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Electrical Engineer, Instrumentation & Gates in Chambly at Andritz

Date Posted: 4/8/2019

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Job Description

Our Chambly office specializes in automation and electrical power. Our mandates generally cover engineering services, product supply, installation and commissioning of equipment. The professionalism, creativity, excellence and efficiency of our employees make us a leader in the field of control and protection systems.

The selected candidate will cover a wide range of project scopes from rehabilitation of existing systems to new generating stations.



As a member of the Instrumentation & Gates team, the candidate’s main responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Design and execution of assigned projects in respect of established project schedules;
  • Review customer technical specification, identify relevant sections related to instrumentation, select and prepare instrument specifications as required by the project;
  • Coordinate with the mechanical engineering teams for generator, turbine, piping and water gate systems and the customer for the integration of instruments with their applicable equipment, Define cable pathways including embedded conduits and blockouts in walls;
  • Preparation of key engineering documents such as instrumentation schematics and installation drawings, instrument lists, cable lists and parts bills in relation to project technical specifications and applicable codes;
  • Design instrumentation and control cabinets, marshalling and junction boxes within the scope of instrumentation and supervise the development of such documents required for manufacturing
  • Interface with Protection and Control system engineers to confirm flow of signals to and from instrumentation systems
  • Participate in design review meetings internally and with the customer;
  • Review and apply your engineer’s seal to technical documentation produced under his/her supervision;
  • Prepare and document test procedures and system validations and participate in factory and site acceptance tests;
  • Prepare technical specifications and support the purchasing process by participating in the selection, negotiations and technical discussions with suppliers and sub-contractors;
  • Support the installation and commissioning of hydro-electric generators and related electrical equipment at work site from the engineering office; (travel to site is discussed below)
  • Provide technical support to the sales team in preparing technical documentation and drawings for bids;
  • Participate in program initiatives aimed at reducing direct and indirect design costs and process streamlining to improve efficiency

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Member of the OIQ or PEO);
  • Minimum of 2 years experience designing instrumentation and control systems;
  • Experience in turbine-generator instrumentation or similar experience (asset);
  • Experience in electrical power generation – hydro or other (asset);
  • Knowledge of hydraulic power systems, water gates and turbine wicket gate hydraulics (asset);
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD (must) and ePlan (asset)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (ex. Excel, Word, Project, etc.);
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and meet project and deliverable schedules;
  • Attentive to work and product quality and to details;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both French and English;
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with ability to work in a team environment
  • Proven ability analyzing and solving technical problems, designing practical and robust solutions
  • Good self-starting and self-learning abilities; resourceful;
  • Willing and able to occasionally travel and participate in field work, mainly across Canada (10 to 30% of the time); 
  • *Legal status to work in Canada is required.