Electrical Designer (Substations)

Ref No. BHN511197
Location Calgary, Canada
Start date 08/02/2023
Job type Contract (1 year)
Job Status Closed
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Note: the successful candidate can work from either the Calgary or Toronto offices.


At least 3 years of substation design experience

The Job

A Substation Electrical Designer (Physical or P&C) will perform various phases of planning drawing, layout, site evaluations, wiring, structural and foundation drawings and designs of Physical or Protection/Control packages as part of a project team. This position will work on various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.

  • Design various electrical projects including creating electrical schematics, grid plan layouts, AC/DC systems, lighting systems, protection and controls, and site and facility design. Follow all company, client and project design and drafting standards.
  • Execute variety of electrical design assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components and refining rough sketches.
  • Execute changes to designs or sketches and redlines or mark-ups on ongoing projects.
  • Analyze reports, drawings and tests to plan and design projects.
  • Interpret and incorporate design codes and specifications related to design requirements.
  • Review design drawings for quality assurance within scope, budget and schedule. Perform project tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines.
  • Compute volume calculations for conduit/grounding layouts, equipment and panel wiring diagrams and relay panel schematics.
  • Organize and maintain all revisions of project drawings, plot files and project-related information are stored in a logical and well-structural manner.
  • Responsible for clear and concise written and verbal communications, as it relates to the project client coordination.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in drafting technology or related field and two years related experience or associate's degree and three years related experience or four years progressive detailing and design experience.
  • Advanced understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, MicroStation, Mathcad and Excel to develop the design deliverables. Ability to learn and effectively utilize new design software programs. ACADE is a plus.
  • Advanced ability to utilize 2D applications to prepare engineering drawings. Ability to utilize 3D applications on the physical design side is strongly preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.
  • Physical Design Applicants: Ability to take various conceptual SLD, layouts through detailed design including plans/section, grounding, conduit, details, BOMs, etc. Experience with lightning protection/lighting/grounding modeling is a plus.
  • Protection and Control Design: Ability to take various relay one-lines through detailed schematics design. Ability to take schematic design through detailed wiring design. Experience with AC/DC calculations, cable length determination, conduit fill calcs, etc. is a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge in the theory and practices of assigned discipline; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to the assigned discipline; and capable of operating related discipline design software necessary to execute production tasks.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others including, but not limited to Project Managers, Engineers and Designers in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
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