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Electrical Engineer - Vancouver

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Date: Nov 7, 2022

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 70401 

Job Category: Engineering; Instrumentation & Controls 

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Our Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.



We are seeking a qualified Electrical Engineer with design experience of auxiliary electrical equipment at hydroelectric generating stations, substations, and dams. Such equipment will include low/medium/high voltage switchgear, transformers, motors and motor control centers, diesel generators, lighting, cables and cable raceway systems, and grounding.

Key responsibilities for this role include:  

  • Working in a fast-paced, dynamic team with other engineers in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Performing design calculations and documenting findings and recommendations in a report
  • Preparing specifications for the procurement of a variety of electrical equipment for hydroelectric generating stations, substations, and dams
  • Preparing single line diagrams, schematics, wiring diagrams, cable schedules, and equipment layouts
  • Preparing electrical design calculation including voltage drop, grounding, lighting, etc.
  • Preparing procurement packages (equipment specifications, technical bid evaluations, vendor data review)
  • Preparing equipment operating manuals, test procedures, and training materials
  • Working primarily out of the Vancouver office, but willing to travel to remote sites for short periods (1 day to 2 weeks) to participate in meetings, conducting inspections, commissioning, and testing


 Education, Skills and Qualifications for this position include: 

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized and accredited institution
  • A minimum of 6 years of professional experience, including relevant experience in the following:
    • Experience with design of electrical equipment within hydroelectric generating stations, substations, and dams, including low/medium/high voltage switchgear, transformers, motors and motor control centers, diesel generators, lighting, cables and cable raceway systems, and grounding
    • Working knowledge of process controls and instrumentation will be considered an asset
    • Working knowledge of generators, exciters, and governors will be considered an asset
    • Experience with load flow, short-circuit, and arc flash modelling software (EasyPower, ETAP, SKM, etc.)
    • Proficiency with other Computer Design Tools (Mathcad, AutoCAD) will be considered an asset
    • Knowledgeable with electrical design and their practical applications, regional codes, and standards (CSA, NEC, IEC, IEEE etc.),
    • Strong written and verbal communication skill, interpersonal and relationship management skills
    • Ability to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams
    • Strong client focus and a desire to achieve results including the ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines
    • Registration (or eligibility for registration) as a Professional Engineer in BC or another Canadian Province
  • Site and commissioning experience will be considered an asset


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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