RE-POST Electrical Engineer
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Chalk River, Ontario, Canada
2d ago

INTRO

The Electrical Engineer will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and lead all discipline related Engineering activities / work packages that may present itself during the operation of the Electrical Safety Program at CNL.

DUTIES

  • Provide the necessary expert engineering advice and recommendations to the Engineering Manager for decision and guidance
  • Evaluate existing electrical design to accommodate retrofits, modifications and improvements.
  • Contribute to the development of conceptual, preliminary and detailed design of Electrical Systems.
  • Prepare design documents, design requirements, design descriptions, technical specifications, tendering documents, standards, procedures and analyses reports.
  • Review and / or recommend technical specification for Electrical equipment, tests, and processes / procedures.
  • Provide engineering support during the construction, installation and commissioning project phases.
  • Provide subject matter expert review and acceptance of designs prepared by outside agencies.
  • Supervise technical staff and / or Junior Staff.
  • Develop engineering specifications and standards facilitating a consistent design approach.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team and interact with staff at various levels of the organization.
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team to complete the required task.
  • Able to interpret design drawings, documents, data collected from field visits and client’s needs.
  • Able to develop innovative and safe solutions to Electrical Engineering challenges that may arise during the field season.
  • Safe compensatory measures also need to be part of the solution portfolio.

  • Able to carry out research as to codes and standards to apply, materials to use and procedures to use in the design.
  • Capable of supervising technicians and acting as mentor to junior engineers.
  • Able to interpret client’s needs and make recommendations as to alternatives to satisfy the need and the recommended solution and prepare the final solution (design, report).
  • Devises new approaches, applies existing criteria in new manners and draws conclusions from comparative situations. Recommendations are normally accepted as technically accurate and feasible.

    Education

  • Bachelor (Honours) degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized university.
  • Member of a provincial professional engineering association (e.g., PEO).
  • Experience

  • Sound knowledge of Electrical engineering and more than ten (10) years of significant related experience
  • Supervisory and project management experience.
  • Experienced in the technical procurement process, including supplier qualification reviews, bid evaluations, review and acceptance of technical deliverables;
  • and monitoring contractor performance vs. technical specifications.

  • Experience in Design of electrical distribution systems, medium and low voltage power supply systems; alarm systems; lighting and grounding systems, cables testing, etc.
  • Experience in electrical power studies (e.g. load flow, short circuit, coordination and arc flash) using power studies software (preferably ETAP).
  • Abilities and Skills

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in technical matters, to routinely solve technical problems and to make independent decisions.
  • Demonstrated performance in providing engineering oversight to various sizes of jobs.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; previous experience making technical presentations to small and large audiences.
  • Demonstrated effective team leadership and team-building skills.
  • Able to use computer programs, WORD, EXCEL.
  • Job / Industry Specific Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Design Engineering practices, organization and quality assurance processes, Engineering Change Control and Configuration Management.
  • Excellent knowledge of CNL's engineering practices, organization and quality management program is an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CSA N286 / N285 quality standards.
  • Knowledge of radiation protection (RP) standards and RP practices.
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