design related issues and field level questions while projects are underway. The Engineering Lead needs to work closely with project management to ensure all design/build projects are profitable and delivered on time. Directly reports to the Distribution Construction Manager.


  • A Bachelors degree in Engineering or a Technical Diploma in Engineering Technology.
  • Registration as a P.Eng or PL.Eng with APEGA.
  • At least five years’ experience working in an electric engineering environment, with extensive experience in design and cost estimating and project management of electrical distribution projects.


Estimating, Design and Project Management

  • Prepare quotations and proposals using standard templates using Accubid, InDesign and Microsoft Office software.
  • Prepare accurate estimates of costs of materials, labour, and equipment for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings, and specifications.
  • Analyze customer plans and utility documentation in order to develop distribution project proposals, preliminary designs and schedules.
  • Utilize AutoCAD, Microstation, Bluebeam or other design software to prepare designs from conceptual stage through to IFC.
  • Submission of design packages for approval (IFR and IFC).
  • Obtain all necessary permits, agreements and design approvals required for project execution including line assignments, crossing and proximity agreements, environmental approvals, utility design approvals as well as project related client contractual and financial related documents.
  • Perform engineering calculations such as pole line analysis, pulling tension calculations etc.
  • Collaborate with design consultants and utilities.  Facilitate or attend various external site and project related meetings.
  • Facilitate or attend all internal project meetings such as project handoff, kickoffs, and reviews.
  • Monitor project budget, costs and scope. Follow change control processes and issue change orders as required.
  • Collaborate with Project Management to prevent and resolve issues and ensure that design related issues are prioritized and resolved quickly to maintain schedules and prevent work stoppages or downtime for construction crews.
  • Work toward gaining all necessary requirements and approvals to allow IPC to be authorized (and maintain authorization) to design targeted distribution scopes such as Developers Choice, URD etc. in various utility territories including ENMAX, Fortis, and EPCOR.
  • Identify resources and requirements necessary for IPC to effectively design specific distribution business lines.  Collaborate with applicable IPC staff and teams to establish, document and implement design related processes and procedures and obtain resources for design related projects and programs, (including software, hardware, insurance, licensing and staff).
  • Other duties as required.


  • Ensuring every team member gets home safely.
  • Ensuring all Iconic designs are accurate and are delivered on time and have superior quality.
  • Maintaining relationships with customers, consultants, and design approvers.


  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All staff may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time.
  • You will work in an office environment and will spend time visiting work and proposal sites.

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