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  • Position Title:Senior Designer – Electrical
  • Job Family:Design / Drafting
  • Effective Date:June 2018
  • Classification Level:5


The Senior Electrical Designer / Drafter will be responsible for managing the design execution of projects involving the application of common electrical design principles and design theory (power and I&C) to develop solutions to meet the customer’s project requirements. This position will require a resource that possesses a sound working knowledge of standard electrical design practices and applicable codes and be able to independently apply that knowledge into functional design packages.

The Senior Electrical Designer / Drafter will gather information from various project stakeholders as required, including other disciplines, vendors, engineers, reference drawings and catalogs to produce complete, functional and constructible design packages in order to meet the project design requirements. The individual will be responsible for the construction of scenarios from various information sources, consider alternatives, develop details and follow through with solid workable solutions for design problems. This position will be expected to provide guidance and oversight to others on the design / drafting team who may be assigned to work with the individual.

Areas of Accountability

The Senior Electrical Designer / Drafter will be responsible for project execution including:

• Prepare electrical designs for medium to large sized projects
• Development of clear, accurate and complete drawing packages to be issued for construction purposes
• Apply electrical design knowledge in applications including:

– Area classification
– Power distribution including single-lines, electrical layouts, cable tray layouts, cable schedules, junction box layouts and wiring schematics
– Grounding details
– Lighting
– E-house layout
– Contactor / control panel design
– Heat-tracing
– Instrumentation layout
– Control Systems design
– Electrical equipment sizing
– Equipment specification and selection

• Assist with equipment specification, bidding, evaluation and procurement activities
• Lead field investigation efforts as part of the design effort requirements
• Provide guidance, oversight and mentorship to others on the Design / Drafting team
• Perform 3D modeling as required by project
• Produce 2D electrical design deliverables in accordance with client specification and policies to a high quality standard using the latest software
• Interact with all disciplines at project meetings, model reviews, etc.
• Collaborate with E&IC engineers to provide support, assistance, contribute solutions and introduce efficiencies
• Participate in design coordination with engineers and other technical discipline design leads in the completion of drawing packages
• Review and check design drawings and vendor shop drawings
• Independently evaluate, select and apply standard design techniques, procedures and criteria
• Perform other duties as required

Qualification Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess:

• 10+ years’ experience in oil & gas industry in the field of electrical engineering design
• 2-year SAIT/NAIT or equivalent diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology
• Design skills and knowledge of electrical/control system design
• Strong familiarity with CEC (Canadian Electrical Code), other applicable codes, standards and acceptable industry practices
• Familiar with field construction/installation techniques and able to lead field status reviews and/or investigations
• Knowledge of 3D modeling and application of discipline specific design criteria, codes, standard practices and theories
• Knowledge in the use of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation
• In-depth understanding of the design process, bidding and procurement, fabrication, construction and documentation required throughout the project
• Demonstrated ability to complete jobs through all phases, from conception through close-out
• Proven ability to build and maintain positive relationships with clients, team members and other department individuals
• Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
• Self-motived with a strong work ethic
• Strong ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
• SPI/SPEL experience would be an asset