Engineers-in-Training (EIT) Development Program

Interested in driving your career forward? The EIT Development Program at SaskPower might be the unique opportunity you’re looking for!

Through this 4-year program, you’ll gain valuable technical and leadership skills in some of our key areas: Power Production, Transmission, Distribution, Engineering Design & Asset Management, Environment, IT&S and Safety.

Working in each of these areas will provide you with the experience you’ll need to grow into a Professional Engineer.

Sounds exciting? Here's what you'll need to qualify:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering (specializing in Electronic Systems Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering, Software Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering).
  • You must be willing to relocate to various locations within Saskatchewan during the program, possibly up to 2 times.
  • You must have a keen interest in developing your technical skills and your leadership skills.
  • You must be eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.

What will I learn in the program?

As a successful Engineer-in-Training (EIT), you’ll get the opportunity to learn while you transition from your educational environment to a hands-on, practical working environment.

  • You will gain practical Experience:

    • As an EIT, you'll have the opportunity to learn what engineers do on location.
    • You’ll experience how an engineer works at power plants, construction sites, and learn how each of the business units operate and are linked together.
  • You will apply the theory you’ve learned in school to field and plant work:

    • You’ll learn how engineering can impact public and employee safety.
    • You’ll gain an understanding of other areas of the company such as Finance, Human Resources, Customer Services and more.
    • You’ll open up new doors. We have engineers in many other areas such as Information Technology, Property Management, and Fleet Services, among others.
    • As an engineer, you can pursue a career as a technical expert or take on a leadership role.
  • You will learn valuable leadership skills such as:

    • Customer interaction and customer service
    • Supervisory skills
    • Self awareness
    • Goal setting
    • Labour relations basics
    • Time management
    • Teamwork
    • Oral and written communication
  • You will have mentors:

    • EITs will have one-on-one interaction with senior civil, mechanical and electrical engineers.
    • This gives you the opportunity to learn, ask questions and get help with your development plans.
  • You will experience multiple work locations:

    • You’ll be asked to work and learn at various locations throughout Saskatchewan
    • This will give you a full understanding and appreciation of SaskPower as a company that serves all the people of Saskatchewan.

What other benefits do I get in the EIT program?

Engineers

  • You will get paid:

    • EIT salary range -- $64,604-$94,575
    • PEng range -- $80,000-$141,000
    • Senior PEng range -- $80,000-$157,000
  • We will help you move:

    • Reasonable re-location costs will be reimbursed to cover a physical move up to $6,000.
  • You will build relationships:

    • EITs will have the opportunity to develop connections in the engineering community and determine their area of interest.
    • You’ll also have access to a number of our senior directors and managers, many of whom began as EITs at SaskPower and grew their careers by working on different teams and projects.

Testimonial

Rose Santos, P.Eng., PMP, Manager, Distribution Engineering with Shea Pederson, EIT in her Saskatoon office.

“Field experience as an EIT has been valuable in developing my career and is foundational to where I am today.” –Rose Santos, Manager, Distribution Engineering

“You have an opportunity to learn and be mentored by a number of senior engineers in a number of different areas of the company.” –Shea Pederson, EIT

Where Will I Work?

Development Pillars Experience in:
1. Field - Power Production
12 months
Power Plants

  • Safety
  • Safety Design
  • Work Management Systems
  • Systems Operation
  • Contract Management and Administration
  • Maintenance
  • Plant Overhauls
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Plant Engineering
  • Reliability
  • Asset Management Principles
  • Construction
  • Design Standards
2. Field - Transmission/Distribution
12 months
Grid Control Center

  • System Security and Analysis
  • Power System Modeling
  • Grid Systems Operation
  • Operations & Technical Support

Transmission Operations & Maintenance

  • Field Support
  • Testing & Commissioning
  • Emergency Response
  • Planning/Scheduling/Estimating
  • Tooling & Material Management
  • Equipment Functionality

Distribution Engineering

  • Contract Management
  • Distribution Design and Estimating
  • Operations Support of the Distribution System
  • Regulations
  • Testing and Commissioning
  • System Analysis and Trouble Shooting
  • Testing and Commissioning
  • Geographical Information System
  • Distribution Automation
3. Design Phase
12 months
Transmission Engineering & Power Production Engineering

  • Safety in Design
  • Detailed Line Design
  • Detailed Station Design
  • Mechanical & Electrical Design
  • Procurement
  • Estimating/Forecasting
  • Drawing/Drafting Servicess
  • Electrical Standards
  • Project Management
  • Field Support (design)
  • Construction Management
  • Material Management
4. Asset Management System Planning & Asset Management, Distribution Asset Management & Asset Management Generation

  • Asset Management Principles & Maintenance Philosophy
  • Equipment Life Cycle Planning
  • Design Maintenance of Planning
  • Data Analysis
  • Standards
  • Planning & Simulation System Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Business Model of Asset Management
  • Analytics
  • Business Values and Risk Tolerance Application
  • Analytics
  • Asset Registry Ranking

How do I apply?

If you’ve graduated from at an accredited post-secondary institution, you can apply through our website under the Browse Jobs section.

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