Powertech Power System Studies and Test Engineer Full Time in Surrey, BC


Branch Surrey BC CA

Power System Studies and Test Engineer
Surrey, BC

Electrical Engineering Degree, specializing in power systems recognized by universities in Canada required….

The Power System Studies and Test Engineer is expected to conduct a considerable amount of field tests and a variety of power system studies independently or with other members of the Power System Studies team.


  • Prepare and perform generator and load modeling field tests according to established procedures or regulatory requirements
  • Prepare simulation study cases for power flow and short-circuit analysis, transient and dynamic simulations as well as EMTP studies
  • Perform power flow and stability studies ranging from transmission planning, load and generation interconnection, integration of renewables, to distribution network optimization
  • Prepare study and test reports and other technical documentations
  • Participate in research and development projects
  • Respond to request for proposals (RFP) and provide customer support
  • Assist in marketing existing services and developing new business



  • Electrical Engineering Degree, specializing in power systems recognized by universities in Canada required
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience required
  • Eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer or Engineer in Training with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.

Technical Skills and Experience

  • Ability to learn field tests ( initially under supervision) and perform field tests independently
  • Good at working with hardware, and troubleshooting circuit problems
  • General technical knowledge in generation, transmission, control systems, and apparatus is an asset
  • Good knowledge of power systems analysis, controls and model simulations
  • Familiar with one or more programming languages: C/C++, Visual Basic, Python, LabView
  • Experience using power system simulation software is an asset

Performance Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent decision making capabilities
  • Excellent detail-oriented, problem solving skills
  • Good aptitude for marketing and building client contacts
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts, principles and solutions
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects/tasks
  • Focus on quality at all project stages
  • Able to adapt to a constrained schedule and perform under pressure
  • Strong multitasking, organizational, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated attention to safety
  • Ability to travel to client’s generation plants and/or substations; including international travel
  • Ability to lift and load test equipment in a box weighing up to 50 lbs.

Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, only applicants shortlisted for further consideration will be contacted.

Job Status
Full Time Regular

Competition Close Date


Compensation & Benefits Overview
Powertech Labs Inc. offers a very comprehensive total rewards package based on a healthy work/life balance.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Surrey, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-03-21
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