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  • Job reference: RMS0126691

Electrical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/06/2013
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The Company:
Our client, a diverse Canadian Energy Company, plans new developments estimated at $12+ Billion over the next 5 years.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Residents of Newfoundland & Labrador will be given first consideration for this position.

The Role:
The incumbent performs the duties of an Electrical Engineer specializing in the Design, Installation, Commissioning, Handover, and Operation & Maintenance of Hydroelectric Generation, High Voltage Transmission Systems both AC and DC including Submarine Cables. Exercises strong judgment and initiative in implementation of major work assignments. Interacts extensively with existing client personnel to enable seamless integration of the project into existing client systems. Reviews work of consultants and other engineers.

The incumbent provides leadership in the completion of activities related to the Electrical aspects of the hydroelectric generation and transmission systems of theproject. Major areas of involvement are in the design, construction and commissioning of protection and control equipment and systems for the construction and operation of a hydroelectric generating plant, high voltage ac and dc overhead lines, and submarine cables. Typical assignments will be related to generator, exciter, governor, switchgear, DC system, transformers, breakers, disconnects, CT & PT, building heating and lighting etc. This includes the following activities:

• Ensures work incorporates the Corporation’s Safety and Health Program and Environmental Management Programs.
• Reviews technical specifications on many aspects of the protection and control system design and equipment evaluates bids and recommends award.
• Reviews manufacturers’ drawings and technical data to verify conformity with design criteria and Company's standards, codes, practices and operating philosophy.
• Provides technical input for large-scale projects, which span multiple years and multiple disciplines.
• Explores, analyzes, and introduces new design concepts, solutions, and innovative methods for achieving the Corporation’s strategic objectives, relying on basic theory, first principles, and original ideas.
• Directs consultants in the completion of specific assignments. Reviews and approves reports from consultants.
• Reviews FAT plans, procedures and participates in FAT’s of selected equipment/systems.
• Reviews static and dynamic test and commissioning procedures.
• Actively participates in static and dynamic commissioning of equipment and systems.
• Reviews test results.
• Reviews as-built documentation.
• Reviews operations and maintenance manuals.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Graduation from a recognized university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical); eligible for membership in PEGNL. Suggested minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience working with an electrical utility, with particular focus on design, construction and commissioning of high voltage transmission lines. In addition, this position requires thinking within concepts, principles and broad guidelines towards the corporation’s strategic objectives. The incumbent must possess excellent analytical skills combined with sound judgment and technical skills and ability to function in an unstructured environment. Familiarity required with codes and standards applicable with the discipline, particularly ASTM, IEEE, NEC, ANSI, IEC and CSA. This position requires a proven ability to accept responsibility in a highly technical environment.
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