Intermediate Electrical Designer

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Water and Wastewater Engineering
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Your Opportunity:

Our Water sector, which brings together many of the world’s top engineers and scientists, sees water a bit differently—as a single holistic system rather than as unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. We use this perspective to help communities tap into water’s potential. Throughout the life cycle of capture, use, reuse, and discharge, our team optimizes every facet of a water system. Whether a project calls for planners, designers, construction managers, or facility operators, we have the right experts to provide creative, yet practical, water solutions. Through our cost-effective strategies, we’re helping communities increase their water efficiency and protect their water resources for future generations. Join our team as we create new ways to tap into water’s vast potential.

Your Duties:

The Surrey office has opportunity for an Intermediate Electrical Designer in our E & IC Group. This position is of interest to self-directed individuals with experience in electrical design with focus on power and controls. The individual will be expected to work independently on electrical design as an integrated member of a multidisciplinary design team, providing technical expertise to the design team and PM.


As the successful candidate, you will be involved in the design of electrical systems including power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, communications, security, energy management, instrumentation and control design for municipal, industrial, institutional, public and private facilities.


Responsibilities include:

  • Liaise with internal and external clients to obtain, develop and deliver electrical, instrumentation and control focused engineering projects
  • Collect, review and analyze field information pertaining to both new and existing E,I&C systems, including power distribution and automation components
  • Assist the design team in development of power distribution drawings, schedules, single line diagrams, wiring schematics, lighting designs, fire alarm designs, security system designs and specifications
  • Assist the design team in development of control narratives, process and instrumentation drawings, instrumentation specifications, control system specifications, programmable logic controller designs, termination diagrams, loop drawings and material lists
  • Prepare project deliverable documents (drawings and specifications) and cost estimates for design packages
  • Resolve technical issues with Project Manager and Electrical Engineer
  • Coordinate activities with Project Managers and Engineers of multiple projects
  • Complete field reviews of designs under construction, and prepare construction review documentation
Your Capabilities and Credentials:

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: 

  • Diploma in Electrical Technology or an Electrical Engineering Degree from an accredited University.  The candidate will be eligible for registration with the ASTTBC or APEGBC.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Electrical and/or Control systems design; preference will be given to individuals with experience in both Electrical and Controls disciplines.
  • Relevant experience with Water/Wastewater related infrastructure projects is preferred
  • Field experience, including construction review and commissioning is considered a significant asset
  • Construction administration experience, including client and contractor management, is considered a significant asset
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
  • Fluency in one or more control system languages (i.e. RSLogix, DeltaV, ControlLogix, etc.) and SCADA software (InTools, RSView, Wonderware, etc.) will be considered an asset
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD is considered a definite asset
  • Sound working knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code and the Microsoft Office software suite.  Knowledge of the National Electrical Code is considered an asset