Intermediate Electrical Engineer
OceanWorks International - Burnaby, BC

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OceanWorks International in Burnaby, Canada, has an opening for an Intermediate Electrical Engineer.

OceanWorks International is a privately held subsea technology company that specializes in manned and unmanned subsea work systems and engineering/fabrication services for key international marine industries including International Military, Scientific, Oil & Gas, and Renewable Energy markets. Our Burnaby operation is focused on the design, assembly and testing of subsea technical solutions.

The Intermediate Electrical Engineer is responsible for detailed design and development of subsea electrical systems, including but not limited to preliminary and critical design and testing of electrical and electro-mechanical systems. The designs are to meet safety, functionality, manufacturability and cost requirements.

1. Design electrical systems including power distribution, electronic circuits, electrical components and integrated systems.
2. Design, analysis, prototyping and troubleshooting of analog circuits (signals, power and high voltage)
3. Design and analysis of DC kilowatt-range power systems including FET switches, transmission lines, and fault detection circuits
4. Design and manufacturing of complex printed circuit boards using Altium Designer
5. Develop, check and/or review detailed electrical engineering documentation including but limited to engineering specifications, bills of materials & process specifications (material specifications, work instructions, test procedures, etc.), calculations, analysis, technical data, electrical schematics & ICD, engineering reports, assembly & installation instructions, operation & maintenance manuals, illustrations and presentations to enable the correct manufacture / assembly / installation / testing of subsea equipment.
6. Check/approve engineering drawings, bills of materials & process specifications (material spec.’s, work instructions, test procedures, etc), meeting the standards established by the company and required by customers for projects.
7. Initiate / process ECO’s (Engineering Change Orders).
8. Maintain complete and accurate project records, including design calculations, design reviews, computer files, drawing files, correspondence, NCR/ECO’s, etc. Work as lead project engineer on small projects as assigned by the Engineering Manager or Engineering Supervisor.
9. Provide technical assistance in support of activities involved in sourcing, procurement, fabrication, installation, commissioning and operation of "standard" equipment through design reviews and drawing signoff.
10. Identify and source components to be used in designs, including consideration of Quality Assurance requirements.
11. Apply QA codes and process specifications as required to the configuration baseline.
12. Meet project requirements and budget through the use of the ISO 9001 registered Design Control process. Fundamental to this is clear communication with Project Management, Production, Quality Assurance and vendors, as directed by senior staff.
13. Support field work and system commissioning including travel to remote locations when required.
14. Assist development of work instructions, test procedures, test reports and other process specifications for new and existing product.
15. Develop content for product manuals and training manuals and assist with technical training courses.
16. Assist preparation of design proposals including preliminary design, bidding, and estimating.
17. As required, assume the role of electrical assembly technician.
18. Perform other duties as may be assigned.


  • Minimum 5 years of sub-sea / high reliability engineering or equivalent with direct experience in the design and development of electrical/electronic systems for remote and harsh environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in design, integration, qualification testing or commissioning of high reliability systems.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in AC/DC power systems up to 10kV
  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting and mitigation of electrical noise within electrical circuits deployed in complex and non-standard systems
  • Experience in project engineering, specifically system engineering, work breakdown structure and application of standard engineering practices to ensure conformance with functional specifications and project requirements.
  • Knowledge of configuration baselines, QA codes and process specifications.
  • Knowledge of electrical/electronic design standards (e.g. IEEE, NEC)
  • Ability to multi-task on several concurrent projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute under pressure and tight timeline.


  • Bachelor degree in electrical engineering or higher
  • Registered professional engineer or eligible for P.Eng. registration
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written

Security Clearance:
Employees must be able to work in an environment governed by the Controlled Goods Program of Canada, and therefore a criminal record check is required for all new employees.
Information can be provided upon request.

If this opportunity appeals to you, then please send your cover letter and resume to us. Please quote “Intermediate Electrical Engineer” in the email subject line.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We politely request no telephone calls please.

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