Senior Electrical Engineer

June 15 2021
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Electrical, Engineering
Vancouver, BC

Working for BBA means being part of a team of talented people who have the passion to succeed and the drive to excel in order to provide first-class service to clients.

Recognized for its extensive field experience and cutting-edge expertise, BBA has been delivering a comprehensive range of consulting engineering services for 40 years, from studies and design to commissioning and operational support. Our firm is supported by a network of offices across Canada to carry out mandates at the local, national and international levels.

BBA provides a stimulating and friendly working atmosphere. We focus on building teams with complementary talents and provide employees with a work environment conducive to developing their skills.

BBA is a Canada's Best Employer recipient from Kincentric and is part of the prestigious Platinum Club of the Best Managed Companies, which unites companies that have held onto their title for over six consecutive years. For BBA, making the list speaks to the rigour of our practices and our unique approach to employee and client relations.

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Type of position: Regular

Job Description

As an Electrical Engineer in the BBA Vancouver office, you will lead and contribute to the execution of projects in conceptual, design, construction, commissioning and operational phases for our clients in the Energy, Industrial and Mining sectors. The responsibilities of this role include performing the following activities to the highest quality:

  • Work collaboratively with clients, project managers, engineers, designers and drafters in the preparation of deliverables to BBA and customer standards;
  • Prepare, review and approve engineering design packages including reports, studies, estimates, budgets, schedules, drawings, calculations, specifications, quotations, proposals, presentations;
  • Develop and implement work methods;
  • Perform site inspections, testing and commissioning at client sites, locally and abroad;
  • Oversee and prepare proposals including scoping, cost estimate and schedule;
  • Manage and lead single and multidisciplinary project work packages including preparing budget and schedule, and tracking deliverable progress;
  • Train, coach, mentor and supervise intermediate and junior Engineers, Technicians and drafters;
  • Maintain and grow business relationships and the quality of BBA's professional services.
  • In addition to the technical responsibilities of this position, we are looking for individuals who have experience and interest in project leadership responsibilities such as project discipline leads, project engineers and project managers.
  • At BBA, we expect project leaders to take on technical tasks in projects as well as the project management tasks to ensure our project leaders understand the details of the work being carried out.


Skills and Requirements

For this position, we are looking for candidates with the following experience:

  • Electrical Engineering Degree, or similar
  • 10 years of relevant project experience
  • Registered with EGBC as a P.Eng or eligible to register with EGBC as a P.Eng. within the next year
  • A valid class 5 BC driver's license
  • Excellent communication skills with high competency in English (both spoken and written)
  • Ability to travel on short notice to customer sites and other BBA offices
  • Experience preparing, reviewing and approving technical documents such as studies, reports, specifications, calculations, plans, and instructions
  • Experience preparing and reviewing design deliverables such as single line diagrams, layouts, elevations, material lists, cable and termination schedules, etc.
  • Experience preparing and reviewing project estimates
  • Familiarity with IEEE Color Books, CEC and NEC

The following experience will be valued, but is not necessary:

  • Practical knowledge of HV - MV substations including site layouts, reactive equipment, switching equipment, grounding, shielding, power distribution and lighting;
  • Knowledge of electrical equipment specifications, testing and commissioning;
  • Experience with ETAP, CDEGS, PSSE, SKM Power Tools, Easy Power or other software packages;
  • Experience with projects in the mining, or industrial sectors;
  • Experience in troubleshooting, commissioning and system installation;
  • Experience leading and managing projects, including design reviews, costs, schedules);
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical installation safety;
  • In-depth knowledge of MV and HV equipment and apparatus.

Behaviour and Values

  • Strong safety awareness;
  • Honest and trustworthy in accordance with BBA's ethics and values;
  • Customer focused with excellent communication skills and attention to detail;
  • Desire to share knowledge and experience with other peers;
  • Adaptable to various environments and situations;
  • Able to learn on the fly;
  • Strong ability to plan and organize self and others;
  • Results-oriented;
  • Able to work within scope, schedule and budget;
  • Aptitude for self-development and development of others;
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.


BBA is committed to promoting diversity and employment equity. We thank you for your interest in our firm. Please note that only those candidates selected will be contacted.

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