• Title
    Distribution Engineer, Intermediate/Senior
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Electrical
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood perform consulting and EPCM services for many of North America’s power generation and power distribution companies. 


    Wood currently have exciting opportunities for Intermediate and Senior Distribution Engineers. Reporting to the Manager, Distribution Engineering, this position is located in our Vancouver, BC office. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Engineering of distribution electrical projects through the entire project lifecycle: from conceptual and feasibility, though detailed design, and into construction and into service
    • Leading or supporting overhead and underground distribution engineering projects by clearly defining scopes of work, completing cost estimates, performing engineering calculations, and developing detailed design drawings
    • Supporting documentation processed for projects including technical specifications, tender documents, technical reports and project calculations
    • Providing construction support and overall project engineering coordination, including outages
    • Responding to information requests during construction and completing project documentation including as-builts, calculations and return of data to the client
    • Leading a team of experienced engineers and designers when required to successfully deliver a portfolio of challenging projects
    • Maintaining and enhancing relationships with other design disciplines and external stakeholders and assist team leads and managers
    • Mentoring and guiding junior staff
    • Traveling and visiting project sites during design and construction

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Electrical Engineering Degree from a recognized university along with a Professional Engineering Designation or eligibility for registration with APEGBC
    • 7+ years of overhead and underground distribution engineering experience serving BC Hydro and/or other utilities in North America
    • Knowledge of CSA/IEC/NESC Standards and Codes and major utility Engineering Standards
    • Knowledge of electrical design including the selection and installation of conductors, insulators, switchgear, circuit breakers, fuses and other distribution equipment is required
    • Knowledge of structural, civil and geotechnical aspects of distribution engineering is an asset
    • Knowledge of overhead systems design and the use of PLS-CADD is an asset
    • Experience with substation and transmission projects is an asset
    • Experience in power system analysis using software CYME, ETAP, etc
    • Experience with AutoCAD an asset
    • 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
    • Experience working in a utility or consulting environment and managing multiple projects with competing priorities
    • Able to take on responsibility for high-profile projects and grow professionally with our expanding organization
    • Passionate in all that you do, you are a dynamic team member who works hard but also has a lot of fun!

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


    Diversity Statement

    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.


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