Intermediate/Senior Electrical Engineer, Power Systems

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Intermediate/Senior Electrical Engineer, Power Systems
Salary Range
Base salary (depending on experience) + overtime and bonus
Full benefits, RRSP, travel/business expenses, paid time off
Port Coquitlam - BC
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Our client is a leading electrical power service provider offering a wide range of services across British Columbia. They are adding an Electrical Engineer who will join a fast-paced and growing engineering department that is looking to sustain and grow with the needs of our client’s expanding clientele. The Intermediate to Senior Electrical Engineer will work in a variety of different facets including:

• Power System Studies

• Short-Circuit Studies

• Arc Flash Hazard Incident Energy Analysis in accordance with CSA Z462-18 and IEEE 1584-18

• Coordination Studies

• Load/Demand Studies

• Feasibility Studies

• Ground Grid Design & Interpretation of Field Test Data

• Grounding Safety Studies (GPR, Step/Touch Investigations)

• Switchgear Protection System Design & Commissioning

• Medium Voltage Switchgear Retrofit Design

• Substation Protection System Design & Commissioning

• Voltage Conversion Vault Upgrade Design


• Development and design of the power distribution and transmission systems (HV/MV/LV), including single line diagrams, three-line diagrams, AC/DC schematics and communication systems.

• Perform engineering studies including but not limited to:

o Incident energy analysis (Arc Flash)

o Short-circuit

o Protection coordination

o load flow

o Ground grid safety studies (GPR, step/touch potentials)

o Generator protection schemes

o Motor starting and protection

o Harmonic assessment and filter specifications

• Engineering calculations and analysis for demand load, equipment sizing, voltage drop, motor starting, neutral grounding resistors (NGR’s), and system power factor improvement.

• Prepare medium voltage equipment specifications for replacement/upgrade projects.

• Interpret technical RFP/RFQs and develop quotes and proposals.

• Interface with vendors, customers, and contractors.

• Conduct technical evaluations and provide thought-out recommendations.

• Provide support to our client’s existing engineering staff as well as their field service division.

• Technical report writing and completion of test sheets.

• Working with larger industrial & commercial clients to produce electrical lock-out procedures.

• Assistance on Electrical Safety Programs for large industrial clients.

• Track and be responsible for project costing and profitability.


• 5+ years of experience directly related to Power Systems.

• Electrical engineering degree or other applicable certification.

• Registration as a Professional Engineer or Engineer-in-Training in BC, or eligibility for registration with EGBC is required.

• Knowledge of CEC, CSA and IEEE standards.

• Excellent knowledge of power distribution, switchgear, generation and substations.

• Proficient in ACAD Electrical. Knowledge of ACAD 3D ideal.

• Proficient with using SKM or ETAP engineering software.

• Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

• Field experience with electrical power equipment an asset.

• Willing and able to work out of town as needed (rare for this position).

• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License & clean driver’s abstract.

• Must be legally entitled to work within Canada.

Recruiter Info

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Alessia Pagliaroli

Senior Recruiter at Goldbeck Recruiting Inc.

Alessia takes a consultative approach with all her placements. She feels that, as a recruitment specialist, she is the “eyes and ears of the market” for both the client and candidate. She enjoys bringing value to her clients by being completely transparent, knowing the industry, and providing a competitive point of view.

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