Senior Engineer, Electrical  - SK, AB, or BC

Senior Engineer, Electrical - SK, AB, or BC




Edmonton, AB, Canada


Senior Engineer, Engineer, Electrical

Date Posted

June 14, 2022


Reporting to the Operations Manager - Engineering, the Senior Engineer will be accountable for executing projects through sound engineering expertise and project management, engaging in relationship building activities with clients, and identifying opportunities for Magna IV Engineering.

Specifically focusing on solving problems involving power systems, the successful candidate will provide technical expertise, plan and execute projects, provide mentorship, coaching, and leadership to team members, and assist developing new business; ultimately providing exceptional client service through the completion of power systems projects.

Sectors served by Magna IV Engineering include power utilities, gas and oil industry, bulk material handling, pulp and paper, industrial substations, generation facilities, co-generation units, and others.


Responsibilities of a Senior Engineer include aspects of technical expertise, engineering knowledge of electrical power systems for utilities, heavy industrial customers and some commercial applications, business development, project management, leadership and mentoring of team members as needed.

Engineering & Design (50% time commitment)

Experienced in some of all of the following:

  • electrical power system studies (load flow, short circuits, arc flash, motor starting, grounding, etc.)

  • working knowledge of at least one software: ETAP, SKM, EasyPower, EMTP

  • medium and high voltage electrical design

  • technical report writing 

  • working knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code C22.1-18 Part 1

  • working knowledge of IEEE Standards related to medium and high voltage installations and studies

  • medium voltage switchgear design

  • high voltage substation design

  • design of industrial control schemes

  • design of medium and high voltage protection systems (schematics and wiring)

  • knowledge of protective relays (SEL, GE, ABB, etc.)

  • Computation of complex relay settings

  • Excellent communication written and spoken

  • Willing to travel (should have valid BC driver's licence)

  • P.Eng. - licenced in BC, AB, or SK

Client Management and Business Development (10% time commitment):

  • Identify and seek out leads with existing and potential clients. Coordinate activities with Marketing personnel to achieve a collaborative effort with the goal of creating confidence within industry for Magna IV Engineering’s capabilities.

  • Actively network within the industry by participating at trade shows and seminars

  • Interact and collaborate with Senior Engineers from other teams, departments, and offices to share client information and seek shared opportunities

  • Identify, coordinate, and implement operations initiatives that will provide solutions that satisfy the problems of our clients

  • Foster a culture of strong client relationships and support team members in establishing strong relationships and communication with clients

  • Identify opportunities for proposals, draft proposals, and explain/negotiate proposals with clients or delegate to the applicable project manager(s)

  • Develop proposals based on audits, studies, and recommendations in response to client requests

  • Interact with clients in a courteous and professional manner

Project Management (30% time commitment)

  • Oversee all aspects of projects having been assigned project management responsibilities.

  • Plan resources effectively and work collaboratively with other teams, departments, and regions to share resources

  • Manage projects ranging in values from $10,000 to multi-million

  • Complete all project deliverables to the satisfaction of the client

  • For each project ensure a professional engineer has been assigned responsibility for any required review, verification, and authentication

  • Maintain necessary communication with the client

  • Ensure proper, complete preparation is done for scheduled work

  • Ensure safe work processes are executed with each job and a culture of safety is fostered

  • Ensure work is properly executed

  • Ensure completion of reports and follow up with clients to ensure satisfaction and completeness of work

  • Complete project invoicing with the support of Accounting personnel in a timely manner

  • Maintain acceptable profit margins on all projects

People Leadership: (10% time commitment)

  • Manage the performance of any assigned personnel through ongoing coaching, recognition, performance management.

  • Mentoring and providing an always-open door for junior staff to ask questions and develop their skills.

  • Identify and develop assigned personnel to ensure we meet the highest performance standards while developing team  members within their current role and for future roles; to be a source of  talent for Magna.

  • Support and implement employee engagement practices to ensure we can attract and retain the best talent.

Success Measurements

Success of the Senior Engineer will be based on the following general metrics:

  • Successful completion of engineering design projects

  • Hours and budget management on projects and assignments

  • Ability to coach and mentor others, while developing own skills in new and challenging areas and software.

Required Skills and Qualifications


  • Professional Electrical Engineering or Professional Technologist degree required.

  • A minimum 7 years experience in power  system design and studies work including short circuit, phase  coordination, arc flash, grounding step and touch, load flow, harmonics,  etc.

  • Ability to perform engineering studies

  • Broad knowledge in industrial, utility and commercial environments

  • Experience and working knowledge of  ETAP, SKM, EasyPower or equivalent software tools

  • Strong leadership skills with the  ability to engage, motivate and develop a team to achieve results

  • Possesses a positive attitude, is highly self-motivated, energetic, passionate and reliable

  • Proven ability to proactively and effectively communicate with various cross functional stakeholders to achieve operational excellence

  • Ability to multi-task, exercise good judgment and prioritize workload through outstanding organizational skills

  • Dedicated to providing exceptional client experiences to our internal and external clients

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with highly developed relationship management skills to interact with various levels within an organization

  • Proven commitment to safety

  • Must have a valid drivers’ license

  • The ability to travel and work flexible shifts, which include weekends, evenings and statutory holidays.

  • The ability to work in an office environment, at industrial sites, and from a home office.

  • Willingness to work on an hourly basis including above and below 40 hour weeks during peaks and valleys in workload, with an average fulltime workload.

We thank all interested applicants however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About us

Magna IV Engineering is a power & automation solutions provider, founded in 1982. We are specialists in Electrical Engineering, Automation Solutions, and Technical Field Services.

Our focus and robust team composition enables us to deliver superior client experiences across a host of industry segments. Some of our clients have been seeking our expertise since our inception.


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