Company: Wood
Skills: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood performs consulting and EPCM services for many of Canada's power generation and power transmission companies.

Wood currently has an exciting opportunity for an Intermediate/Senior Transmission Line Engineer. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, Transmission Lines, this position is located in our Vancouver or Calgary offices. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities



  • Supporting engineering projects by creating detailed scopes and estimates, performing engineering calculations, developing detailed plan and profile design drawings, modeling using the highly specialized, custom-purpose software: PLS-CADD
  • Designing structures for high voltage transmission lines using PLS-POLE and PLS-TOWER
  • Engineering of transmission line projects from 'definition phase' through the 'implementation phase'.
  • Preparing staged design review packages in accordance with client's standards and maintaining detailed documentation of designs and calculations
  • Undertaking in-depth analysis/studies of problems, and identifying solutions and preparing reports to support studies/recommendations
  • Providing technical advice and guidance to design engineers
  • Proactively monitoring project engineering schedule and managing budgets for assigned projects
  • Providing procurement support to prepare material specifications, requisitions, scope documents, material take-off and technical evaluation of bids
  • Providing construction support and overall project engineering coordination during installation and commissioning with the client and subcontractors
  • Responding to information requests from site and completing project documentation including as-builts, calculations and return of data to the client
  • Maintaining and enhancing relationships with internal groups and external contractors and clients
  • Traveling and visiting project sites during project definition and execution
  • Supporting the management in planning, business development, proposal, performance evaluations and appraisals
  • Developing and implementing specifications, standards, templates and engineering tools


Skills / Qualifications





  • Electrical, Civil or Structural (preferred) Engineering Degree from a recognized university along with a Professional Engineering Designation with EGBC or similar. Holding Professional Engineering (PE) Designation in US is an asset
  • 8 plus years of transmission line engineering experience is required
  • Proven experience within a Transmission and Distribution Utility or EPC organization designing transmission lines utilizing PLS-CADD/PLS-TOWER/PLS-POLE is required
  • Knowledge of electrical or structural aspects of power transmission system
  • Knowledge of transmission line materials (structures, conductors/OHSW, OPGW/ADSS, insulators, hardware accessories and fittings
  • Direct experience on the safety aspects of the design of high voltage transmission lines
  • Utility-specific knowledge and safety requirements
  • Construction support experience for Transmission projects


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.