Electrical Engineer

Job Title: Electrical Engineer
Location: Kelowna, BC
Reports to: Manager, BC Interior Operations
Job Posting#: 73-2022
Application Deadline: September 15, 2022


  • Technical review of designs produced by Junior Engineers & Technologists
  • Technical mentorship of Junior Engineers & Technologists
  • Design of underground and overhead electrical distribution infrastructure (Up to 25kV)
  • Project, construction, and materials management
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering calculations for underground and overhead systems
  • Lighting design and analysis
  • Project estimating and material take-offs
  • Coordination with customers, municipal authorities, other utilities & various project stakeholders
  • Project research using GIS mapping software
  • Off-site meetings and site checks
  • Other duties as required



  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical preferred) degree from a recognized university and registration or eligibility for registration as a professional engineer with EGBC (Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia)
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience working in the electric utility or consulting engineering environment, ideally with experience in design and cost estimating of electrical distribution projects
  • 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
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and drive for improvement
  • Class 5 driver’s license


A few qualifications that would help you succeed:

  • Familiarization with FortisBC and BC Hydro design and construction standards
  • Experience with AutoCAD, PLS-CADD, AGI32, CYME and MS Office


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 careers and professional development opportunities.

This position requires the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  It may also require the successful candidate to undergo regular COVID-19 testing.

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.