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