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Electrical Manager

  1. Sarnia
  1. Oil & gas

Why join us?

This position is based out of our Sarnia office.

With over 50,000 employees and revenues exceeding $5 billion annually, the SNC-Lavalin Group is one of the leading engineering and construction firms in the world. Our company provides engineering, procurement, construction, project management and project financing services to a variety of industry sectors. SNC-Lavalin maintains offices across Canada, in the United States and in approximately 50 other countries around the world.

Part of SNC-Lavalin’s Oil & Gas Sector, SNC-Lavalin’s Sarnia Operations provides engineering, procurement, project and construction management and related services to clients in the petrochemical, chemical, refining and heavy industrial sectors. We service a growing number of clients in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, in Southwestern Ontario. We have successfully completed numerous plant expansion and modernization projects, and we have significant revamp experience. The Sarnia Operations maintains several continuing services agreements with a number of clients; a strategy which has allowed us to build on our recognized expertise and expand our resource base to approximately 180 employees.

How will you contribute to the team?

The candidate will possess a solid understanding of electrical design principles complemented by practical working experience with industrial power distribution systems within Oil and Gas processing facilities. The candidate is required to be well organized and an effective communicator. The candidate will be able to work independently, lead a team of professionals (engineers and designers) and be effective when working in a team environment.

  • Proficient in electrical engineering theories and principles
  • Preparing Electrical equipment specifications, data sheets and purchasing requisitions
  • Area Classification Drawings and studies
  • Knowledge of Battery/ UPS system
  • Knowledge of Substation Grounding study and providing Grounding Grid Layout
  • Familiar with outdoor / indoor Substation Equipment layout.
  • Knowledge of applying engineering application software like ETAP or SKM to study relay coordination, load flow, short circuit, arc flash, harmonic and motor starting analysis
  • Load List and Electrical equipment sizing
  • Knowledge on electrical design calculations
  • Familiar with Heat Tracing design
  • Protection & Relay coordination studies
  • Knowledge of Interfacing with DCS, SCADA, PLC etc.
  • Preparing LV & MV Single Line Diagrams with strong knowledge of Relay & Metering systems
  • Developing motor protection and control schematics / wiring diagrams
  • Reviewing vendor designs for compliance with Technical Specifications and applicable
  • Monitoring and updating electrical manhours and schedule progress on assigned projects
  • Providing Electrical BOMs and major equipment costs for capital cost estimates at various project stages (Feasibility Study, PDB and Detailed Engineering)
  • Establishing scope of work for projects and proposals and developing engineering cost estimates and deliverable lists
  • Good writing skills to produce reports, scope documents and presentation materials
  • Attending project team meetings, Client meetings & vendor review meetings
  • Reviewing designs for constructability and accordance with project requirements.
  • Knowledge of domestic and international codes (CEC, CSA, IEEE, ANSI, API, NEMA, etc.)
  • Resource planning for the group
  • Review of workload and schedule for the group
  • Interface with the other department managers and client technical representatives
  • Regular meetings with the Director of Engineering
  • Regular communication sessions with the group
  • Assess department training needs
  • Performance appraisal and technical development of department staff
  • Keeping abreast of new technical developments and estimating their impacts
  • Establishing solid working relationships and communication with leads, department managers, project engineers and managers, and clients
  • Managing departmental work-share with our High Value Engineering Centre in

What will you contribute?

  • Experience in the design of electrical distribution systems in a project team environment with focus on studies, Front End (FEED)design, detailed design for new plants (or) modifications/replacements of existing equipment in process plants.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (P.Eng.)
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in other provinces or US states an asset
  • Minimum 15 year experience in electrical design, preferably in the Oil & Gas sector
  • Previous managerial experience an asset
  • High voltage experience an asset
  • Strong conceptual design skills
  • Field experience an asset
  • Able to design/analyze a broad range of electrical systems
  • Able to organize and conduct field investigations on electrical equipment and systems at client sites
  • In-depth knowledge of Canadian Design Codes
  • Knowledge of US Design Codes an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment
  • High Value Centre work-share experience

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

• Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes

• Competitive salary

• Flexible benefits

• Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes

• Work equipment provided according to the season (boot, bib, helmet, gloves, etc.);

• Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• 3 weeks of vacation time

• Learning and Development programs, training, career opportunities


The masculine gender is used only to simplify the wording.

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process

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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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.

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