Intermediate BoP Electrical Engineer - Hydropower, Dams & Hydraulic Structures


Laval, Quebec, CA Oakville, ON, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA

Requisition ID: 170025 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Kiewit has recently started a new design team specializing in Hydropower, Dams and Hydraulic Structures (HDH) and is seeking top performing contributors to support and sustain its growth over the coming years.


As such, we are currently seeking an Intermediate Balance of Plant (BoP) Electrical Engineer to support the design of hydropower projects (e.g. pumped-storage and traditional hydro conceptual design, detailed design, estimates and execution etc.). The candidate will work closely with Design Engineering Managers as well as other technical teams (structural, mechanical, hydrotechnical) to provide various services to internal groups for the development of HDH projects.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects. Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk.  Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety. Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support.


Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building RRSP matching, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


This position will be based out of Kiewit major hub locations across Canada (Laval, Oakville, Burnaby) with travel as business necessitates to project sites and other offices. Position could qualify for flexible remote work based upon candidate experience.


  • In collaboration with the Hydropower and Dams’ Electrical Discipline Lead:
  • Support the detailed design of HDH projects in coordination with the existing Kiewit design teams as needed (structural, mechanical, piping etc.).
  • Contribute to the preparation of HDH electrical design packages including:
    • Facility power systems and distribution
    • Electrical Auxiliaries and BOP, including sizing and selection of equipment
    • Embedded grounding, raceway, and duct bank design
    • Process and Instrumentation
    • Protection and controls design
    • Building electrical service systems including lighting, HVAC, security and fire detection
  • Mentor and lead younger engineers in their technical development.
  • Support the growth of the HDH engineering team by participating in recruitment and integration efforts.
  • Contribute to HDH technical proposals with scope definition, specification development, design calculations while coordinating with other disciplines.
  • Support in the development of the HDH engineering team by building internal tools and processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • 6+ years of relevant experience in the design of electrical systems with experience in heavy industrial distribution or power generation considered an asset. 
  • Familiarity in the application of the most prominent electrical-related Codes, Norms, Standards and guidelines, most notably ANSI/IEEE and NEC.
  • Working knowledge of ETAP, EasyPower or other equivalent electrical simulation software.
  • Familiarity with low to medium voltage industrial distribution (e.g. 600V up to 13.8kV).
  • Proficiency with the preparation and review of design drawings.
  • Familiarity with the preparation of detailed design drawings.
  • Licensed to practice engineering in Canada with eligibility to obtain licenses in other provinces or territories.
  • Efficient and proactive with the ability to work independently and prioritize.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in English and in French. Functional knowledge of English (written and verbal) is considered as an asset since mobility across provinces in Canada is required. Lessons can be provided as needed. 

Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. 

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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