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Job title:  Senior Electrical Project Engineer / Technologist

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

Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA

Working location:  Nanaimo, BC, CA
Location type:  Office Location / Office-based
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.


ANDRITZ’ Automation Solutions division is a leader in the design, supply, and support of electrical, control, and instrumentation systems for industrial facilities in a wide range of industries, including Power & Energy, Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Mining, Oil & Gas, and Lime & Cement. From prefeasibility studies through to post-construction maintenance and optimization engineering, our team of engineers, technologists, and support staff are committed to providing customers with customized solutions for their facilities.  For more information on our Company, please refer to our website at https://www.andritz.com/automation-en


We are currently seeking a Senior Electrical Project Engineer or Technologist to join our Nanaimo, BC office. This position would be responsible for the project management, design, development, and delivery of high quality, innovative electrical and control engineering projects that improve plant productivity, reliability, and sustainability for our North American customers.


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

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to a team of engineers and project stakeholders.
  • Provide project management and oversee project coordination to ensure accurate billing, time accounting, and financial reporting.
  • Consult and negotiate with customers to prepare specifications, explain proposals, and present engineering reports.
  • Prepare and evaluate tender and construction packages.
  • Assist with large capital project development, including feasibility studies, project scope definitions, preliminary engineering designs, and capital cost estimates.
  • Audit industrial facilities and develop preliminary engineering designs and estimates for electrical and control system upgrades.
  • Complete electrical, control and instrumentation system design including P&ID drawings, control system architecture, MV and LV electrical power systems and instrumentation systems.
  • Design, program and configure DCS and PLC/HMI applications.
  • Perform system checkout, testing, and commissioning.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in electrical engineering
  • Minimum of 7 years’ consulting engineering experience
  • Registered, or eligible for immediate registration with EGBC or ASTTBC
  • Site audit, commissioning, construction, and start-up experience
  • Proven ability to successfully manage and deliver electrical/controls projects
  • Experience in pulp & paper, mining, and/or chemical industries
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills (English)
  • Practical knowledge of North American 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:

  • Pulp & Paper industry experience US PE designation an asset
  • Consulting engineering experience; preferably in industrial engineering



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. 


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, flexible work environment, and a defined contribution pension plan.


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:  1335

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