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AECOM Lead Electrical Engineer in Burnaby, British Columbia

Canada - British Columbia, Burnaby

Job Summary

AECOM Burnaby is actively seeking a Lead Electrical Engineer to be responsible for the design of projects with the Burnaby, BC office.

We are searching for someone who is resilient and enjoys working within a strong multi-discipline team. This individual must be a licensed Professional Engineer with EGBC (or eligible) and will be responsible for the electrical design on a number of projects within a dynamic and strong team.

Responsibilities include client communication, consultant coordination, design development, drawing review and contract administration. We are looking for an individual with experience in transportation, institutional, industrial, commercial, and municipal projects with broad skills in all phases of project delivery. They must have strong, hands-on technical knowledge. Experience in field review and contract administration is essential.

Additional Job Description:

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • As an Intermediate to Senior level electrical engineer, may serve as technical advisor for team

  • Researches, develops, designs, specifies and witnesses the testing of electrical systems, equipment, components and materials, applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering

  • Organizes and conducts site visits for the purpose of data collection and evaluation of electrical systems, equipment, components and materials for projects with and without well-defined scopes

  • Develops, designs and specifies equipment, components and materials for all building electrical systems

  • Directs activities to verify installed electrical systems, equipment, components and materials conform to the requirements of project contract documents

  • Competent in all conventional aspects of electrical engineering and conducts work requiring judgement in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard electrical engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Perform field investigations for incorporation of existing conditions into construction documents.

  • Work closely and coordinate with owners, in-house and/or external architects, interior designers, engineering disciplines, and sub-consultants.

  • Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise.

  • Develops study and design procedures to facilitate high-quality cost effective work by others.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.

  • Develops construction cost estimates and estimates of technical efforts for projects.

  • Uses expertise in all steps of completing electrical discipline component of PS&E package.

  • Performs quality control review of design calculations or drawings.

  • Prepares technical specification sections.

  • Provides input to the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements.

  • Meet with clients to discuss potential new work and/or review project requirements

  • Supervise and mentor within a team environment

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced engineers, designers and technical staff; provide direction to help others meet objectives

  • Assist in the development of standard design details and specifications as needed

  • Communicate with construction team to provide information and solve problems


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS-Transportation

  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future — safely, equitably and reliably.

  • We combine our extensive planning, design, construction and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our cities, countries and continents.

  • Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering + 6 years of relevant experience in either institutional, commercial, light industrial or transportation-related building projects or a combination thereof.

  • P.Eng registration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC or eligible.

  • Valid Driving license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8 plus years of experience in the design and specification of electrical engineering.

  • Proficiency with designing, managing, and construction supervision of new construction and renovation projects.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal): articulate, assertive and confident. Proficient report writing abilities and strong presentation skills are a must.

  • Demonstrated abilities in client management. Work on multiple projects, with clients of varying needs, and possess the ability to retain and grow such relationships.

  • A team player with the ability to nurture and thrive in a collaborate work environment.

  • Able to work independently, showing initiative, and creative thinking.

  • Experience with BIM

  • Experience with sustainable design.

  • Experience with commissioning of building electrical systems

  • Exceptional technical knowledge of building construction and the BC Building Code

  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning

  • Candidate must be dedicated to working hard with an all-hands-on-deck attitude towards completing the work efficiently and accurately

  • Strong business acumen and people manager skills are an asset

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 250215BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.