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Are you an outgoing and innovative individual that is ready to take on a new challenge?  Our client in Calgary is seeking a Right of Way Planner to join their team for a one-year contract. The successful candidate will be accountable for the route and site selection for new and upgraded transmission lines, substations, and communications facilities. If you feel you would excel in this role, please apply below.

Job Responsibilities
  • Evaluate and select transmission line routes and substation sites which optimize siting criteria 
  • Accountable for agency referrals to all levels of Government, other utilities, pipeline owners, etc. that may be impacted by the transmission project, and ensure all required approvals and mitigation measures are in place 
  • Participate in appropriate stakeholder participation processes to inform and gather input that may influence the siting of project facilities
  • Participate in any open houses required to obtain public input and consult with stakeholders as the siting lead for the project
  • Prepare applications for submission to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) and respond to information requests
  • Manage consultants providing services in support of the siting of transmission line and substation projects
  • Participate in customer meetings as the siting representative to discuss the development of projects 
  • Manage regulatory filings for many Capital Replacement and Upgrade (CR&U) projects by working with the Regulatory group, and completing an annual external audit

Candidate Qualifications
  • A related degree or diploma, such as Engineering Technology, Planning, Communications, Forestry, Geography, Environmental or Agricultural diploma or equivalent.
  • Five+ years related experience
  • Experience in transmission line design/construction or a general knowledge of transmission lines and substations 
  • Strong team player with superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Effective problem solver with a results-oriented approach
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent
  • Experience in stakeholder consultation or public communication forums would be an asset
  • Experience in land use coordination, land acquisition, planning of linear facilities, or dealing with land use or right-of-way issues with public stakeholders would be an asset
  • Experience working in a project management organization or environment would be an asset
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory requirements and approval processes would be an asset
  • Membership in the International Association of Public Participation would be an asset


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