Company: Wood
Skills: Design Engineer
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has an exciting opportunity for an Intermediate Electrical Designer, Stations . Reporting to the Stations Electrical Engineering Manager, this position can be located in any of the following offices - Vancouver, BC, Calgary, AB, Oakville, ON, Tucker, GA, West Palm Beach, FL, Orlando, FL or Los Angeles, CA. This role involves the design of high voltage substation projects from conception to construction. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design of 12 kV to 500 kV electrical substations including all deliverables for substation layouts and station services
  • Develop one-line & phasing diagrams, layout plans, sections, ground grid layouts, grounding details, conduit & cable routing plans and details
  • Prepare and review drawing lists, engineering documents, specifications and inspection and testing plans/procedures
  • Write and plan project scope(s), staging plans, test plans, proposals, estimates, schedules and budgets
  • Prepare material take offs for all electrical equipment, as well as ordering materials through the procurement group
  • Enhance and maintain relationships with internal groups as well as external contractors and clients
  • Ensuring the latest safe practices and methods are integrated into the design
  • Working within assigned budgets and schedules
  • Supporting documentation creation process for projects including drawings, technical specifications, tender documents, technical reports and project calculations while ensuring accuracy, completeness and quality
  • Responding to information requests from site and completing project documentation including record drawing packages, calculations and return of data to the client
  • Efficiently and effectively handling multiple tasks independently and as a part of a team
  • Co-ordinating, maintaining and enhancing relationships with internal and external stakeholders and assisting team leads and managers

Skills / Qualifications

  • A diploma from a recognized Electrical technology program or equivalent
  • 3+ years of substation design experience (12-500 kV) serving BC Hydro and/ or other utilities in North America
  • Experience with typical project types such as Circuit Breaker, Disconnect Switch, CVT, Surge Arrester or Power Transformer Replacement
  • Proficiency in the operation of drafting software, such as, AutoCAD or Bentley Microstation would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Canadian Electrical Code and electrical design principles
  • Knowledge of Engineering/Design Standards and Codes are an asset
  • Must be able to interpret engineers notes and convert into detailed design drawings accurately and in a timely manner with the minimum amount of supervision
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage time effectively between multiple projects
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to exercise initiative when resolving issues and in adapting and applying procedures to address unusual situations
  • Clean driving record/abstract

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.