18671 – Regional Distribution Engineer


Our client, one of the largest electrical energy suppliers in Canada, has an immediate need for a Regional Distribution Engineer . This is a contract position for one (1) year located in Burnaby, British Columbia. Chances of extension are high for the right candidate. Description The Engineer in this role will support operations, maintenance, repair, replacement and expansion of the Distribution System. Investigate, analyze and solve a variety of engineering problems, including the more challenging and unusual, by developing engineering techniques, devising new approaches and/or applying existing criteria in new ways Provide technical guidance, instruction, and assistance related to the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and modifications of equipment Accountabilities Use CYME engineering software to analyse existing and future Distribution Circuits. Conduct Load Flow analysis using CYME DIST for circuit capacity, load connection reviews, voltage profile and low voltage mitigation, phase balancing and conductor size upgrades. Conduct fault current analysis and protection coordination studies. Determine fuse sizes for branch lines, determine recloser, switch gear, capacitor bank and voltage regulator settings to ensure a reliable and safe system. Conduct thermal studies of cables in ducts and provide appropriate derating of feeder cables using CYME CAP software. Use SPIDAcalc non-linear pole line analysis tool to evaluate pole line design and create non-standard OH Line design solutions. Note: experience with PLS-Pole and PLS-CADD non-linear pole line design would be an asset. Provide technical support to Design Technicians and Technologist in customer connection and system improvement requests. Fulfill POR responsibilities for any non-standard/engineered solutions. Review Customer Electrical Consulting Engineer submissions to determine if they have met requirements, including protection coordination, switch gear design, single line diagram, grounding, surge arrestors or requests for variance from standards. Provide technical expertise to support the capital infrastructure renewal and expansion programs. Act as Owners’ Engineer to review and provide feedback on designs created by external consultants for adherence to standards and system impact. Work with the Planning Engineering, Project Delivery, Design, Standards, Customer Consultants, Field Operations (Operations Centre, District Line Crews, Cable Crews) and other stakeholders to facilitate safe and economical solutions for the Distribution System. Attend Safety, Environmental and Technical Training Sessions unique to through on-line and in class training. Required 8 years of experience in a relevant engineering field or equivalent. Distribution Utility experience is an asset Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and will be required to Provide Proof of Permit to Practice, registered with EGBC when hired Degree in Electrical Engineering recognized by universities in Canada, Power Engineering preferred Demonstrated experience and technical knowledge in both Overhead – and underground electric utility distribution systems operating at voltages at or below 35kV including automation Broad range of distribution related skills including planning, system engineering, protection engineering, design, and project management Demonstrated ability to perform system analysis Must have class 5 drivers license Willingness to travel Additional Information Candidates need to be in located in the lower mainland as they will be working a Hybrid Schedule of 2 days in the office Work space will be provided in the office on a hybrid basis. Laptop will be provided and access to all required engineering software. Consultant to provide their own cellular telephone. Travel to remote locations for site visits is required, approximately once every second month. The costs will be refunded in accordance with company travel expense policy. On-site meetings in the Fraser Valley area up to twice a month. If you’re a technical professional, you know that at RAISE an Ian Martin Group Company, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at helloraiserecruiting.com We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. WES

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