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Protection and Controls Engineer
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Regular employee
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Our Electrical and Automation Engineering Department is growing! Whether in the Energy sector and its leading-edge technologies, the Industrial sector or the Mining sector, our growth leads us to search for passionate, innovative and entrepreneurial professionals with remarkable team spirit.

Working for BBA means being part of a team of talented people who have the passion to succeed and the drive to excel in order to provide first-class service to clients.

Recognized for its extensive field experience and cutting-edge expertise, BBA has been delivering a comprehensive range of consulting engineering services for nearly 40 years, from studies and design to commissioning and operational support. Our firm is supported by a network of offices across Canada to carry out projects at the local, national and international levels. 

BBA provides a stimulating and friendly working atmosphere. We focus on building teams with complementary talents and provide employees with a work environment conducive to developing their skills. BBA is a Canada's Best Employer recipient from Aon Hewitt and is part of the prestigious Platinum Club of the Best Managed Companies, which unites companies that have held onto their title for over six consecutive years. For BBA, making the list speaks to the rigour of our practices and our unique approach to employee and client relations.

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Job Description :
As a Protection and Controls Engineer in the BBA Vancouver office, you will contribute to executing projects in conceptual, design, construction, commissioning and operational phases for our clients in the Energy, Industrial and Mining sectors. The responsibilities of this role include performing the following activities to the highest quality:

• Work collaboratively with clients, project managers, engineers, designers and drafters in the preparing deliverables to BBA and client standards;
• Prepare and review engineering design packages including studies, reports, functional descriptions, datasheets, calculations, single line diagrams, three line diagrams, schematics, wiring diagrams, layouts, network diagrams, bill of materials, and cable schedules.
• Programming protection relays, data concentrators, automation controllers, PLCs, DCS and HMIs;
• Perform site inspections, testing and commissioning at client sites, locally and abroad;
• Coach, mentor and supervise junior engineers;
• Lead and manage work packages including preparing and monitoring budgets and schedules, and progress;
• Prepare proposals including scoping, cost estimate and schedule.

In addition to the technical responsibilities of this position, we are looking for individuals who have experience and interest in project leadership responsibilities such as project discipline leads, project engineers and project managers. At BBA, we expect project leaders to take on technical tasks in projects as well as the project management tasks to ensure our project leaders understand the details of the work being carried out.
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• Strong safety culture;
• Honest and trustworthy in accordance with BBA’s ethics and values;
• Client focused with excellent communication skills and attention to detail;
• Desire to share knowledge and experience with other peers;
• Adaptable to various environments and situations;
• Able to learn on the fly;
• Strong ability to plan and organize self and others;
• Results-oriented;
• Able to work within scope, schedule and budget;
• Aptitude for self-development and development of others;
• Able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
Requirements :
For this position, we are looking for candidates with the following experience:
• Electrical Engineering Degree, or similar;
• Minimum 6 years of relevant experience;
• Registered or eligible to register with EGBC as a P.Eng;
• A valid class 5 BC driver’s licence;
• Excellent communication skills with high competency in English (both spoken and written);
• Ability to travel on short notice to customer sites and other BBA offices;
• Practical experience with designing, testing and commissioning protection and control systems for generation, T&D, and industrial facilities;
• Practical experience with generator auxiliary systems such as AVR/exciters, governors, unit controls and balance of plant equipment;
• Experience preparing and reviewing design deliverables such as single line diagrams, three line diagram, schematics, wiring diagrams, panel layouts, and cable schedules, etc.;
• Experience preparing and reviewing technical specifications;
• Experience leading work packages.

The following experience will be valued, but is not necessary:
• Experience with communication protocols such as DNP, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, IEC 61850;
• Experience with electrical studies such as protection coordination, load flow, arc flash, etc;
• Experience with SCADA and telecommunication systems;
• Knowledge of system installation;
• Experience with generators and substations for utilities, independent power producers, and industrial facilities;
• Experience preparing capital cost estimates.