Digital System Engineer – Digital Power Systems (dps) Job in Edmonton for BBA inc. |

Digital System Engineer – Digital Power Systems (dps)

June 19 2021
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Engineering, Power, Hydraulic, Wind, Nuclear
Edmonton, AB

Working for BBA means being part of a team of talented people who have the passion to succeed and the drive to excel in order to provide first-class service to clients.

Recognized for its extensive field experience and cutting-edge expertise, BBA has been delivering a comprehensive range of consulting engineering services for 40 years, from studies and design to commissioning and operational support. Our firm is supported by a network of offices across Canada to carry out mandates at the local, national and international levels.

BBA provides a stimulating and friendly working atmosphere. We focus on building teams with complementary talents and provide employees with a work environment conducive to developing their skills.

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Type of position: Regular

Job Description

Your role as a Protection and Control Engineer in Digital Power Systems will be to take part in engineering projects related to transmission and distribution systems.

Our Digital Power Systems group is a multidisciplinary solution team that provides all the engineering skills necessary to define, design, build, commission, and operate digital systems in an electrical network. The team operates 4 laboratories across Canada to evaluate components performance and pre-test systems prior to installation in the field. All these laboratories can also be virtualized in the cloud, if the application requires it, be used for simulations and for trainings.
As a member of the team, you will be responsible for ensuring the quality of professional services provided and maintaining good working relationships with both internal colleagues and external clients. In such a position, we expect the candidate to have developed a good understanding of electrical design principles, codes and standards, as well as protection and control of systems and apparatus through various applications within the industry, utility and industrial. The ideal candidate will have also been exposed to field work, including assembly, testing and commissioning of electrical systems and equipment.


The successful candidate will carry out the following activities:

  • Design, configure and perform system testing using the lab environment; PMU, Synchrophasors, Protection schemes, Testing equipment, System monitoring and annunciation.
  • Monitor projects (project team, cost, and scheduling) such as outdoor and indoor substations, protection and control upgrades.
  • Capable of supervising a team and delivering a project within a budget.
  • Collaborate with the National team to advance the collective knowledge, create/modify work method for efficiency and risk management, participate in external events.
  • Research existing documents on the client’s document control system to support consultants with obtaining relevant information.
  • Prepare feasibility studies and estimates for OPEX and CAPEX projects
  • Prepare DBM and FEED level scopes, total installed costs estimate, constructability assessment, schedules and studies
  • Review detailed engineering designs and technical specifications for construction work for both (greenfield and brownfield projects)
  • Coordinate RFI’s with construction and Engineering teams.
  • Support commissioning and start up teams after construction turnover.
  • Support operations in troubleshooting a trip event, equipment failure, etc.


  • Electrical Engineer Degree
  • 10+ years of professional experience, specializing in Protection and Control and system monitoring
  • Professional Engineer designation with APEGA or eligible for immediate registration
  • Establish protection requirements/ guidelines
  • Develop Relay logics, relay configuration files, data sheet
  • At least two-year experience in IEC61850, - digital substation solutions
  • Hands on experience with testing of protection relaying
  • Knowledge of Control and monitoring systems (HMI, RTU, etc.)
  • Knowledge of telecommunication networks
  • Working knowledge of electrical design standards (CSA, IEEE, ANSI/IEC)
  • Knowledge of electrical installation safety and operating plant safety practices
  • Field experience: on-site surveys, construction support, commissioning activities
  • Knowledge of project management practices
  • Ability to establish sound working relationships with co-workers, partners, clients and administrators
  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite (Outlook, MS Project, Excel, Teams)

Successful candidate must be living in Edmonton or willing to relocate to Edmonton.

BBA is committed to promoting diversity and employment equity. We thank you for your interest in our firm. Please note that only those candidates selected will be contacted.

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