Mechanical Engineer

Job Number: Mechanical Engineer 032612
Department: Engineering
Location: Iqaluit
Job Type: Full Time
Professional Areas: Engineering


Qulliq Energy Corporation

Iqaluit, NU


Headquartered in Baker Lake, Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is committed to supplying safe, reliable and efficient energy to meet the needs of the citizens of Nunavut. We generate electricity under the trade name of Nunavut Power, and develop energy options through the Nunavut Energy Centre, addressing electrical supply and energy issues for all Nunavummiut.

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the provision of mechanical design and project management for capital projects and maintenance support activities involving the Corporation’s generating stations and transmission and distribution systems.  Some travel by small aircraft to other communities in Nunavut may be required.


Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provides mechanical design associated with diesel and hydro-electric generating stations including generating plants, diesel generators and residual heat
  • Participates in the development of the annual Corporate Capital Plan
  • Prepares technical specifications, tender documents, drawings and cost estimates
  • Develops RFPs, analyzes submissions and makes recommendations as to consultant selection
  • Performs on-site construction supervision and prepares mechanical commissioning procedure documentation
  • Prepares technical reviews, budget progress and variance reports
  • Participates in the development of corporate technical standards, procedures and policies
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of mechanical engineering with respect to generating plant and equipment, construction methods, materials, contract law and engineering and safety codes


Required Qualifications include:

  • Mechanical engineering degree with minimum 5 years related work experience
  • Eligible for membership with NAPEGG to practice as a Professional Engineer in Nunavut
  • Knowledge of all technical principals and practices relating to diesel generation planning, design and installation
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Above average interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work as a team member and adapt to changing tasks
  • Clear driver’s abstract and background check


Desirable Skills and Experience include:

  • Ability to speak Inuktitut
  • Adaptability and ability to work cross-culturally
  • Experience working in remote/isolated northern/aboriginal communities


We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, including a northern location allowance of $15,016 per annum and relocation assistance.  Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.


Preference will be given to beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.


Apply in writing to :       Human Resource Leader

                                     Qulliq Energy Corporation

                                      P.O. Box 420

                                      Baker Lake, NU  X0C 0A0

                                      E-mail:  Fax: 867-793-4069


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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