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Electrical Engineer

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Electrical Engineer
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Many of the world’s top engineers and scientists come together in our Water business because they view a community’s interaction with water a bit differently—as a single holistic system, rather than unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. Working throughout the hydrologic cycle, we are delivering sustainable solutions to make sure water is where it should be and available when needed. Our experts guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. Every day, we help communities improve, reuse, and protect this precious resource for future generations. By 2025 we’re hiring 2,000 people (like you) to join our team. Grow with us, H2O+U.

Our Company

Stantec has been partnering with our clients for centuries to improve the quality of life around the world. We operate with the strength of a $4.8B company paired with the agility of an established practice that has delivered some of the most iconic and cutting-edge projects around the world. This proud legacy has fostered a culture of innovation and safety, leading our team to design some of the world’s most impactful water projects—projects vital to both local and global communities.

At Stantec, we take pride in our ability to provide quality and creative solutions across the world. Operating across many locations, our one-water perspective spans the life cycle of capture, treatment, use, reuse, and discharge, optimizing every facet of water management to sustainability serve the needs of people, industry, and the environment.

Your Opportunity


Are you ready to grow? We are looking for an Electrical Engineer to support our growth within the Water and Wastewater Business at Stantec. In this role you will be responsible for the design and execution of projects ranging in size and complexity, with a focus on industrial water and wastewater. Our people are Stantec’s most valuable resource, and in joining our team you will be able to leverage your career experiences and expertise within a culture that values inclusion, celebrates shared success, and applauds ambition. Does working with clients on great projects, with a talented team of professional’s appeal to you? Apply now and you can join some of the best technical people in the world and work on projects you can be proud of. #ElectricalH2O


Your Key Responsibilities


Our Electrical Engineers research, develop, design, and test electrical components, equipment, systems, and networks for engineering projects of a complex nature. They design electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for industrial water and wastewater purposes. They prepare layout drawings, schematics, and wiring diagrams for projects using computer-aided design (CAD) software. This position approves and prepares proposals and cost estimates and evaluates all project progress and recommends changes. Represents project work in client meetings and continues to cultivate relationships with client organizations.  The role includes:

  • Perform engineering design tasks on assigned projects under minimal supervision, including engineering drawings, engineering reports, presentations, and technical calculations. 
  • Develop project scope, budgets, and design approach for all project sizes, and support marketing and business development professionals in positioning for potential projects, writing technical portions of proposals, participating in client interviews and supporting negotiations for project contracts. 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in client project requirement meetings, coordination meetings with internal and/or external consultants, owner and contractor, sub-contractors, and vendors in preparation and coordination of project specifications. 
  • Lead project coordination meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor, sub-contractors, and vendors. 
  • Perform on technically complex projects and may act as a technical resource to other team members. Apply advanced knowledge of current principles and practices of electrical engineering and keeps informed of new methods and developments. 
  • Apply knowledge and expertise acquired through progressive experience to resolve complex issues where precedent may be limited. 
  • Assist and/or lead the development of proposals and contract negotiation.
  • Contribute to the development of new standards and specifications of electrical design. 
  • May supervise the work of other project resources, including setting the project budget and their schedules for completing the work in conjunction with Project Manager(s). 
  • Engineer of record on own work product, work of non-licensed engineers and technologist.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Requisite knowledge, interpretation, and application of industry standards as well as electrical codes.
  • Experience with distribution systems operating at 120/208V, 480V, and 4160V.
  • Experience with the development of schematic control diagrams and block diagrams.
  • Strong understanding of all phases of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications, particularly in the water/wastewater industry.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical systems means and methods, materials, and industry standards, particularly in the water/wastewater industry.
  • Ability to lead one or more teams through all phases of project document production.
  • Checks the work of others for accuracy and completeness and manages time to meet project budget and schedule.
  • Participates and collaborates in project team setting and to engage in creative and critical thought.
  • Advanced understanding of electrical engineering concepts and ability to effectively communicate ideas to others.
  • Well-versed understanding of Microsoft Office Suite and AutoDesk products (i.e. AutoCAD, BIM360). Familiarity with Revit is a plus but not a requirement.
  • Experience with specialized power system software such as ETAP and SKM PowerTools is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Experience with the construction phase of the project, including but not limited to shop drawing reviews, RFI reviews, and field inspections.

Water Capabilities and Credentials

  • Specialization in water/wastewater facility design
  • Assist in the develop construction bid documents
  • Bid review, proposal development, and manhour estimates
  • Assist in the development of design documents including conduit layouts, material specifications, etc.
  • Develop and build Client relations.
  • Assembling calculation packages for electrical designs, etc.
  • Assist with electrical construction, startup, and commissioning field support: client, contractor, and vendor interaction. 
  • Knowledge of electrical material specifications and procurement
  • Track record of coordinate with the other engineering disciplines; specifically Piping Design, Structural, Control Systems, Process Engineering and Construction.
  • General knowledge of industry standards and best practices.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • With a minimum of five years of related work experience or, an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. 
  • Licensed engineer in training (EIT) with plans to pursue a professional engineer (PE) license..

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

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