Traction Power Engineer
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
6d ago

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that.

We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists.

That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives.

And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR currently has an opening in our Greater Toronto Area offices for a Traction Power Engineer in our Transit Engineering group which is part of our Transportation division.

In the role of Traction Power Engineer we'll count on you to :

  • Coordinate work of the electrical design team on large rail / transit projects through the schematic design development and contract document phase of a project
  • Establish meetings and participate in reviews with various governing agencies for code compliance
  • Coordinate workload to complete the project on schedule
  • Conduct work sessions at the project site in conjunction with the Project Manager and other disciplines
  • Review electrical documents for areas of conflict with all disciplines
  • Write / edit electrical specifications and select equipment, electrical systems and devices to suit the project or client requirements
  • Coordinate with and assist affected disciplines with addenda, RFIs, CPRs and change orders, and take responsibility to incorporate agreed-upon changes into the project documents
  • Provide construction contract administration as needed
  • Conduct QA / QC on the work of other Electrical Engineers, Electrical Coordinators or Technicians
  • Perform other duties as needed
  • Keywords : Transit System Engineering; Traction Power; Rail;
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Architectural Engineering with an Electrical emphasis
  • P.Eng preferred in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with both low and medium voltage power systems in both AC and DC systems
  • Experience with both overhead and 3rd rail power systems
  • Experience sizing power stations and substations,
  • Experience in stray current and induction studies and mitigation measures design.
  • Strong computer skills, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and electrical design software
  • Previous experience with an architectural / engineering or engineering consulting firm desired
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years experience in electrical design
  • Experience and / or interest in sustainable design / LEED desired but not required
  • Experience in determining appropriate power system for new state of the art rail lines
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

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