What Kinds of Work Does an EET Do at SaskPower?
We need quality EETs to fill roles all over Saskatchewan. Here’s some of the work you can expect to do as an EET at SaskPower:
Working in one of our many engineering teams at SaskPower, you’ll have the opportunity to design new systems to grow our electrical network for new customers. Or you can work on upgrades to the system such as new substations, transmission lines or distribution lines. Our engineering teams are key to providing safe and efficient power.
All new system changes and additions must go through careful testing before they can be brought online. This process is central to making sure everything will operate properly. From testing large power transformers to analyzing our newest systems, this in-depth field plays a big role in providing our customers with safe and reliable power.
Working in our System Control Centre in Regina (formerly Grid Control), you will help improve the electrical grid by balancing generation, energy imports/exports and helping to control the flow of power to the province. You will also work with major industrial customers, co-generation suppliers and power plants to ensure the system is stable when maintenance crews are working on-site. Our System Control is a 24/7 operation that is critical to keeping the power grid stable in tough weather conditions and power outages. During these challenges, our System Operators have the training and ability to ensure the most reliable service possible is provided to our customers while helping to restore power in the most efficient way.
What are the Benefits of Becoming an EET with SaskPower?
One of the great things about working as an EET at SaskPower is that you won’t be limited to a single work environment or job task. You’ll have the chance to try out your hand in a number of different areas. In fact, several of our senior directors and managers began as EETs at SaskPower and developed their careers by working on different teams and projects.
Here’s what a few of them had to say:
Nidal Dabghi, Director - Construction Management at SaskPower
The EET program is demanding yet rewarding. It afforded me the opportunity to realize that perseverance and dedication can overcome challenges...
Jessica Dyok, Electrical Engineering Technologist - Distribution Engineering
I completed three work terms with SaskPower as part of my schooling with the Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) program...
Sukhbir (Sukh) S Sachdev P. Eng, Director - Grid Control Centre at SaskPower
The practical, hands-on and problem solving skills you learn in school and field environment prepares you for success in whatever area you choose to work in.
How Do I Apply?
Once you’ve completed your Electrical Engineering Technologist Diploma, you can apply through our website under the Careers section.
If you’re a student, or thinking of becoming one and looking at a career as an EET, we urge you to check out our Electrical Engineering Technologist Pool Program. If you’re successful in the program, you’ll have a permanent position at SaskPower waiting for you when you graduate.