Intermediate Distribution Designer

Job Title: Intermediate Distribution Designer
Location: Victoria, BC
Reports to: Manager, Vancouver Island Operations
Job Posting#: 17-2024
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Reporting to the Manager, Vancouver Island Operations, the Intermediate Distribution Designer is responsible for the overall execution of underground/overhead electrical distribution projects at our Victoria location.


  • Electrical design to support underground and overhead electrical distribution infrastructure (4kV – 25kV system voltages).
  • Produce design drawings & estimations in BC Hydro applications, including (but not limited to) Gateway, DAD, Passport & SAP.
  • Power pole structural analysis, cable pulling, voltage drop, and transformer loading calculations.
  • Reviewing 3rd party drawings such as civil, architectural, landscape, and on-site electrical to coordinate and eliminate design conflicts.
  • Site visits to assess existing electrical power infrastructure and coordinate designs
  • Project schedule management and tracking.
  • Research and application of engineering standards and codes.
  • Design coordination with customers, municipal authorities, other utilities, and various project stakeholders.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Engineering Technologist Diploma or Bachelor of Engineering / Applied Science degree from a recognized college or university (Civil or Electrical preferred).
  • Experience preparing detailed markups in Bluebeam/Adobe Pro.
  • Computer savvy with proven ability to learn new software.
  • Strong collaborative and organizational skills to plan, organize, and implement work, within a specified budget, while meeting the project deadlines.
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and drive for improvement.
  • Analytical, thorough, resourceful, detail-oriented, and strong understanding of design basis.
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to develop business relationships conducted in a professional manner.
  • Proficient in working within a Microsoft Windows network environment and in the use of Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, and other Office 365 programs.

A few qualifications that will help you succeed:

  • Experience designing BC Hydro overhead and/or underground systems.
  • Experience modeling pole lines and structures with PLS-CADD and/or SpidaCalc.
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and capable of distance driving within BC, when required.

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: $28.85 to $38.46 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.