Electrical Designer

Primary Engineering and Construction
Posted 2 months ago
$60k - $80k per year
Full Time

Job Description

Primary Engineering and Construction Corporation (Primary) is a leading provider of professional engineering and construction services. Our diverse teams and inclusive culture are the core that powers Primary, enabling us to tailor solutions to clients’ and Engineering communities’ specific needs through listening to and embracing unique perspectives. Primary connects them to what is possible today and provides a solid foundation for tomorrow.

We offer an extensive array of comprehensive engineering design and design/build services encompassing power system engineering, design-build services for utilities, joint use and telecommunication design, traffic and transportation engineering, and renewable energy systems. These services cater to a diverse range of clients, including electric utility companies, developers, builders, commercial and industrial businesses, mining companies, government, and private contractors. We are driven to build long-term relationships with both our customers and employees.

At Primary, we are dedicated to fostering an open and safe environment where all voices, whether from our team members, clients, or community, are valued and heard. As we grow our company, we remain committed to breaking down barriers and creating new opportunities within our industry.

Reporting to the Manager, BC Interior Operations, the Electrical Designer is responsible for the overall execution of underground/overhead electrical distribution projects at our Trail location.

Typical responsibilities may include:
• Coordinating and attending site visits for planning and implementation of electrical utility designs.
• Design and drafting of underground and overhead electrical distribution infrastructure using AutoCAD.
• Electrical and structural engineering calculations for underground and overhead systems.
• Compiling material lists and project cost estimates.
• Obtain approvals from and communicate with various stakeholders (electrical utility, customers, consultants, municipal and provincial authorities, etc.).
• Tracking and actively advancing multiple projects simultaneously.
• Other duties may be required related to completing the above work.

The eligible candidate should possess:
• Interpersonal skills that help develop business relationships and foster a friendly work environment.
• Strong collaborative skills and willingness to liaise with others to ensure projects are accurate, compliant, on time, and on budget.
• Demonstrated self-motivation and drive for improvement.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities.
• Electrical of Civil Bachelor of Engineering or Technologist Diploma from a recognized college or technical institution preferred, but other relevant experience is also considered.
• Class 5 driver’s license.

A few qualifications that would help you succeed:
• Familiarity with electrical utility design and construction standards.
• Experience working in the electric utility or engineering environment, ideally with experience in design and cost estimating of electrical distribution projects.
• Understanding of computer programming or experience creating/working with macro-enabled Excel workbooks.
• Knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code.
• Experience with AutoCAD, PLS-CADD, AGi32 and MS Office.


Primary offers a highly competitive compensation package including, competitive salaries, bonuses, Health & Dental benefits, Health Care Spending Account, flexible work schedules, paid vacation, Company Matching RRSP, flex days, and several career and professional development opportunities.

If you are ready for a new challenge and want to make a difference in the industry, please send your resume in confidence to careers@primaryeng.com

**Please note, you must be legally able to work in Canada**

We thank all candidates for their application however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

*Please see www.primaryeng.com for this and other positions we are recruiting.

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