• Title
    Protection and Controls Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    CA-NL-St. John's
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Electrical
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities


    Wood Canada Limited is recruiting a Protection and Controls (P&C) Engineer with experience in the electric utility industry. The P&C Engineer is responsible for providing protection and controls engineering design, construction and commissioning support to our electric utility and industrial clients.   We are looking for a creative and dedicated individual who will fit with our collaborative culture. If you enjoy working with other professionals who believe in creating innovative solutions to problems, we encourage you to apply.

    This position is located in our St. John’s, NL office.


    • Ensure Health and Safety and environmental regulations are followed methodically
    • Detailed design of protection and control systems for both medium and high voltage indoor/outdoor substations and transmission lines, primarily for electric utility companies
    • Preparation of one-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, control schematics, wiring diagrams, relay panel arrangements, and cable schedules
    • Provide mark-ups of existing substation schematic and wiring removal drawings (as applicable).
    • Perform basic calculations such as voltage drop, CT burden and saturation, short circuit, relay setting calculations and protection coordination studies
    • Ensure conformity and completeness of engineering packages against project requirements;
    • Preparation of bill of materials for procurement of P&C equipment and systems
    • Provide technical support during construction, testing and commissioning of P&C systems
    • Travel to vendor sites during fabrication and job sites during construction

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
    • Eligible for registration as a professional engineer with PEGNL
    • 7 years relevant experience on Electrical Protection and Controls projects
    • Solid knowledge of IEEE, ANSI, and CSA Standards and Codes
    • Attention to detail and pride in work quality
    • Excellent verbal, written communication skills
    • Strong client focus
    • Resourceful team player with self-starter aptitude

    Desirable Skills / Experience

    • Familiarity with Canadian electric utility industry practices;
    • Understanding of functionalities of Electrical Protection, Control systems, Substation Automation systems and SCADA/RTU systems;
    • Familiarity with modern Substation Automation communication standards and protocols (e.g. IEC 61850, DNP 3.0);
    • Experience with protection and automation devices and software (ABB, GE, SEL);
    • Experience with ETAP, PSCAD, CDEGS and other power system study software;


    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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