About the position

Reporting to the Team Lead of Engineering, the Electrical Engineer is responsible for complete electrical engineering as it pertains to the development, design, review and implementation of large-scale rooftop and utility scale ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

The Electrical Engineer shall utilize academic and experience-based industry knowledge to lead solar projects through the development, design, construction and commissioning stages. The Electrical Engineer shall be capable of working with a team of project managers, engineers and system designers to accomplish their tasks within the assigned schedule. Additionally, the Electrical Engineer may be assigned tasks to conceive and develop resources for process and engineering knowledge improvements. The Electrical Engineer will contribute to the best practices development of the Endura Energy engineering and project management teams

The position is located in our Toronto, ON office. The majority of time spent is in an office environment with periodic travel to construction sites on an as needed basis. The focus of this position is in the Ontario market but future opportunities exist for international solar development.

 

Responsibilities

Prepare detailed design drawings including:

  • Site Layouts including overall site plan, MV substations, equipment areas, etc.
  • Single line and three line diagrams for LV, MV and HV systems
  • Underground and overhead MV collector/distribution lines
  • Schematics (protection & control, SCADA, logic diagrams, etc.) 
  • Auxiliary systems layouts (equipment, cabling, cable tray, grounding, lighting, etc.) 
  • Electrical installation details
  • Wire and cable schedules


Prepare equipment specifications & bill of materials including: 

  • Power & Distribution Transformers (pad-mounted, pole-mounted and vault)
  • Low Voltage Distribution Equipment (Switchgear, Panelboards, Splitters, Isolation & Circuit Protection Devices)
  • MV Distribution Equipment (Pad-mounted and pole-mounted switchgear)
  • Station Service Equipment and Emergency Distribution Equipment
  • Solar photovoltaic system equipment (inverters, combiner boxes, modules, etc.)
  • Conductor and cable selection
  • Other applicable materials (connectors, wiring devices, lighting, etc.)
  • Assist in the development of renewable projects through: 
    • Major component selection
    • Array and interconnection layout preparation
    • System sizing and formulation of design considerations 


Perform system studies as required including: 

  • Cable ampacity, voltage drop, demand factor and equipment sizing
  • Short Circuit, Arc-Flash and Time-Current Coordination 
  • Grounding and Surge Protection 


Assist in construction administration activities including: 

  • Preparing project budgets
  • Review of shop drawings and bill of materials
  • Preparation and review of change orders, site instructions, contractor and inspector correspondence
  • Performance and/or review of commissioning activities
  • Perform reviews of project documentation prior to release
  • Technical writing (client reports, equipment specifications, construction specifications)
  • Interface directly with project managers, engineers, subcontractors, clients, construction teams, electrical utilities (Hydro One, etc.) and regulatory agencies (IESO, ESA, municipalities, etc.)
  • Provide leadership on the continuous improvements in project design, plans, engineering processes and knowledge management
  • Actively support business development activities as required
 

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience in an engineering design role
  • University degree in Electrical Engineering is required
  • Ontario Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation is preferred
  • Demonstrated design experience in Electrical Engineering in a consulting, construction and/or commissioning capacity
  • Experience in generation and renewable energy projects (particularly photovoltaic systems) is preferred
  • Experience working with array racking manufacturers, geotechnical, civil and structural engineers on outdoor green-field projects is an asset
  • Thorough knowledge of major codes and standards: OESC, CSA, IEEE, NBC, NFC
  • Experience working with SCADA/communications systems is a bonus
  • Very strong demonstrated verbal and written English skills
  • Ability to communicate with customers in a positive, clear and effective professional manner
  • Must be self-driven, highly motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Driver’s license and access to vehicle for local business travel is required
  • Ability to travel throughout Ontario as required
 

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