EVSE and Distribution Design Specialist

Job Title: EVSE and Distribution Design Specialist
Location: British Columbia (Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, or Kelowna)
Reports to: Program Manager (EVSE)
Job Posting#: 55-2024
Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

Join our innovative team as we partner with BC Hydro in a pioneering program to provide end-to-end electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and utility connection designs. This integrated service model is at the forefront of supporting BC Hydro goals to provide over 3000 public charging ports by 2030.

We are seeking a proactive and entrepreneurial EVSE and Distribution Design Specialist to play a key role in supporting the growth of our team in meeting the demands of EV charging infrastructure in British Columbia. This role requires a blend of technical expertise and project management that is aimed at delivering both EVSE and BC Hydro distribution designs.

Key Functions:

  • Design and manage EVSE projects, including civil and electrical aspects.
  • Develop distribution designs for BC Hydro to ensure reliable power supply.
  • Oversee projects from feasibility through to commissioning and closeout.


  • Conduct comprehensive site feasibility studies for potential EV charging locations.
  • Prepare detailed design packages at various stages, manage sub-consultants and contractors, and handle all permitting and stakeholder communications.
  • Maintain expert-level knowledge of and ensure compliance with design standards and best practices, including BC Hydro ES55, ES54, ES53, the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), and other relevant guidelines, to deliver compliant EVSE and utility connection designs.
  • Drive project timelines, ensuring timely completion within budget constraints.
  • Lead initiatives to innovate and improve design methodologies, reducing time to market while enhancing efficiency and reliability.
  • Stay abreast of the latest industry trends and technologies in EV charging infrastructure, incorporate best practices into project designs, and propose deployment of new technology where appropriate.


  • Minimum three years of experience in construction, engineering, or utility industries.
  • Technical diploma or engineering degree from a recognized university.
  • Familiarity with the CEC and experience in electrical distribution design; BC Hydro experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Must be personable and effective in client and stakeholder interactions.
  • Strong English language skills (verbal and written), ability to develop strong business relationships and act in a professional manner.
  • Valid Canadian passport and residence in British Columbia is strongly preferred.
  • Class 5 Driver’s license.

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to be at the forefront of end-to-end EV infrastructure deployment.
  • A role where you can influence and create new processes and systems.
  • A collaborative and flexible work environment.

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

Salary Range: $33.65 – $43.27 per hour

If you are ready for a new challenge and want to make a difference in the industry, please fill in the form below:

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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, Manitoba, Ontario 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. Our devotion to excellence has attracted some of the best young professional minds to our company.

GOOD PEOPLE committed to progress

Primary is committed to growing the careers of our people. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to determine their career path and fulfill their ambitions. Our people are genuine, honest, accountable and full of entrepreneurial spirit.

We work hard, see the big picture, are always ready and willing to adapt, and always strive to be better than we were yesterday. We take pride and ownership in everything we do, and most of all, we do it as a team.


The safety and well-being of our people, our clients, and our communities is our top priority in any work we do and is never comprised. Safety is one of the core values that every member of our team understands and lives by, and we ensure this through communication, education and participation. Our safety goal has always been zero incidents, and we work together through every project to achieve that goal.

Safety is ingrained in every project and each task our employees and contractors complete, whether in the office or onsite. Primary has developed effective workplace health and safety management programs designed to reduce and eliminate the number of work-related injuries, leading to a safety track record well above industry average. We are also diligent in selecting the companies we work with, choosing only those with a safety standard as high as our own.