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Electrical Engineer in Training

  1. Halifax
  1. Cities & development

SNC-Lavalin Inc is seeking an Electrical Engineer in Training (EIT) for our Infrastructure Engineering team out of our Halifax, NS office. Seize an opportunity to have an impact working on a variety of projects that continue to improve not only Nova Scotia and Atlantic Infrastructure, but have the ability to be a part of major projects taking place across Canada (see Trillium and the recently announced Réseau express métropolitain).

At SNC-Lavalin, we believe the world-class expertise and unwavering commitment of our employees are the reasons for our success. The three pillars of Safety, Ethics and Quality are paramount and the ideal candidate will be outstanding in each of these areas. We value teamwork, respect and openness above all else, and we empower our people to grow and learn. Join us, as we work to become the world’s most sought-after engineering and construction firm.

This position will include a broad range of consulting tasks. Candidates must have strong verbal and written communication skills, have a keen interest in a fast paced work environment, and be proficient in organization, and time/budget management. The successful applicant must be able to work interchangeably in a team setting, and independently, and will be expected to liaise with professional staff including engineers, subcontractors and clients


  • Assisting senior personnel in developing design and engineering specifications such as lighting, power, fire alarms, and other related systems;
  • Preparing detailed engineering calculations and design layouts;
  • Coordinating with other disciplines in planning and executing project tasks;
  • Calculating and preparing bills of materials and cost estimates in accordance with established codes, standards, drawings and other specifications;
  • Updating project specifications based on provided comments;
  • Ensuring all completed work conforms to tasks requirements;
  • Conducting site visits and inspections;
  • Assisting in developing feasibility studies;
  • Assisting more experienced technical personnel with specific aspects of more complex tasks;
  • Carrying out technical research and writing reports;
  • Producing engineering documents such as, design reports, cost estimates and construction specifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering;
  • Professional Engineers-In-Training in Nova Scotia (or eligible for registration);
  • Basic knowledge of engineering terminology and design philosophy;
  • Experience working with and understanding drawings and documentation would be an asset;
  • Proficiency in Power System Analysis (short circuit, protection coordination and arc-flash hazard analysis) would be an asset;
  • Experience with AutoCAD;
  • Experience with REVIT would be an asset;
  • Planning work execution to meet set schedules;
  • Bilingualism French and English (written and spoken) an asset;
  • Eligibility for CISD Level II (SECRET) Clearance

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  

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