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Project Engineer

Job Type: Permanent
Hours of work: 35 hours / Week
Salary Range: $89,856-$113,324/per year
Posting Date: January 7, 2022
Closing Date: February 5, 2022

Exhibition Place is Canada’s largest entertainment venue, attracting over 5.5 million visitors a year.  The 192-acre site is an integral component of Toronto and Ontario’s economy, particularly with respect to conventions, sport, festivals, recreation, culture, and tourism.  Located at Exhibition Place is the award-winning Enercare Centre, Canada’s largest exhibition and convention centre which is now LEED Platinum certified, and Beanfield Centre conference venue which is LEED Silver certified. Since 2004, Exhibition Place has undertaken an environmental stewardship initiative, entitled GREENSmart; which includes the promotion of sustainable development, environmental initiatives, and leading edge green technologies and practices across the site. Our environmental initiatives have resulted in award-winning recognition across North America, such as the Platinum Waste Minimization Award from the Recycling Council of Canada, and have established Exhibition Place as a world leader in energy-efficient technologies.

Our compensation package offers a competitive salary and pay-for-performance incentives. In addition, our total rewards program includes participation in OMERS – defined benefit pension plan, 100% employer paid health & dental plan, long term & short-term disability coverage, professional development opportunities, and tuition reimbursement.

Exhibition Place has adopted a vaccination policy, as a condition of employment all new hires are required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination confirmation prior to commencing employment.

Reporting to the Capital Works Manager, the Project Engineer will be the lead for the development and implementation of a multi-year electrical capital works program to replace, repair, upgrade, expand and maintain high/low voltage electrical infrastructure at Exhibition Place (both underground and above ground) including all cables, associated equipment, substations and distribution systems.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead engineer responsible for all mechanical and high/low voltage electrical infrastructure projects / programs from concept to completion including the development and management of the scope, cost, budget and schedule for the execution of the projects.
  • Manage all aspects of the public tender processes for the mechanical and high/low voltage electrical capital works projects including development and issuance of tender documents; respond to scope of work questions during tendering process; issuance of addendum; review / evaluation of tender submissions; determination of the recommendations for contract award; and providing advice on the preparation of contract agreement.
  • Manage the construction phases of the high/low voltage electrical and mechanical capital works projects including providing comments on all design work / changes; producing, revising, monitoring and assessing the schedule from engineering, procurement, permitting, construction to commissioning; final close-out of contracts; and ensuring all work is properly scheduled so that power is maintained at all times for shows and events.
  • Facilitate and lead meetings related to the high/low voltage electrical and mechanical capital projects for the owner, consultants, general contractors, subcontractors, and customers related to the project and provide input and electrical and mechanical engineering resources throughout the project.
  • Produce monthly progress reports for the Capital Works Manager related to the projects being managed including preparation and distribution of minutes.
  • Manage any changes to the project work including negotiating, preparation and approval of any Change Orders.
  • Monitor and manage high/low voltage electrical and mechanical project budgets and recommend progress payments to consultants, contractors and suppliers.
  • Assist the Capital Works Manager, as required, with the Exhibition Place 10-Year State of Good Repair program including the preparation of the annual Capital Works project list and the project budget; and the development / revisions to design and construction standards, specifications and processes for implementation of the Capital Works program.
  • Provide engineering advice, as required, for any Exhibition Place capital project including ones related to mechanical, electrical, civil and architectural work.
  • Assist the Director of Operations in the development of protocols, procedures, processes and reports related to the management of the in-house electrical metering systems and the analysis and trouble-shooting of irregularities of the metering hardware, software and power distribution / consumption.
  • In the absence of the Capital Works Manager, manage the Capital Works Division.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and eligible for membership in the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario or registration with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) as a Certified Engineering Technologist or equivalent combination of education and experience in a discipline pertinent to the job function.
  2. Several years experience in the design of electrical/mechanical project along with several years experience managing high voltage engineering projects which include the design of high voltage substation, low voltage secondary distribution and emergency critical power supply systems.
  3. Experience in utilizing software packages (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and electronic mail) and electrical design software.
  4. Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written at all organizational levels.
  5. Proven experience in project management.
  6. Proven experience in conflict management and negotiations.
  7. Proven customer service skills.
  8. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret collective agreements, Occupational Health & Safety Act, fire safety regulations, building codes and other applicable codes and regulations.
  9. Understanding of project financial budgets and controls.
  10. Municipal, city or campus experience is an asset.


All Exhibition Place employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the Exhibition Place Vaccination Policy.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

Exhibition Place is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.


Exhibition Place is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Project Engineer

At Exhibition Place, we strive to be a model of public service excellence through the ongoing effort and commitment of employees.