Project Engineer

Primary Engineering and Construction Corporation (Primary) is a leading provider of professional engineering and construction services. Our diverse teams and inclusive culture are the core that powers Primary, enabling us to tailor solutions to clients' and Engineering communities’ specific needs through listening to and embracing unique perspectives. Primary connects them to what is possible today and provides a solid foundation for tomorrow.

We offer an extensive array of comprehensive engineering design and design/build services encompassing power system engineering, design-build services for utilities, joint use and telecommunication design, traffic and transportation engineering, and renewable energy systems. These services cater to a diverse range of clients, including electric utility companies, developers, builders, commercial and industrial businesses, mining companies, government, and private contractors. We are driven to build long-term relationships with both our customers and employees.

At Primary, we are dedicated to fostering an open and safe environment where all voices, whether from our team members, clients, or community, are valued and heard. As we grow our company, we remain committed to breaking down barriers and creating new opportunities within our industry.

We currently have an opening for a Project Engineer in Edmonton.


  • Responsible for the overall execution of underground/overhead electrical distribution and street lighting turnkey design-build projects (4kV to 25kV).
  • Collect and review pertinent background information to inform design.
  • Create alignment plans, survey plans, easement plans, and other preliminary deliverables for review.
  • Compile specifications and issue requests for third-party services including surveys, geotechnical review, grounding studies, brushing requests, constructability reviews, environmental assessments, and easement applications.
  • Perform detailed overhead line design calculations and modeling of various structures.
  • Perform detailed underground distribution design calculations and modeling.
  • Draft or oversee the drafting of required construction prints per customer requirements.
  • Provide exceptional customer service in the form of prompt responses, courteous discourse, honest interaction, and proactive communication.
  • Coordinate designs with customers, landowners, approving bodies, and other stakeholders.
  • Compile and submit permitting and approvals packages.
  • Accountable for the on-budget and on-schedule delivery of concurrent turnkey projects from client engagement through design and construction to energization while maintaining a high degree of quality.
  • Preparation of takeoffs, estimates, and proposals inclusive of engineering, materials procurement, and construction for turnkey projects.
  • Management of materials inventory.
  • Occasional off-site meetings, site visits, and field inspections.
  • Coordination with customers, municipal authorities, other utilities, and various project stakeholders for project execution.
  • Project schedule, cost and communication management and reporting.
  • Proactively consult and develop solutions for clients to suit their business needs.
  • Clearly communicate with clients and project stakeholders to mitigate project risks and expectations.
  • Project acquisition, sales, and customer relationship building.
  • Peer mentoring and training with other team members.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma or Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized college or university or equivalent education/experience.
  • PMP designation through PMI Institute is considered an asset.
  • Experience with FortisAlberta, ATCO, ENMAX, EPCOR, or other utility a preferred asset.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, MicroStation, PLS-CADD, ArcFM, or AGI32 software packages are considered an asset.

 A few qualifications that will help you succeed:

  • Electrical distribution, substation, transmission, or street lighting design experience (both underground and overhead).
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage competing priorities with schedule and budget constraints.
  • Client-focused interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong business relationships.
  • Proficient verbal and written English language skills.
  • Confident collaborative skills and willingness to liaise with other disciplines.
  • Commitment to safety and ethical practices.

Primary offers a highly competitive compensation package including, competitive salaries, bonuses, Health & Dental benefits, Health Care Spending Account, flexible work schedules, paid vacation, Company Matching RRSP, flex days, and several career and professional development opportunities.

If you are ready for a new challenge and want to make a difference in the industry, please send your resume in confidence to

**Please Note, you must be legally able to work in Canada**

We thank all candidates for their application however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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