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Junior Electrical Technologist


Job Title: 

Junior Electrical Technologist


Burnaby, BC

Reports to:

Manager, Engineering Design

Job Posting#


Application Deadline

November 17, 2017

Primary Engineering and Construction Corporation (Primary) is a growth-oriented industry leader providing professional electrical engineering and construction services and specializing in emerging marketplaces in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

We offer design and design/build services for all types of electric utility distribution infrastructure to a wide variety of clients including electric utility companies, developers, builders, commercial and industrial businesses, oil companies, government, and private contractors.  We pride ourselves on the backbone of our organization as a team of dedicated veterans with a combined 175+ years of experience in utility distribution design, maintenance, and construction.  Our devotion to excellence has attracted some of the best young professional minds to our company.

We currently have an opening for an Junior Electrical Technologist, responsible for providing roadway lighting, traffic signal, and intelligent transportation system designs at our Burnaby, BC office.           

Typical responsibilities would include:

  • Design of underground and overhead electrical distribution infrastructure (4kV – 25kV system voltages)
  • Design of secondary electrical systems (up to 600V)
  • Customer meetings and site inspections
  • Project schedule management and tracking
  • Design coordination with customers, municipal authorities, other utilities & various project stakeholders
  • Lighting design and analysis
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering calculations for underground and overhead systems
  • Voltage drop calculations
  • Material take-offs from design and project estimating
  • Other duties as required by senior engineering staff, including contract administration

 The eligible candidate must possess:

  • An Electrical Engineering Diploma from a recognized college or technical institution.
  • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to develop business relationships conducted in a professional manner.
  • Strong collaborative skills and willingness to liaise with other disciplines (marketing, drafting, construction, survey, and civil) to ensure projects are accurate, compliant, on-time and on-budget.
  • A passion for your work and a drive for excellence.
  • Class 5 driver’s license.

A few qualifications that would help you succeed:

  • Experience working in the electric utility or related engineering environment, ideally with experience in design and cost estimating of electrical distribution projects.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Small World GIS, PLS-CADD, CYME, AGI32 and MS Office and distribution design software.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities;
  • Have shown leadership skills by participating in extra-curricular events, and volunteer work
  • Co-ops will be considered.

Primary offers a highly competitive compensation package including, competitive salaries, bonuses, Health & Dental benefits, flexible work schedules, paid vacation, Company Matching RRSP, flex days, and a number of career and professional development opportunities

If you are ready for a new challenge and want to make a difference in the industry, please send your resume in confidence to

**Please Note, you must be a Canadian Citizen or have a valid work permit**

We thank all candidates for their application however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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