Power Distribution Engineer

JOB TITLE Power Distribution Engineer

LOCATION Vancouver


Since 1964 the MCW Group has built a solid reputation for the delivery of Professional Consulting Engineering Services, Energy Management Services, and Engineering Development Services. The systems designed by the MCW Group of Companies are built to deliver energy effectively in the form of power, lighting, heating and cooling, as well as information in the form of voice and data. By the very nature of the solutions provided, the MCW Group of Companies help to create the environments required for Clients to live, educate, work, play and heal.


We have created for our clients the largest block of verified carbon emissions savings of any Canadian consulting firm. For more than two decades MCW Consultants Ltd., and its sister company, MCW Custom Energy Solutions Ltd. have been providing sustainable building designs with the goal to permanently reduce our clients' environmental footprint and create sustainable communities.


For further Information please check out our website: www.mcw.com.


Our Company is currently seeking self-motivated, hardworking Power Distribution Engineer to join our Vancouver office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who’s looking to grow and develop their professional career in the consulting industry.


Position: Power Distribution Engineer Location: Vancouver, BC

Responsibilities: The Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:


  • Actively design of medium voltage overhead and unground distribution systems, development of distribution standards, electrical specifications, structure analysis and distribution system planning.
    • Engineering and oversight of the preparation of distribution system designs and construction packages, preparation of distribution system studies and application of engineering of distribution standards
    • Provide leadership and mentorship to junior design staff to continuously improve design quality, efficiency, and process for sustainable work. Coordinate with work leads on design requirements, and provide engineering and design oversight in consultation with client owner’s engineers.
    • Strong software skills are a key requirement, along with proficiency in mechanics of materials and applied physics and mathematics. Working knowledge of electrical theory is required.
    • Working within a variety of the drawing managements systems as determined by MCW and their clients
    • Working with company and client standards as applicable
      • All duties to be performed accurately and efficiently in order to deliver quality products/services on schedule
      • Duties may require periodic travel to work sites for varying periods of time in order to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.


  • Overtime as required


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Undergraduate Electrical or Civil Engineering Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent, with five years or more of related work experience
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
    • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with clients and co-workers in clear, concise, and courteous fashion
    • Exercise flexiblity in handling multiple assignments with changing priorities
      • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
      • Experience leading and directing other technical staff members
      • Proven ability to meet deadlines/successful completion of deliverables
      • Established track record of delivering complex design into production
      • Analytical, thorough ,resourceful and strong attention to detail
      • Team and client-focused
      • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work under pressure
        • The ideal candidate demonstrates a high energy level, is motivated and a team player


It would be advantageous if the candidate has experience in:


  • Working with AutoCAD an asset.
  • Knowledge of, and experience working with IEC, IEEE and CSA Standards
  • Familiarity with the civil and structural aspects of distribution design is a definite asset.
  • Experience with PLS-CADD, SpidaCalc or CYME System modeling software


Expected Competencies:

In order to be successful in this position, the incumbent will be expected to possess the following competencies:


Achievement Orientation – Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results to help others meet and exceed the organization’s standards


Attention to Detail – Working in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner in order to recognize less obvious information


Teamwork – Working collaboratively with others to foster teamwork and achieve organizational goals


Using Information Technology – Using software and information technology to compliment one’s base knowledge in cases where limited information and resources are available to accomplish one's work


Resilience – Remaining energized and focused in the face of occasional ambiguity, change or strenuous work demands


Planning and Organizing – Developing, implementing, evaluating and adjusting own plans and activities to reach goals, while ensuring the optimal use of resources


Initiative – Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently by identifying the immediate action needed and seizing the opportunities that arise


Information Management – Demonstrating basic knowledge and ability and, with guidance using appropriate procedures to collect, organize, retrieve, maintain and disseminate information


Interested applicants please send your application to careers@mcw.com indicating the position title in the subject line.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


MCW Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer.

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