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Electrical Engineer - Power Distribution - 18904

Victoria, BC

Posted: 06/05/2024 Category: Engineering Job Number: 18904 Pay Rate: $95,000-$105,000

Job Description

Electrical Engineer – Power Distribution – Victoria, BC

We’re looking for an Electrical Engineer to join the Projects & Power Distribution (PPD) team at Prime, a full-service electrical design, supply, and service firm, specializing in equipment design and commissioning.

About Prime:

Prime ( provides customers with Low, Medium and High Voltage Electrical Equipment. They manufacture and supply unit substations, electrical switchgear, and control panels by integrating only the highest quality and industry-proven equipment and manufacturers into their designs. In addition, they offer:
  • Power System Protection and Electrical Designs
  • Control and Automation System Designs
  • Power System Studies: Load Flow, Coordination, Short Circuit, Arc Flash, motor starting and Ground Grid
  • Acceptance and Maintenance Testing and Commissioning
  • Project Quality Assurance Programs

Prime works with a diverse group of customers from many industries and sectors such as: Hospitals, Colleges and Universities, Government entities such as the Department of National Defence as well as Industrial and large-scale multi-national corporations.

About Victoria:

Victoria, BC ( is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast.  It is a city unlike any other. With boutique hotels fit for royalty, world-class attractions, and fresh farm-to-table dining that's measured on a scale of metres not miles. Nestled between the tranquil waters of the Salish Sea and the mighty rainforests of Vancouver Island.

Electrical Engineer responsibilities:

Prime’s PPD team is looking for an Electrical Engineer, who understands project management, is energized through solving challenging problems, values strong and lasting relationships with clients and co-workers, and wants to foster their career in a dynamic and growing industry.  Some of your responsibilities would include:
  • Electrical design of power distribution equipment (MV/LV), including single-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, AC/DC schematics, equipment layouts, and communication systems
  • Design protection & control systems for power distribution equipment and control panels, including single-line diagrams, three-line diagrams, AC/DC schematics, equipment layouts, and communication systems
  • Prepare and submit project documentation
  • Organize and participate in design review and project meetings with both internal and external clients
  • Specify and select electrical equipment and services, prepare data sheets, prepare RFQs, review quotations, select and interface with vendors, prepare purchase orders
  • Understand and coordinate the completion of power system studies including but not limited to: Load flow, Short Circuit, Coordination, Arc Flash, Ground Grid Analysis
  • Manage and schedule projects in conjunction with colleagues' and clients' needs and demands
  • Create electrical protection relay settings, occasionally required to perform testing
  • Aid Controls designers/engineers regarding electrical and protection equipment and other project related interfaces

The successful candidate has: 
  • Electrical Engineering Degree - PEng
  • 5+ years of relevant experience directly related to electrical engineering
  • 3+ years of relevant experience directly related to commercial and industrial medium voltage distribution equipment and systems
  • Previous experience with industrial equipment manufacturing an asset
  • Hands on field experience with electrical power equipment an asset
  • Knowledge of power distribution, switchgear, generation, and substations is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of CEC and IEEE standards is considered an asset.

Compensation and benefits:
  • A company committed to a culture of problem-solving, relationship building, excitement for the work, and humility.
  • An opportunity to participate in challenging, solutions-based, client-facing work.
  • Competitive compensation package, including base salary greater than $95k, depending on experience, as well as a bonus
  • Group insurance benefits including health, dental, vision, EAP, life, AD&D, and LTD
  • Twelve paid sick and personal days in a calendar year (prorated in the first year of joining).
  • Winter Break (Prime corporate offices are closed from December 24, through Jan 1 inclusive)
  • Group RRSP plan
  • Sponsored social events
  • Mentorship and professional development
Only candidates already eligible to work in Canada will be reviewed. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Meet Your Recruiter


Dave Banns
MBA, Principal
Recruiting Specialty: Engineering & Operations

As Principal, Dave builds and maintains relationships with our partners. Drawing on over a decade of global recruitment and business development experience, his market knowledge is an invaluable resource to organizations of all sizes. Dave has ambitious goals to work collaboratively with current and new clients to develop cutting-edge, proactive workforce solutions. He has a proven record of exceeding clients’ expectations and cultivating sustainable and mutually-beneficial partnerships.

Dave is also a specialized and consultative recruiter with a focus in Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction and Operations positions. He has a reputation among his clients for implementing unique search strategies to attract top talent and build cohesive teams. Dave has a realistic understanding of how his clients’ businesses function in today’s world and what they will need to thrive in the future. Moreover, he has a deep network, refined ability to spot technical talent and match it with the most suitable company culture.

A former teacher, Dave knows how best to coach and guide individuals he works with. He takes the time to fully understand their goals, encouraging them to develop and follow a career path that is unique to their skills, talents and aspirations. Working with them as their consultant, he opens doors, acting as a conduit between great candidates and high-calibre career opportunities.

Dave holds an MBA in Global Management and a BBA in Marketing. He is an enthusiastic supporter of Big Brothers of Canada and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and is a Board member for The Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres, where he sits on the HR & Governance, Finance and Nominations Committees. He is an avid traveler and sports enthusiast, coaches his son’s tee-ball and soccer teams, and enjoys hockey, golf, cycling, baseball, basketball, tennis and skiing.

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