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Senior Electrical engineer, Substations

January 11 2022
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Electrical, Engineering, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC

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


The successful candidate is an efficient professional who establishes and maintains many client relationships and who has the skills to develop new relationships in the energy and heavy industry sectors. The candidate must be recognized in the market for his or her technical expertise and service excellence in designing electrical substations. The incumbent must also be as comfortable leading design projects as relying on his or her client network to generate requests for proposals, preparing and submitting proposals and managing project execution. BBA provides a collaborative work environment that encourages work-life flexibility and has an engaged and collegial workforce. This is a rare opportunity to develop your career and, at the same time, directly contribute to the firm’s growth and development.

As a senior engineer, you will contribute to business development, proposals and various engineering phases (preliminary and detailed engineering, construction assistance, etc.) related to designing electrical substations.

The successful candidate will carry out the following activities:

  • Approach new clients.
  • Develop and maintain lasting client relationships.
  • Network with client contacts to assess their needs and solicit requests for proposals.
  • Participate in innovation plans to diversify markets.
  • Define the scope of projects and proposals.
  • Lead engineering projects, design reviews and prepare technical reports.
  • Plan and coordinate work, from studies to commissioning.
  • Draft technical documents and provide technical training in own field of expertise.
  • Help prepare engineering studies: impact analysis, ground grid study, protection study, arc flash study, etc.
  • Prepare detailed engineering designs and technical specifications for construction.
  • Assign and review the work of junior engineers (interns), technicians and drafters assigned to projects and assess the technical scope.
  • Provide construction and commissioning support.

Work schedule : 37.50 hours


  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Team player and collaborative spirit
  • Desire to excel and business acumen
  • Action-oriented
  • Ability to make informed decisions
  • Ability to develop the skills of direct reports and other employees
  • Independent
  • Agile
  • Creative


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering or equivalent
  • Ten years of relevant experience with substations
  • Member of a Canadian professional engineering association
  • Practical experience in heavy industrial sectors: mining, oil and gas, electric power (electrical distribution and infrastructure of underground and open-pit mines, protection and control (P&C), electrical arrangement, equipment specifications, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of Canadian utilities standards (Hydro-Québec, Hydro One, etc.)
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Asset: Experience in a consulting engineering environment
  • Asset: Experience performing cost estimates and preparing and presenting proposals
  • Asset: Bilingual (English and French)

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. network