At SaskPower, the success of our company is dependent on the strength of our people and relationships. Established in 1929, SaskPower is defined by its commitment to support economic growth and enhance quality of life in
Saskatchewan. Our employees are not only focused on providing safe, reliable, and sustainable power for customers, they’re also guiding our company through one of the most significant periods of transformation in its history. As a vertically integrated utility, we provide power to one of the largest service areas in Canada. Our team has over 3,000 permanent full-time employees. Almost one-half of our workforce is comprised of members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2067. Approximately
13% of workers belong to Unifor Local 649, with out-of-scope staff accounting for the balance. Together, they manage nearly $13B in assets, including more than 5,000 megawatts of generating capacity and over 157,000 kilometres of transmission and distribution lines. Collectively, we are focused on delivering on our daily commitment to our customers and province, while building a future electricity system that is competitive, reliable and clean.
Vice President, Engineering and Construction
Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, the VP, Engineering and Construction, is accountable for all aspects of Engineering and Construction for Transmission, Distribution and Generation including project planning, execution, delivery, and quality assurance for SaskPower. The position will have oversight on all external master contract and engineering agreements. The VP will ensure that employees within their purview are prepared to develop and operate
SaskPower as a next-generation utility characterized by an environment of accountability and high performance.
Hallmarks of success will include developing and executing a roadmap that ensures SaskPower has the capability, stamina, resource allocation and knowledge to bring to fruition the robust slate of planned capital projects and initiatives in a manner that delivers measurable value in terms of safety, reliability, return on investment, stewardship and quality. This will require unlocking and exploring untapped capacity from a committed, empowered, agile and safety-focused workforce.
The ideal candidate will be at ease building a culture of collaboration and common vision that will inspire and empower team members to embrace the transformational changes that SaskPower is embarking upon. A steady and strong communicator, accustomed to working in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders and concurrent initiatives, the VP will execute the very projects that will propel SaskPower to its future state as a low-carbon, climate friendly energy producer.
The ideal candidate will bring the following qualifications:
➢ Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Commerce, Interprovincial Journeyed Trade, Diploma in
Technology or other related equivalent; and/or
➢ Professional Engineer Designation (P. Eng.), Project Management Professional (PMP), Applied Science Technologists
(AScTs), or related professional designations would be considered an asset; and/or
➢ 10+ years’ experience providing senior level leadership in the area(s) of transmission, generation, and/or distribution engineering and construction; and/or
➢ Demonstrated experience in (re)building and transforming departments and/or organizations to meet changing demands, ensuring the ability to be flexible and scalable.
➢ Knowledge and understanding of current industry, economic and social trends.
➢ Ability to work effectively as part of a senior team, providing a supportive and innovative work environment.
➢ Superior leadership and planning skills along with sound judgement, innovative approaches to problem solving and the capability to conceptualize and manage the impact of change in an ever-changing environment.
➢ Energetic leader with presence, credibility, and proven ability to successfully communicate, influence and build relationships across all levels within SaskPower, with customers and other key external stakeholders.
➢ Excellent oral, written and group communication skills including the ability to develop and present Executive and
Board of Directors briefing material and highly professional presentations, to a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
➢ Strategic thinker with a demonstrated ability to manage complex and confidential issues with extreme sensitivity.
➢ Excellent conflict resolution, negotiation, and problem-solving skills with sound decision-making abilities to enable optimal organizational performance.
➢ Demonstrated skill in SaskPower's Competencies.
➢ Must have a continuing record of professional development.
A suitable combination of relevant education and experience may also be considered.
Job Type: Full-time
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Regina, SK: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Application deadline: 2023-03-17