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Job Requirements

Project Managers working in the electricity sector plan, execute and evaluate projects in the generation, transmission, distribution and renewable energy sectors.

They are employed by electrical utilities, independent power producers and private companies that build power infrastructure for utilities and municipalities.

Educational requirements:
Most transmission/distribution designers have completed a degree in professional engineering and have a minimum of 5 years of experience with system design.

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Related NOC code:

  • 22211 – Industrial Designers

Working Conditions

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  • Working with existing and potential clients and other stakeholders to create a feasible design and business case for an energy/electrical project.
  • Design work is typically completed in an office environment using computer-aided design software and specialized design software.
  • Designers and Design Technologists also conduct field visits during the design and implementation phases and liaise with clients, on a regular basis.