Electrical Engineer - Power and Facilities

Job Locations CA-ON-Kingston | CA-ON-Ottawa
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Are you someone with strong leadership and technical capabilities?  Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a thought leader, a trusted advisor and a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation in a flexible work environment, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.


Your opportunity 


Dillon’s Transportation & Facilities technical group is looking for an Electrical Engineer - Power and Facilities to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects while providing clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience. 


This position is available at our Ottawa & Kingston offices.


We offer a variety of flexible work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.


What your day will look like


Design and Project management

  • Provide full spectrum of project delivery, from requirement gathering, doing site visits, preliminary design, detailed design, construction support, site reviews, commissioning, and troubleshooting for environmental, industrial, manufacturing, commercial, municipal,  institutional and infrastructure projects. 
  • Involved in the design for power and electrical systems including but not limited to power distribution Low and Medium Voltage, Motor Control, lighting systems, Instrumentation and Control, Emergency Power generation, Fire alarm, Security and communication systems.
  • Prepare technical specifications, drawings, and contract documents
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Prepare construction cost estimates
  • Perform testing and verification of Electrical systems
  • Assist with thorough site investigation/review for the purpose of creating deficiency reports or determining existing site conditions during the design process of renovation projects. 
  • Assist with construction administration (CA) tasks, including shop drawing review, responding to requests for information (RFI) and issuing contemplated change orders (CCO). 
  • Complete the review of safe work practices and performing risk assessments for employee tasks.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members including engineers, planners, scientists, and technical and administrative support staff
  • Coordinate with Utilities, equipment suppliers, contractors, and clients on regular basis
  • Peer review to ensure all design meets quality and applicable standards including Canadian Electrical Code, CSA codes and regulations, UL, National Building codes, NFPA, and others

Business Development

  • Contribute to business development activities including client need research, preparation of project proposals and presentations
  • Business travel to other Dillon offices upon request

Learning and Development

  • Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development
  • Input to the career development of junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring
  • Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees


What you will need to succeed

  • A degree in electrical engineering from an accredited university
  • Licensed to practice as a professional engineer or eligible to be licensed within six months
  • A minimum of five (5) years of related professional experience


  • Proven experience in the preparation and design of Low and Medium Voltage Electrical Systems including: 
    • Electrical Equipment physical arrangement, selections, sizing and locating
    • One line diagrams and engineering studies for equipment application, including metering, protection and control
    • Low and Medium Voltage Power design, instrumentation, and control equipment specifications
    • Design calculations such as load analysis and calculations, Voltage drop, equipment sizing, bus/cable tray support loading, conduit and wire sizing. 
    • Emergency Power generator sizing
    • Grounding and bonding
    • Short Circuit, Arc Flash, and Relay Coordination calculations and design.
    • SCADA systems and related control and instrumentation design 
    • Overhead and underground electrical design
    • Motor Control centre design
    • Lighting design and calculations
    • Communication systems (Data, telephone, internet), security, access control, and fire alarm design
  • Proven experience in the preparation of project specifications for material and equipment purchase and installation
  • Demonstrated abilities in the delivery of accurate and thorough designs that meet industry standards, specifications, and good engineering practices with excellent constructability
  • Demonstrated success in project management and business development various types of projects
  • Proven experience in the review of internal and external designs for code compliance, good design practice and constructability including Canadian Electrical Code, CSA codes and regulations, ULc, National Building codes, NFPA, and others.
  • Coordination with various power and communications utilities and companies for successful completion and connection of power and communication lines to existing and new networks.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining complete project documentation with respect to design and construction, including all completion packages, as-built requirements and return data information
  • Demonstrated success leading teams of technical professionals on multi-disciplinary projects
  • Extensive experience in electrical power and distribution design, fault protection and protective relay design for power utilities is a plus
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills along with both verbal and written communication


Why choose Dillon


Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.


We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words that result in actions build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences

In addition, we offer:

  • Employee share purchase plan
    • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all full-time regular employees
  • A competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive health benefits
    • Generous retirement savings plan
    • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions
  • Flexible work hours 
    • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs.  We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.
  • Learning and Development opportunities
    • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization
    • We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal learning opportunities
  • Focus on Innovation
    • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
    • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees
  • Wellness Subsidy
    • Our employees can take advantage of wellness subsidy that can be put towards expenses for a variety of health and/or wellness related activities such as gym membership, purchase of home fitness equipment, yoga classes  and dance classes

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With 25 offices and more than 1200 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.


Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 17 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.


Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences. 


Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business.

Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!


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