Electrical Engineer (Building Systems)

We are currently seeking a qualified Electrical Engineer. You should have an engineering background with strong knowledge of lighting systems, building electrical systems, energy and utilities. Your assets include strong communication skills, team and organizational experience, technical strengths in building systems, ability to provide excellent client service and a commitment to sustainable design. Experience in energy management is an asset.

Responsibilities Include:

  • conduct engineering evaluations, analysis, designs and implementation in the area of electrical systems in the commercial, institutional, or light industrial building sectors
  • complete electrical designs, including power distribution, lighting (indoor and outdoor), controls, fire alarm, and voice/data communications systems
  • prepare electrical single line drawings, panel schedules, details, etc.
  • coordinate with other design disciplines
  • prepare tender packages for procurement of equipment and installation
  • review shop drawings
  • complete field reviews during construction, prepare site instructions, and prepare field review reports
  • interface with the client, building owner, architect, contractors, consultants, utilities, and building authorities
  • improve and keep the master electrical specifications and details up to date
  • manage projects, including planning, proposals, scheduling, delegation of responsibilities, project supervision, technical content and review, client liaison, invoicing and profitability
  • assist with marketing of services and writing proposals


  • B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering
  • licensed P.Eng. - registered with APEGBC
  • minimum of 5 years of electrical engineering design experience
  • background in commercial building construction
  • experience in consulting engineering in the commercial, institutional, or light industrial building sectors
  • comprehensive knowledge of the BC and Vancouver Building Codes, Canadian Electrical Code, ASHRAE, and other applicable codes and standards
  • computer literacy including proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel
  • good knowledge and experience with AutoCAD
  • experience in site investigation and construction reviews
  • working knowledge of load, voltage drop, fault and lighting calculations
  • working knowledge of protection and coordination study and design issues
  • practical building system design experience with electrical systems
  • proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to work with clients, building operators, building users, consulting engineers, project managers, contractors, and product suppliers in a professional manner
Qualified candidates should forward their resume clearly identifying the position being applied for, along with a covering letter to careers@prismengineering.com.