Welcome. Information Session. Power Engineering. Background. First Intake for the Power Engineering Program was in 1996 To address industry’s need to have qualified Power Engineers. Power Engineering Career. P.E. Qualifications
Power Engineers are expected to be in high demand in the next few years. One study reported that between 2006 and 2020, over 5,000 new plant and facility operators will be needed in the oil sands.
Recently, there have been as many as 80 job postings for process operators and power engineers, so there is great opportunity in Wood Buffalo for this occupation.
There are two levels of power engineers in Fort McMurray: field operators and control room operators.
“Primarily when someone is starting out, they’re in the field,” “After a few years they can progress to being a board or control room operator- kind of like the team lead.
They direct the field people to perform tasks beyond the control of the DCS - turning valves, adjusting an instrument to control temperature, pressure, flow, or level.”
Companies Providing Work Practicums
“Earn While You Learn”
Five Key Skill Areas
Shortlisted candidates will be given a (BDI) interview,
Behavioral Descriptive Interview
Based on Conference Board of
Canada Employability Skills.
Key Points for a Successful Interview
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