Technologist, Electrical, SCADA & Facilities North Vancouver, BC 04/06/2019

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.
We have over 48,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.
The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We're among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects .
At WSP :
  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

WSP is currently seeking for a Electrical Technologist for our Infrastructure group. This position is based in our North Vancouver office, reporting to the Director, Electrical SCADA & Facilities, Infrastructure. This position will be responsible for work on municipal and industrial projects with a focus on public clients involving water and wastewater systems.
  • Assist senior engineers to undertake preliminary and detailed electrical engineering designs including:
    • Electrical power and distribution design
    • Drive and starters control design
    • Electrical and control systems panel layout and I/O wiring design
    • Instrumentation and control loop design
    • PLC/RTU and SCADA system design
    • Review electrical and control drawings to ensure design specifications are met and in compliance with applicable electrical codes and standards
  • Prepare technical specifications and budgetary cost estimates;
  • Provide assistance in Electrical, instrumentation, controls and SCADA AutoCAD drawing development;
  • Develop and strengthen existing skills and deliver engineering projects in accordance with Client requirements and in line with company and industry best practice;
  • Conduct construction inspections, supervision, commissioning, and start-up duties;
  • Other technical support duties for the Electrical/SCADA department as required;
  • Ensure that solutions offered and delivered reflect the needs of private sector, municipal, provincial, and federal clients as the case may be, and;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • University, College, or Technical Institute graduated with Bachelor's degree or Diploma in electrical engineering or technology;
  • 3 to 8 years' experience designing electrical systems for buildings and industrial infrastructure, including but not limited to: power distribution, lighting, automation, controls, life safety systems, and communications;
  • Ability to work independently to deliver comprehensive designs and meet the deadlines;
  • Experience with utility companies, authorities having jurisdiction, and applicable codes, standards and work practices;
  • Excellent working knowledge of AutoCAD;
  • Knowledge and experience with Revit is an asset;
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills with team members and other disciplines;
  • Detailed oriented, organized, hard worker, with a team player attitude;
  • Perform under pressure to meet the deadlines;
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; and,
  • Familiarity with power studies software (ETAP, Easypower, SKM) used for engineering studies - arch flash, load, fault and coordination studies, lightning, grounding, etc. is an asset.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).
WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.
WSP Canada Inc.
North Vancouver, BC
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