Company: Wood
Skills: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a Senior Substation Engineerto expand our team within the Oil & Gas Canada business in Calgary, AB.

Our projects team has a long history of delivering some of the biggest and most complex projects in the Canadian oilsands, along with associated pipelines and refinery infrastructure. Wood has a strong presence in the energy transition supporting the rapidly growing decarbonization and renewables industry in Canada and across the globe.

Come and join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients across Canada.

Come and join a winning team! Join #teamwood!

Please note this role will work our standard office hybrid work schedule.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To carry out duties and responsibilities as assigned by the lead electrical engineer
  • Execute engineering activities (Concept, Front End Engineering Development, Technical Study & Detailed Design)
  • Act as a discipline focal point as required.
  • Maintain the required technical quality of work.
  • Ensure that designs comply with the relevant Codes, Standards, Regulations and Procedures
  • Develop Sub-Station layout and preliminary design documentation.
  • Review, check and approve work output of discipline assigned personnel as required
  • Prepare High Voltage structure layout and of high-voltage switchyard equipment and control panels specification.
  • Prepare equipment specifications and design of High Voltage disconnect Switch, High Voltage/Medium Voltage Circuit Breaker, High Voltage Power Transformer, Medium Voltage Bus, Communications equipment, SCADA interface specification and design.
  • Preparation of Electrical Physical design packages consisting of One-line, Site Plan, Electrical Plan & Sections, Grounding Plan & Details, Conduit Plan & Details, Control House Plan, Control House Grounding Plan & Details, Lighting Plan, Lightning Protection Plan and Bill of material (BOM)
  • Grounding design per IEEE 80 and latest software tools
  • Lightning Shielding Studies
  • Insulation Coordination study
  • Cost estimates and Material take offs
  • Provide constrcution and commissioning support as required

Skills / Qualifications

  • Electrical Engineering Degree from a recognized university
  • Minimum of 10 years engineering experience, including minimum of 5 years experience with 240KV Utility substations in BC
  • Experience in an electrical utility environment is must.
  • Professional Engineer designation with EGBC and in Alberta
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) as well as BC Hydro system (and applicable utility in BC).
  • 240kV Switch station experience is must.


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 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.