Electrical Engineer

Job Title: Electrical Engineer
Location: Kelowna, BC
Reports to: Manager, System Interconnections
Job Posting#: 40-2024
Application Deadline: Until filled

We have an opening for an Intermediate or Senior Electrical Engineer in our Kelowna office.


• Perform and direct others in the detailed design of medium to high voltage utility and private substations including the design, specification and drafting of:

  • Medium/Low Voltage Systems,
    • Underground and overhead medium voltage electrical distribution infrastructure (4kV – 25kV),
    • Medium voltage equipment such as transformers, switches, circuit breakers and other devices,
    • Industrial Low-voltage designs such as service conductors, control panels etc.
  • High Voltage Systems
    • Station layout and preliminary design documentation,
    • High Voltage structure layout and specification,
    • High Voltage Switch specification and design,
    • High Voltage/Medium Voltage Circuit Breaker Specification and design Integration,
    • High Voltage Power Transformer Specification and design Integration,
    • Medium Voltage Bus layout, specification, and design,
    • Modern protective relaying techniques applicable to substation protection system,
    • Communications equipment specification and design,
    • SCADA interface specification and design,
    • Grounding design per IEEE 80 and latest software tools,
    • Lightning Shielding Studies.
  • Grounding design and analysis using CDEGs or WINIGS.
  • Electrical studies such as load flow, voltage drop, fault studies and arc-flash in medium and low voltage distribution systems using CYME.
  • Writing of equipment specifications and tendering.
  • Grow and manage client relationships through relationships with alliance clients.
  • Delivery of project execution and accountable to the department manager.
  • Ensure adherence to the schedule in collaboration with the project team.
  • Off-site meetings and site checks.
  • Project estimating and material take-offs.
  • Initiate and partake in customer and stakeholder meetings.
  • Design coordination with customers, municipal authorities, utilities & various project stakeholders.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Degree from a recognized university.
  • Registered with EGBC or equivalent.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.
  • Experience filling the role of project engineer for multiple projects occurring concurrently.
  • Be a self-starter.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to autonomously manage workload to control multiple tasks with a very high degree of accuracy, while meeting project deadlines.
  • Strong English language skills (verbal and written), ability to develop strong business relationships and act in a professional manner.
  • A passion for your work and a drive for excellence.
  • Experience in an electrical utility environment is preferred.
  • Class 5 driver’s license.

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: $47.20 – $56.20 / 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.