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Electrical Power Systems Engineer in Richmond at Andritz

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

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Job Description

Our Automation Solutions division is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Power Systems Engineer for our Richmond, BC office. In this position, you will be responsible for the development, design, and delivery of electrical power systems projects for our customers including generator interconnections, protection systems upgrade, harmonics mitigation, and designs of substation and power distribution systems. With each project, you will be responsible for solving problems throughout the design process from the conception of the design through to commissioning, while establishing effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

To reward your commitment, we offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefit package, defined contribution pension plan, and a flexible working environment.

Responsibilities may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Estimate, plan, manage and coordinate small to mid-sized electrical power system projects
  • Perform engineering studies and provide solutions to problems of varying complexities using simulation software such as SKM Power*Tools, ETAP or EasyPower
  • Design and commission medium voltage and high voltage electrical power systems
  • Perform protection and control systems design and settings
  • Overall plant protection scheme design
  • AC/DC schematics, protection cabinet design and wiring
  • Detailed protection settings including large industrial transformer, motor and generator protection
  • Synchronization schemes with multiple sync points
  • Load shedding schemes
  • Relay and meter digital communication network
  • Articulate design concepts to internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepare and evaluate tender and construction packages, including drawings, equipment and construction/installation specifications, and other supporting documentation
  • Provide project management, leadership, and technical guidance to a team of engineers and project stakeholders

Job Requirements

When selecting candidates, we will be looking for the following essential skills, abilities, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • 7-15 years’ experience in industrial electrical power design
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, with EGBC
  • Proven experience with process electrification and power distribution solutions for mill sin the pulp and paper, chemical, and/or mining industries
  • Power system studies (short circuit, load flow, coordination, arc flash) using SKM, ETAP or EasyPower software
  • Protection and controls design and relay settings
  • Resourceful, self-managed and goal driven but still able to work effectively in a team
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Practical knowledge of CEC, NEC and IEEE standards
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Ability and willingness to travel to domestic and international sites

Other valued, but non-essential skills, abilities, and experience include:

  • Consulting engineering experience
  • Commissioning, construction, and start-up experience
  • Mill islanding and load shedding strategy
  • Voltage and reactive power control strategy
  • High voltage distribution equipment specifications and testing