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Principal Electrical Engineer - Energy, Industrial and Mining sectors

April 11 2024
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Engineering, Oil & Gas, Mining, Natural Resources, Property Management, Real Estate, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Vancouver, BC • Full time

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.

BBA is a Canada's Best Employer recipient from Kincentric and is part of the prestigious Platinum Club of the Best Managed Companies, which unites companies that have held onto their title for over six consecutive years. For BBA, making the list speaks to the rigour of our practices and our unique approach to employee and client relations.

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Type of position: Régulier

Your future role on our team

As an Electrical Engineer in the BBA Vancouver office, you will lead and contribute to the execution of projects in conceptual, design, construction, commissioning and operational phases for our clients in the Energy, Industrial and Mining sectors.

With us, you'll get the opportunity to...

  • Work collaboratively with clients, project managers, engineers, designers and drafters in the preparation of deliverables to BBA and client standards;
  • Prepare, review and approve engineering design packages including reports, studies, estimates, budgets, schedules, drawings, calculations, specifications, quotations, proposals, presentations;
  • Develop and implement work methods;
  • Perform site inspections, testing and commissioning at client sites, locally and abroad;
  • Oversee and prepare proposals including scoping, cost estimate and schedule;
  • Manage and lead single and multidisciplinary project work packages including preparing budget and schedule, and tracking deliverable progress;
  • Train, coach, mentor and supervise intermediate and junior Engineers, Technicians and drafters;
  • Maintain and grow business relationships and the quality of BBA's professional services.

In addition to the technical responsibilities of this position, we are looking for individuals who have experience and interest in project leadership responsibilities such as project discipline leads, project engineers and project managers. At BBA, we expect project leaders to take on technical tasks in projects as well as the project management tasks to ensure our project leaders understand the details of the work being carried out.



Do your qualities and values match our corporate culture?

  • Strong commitment to health and safety
  • Results-driven
  • Ability to share and pass on knowledge
  • Inspirational leadership
  • Ability to see beyond established standards
  • Rigour and ethical

Overview of certifications and job requirements

  • Electrical Engineering Degree, or similar
  • 20+ years of relevant project experience;
  • Registered with EGBC as a P.Eng or eligible to register with EGBC as a P.Eng. within the next year;
  • A valid class 5 BC driver's license;
  • Excellent communication skills with high competency in English (both spoken and written);
  • Ability to travel on short notice to customer sites and other BBA offices;
  • Experience preparing, reviewing and approving technical documents such as studies, reports, specifications, calculations, plans, and instructions;
  • Experience preparing and reviewing design deliverables such as single line diagrams, layouts, elevations, material lists, cable and termination schedules, etc;
  • Experience preparing and reviewing project estimates;
  • Familiarity with IEEE Color Books, CEC and NEC.

The following experience will be valued, but is not necessary :

  • Practical knowledge of HV & MV substations including site layouts, reactive equipment, switching equipment, grounding, shielding, power distribution and lighting;
  • Knowledge of electrical equipment specifications, testing and commissioning;
  • Experience with ETAP, CDEGS, PSSE, SKM Power Tools or other software packages
  • Experience with projects in the mining, or industrial sectors;
  • Experience in troubleshooting, commissioning and system installation;
  • Experience leading and managing projects, including design reviews, costs, schedules);
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical installation safety;
  • In-depth knowledge of MV and HV equipment and apparatus.

An overview of BBA's total reward

  • Annual base salary, based on 37.5 hours weekly, between $146 000 to $200 000
  • Annual bonification program for all regular employees
  • Onsite mobility premium
  • Access to a time bank
  • Cellphone Program
  • Group insurance plan starting day one including short term and long-term disability insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Premium offer through the Employee Referral Program.

BBA considers many factors to determine the annual base salary such as, but no limited to: Location of the position, education, relevant and demonstrated work experience, technical assessment, qualifications, certifications, and other relevant competencies.

At BBA, you get many benefits

  • Opportunity to mentor our next generation: we invest in our people and help them develop
  • A corporate culture that values expertise
  • Participation in innovation projects
  • Promotion of our experts (SMEs), both externally and internally
  • Access to a profit-sharing program for all regular employees
  • Growing business with many opportunities


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.

Apply now!