Taylor Architecture Group (TAG) is a Northern based architecture and engineering firm with a focus on community design work, especially First Nation and Inuit communities, throughout the North. Our head office is located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, with satellite offices in Whitehorse and Ottawa.  

We have an immediate opening for a Junior Engineer or Intermediate Technologist in our Whitehorse Office.


Projects include small scale commercial work as well as mid to large scale educational, hospitality, and civic facilities. The successful candidate must have strong drafting capabilities and be able to work well in a team environment. Drafting work will primarily be related to electrical engineering, but may occasionally include mechanical engineering and architectural drawings. Other work will include design calculations, analysis, and sizing of equipment. The successful candidate will have some experience in the buildings design and construction field, and be expected to learn on the job under the direction of experienced engineers and architects.


  • Work closely with TAG ME’s Engineering staff in Yellowknife, NT and Ottawa, ON

  • Act as electrical designer and electrical project lead for TAG’s Whitehorse office

  • Provide electrical design and drafting, with support and collaboration with Yellowknife and Ottawa office engineering staff

  • Complete or assist in the completion of design reports, building or system assessment reports, and site review reports

  • Conduct site visits during construction, providing photos and site review reports satisfying the review requirements of various projects, and/or collecting information for design purposes

  • Prioritize time to manage the demands of multiple overlapping project deadlines

  • Lead and assist with production of electrical construction drawings

  • Coordinate with other disciplines including project managers, architects, interior designers, structural engineers, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, contractors and other consultants

  • Provide design and drafting support remotely for project teams in Yellowknife, when needed

  • Work will include occasional travel to remote communities in the arctic and sub-arctic, candidate should be comfortable with travel in small airplanes.


Credentials and Skills:

  • Registered as a Professional Engineer or Engineer in Training with a provincial or territorial association, with eligibility to register with APEY. Experienced technicians or technologists registered with a provincial association will also be considered with the right work experience.

  • A minimum 3 years of Canadian experience in Power and Distribution Systems, Power Generation, Lighting Design, Life Safety Systems, Low Voltage Controls, Communication and Audio-Visual Systems and Building Condition Assessments

  • Experience in working independently to manage deadlines and coordinate with team members

  • Skilled production of presentation & working drawings.

  • Working knowledge of applicable national building codes and standards, including National Building Code, Canadian Electrical Code, National Energy Code for Buildings, as well as various CSA, CAN/ULC and IES codes and guidelines.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; fluent in written and spoken English.

  • Knowledge and comfort with AutoCAD, AGi32 Software, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office programs is required.

  • Familiarity and experience with Revit would be an asset.


Length of Contract:

Candidate will begin between November 2020 and January 2021. This is a full time (37.5 hr per week), permanent position located in Whitehorse, Yukon.


Moving Costs:

A moving expense stipend will be provided by TAG. Temporary housing is available upon arrival in Whitehorse until the candidate secures permanent housing.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary and benefits to be commensurate with experience; full benefits package available.


COVID Considerations:

The Yukon requires a 2 week self-isolation period upon arrival in Whitehorse for anyone who is relocating here from outside the Yukon. If necessary, this will be completed with a remote work setup during the candidate’s isolation period.  Please identify with your application if you would be relocating from outside of the Yukon.


How to Apply:

Please submit your CV, transcript, and samples of work to tag@tagyk.com.

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