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Director, Operations

Qulliq Energy Corporation
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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
02 June 2017

Entrusted with supplying safe, reliable and efficient energy to the citizens of Nunavut, through both traditional and alternative sources, Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) offers many opportunities for those seeking to convert their skills and expertise into professional success. Sounds like you? Join our team. Wide-open spaces, rewarding work in a variety of settings, and the chance to contribute to the well-being of all Nunavummiut will bring new energy to your career – now and in the future.

IQALUIT, NU – Ref. No. QEC-17-010

Are you an excellence-driven, visionary leader with a holistic view of operations and maintenance? Do you welcome the opportunity to play a fundamental role in enabling the successful execution of our operations strategy, ensuring it meets regulatory requirements and delivers a high degree of service, yet remains cost-effective? If so, we should discuss this mandate.

Reporting to the President and CEO, you will lead the Operations Department in the maintenance and operation of all power plants within Nunavut. Your principal objective as Director of Operations will centre on identifying and driving continuous improvement throughout QEC’s operations, from generation to delivery and through to maintenance, to maximize the effectiveness, efficiency and reliability of electrical service to the people of Nunavut. The development and execution of Operations initiatives will be instrumental in achieving the key corporate objectives of transparency and accountability while ensuring alignment with power quality expectations and standards within the North American electricity industry.


Driving standards of excellence in electricity generation and distribution to all Nunavut communities;

Providing leadership in creating a safety-first culture while keeping performance front and centre;

Overseeing compliance with all environmental regulations and requirements;

Maximizing use of SCADA to enhance materials and systems maintenance and support decision-making;

Supporting Capital Planning and Procurement aligned with QEC’s business strategy;

Acting as corporate liaison with public authorities, officials and agencies, industry representatives and community leaders, and in a consultative role to the CEO, Senior Management Committee, the Board of Directors, and Government officials;

Partnering in the research, development and execution of proactive, progressive plant maintenance programs and leading the upgrade of electrical generation and distribution infrastructure;

Setting targets for environmental performance and integrating environmental protection measures into QEC’s business operation and corporate goals and objectives; and

Leveraging internal expertise and providing training and coaching to meet current and future needs.


A university degree (preferred) with an Engineering, Energy Management, Utilities Management, Business Management or similar focus, OR a 3-year Electrical Technologist diploma;

An MBA or a professional designation in a relevant field (an asset);

7 to 10 years’ progressive, extensive operations experience within a utilities environment;

5 years’ experience at the management or senior level;

Experience working with a Board of Directors, senior managers, internal and external stakeholders, and subordinates;

Experience in initiating business proposals, preparing business cases, and producing cost justifications, budgeting, forecasting and capital planning projects;

Comprehensive understanding of diesel-generating facilities and maintenance procedures;

Project scheduling and workforce planning experience;

Knowledge of Management Information Systems (i.e., ERP, SCADA) and their applications;

Knowledge of Nunavut, the land, language and culture (an asset); and

The ability to speak Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun and/or French (an asset).


We offer a competitive starting salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including a Northern Living Allowance of $15,016 per annum. This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union. Subsidized staff housing is available.

Preference will be given to Nunavut Inuit.

Apply in writing, by June 2nd 2017, to:

or by mail to: Human Resources, Qulliq Energy Corporation, P.O. Box 420, Baker Lake, NU X0C 0A0.

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


  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Human Resources Manager (Qulliq Energy Corporation)

Human Resources
Qulliq Energy Corporation
P.O. Box 250
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0.