Job Overview
Organization Name ATCO Electric
Job Title LOAD RESEARCH ENGINEER, Electric Pricing, Regulatory Department
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Job Responsibilities/Description

ATCO Electric is a member of the ATCO Group of Companies - one of Canada's premier corporations. We are an Alberta, investor-owned utility providing electricity services to customers throughout northern and east-central Alberta. We serve over 166,000 customers in resource rich areas of the province where electricity is an essential component of industrial development. Our core business is owning and operating a safe, reliable system that delivers electric energy to customers.

Reporting to the Supervising Engineer, Load Information and Settlement this position is responsible for customer class load profiling and loss studies requiring the development of data models and software programs to support load settlement and regulatory submissions and to provide internal management information. This position will appeal to those who have an interest and have developed skills in computer systems and statistical data gathering.

The key challenges for success in this position will be to:

· Design and maintain customer load surveys, analyze the collected data and develop load profile models;
· Design distribution loss studies, analyze the data assembled and develop loss models;
· Prepare Energy, Demand and Loss Analysis for allocating costs to customer rate classes;
· Identify and resolve computer system and data related problems.


· Post secondary degree in electrical engineering. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered. Preference will be given to those with a P.Eng. designation.
· 3 to 5 years of related professional experience;
· A good overall understanding of the utility business including power transmission and distribution systems;
· Knowledge of regulatory principles, billing procedures, rate design and cost allocation;
· Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills and a familiarity with mainframe and micro computer systems and statistical data programs;
· Excellent communication and presentation skills, including technical writing skills, and interpersonal skills.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the above position, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Close Date February 21, 2003

Please apply in confidence by sending your resume outlining your qualifications as they relate to the above position to: ATCO Electric, Human Resources, 10035-105 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2V6 or by fax to (780) 420-3847 or by e-mail to Please quote competition 01/03/01/C16