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Intermediate Electrical System Engineer

  1. Mississauga
  1. Nuclear

An Electrical Engineer is required to independently carry out various aspects of electrical system conceptual and detailed level design, equipment design and procurement support for various plant systems.   Clients for this work are the various CANDU power plant utilities in Canada and abroad as well as support to other Nuclear Clients.


  • The Electrical Engineer will report to the Electrical Manager and would be required to work independently on the execution of electrical system and equipment-related engineering tasks.
  • The types of systems and equipment dealt with by the electrical section may include Class I, II, II and IV electrical systems for the plant, electrical systems for ancillary building and facilities such as motors, buses, standby generators, main generators, uninterruptible power supplies, wiring and cabling, cable trays, conduits, containment penetrations, protective breakers and switchgear, associated cabinets including MCR panel changes and connection hardware, etc.
  • The types of engineering work done by the Engineer may include, plant walk-downs, preparation of system- and equipment-level design modifications to plant electrical systems, sizing of power cables and electrical equipment to meet the requirements of the associated loads, specification of grounding arrangements, specification and layout design of electrical panels and switchgear and of the various types of electrical equipment to meet environmental qualification and seismic requirements as well as functional and performance requirements, selection of appropriate wiring and cabling types for various applications, cable tray design, routing of wiring and cabling, and electrical power system analysis using ETAP as necessary to support the various aspects of the design work.
  • Examples of the kinds of documentation to be produced by the electrical section include Design Requirements, Design Manuals, Design Plans, Bills of Materials, various kinds of Design Lists, Load Lists, Design Calculations, Technical Specifications, EQ reports, Analysis Reports, System Classification lists, Material Requests, Engineering Quotation Requests, Technical Evaluations and Recommendations to Purchase, and Operations Flowsheet markups. ETAP studies including short circuit, load flow, voltage drop and protection and controls.
  • Prepare estimates, schedule and costing for various proposals.
  • Ensure strict adherence to budget and schedule on all assigned tasks.
  • Provide support and mentorship to junior members of the section.
  • Answer technical questions and prepare presentations for management, other groups in the company, and client-organization management and staff.
  • Liaise with external agencies, such as vendors, other project representatives, contractors and regulators, as required.
  • Participation in formal engineering design reviews.
  • Interact with customers and support the development of new business opportunities in the Electrical Systems area.


  • Relevant Honors degree in Engineering from a university of recognized standing plus a minimum of 8-10 years of practical experience, including significant experience in the design and analysis of plant electrical power distribution systems and equipment, wiring and cabling, and electrical equipment selection, sizing, including preparation of design requirements, design descriptions, technical specifications, EQR's, and post-order engineering.
  • Relevant Candu/nuclear experience is an asset.
  • Licensed with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  • Demonstrated supervisory capability is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to produce section deliverables on time and on budget under tight schedule and budget constraints.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle wide range of work assignments and topics simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle technical interfaces with clients and suppliers and with other groups and projects.
  • Knowledge of CANDU Electrical systems and associated equipment, and familiarity with one or more CANDU plant instances of these systems and equipment is an asset.
  • Good working knowledge of IEEE, CSA and other applicable industry codes and standards, the Ontario Electrical Code, and applicable CNSC regulatory and consultative documents.
  • Must have strong technical skills, keen problem-solving capabilities, and ability to seek and find practical solutions to engineering problems.
  • Must have the ability to work in an ever-changing environment, with conflicting priorities.

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.

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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