Montreal, Quebec

R-073409 Electrical Design & Drafting Technician

Burnaby, British Columbia

" *Programme de développement pour nouveaux gradués / Graduate development program* 

Why join us?

SNC-Lavalin provides cutting-edge engineering, procurement, construction, and financing solutions to projects in more than 100 countries around the world. From the Canadian Arctic to the Southern African region and Australasia, our multicultural workforce is driven by a fierce pride in their work and a pioneering vision.

SNC-Lavalin is truly a global expert in its field and has been chosen to design and build some of the most prestigious projects in the world.

As part of the SNC-Lavalin group of companies, SNC-Lavalin Power Grid & Industrial Solutions (PGIS) designs, develops, and delivers engineering, including system planning and studies, procurement, and construction solutions for high voltage power transmission line and substation projects in North America and abroad.

How will you contribute to the team?

SNC-Lavalin has an exciting full time career opportunity for a Junior Drafter, based out of our Burnaby office, you will be responsible for:

Translating engineering sketches and markups into properly documented drawings (including schematics, wiring, AC & DC single line diagrams, arrangement drawings etc. for substations and transmission lines) that include the detailing wiring diagrams utilizing predefined standards.
Assisting Engineers on projects by taking their preliminary design drawings and completing the detailed design.
Ensuring drawings are produced in accordance with applicable drafting codes and standards.
Assisting Engineers and project team members with the preparation and assembling of Issued for Construction documents and Drawing Packages.
Providing information and assistance to Engineers throughout the project for required approvals and sign-off.
Reviewing and assessing field construction marks to develop As-Built Drawing Packages.
Opportunity to attend occasional project site visits to gather design details, as required.
What will you contribute?

Drafting diploma from a recognized technical institute or equivalent work experience.
A minimum of 1-4 years strong experience as a drafter in the field of high voltage transmission and Distribution substation physical layout and section drawings is considered to have gained the required experience for the position.
Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office; use of MicroStation would be an asset.
Knowledge of PLS CADD or similar design software would be an asset.
General knowledge of electrical/Protection & Control design.
Dedicated team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment or independently.
Logical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately.
What we offer at SNC-Lavalin: 

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (i.e.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

If you are looking for a dynamic work environment, competitive employment conditions, and an opportunity to test your abilities, we invite you to blend your talent with our know-how and help us shape the future of engineering. Please submit your resume along with a cover letter.


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