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Electrical Design Engineer - Power Systems

Cambridge, ON, Canada

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Our client is currently seeking an Electrical Designer Engineer to join their Engineering Team. Reporting to the Engineering manager, this position will be responsible for to provide electrical design, and modelling capabilities for construction projects in the large commercial and industrial, and utility sectors. The engineer will have experience with low voltage power distribution, medium voltage power system. Solar and battery storage systems experience is preferred.
Technical quality, cost effectiveness, building and maintaining client relationships, and providing guidance to a team of designers are integral parts of this role. This position requires an experienced person to work independently, from conceptual studies to final designs certified for construction. The candidate must be able to organize workload and direct designers to meet agreed schedules.

Engineering Responsibilities (70%):

. Drafting and/or design of electrical systems, including communications, control and fire protection systems using AutoCAD
. Drafting and/or design of power systems ranging from 480V to 35kV distribution and transmission systems.
. Basic Knowledge of one-line drawings, elementary and wiring diagrams, equipment specifications (including transformers, MCC, switchgear, substation equipment); power plans, conduit plans, cable schedules, system studies and protective relay settings.
. Coordinate the design with stakeholders involved with the project
. Prepare construction documentation for review, pricing and construction
. Communicating with clients, City officials and outside consultants
. Maintain CAD drawings and design documentation
. Thorough knowledge of Local & national Building Codes, Fire Prevention standards, any other relevant regulations and guidelines to ensure consistency and high standards in electrical systems
. Demonstrated knowledge of electrical systems, including electrical distribution, lighting, high voltage, motors, controls, fire alarm and other building services
. Professional manner, tact, diplomacy, sensitivity and discretion in dealing with various stakeholders and colleagues, including solid negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills
. Sound judgment and decision making ability with a willingness to employ a consultative and collaborative approach to addressing issues and making decisions
. Strong business acumen with an ability to influence, motivate and inspire with or without positional authority
. Critical thinking and discernment to assess and scope areas for improvement and an ability to offer creative solutions
. Proven ability to take initiative and in-depth knowledge of how to champion a project from conception through implementation and evaluation
. Organizational skills to manage multiple activities/projects that are accurate and thorough, sometimes of a complex nature
. Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office with advanced skills required and proficiency in . .
. AutoCAD & ETAP are preferred
. Strong customer service skills and ability to understand and translate customer needs and expectations and provide excellent customer service directly and indirectly to meet
. Work as part of the project teams in the execution of energy storage design-build projects.
. Ability to interpret client specifications, and Preparation of engineering reports
. Identify issues and problems, develop appropriate solutions, and ask for assistance when
. Must be able to attend commercial and industrial sites and observe all applicable safety regulations.

Project Management Responsibilities (30%):

. Manages projects through design, approval, coordination, construction and assumption phases.
. Contract administration including tendering, award, quantity review, completion and assumption stages.
. Assists with the procurement of new business for the Company.
. Communicates with all project stakeholders.
. Maintains critical project information, drawings, files, spreadsheets and records.
. Supervises and mentors Engineering Technologists/Technicians.
. Job site visits as required for interpretation of construction drawing, and for general compliance with specs.
. Attends design and project meetings as required.
. Manage project budget, schedule and deliveries
. Monitor project budgets & tracks the spending to the budget
. Problem-solving resource allocation issues within the Group
. Facilitate project related problem solving and issue resolution by engaging pertinent parties and expertise as required
. Ensure that critical project work has been verified at key milestones by facilitating design review mechanisms
. Maintain the integrity of the project management tool and other group software, ensuring licenses and updates are kept current and users are utilizing them effectively



  • Education requirements: Electrical Engineering Degree from an accredited institution, EIT registration required

  • Prior experience in consulting for an owner or EPC contractor is preferred.

  • Required years of experience; 2+ years relevant electrical engineering and design experience, renewable energy and energy storage experience is preferred.

  • Technical skills; experience AutoCAD, ETAP, Excel, Word, working knowledge of OESC, CEC, NEC, UL, IEEE, OBC, NFPA, etc.

  • Soft skills; able to interact, as part of a team, with all types of clients and teammates; detail­ oriented; proactive and able to manage time well; able to build relationships.

  • Communication skills. Be fluent in the English language with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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