Lead Electrical Engineer - Power Systems Studies

April 9 2024
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Electrical, Power, Hydraulic, Wind, Nuclear,
Etobicoke, ON • Full time

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: Régulier

Your future role on our team

BBA is looking to expand our team in Toronto! This is an intermediate to senior technical position within our Power System Department. The position includes performing and leading planning and feasibility studies, interconnection studies, transient studies and systems analysis investigations for clients in North America. The successful candidate will also be involved in managing the power system engineering team and supporting with business development as a Team Lead.

With us, you'll get the opportunity to...

  • Perform, lead and oversee power systems analysis activities including load-flow, short-circuit, transient stability, electromagnetic transient, small-signal stability analysis, reliability analysis etc.
  • Mentor and grow a team of power system engineers of various experience levels and see to their continuous technical development
  • Participate to the Business development effort to generate leads, prepare proposals, and networking efforts
  • Prepare functional specifications for facility requirements related to different system development portfolios, for purposes of developing preliminary designs and obtaining estimates for the associated facilities
  • Perform, coordinate or review planning/system performance studies and transient studies for compliance with prevailing standards and criteria and good engineering practice
  • Prepare, report, and deliver presentations to clients
  • Maintain close coordination with other relevant BBA groups and Practices for cross selling and cross staffing opportunities.


Do your qualities and values match our corporate culture?

  • Results-driven
  • Strong commitment to health and safety
  • Inspirational leadership
  • Desire to motivate and develop the next generation
  • Ability to see beyond established standards
  • Managerial courage

Overview of certifications and job requirements

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of experience in power system analysis and planning
  • Proficient with the PSS®E software package, including all modules for load-flow, short-circuit and transient stability analysis
  • Proficient with PSCAD/EMTDC software
  • Experience modeling Inverter-Based Resources using EMT software (PSCAD / EMTP-RV).
  • Knowledge of simulation software (CYME, TSAT, CDEGS, EMTP RV)
  • Knowledge of dynamic analysis: system stability, machine startup, machine control
  • Knowledge of machine controls: control settings, transfer features, control diagrams
  • Knowledge of connection standards (Hydro-Quebec, IESO, AESO, others)
  • Availability to travel between BBA offices.
  • Proficiency in English, both spoken and written (French will be an asset)
  • Asset: knowledge of NERC standards (MOD-025, 026, 027 and 032)
  • Asset: graduate degree (Master's or Ph.D.)

At BBA, you get many benefits

  • A corporate culture that values expertise
  • Participation in innovation projects
  • Access to a profit-sharing program for all regular employees
  • Generous pension and insurance plan
  • Friendly, eco-mindful and high-tech workspaces
  • A caring environment where everyone's ideas are listened to and there is no perception of hierarchy


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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