Lead Electrical & Instrumentation Control Engineer

Primero Group

Primero is seeking a Lead Electrical & Instrumentation Control Engineer to join our Design Engineering team in our Montreal Canada office

  • Opportunity to be part of a growing team
  • Permanent full time opportunity
  • Enjoy a positive, high performance culture
An exciting opportunity exists for a collaborative and experienced Lead EIC Engineer. This role is responsible for the design electrical distribution and control systems under the supervision of the VP Engineering and Operation.
With a heavy emphasis in engineering support & development of all EIC engineering design deliverables according to relevant codes and standards.

This role involves hands on technical and supervisory involvement in determining priorities, meeting strict deadlines and budget demands while having the ability to be sufficiently flexible and resourceful to cope with the inherent load fluctuations of the industry.

Specific to this role, you will:
  • Research, design and evaluate electrical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements by applying knowledge of engineering principles
  • Conduct studies: load flow, protection coordination, short circuit, motor starting, cable sizing, grounding
  • Develop electrical load lists, equipment lists, cable schedules and material take-offs
  • Develop specifications and datasheets for the procurement of electrical equipment, instruments and control systems
  • Liaise with vendors, clients, draftspersons, interdisciplinary engineers (process, structural, mechanical, etc.) and other key stakeholders for the duration of design activities
  • Provide site support during construction and commissioning project phases
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 7 to 10 years Mining & Mineral Processing industry specific experience in electrical engineering and design
  • Experience with instrumentation and PLC control systems
  • Experience in the mining industry with onsite works during construction and commissioning
  • Registered (or candidate for) P.Eng license with the OIQ
  • Experience with both low and medium voltage systems is an asset; specifying transformers, switchgear/MCCs, VFDs and generators.
  • Strong understanding of both CEC and IEC codes
  • Ability to develop equipment specifications, electrical equipment lists and other deliverables
  • Ability to develop and understand electrical engineering calculations
  • Expertise with ETAP, familiarity with AutoCAD
  • Possess high level of analytical ability used to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be accountable to deliver a quality product on schedule and budget
  • We put our people first
  • We invest in our people so they can reach their full potential
  • Work on range of exciting projects
  • An opportunity to have a real impact on our success
  • Be recognised and valued for outstanding work

Primero Group is a publicly listed, leading multi-disciplinary engineering business specialising in the design, construction and operation of global resource projects. With offices in Western Australia and Canada, our blue-chip clients span the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors.
As a business, we put our people first by keeping them safe, providing an opportunity to work on exciting projects and investing in their development.  Our team live and breathe our Core Values of Efficiency, Accountability and Integrity.


If you believe you have what it takes and want to work for a company who put its people first, please apply now.
Primero is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Applications close on the 11th December 2020