Project Engineer

Burnaby, British Columbia
Job ID:
Sourjya Chatterjee

Our client is a provider of reliable, affordable electricity.  They have an immediate need for a project engineer to join their team for a short 2 month contract opportunity.

The Project Engineer is a fully qualified and accredited engineering professional who applies theoretical and practical knowledge to provide engineering design, estimating, planning, and quality management services for low to medium complexity projects and/or operations safely, with quality, within budget, and on time.

Experience and Role Accountabilities

  • A minimum four (4) years of in a relevant engineering field or equivalent.
  • Develop safe engineering solutions by using initiative and judgement to perform activities such as developing designs, analyzing and resolving problems, and interpreting engineering specifications on low to medium complexity assignments for projects and/or operations.
  • Assist project or operations management to meet safety, cost, quality, and time objectives by performing activities such as proposing changes in plans and estimated costs, recommending payment for work completed by contractors, preparing progress reports, coordinating work schedules and other similar tasks.
  • Participate in the client’s engineering practice by conducting independent studies and analysis, exercising judgment in selecting and interpreting information, recommending safe engineering designs, and making typical decisions related to standard methods and designs so that engineering standards are maintained. 
  • Perform periodic tasks independently which may include on-site construction quality control and monitoring to ensure design compliance.
  • Engage with senior engineering team where engineering problems are difficult, complex, or unusual to support BC Hydro’s management of engineering risk.

Education and Skills

  • University graduate in applied science or engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with Engineers & Geoscientists BC or with another jurisdiction and eligible for registration as such with Engineers & Geoscientists BC
  • Familiarity with CAD systems and drawing standards
  • Ability to use standard industry design/analysis software
  • Intermediate MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Intermediate English skills for professional environment, written and spoken

Role Speciality P&C Design – Generation – Stations

Additional Experience and Role Accountabilities

  • This role requires experience with the design of Generation protection and control systems in electrical utility Generating stations.
  • The work is focused on the protection and control systems related to generating units and associated auxiliary equipment.
  • Prepare project documentation and deliverables in accordance with project and Engineering Design Practices (i.e. evaluation reports, specifications, proposals, estimates, design basis', calculations, hazard logs, test plans).
  • Prepare design work packages including scope, duration, and level of effort estimates.
  • Prepare signed/sealed engineering deliverables as a Professional of Record (PoR) in accordance with EGBC and Design Practices.
  • Provide technical assistance and construction support in the field and undertake field reviews as required by EGBC.
  • Prepare detailed designs and documentation for protection and control systems in substations with operating voltages from 12 kV to 500 kV in accordance with company and industry standards and practices.
  • Prepare detailed design packages (equipment layouts, single line diagrams, ac/dc schematics diagrams, cable schedules, wiring diagrams, material lists, external connections) required to install or modify equipment, including interfacing to the existing station systems, ready to issue and archive in the Drawing file system.
  • Specify and procure materials, panel assemblies and other related equipment.
  • Providing technical review of designs prepared by others following established practices.
  • Prepare reports detailing condition assessment investigations of facility equipment and systems, evaluation and analysis of the investigation, and recommendations to address any deficiencies found.
  • Provide technical guidance during equipment installation, calibration and commissioning.
  • Prepare commissioning test plans and summary of requirements documentation.
  • Provide training for end-users and peers on the theory and operational use of the installed or modified equipment/systems.

Work Assignment Requirements

  • Must have solid knowledge of generator and transformer protection and AC station service
  • Must have experience processing record issue drawings
  • Must have experience designing protection and control equipment including preparation of new schematics, wiring prints, layouts for generator protection replacement


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