• Title
    Automation Control System Technologist, Transmission & Distribution
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Electrical
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood currently has an exciting opportunity available for an Automation Control System Technologist, Transmission & Distribution, in our Vancouver, BC office. If you are looking for a challenging career and an opportunity to work with experts in the industry, we’re the engineering firm for you.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Performing design development, testing, validation and implementation of configuration and programming of the following IEDs and systems:
      • Automation controllers
      • Data concentrators
      • Digital multifunction meters
      • Transformer LTC controllers
      • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
      • HMIs
      • RTU and SCADA systems
    • Developing IED point lists for substation control and automation systems
    • Preparing and reviewing engineering documents, specifications, inspection and testing plans/procedures
    • Reviewing design documentation, automation system design and configuration with Owner’s Engineer to ensure the design satisfies project’s requirements
    • Performing factory acceptance testing of control and automation equipment and IED configurations at manufacturer’s facility
    • Leading activities to ensure engineering, configuration, testing, installation, construction and commissioning are completed to project’s and customer’s requirements
    • Coordinating construction and commissioning activities with utility clients and subcontractors
    • Responding to information requests from construction sites in a timely manner and completing project documentation, including issuing as-built documentations and configuration files for record and returning data to clients
    • Traveling to site for conducting site surveys and commissioning support, when required, and liaising with internal groups, external contractors and clients
    • Enhancing and maintaining relationships with internal groups as well as external contractors and clients.
      Leading the Automation scope of projects

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Diploma in Electrical Technology (2 or 3 years) from a nationally accredited program or equivalent along with an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) certification or the ability to register with ASTTBC
    • Minimum 5 years of automation device configuration and programming experience of which, at least, 2 years in a Transmission and Distribution Utility or EPCM organization designing substation projects
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Proven ability to work independently and manage time effectively between multiple projects
    • 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
    • Familiarity with protection, control and automation layouts, block diagrams, schematics and wiring diagrams is required

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  www.woodplc.com  

    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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