Greater Sudbury - Ontario

Overhead Systems EIT (Engineer-In-Training)/Engineering Intern

BESTECH is an innovative multi-disciplinary engineering services firm with over 25 years of proven success across many engineering disciplines.

Operating at over 100 employees strong, we know that our value comes from our incredible team.

We pride ourselves on being a Partner of Choice, not just to our clients but to our community and our employees.

This means ensuring not only that we are a company that clients want to work with but that we are a company our team would continue to choose to work for.

As part of this promise, we are committed to prioritizing employees, maintaining open communications, and consistently improving and growing.

Whether you are entering the workforce and looking to learn from the best or moving towards the next phase of your career and eager to help usher in the newest generation of subject matter experts, BESTECH is the place for you.

Your Role as Overhead Systems EIT (Engineer-In-Training)/Engineering Intern

Reporting to the Manager of Structural Engineering Services, as an Overhead Systems EIT/Engineering Intern, you will be responsible for designing and optimizing distribution and transmission lines, ensuring their efficient and safe functioning.  You will utilize your knowledge in engineering principles and computer-aided design (CAD) software to create detailed drawings, collaborate with our engineering team, and ensure compliance with safety and regulatory standards.

Your Key Accountabilities

  • Develop comprehensive designs for overhead utility installations, considering all applicable factors including power and structural load capacities, clearance requirements, grounding, environmental conditions, and equipment placement.
  • Utilize CAD software to create detailed drawings for overhead systems and associated infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams, clients, and other stakeholders to incorporate design requirements and ensure seamless project execution.
  • Select appropriate materials for overhead systems, hardware, and accessories based on project requirements and site conditions.
  • Ensure compliance with utility, industry standards, regulations, and client standards to maintain the integrity and reliability of overhead infrastructure.
  • Assist in preparing cost estimates and schedules for overhead systems construction projects, considering material quantities, labour crews, and equipment required for project execution.
  • Liaise with government agencies, municipalities, and other regulatory bodies to obtain necessary permits and ensure compliance with local regulations.
  • Prepare reports and documentation required for approvals, permits, and project updates.
  • Prepare construction scopes and design basis for overhead systems projects.
  • Conduct field surveys to assess existing conditions and gather relevant data, including terrain, right-of-way, existing infrastructure, environmental constraints, and other relevant factors that may impact overhead systems design.
  • Prepare condition assessment reports.
  • Provide support during the construction phase of projects, responding to queries and clarifications from construction teams, and addressing design modifications and adjustments as needed.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, technologies, and best practices related to overhead systems design.
  • Seek opportunities to improve design efficiency and quality.
  • Foster a culture of safety, quality, and continuous improvement within the engineering team, promoting best practices and adherence to industry standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field is preferred.
  • Proficiency in CAD software for creating detailed structure layouts.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, load calculations, and materials selection for overhead systems installations.
  • Familiarity with relevant safety standards, utility codes, and regulatory requirements is considered an asset.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address design challenges and optimize utility networks.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with team members and stakeholders.
  • Ability to interact with clients and take detailed notes and meeting minutes.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Detail-oriented and able to maintain accurate documentation throughout the design process of projects.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines.
  • Experience in overhead systems design, utility infrastructure planning, or a related field is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of PLS-CADD is considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with utility equipment and materials used in overhead systems construction is considered an asset.
  • Strong commitment to safety, quality, and sustainable design practices.
  • Willingness to travel as required and attend meetings and field visits to client sites.
  • Valid driver’s license with access to a personal vehicle.

Term: Full-Time, Permanent (40 hours/week)

Total Compensation

BESTECH is committed to providing employees with compensation that is market-aligned and based on previous experience. Through mentorship, training, and career development programs you will have an opportunity to enhance your skills and compensation. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid benefits, RRSP Matching, Profit-Share, paid vacation, and wellness days.

We invite applications from all qualified individuals and are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. BESTECH offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of our career posting, please contact Human Resources at (705) 675-7720 or All responses are appreciated and will be handled with strict confidence. Please be advised that only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted and candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

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