Overhead Transmission Line Engineer – Burnaby

Overhead Transmission Line Engineer

This is Overhead Transmission Line Engineer opportunity with the largest power distribution organization in British Columbia and been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.
This is a full time, two year contract located in Burnaby, BC. Looking for an Overhead Transmission Line Engineer to support Overhead Engineering team to support NERC MRS FAC-008 Line Rating Programs mandate. This role requires demonstrated experience with the design of Overhead – lines for operating voltages from 60kV to 500kV in an electric utility environment.

Overhead Transmission Line Engineer Responsibilities

• A minimum of 7-10 years of in a relevant engineering field or equivalent.
• Minimum one (1) year experience in conducting line rating studies, defining practical line-side remediation options to address rating deficiencies and collaborating with stakeholders to arrive at right-sized rating remediation solutions
• Ability to anticipate and identify potential issues that may hinder progress, shift focus across line assignments as needed, and traverse across workflows accordingly to maintain overall production targets
• High proficiency in using PLS-CADD
• Involve in modeling of overhead transmission lines in PLS-CADD, running clearance checks to ascertain maximum conductor operating temperature, and preparing, signing and sealing, in POR capacity, Line Rating Reports to document the validated line ratings.
• Involve in multiple line assignments at any given time, with each line at different stages of workflow and/or having different characteristics (e.g. voltage, line length, urban vs rural, sparse survey points vs dense LiDAR, etc.).
• Participate in engineering practice by conducting independent studies and analysis, exercising judgment in selecting and interpreting information, recommending safe engineering designs, and making typical decisions related to standard methods and designs so that engineering standards are maintained.
• Perform periodic tasks independently which may include on-site construction quality control and monitoring to ensure design compliance.
• Engage with senior engineering team where engineering problems are difficult, complex, or unusual to support management of engineering risk.
• Assist project or operations management to meet safety, cost, quality, and time objectives by performing activities such as proposing changes in plans and estimated costs, recommending payment for work completed by contractors, preparing progress reports, coordinating work schedules and other similar tasks.
• Familiarity with CAD systems and drawing standards
•Knowledge of Transmission Engineering Overhead Lines Standards and Design Practices is an asset
• Ability to use standard industry design/analysis software
• Intermediate MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
• Intermediate English skills for professional environment, written and spoken

Overhead Transmission Line Engineer Qualifications
• University graduate in applied science or engineering
• Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with Engineers & Geoscientists BC or with another jurisdiction and eligible for registration as such with Engineers & Geoscientists BC
• Communicate effectively in English verbally and in writing.
• Familiarity with CAD systems and drawing standards
• Ability to use standard industry design/analysis software
• Intermediate MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
• Intermediate English skills for professional environment, written and spoken
• Prepare project documentation and deliverables in accordance with project and Engineering Design Practices (i.e. evaluation reports, specifications, proposals, estimates, design basis, calculations, hazard logs, test plans).
• Prepare design work packages including scope, duration, and level of effort estimates.
• Prepare signed and sealed engineering deliverables as a Professional of Record (PoR) in accordance with EGBC
• Provide technical assistance and construction support in the field, and undertake field reviews as required by EGBC.
• Prepare designs for existing and new facilities.
• Prepare designs, drawings, and bill of material for Transmission Overhead – Lines using various structure types (rigid and guyed) such as single and multiple pole structures, lattice; various structure configurations; structure materials such as steel, timber, aluminum, composites; conductor types such as aluminum and steel, copper, and composites; single and bundled conductors; and various related hardware.
• Prepare designs and apply loads and design criteria in accordance with regulatory and industry standards.
• Design and prepare plan and profile drawings of Overhead – lines using PLS-CADD software.
• Manipulate traditional and LiDAR survey data in models.
• Design fibre optic lines on new and existing transmission and distribution structures.
• Consider associated and related civil, mechanical, and electrical systems in design, such as right of way use, foundation connections, surge arresters, disconnect switches, lightening protection, phase separation, conductor hardware assemblies, guy assemblies, insulators, aerial marking, damping, vibration, jumpers, spacers, arcing horns, radio interference, audible noise, conductor optimization, galloping, vibration.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please forward your resume via email to Dora Pang at dora.pang@randstad.ca or call (236) 334- 4381.

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