Jonathan Palmer, P.Eng., MBA
Business Leader.
Professional Engineer.


Jonathan Palmer graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. He supported the SaskCrowns in pioneering the 4-party turnkey program in 2012 and currently oversees Primary Engineering & Construction's Saskatoon team in executing on turnkey projects in addition to providing the local utilities with detailed engineering design and planning studies.

His project experience includes exposure to utilities across Western Canada including SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SaskTel, FortisBC, BC Hydro, SL&P, Summerland Power, City of Kelowna Electric Utility, City of Penticton Electric Utility, Access Communications, and Shaw. Palmer’s focus is utility planning, load forecasting, and turnkey operations and has been involved in a number of planning studies including the City of Kelowna Electric Utility Master Plan, The City of Penticton System Development Plan, The District of Summerland Electric Utility System Development Plan, the FortisBC Kelowna Area Spatial Electric Load Forecast, and Saskatoon Light & Power`s 2013 Bulk System Planning Study.

Interest Areas

Jonathan's key interest areas include: electric utilities, distribution planning, design, and design-build, load forecasting, grid modernization, DC grids, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Seeking Opportunities

Palmer is a manager & partner at Primary Engineering and Construction. He is actively seeking projects in electrical grid planning, design, and construction, particularly in the Saskatoon, SK region and across Western Canada.

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enabling utilities,
developers, businesses.
unleash potential.

Marketable Skills

Distribution Planning Utility Design Business
  • Spatial Electric Load Forecasting
  • Integral Analytics LoadSEER Software
  • Regression Forecasting
  • Cooper Power Systems CYME Software
  • Capital Planning and Budget Creation
  • GIS based asset management planning
  • Small World GIS
  • ESRI GIS, Spatial Analyst, VBA Programming
  • Underground Distribution Design
  • Protection & Coordination
  • Overhead wood pole design
  • AutoCAD 2016
  • Pull Planner 3000
  • Voltage Drop Calculations
  • Roadway street lighting (IES Specifications)
  • AGi32 lighting simulation software
  • Construction standards development
  • Strategic business planning
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Financial forecasting and trending
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL ERP
  • Microsoft SQL, MySQL
  • Web design & development
  • Internet Marketing & SEO
  • Cloud based solutions
  • Digital workflow and file management

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Jonathan Palmer, P.Eng., MBA

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