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

    Wood’s Vancouver office services multiple industries including Mining & Minerals, Power & Energy and Infrastructure performing consulting and EPCM services executing world-class projects on five continents.


    Wood currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Substation Engineer. Reporting to the Substation Engineering Manager, this position is located in our Vancouver, B.C. office. This role has overall responsibility for providing substation engineering design on a variety of North American based projects. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.


    Key Responsibilities


    • Leading projects from conception stage through construction, including mentoring junior engineers and designers
    • Writing and planning project scope, proposals, estimates, change notices, and budgets
    • Leading a project team of engineers, designers and drafters in the design for 12kV to 500 kV electrical substations, including all deliverables for substation layouts, grounding and station services
    • Coordinating multidisciplinary engineering activities with protection & control (P&C), telecom, transmission, distribution and civil
    • Participating in client design and constructability review meetings
    • Evaluating equipment for suitability as per site and standard requirements
    • Enhancing and maintaining relationships with internal groups and external contractors and clients
    • Traveling and visiting client sites and offices during project definition, detailed design and construction
    • Checking specifications, drawings and test reports to ensure high quality design
    • Ensuring the latest safe practices and methods are integrated into the design
    • Coordinating with installation and commissioning activities with the utility and subcontractors
    • Responding to information requests from construction and ensuring project documentation is completed
    • Monitoring timesheets and man-hours expended

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Electrical Engineering Degree from a recognized university along with a Canadian Professional Engineering Designation (P.Eng.) or the ability to register as a Professional Engineer with EGBC
    • Minimum 8 years of electrical engineering experience in a Transmission and Distribution Utility or EPCM organization designing substations
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience managing groups of engineers, designers, and drafters
    • General understand of non-electrical disciplines such as civil, structural, and mechanical for coordination purposes

    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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