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Job title:  Electrical Project Engineer or Technologist

Job family:  Project & Site Management
Business area:  Pulp & Paper - Service
Contract location: 

Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA

Working location:  Nanaimo, BC, CA
Location type:  Location Flexible
Contract type:  Permanent Full-Time
Job description: 

Every day, ANDRITZ continues to deliver successful innovative solutions to our customers globally. Why are we so successful? Because we are passionate and love what we do! We are at the forefront of future engineering technologies, with solutions that ensure the success of our clients in key industries that are shaping the future of the world we live in.


Our Automation & Digitalization division currently seeks an experienced Electrical Project Engineer or Technologist to join our North American team. This position is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of high quality, innovative electrical engineering projects that improve plant productivity, reliability, and sustainability for our North American customers.


We are flexible on the location of this position! Although this opportunity is advertised for our Nanaimo, BC, office, we would welcome the right candidate to any of our North American locations.




Meaningful Work – ANDRITZ remains forefront of future engineering technologies and is committed to successfully delivering innovative, high-quality, environmentally responsible solutions to our customers, shaping the future we live in. Why are we so successful? Because we are passionate and love what we do!

Full Project Involvement – Working both locally and globally in a variety of key industries, our employees follow their design throughout the entire project lifecycle: from the initial concept, right into the field for commissioning. Employees and customers are both direct benefactors of this “total commitment” approach.

Professional and Personal Growth – As we continue to innovate and grow, so do our employees. From challenging and innovative work assignments to structured training programs, ANDRITZ provides employees with countless opportunities to grow their knowledge and be the best both professionally and personally.

Flexible Opportunities – ANDRITZ understands that life is a dynamic balance between personal and professional and believes that a successful and fulfilling career varies between people, so we offer a broad range of flexible opportunities, including a hybrid work environment.

In addition to a challenging career, professional development opportunities, and an inclusive and supportive work environment, to reward your commitment we offer a competitive salary that increases with technical capability, comprehensive benefits package, and a defined contribution pension plan.




Responsibilities may include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Design, develop and deliver electrical projects from inception to completion, ensuring that all project objectives are met on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to develop project scopes, timelines, and budgets.
  • Audit industrial facilities and develop preliminary engineering designs and estimates for electrical upgrades.
  • Design industrial MV and LV electrical power systems, including electrical room design, equipment specifications, motor control and grounding systems, and cable and raceway sizing and layouts.
  • Perform protection and control systems design and settings.
  • Provide technical support during construction, commissioning, and start-up phases, and assist with troubleshooting as required.
  • Participate in project meetings, provide progress updates, and report on project status.
  • Coordinate with others, including customers, contractors, and vendors, to ensure that project requirements are met.
  • Manage project documentation, including drawings, specifications, and project reports.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses, risk assessments, and other analyses as required.
  • Prepare and evaluate tender and construction packages, including electrical and instrumentation drawings, installation specifications, and other supporting documentation.
  • Ensure that project designs comply with ANDRITZ standards as well as electrical codes, laws, and regulations.
  • Mentor and train junior engineers and technicians.




When selecting candidates, we will be looking for the following essential skills, abilities, and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or technology diploma in electrical engineering
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in industrial electrical engineering
  • Resourceful, self-managed, and goal driven but still able to work effectively in a team
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (English)
  • Registered as an EIT or P.Eng., or AScT in British Columbia
  • Practical knowledge of North American codes and standards
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Ability and willingness to travel to domestic and international sites (typically 5-20%)


Other valued, but non-essential skills, abilities, and experience include:

  • Consulting engineering experience
  • Experience in pulp & paper
  • Site audit, commissioning, construction, and start-up experience


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID:  9173

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