Power Engineer
Rakia Galt - Victoria, BC

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About Us:
Rakia Galt is a leader in the recruitment and staffing industry, specializing in connecting the right people with the right opportunities in the Canadian construction, energy and mining sectors.

Position: Project Engineer
Location: Victoria, BC
Start Date: December 2012


Primary responsibility is to create and implement sound electrical designs, prepare specifications and manage engineering projects while following the company's standard processes and procedures.


  • 5 years of experience in a related industry. Experience in Medium and High voltage an asset
  • Field experience with electrical power equipment verification and testing an asset
  • Registered or eligible for registration with APEGBC/ASTTBC
  • Knowledge of CEC and IEEE standards
  • Knowledge of power distribution, switchgear, generation and substations
  • Knowledge of PLC programming an asset
  • MS Office skills – Excellent
  • Proficient with Power system modeling software, ETAP is an asset
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Self-directed
  • Strong team skills
  • Valid driver's license. Travel will be required for project commissioning and on-site review

-Development and design of the power distribution and transmission systems (HV/MV/LV), including single line diagrams, three line diagrams, AC/DC schematics, control drawings, building systems layouts, substation, switch gear and communication systems.
-Electrical protection and control including relay coordination and relay setting.
-Power system studies including but not limited to: Load flow, Short Circuit, coordination, Arc Flash, Ground grid and motor starting analysis
-Engineering calculations and analysis for demand load, equipment sizing, voltage drop, motor starting, neutral grounding resistors (NGR's), and system power factor improvement.
-Analysis of P&ID's and mechanical equipment.
-Liaison and integration of electrical designs with control system designs.
-Specify and select electrical equipment, prepare data sheets, prepare RFQ's and material requisitions.
-Interface with Vendors, review Vendor bids, conduct technical evaluations and make recommendations.
-Design substation layouts, grounding layouts and electrical equipment layouts including control panels, lighting and cable tray.
-Prepare electrical cable schedules
-Preparation of project documentation including operation and maintenance manuals, protection philosophy, project design basis and drawings
-Provide technical support to fellow team members and clients as required
-Manage and schedule projects in conjunction with colleagues and clients needs and demands
-Field testing and commissioning of electrical designs
-Prepare project cost estimates
-Desire to learn and research topics outside area of expertise to implement within new designs.
-Responsible to keep all project files/materials/equipment stored neatly and clearly identified in accordance with company polices and procedures


  • Leadership
  • Positive outlook both internally and externally
  • Work to achieve overall company goals.
  • Foster teamwork
  • Communicate sales opportunities beyond the scope of this position to the BD Manager.
  • Develop, present and implement new business ideas to engineering manager
  • Take part in meetings both internally and externally with clients
  • It is the responsibility of all employees to work safely

About this company
Rakia Galt was created in response to the labour shortages in the construction, mining, and energy industries across Canada. Since its...