Designer - Electrical

The Calgary office of Smith + Andersen is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Designer. You’re a trained engineer with a passion for electrical building services design.  You never shy away from a load calculation, and have the skills to produce drawings in AutoCAD MEP and/or REVIT. You enjoy taking on new challenges, but you’re most excited when you can buckle down and efficiently get work done. You’re not afraid to speak up and ask tough questions, and you pride yourself on your friendly yet direct communication skills. That’s why, whether you’re solving problems on your own or as part of a team, you excel. You don’t like being micro-managed, and are looking for an opportunity to work directly with senior leadership – to step up, learn more, and go further in your career.

Does this sound like you? If so, here are some of the more detailed responsibilities you can expect in this position

  • Performing specific tasks assigned by Principal or Project Manager in defined time
  • Perform site surveys as required
  • Perform CAD/REVIT tasks assigned within given hours
  • Adhere to AutoCAD MEP and/or REVIT standards
  • Check layouts and services for continuity
  • Co-ordination of drawings with codes
  • Supervision of drawings between other disciplines
  • Prepare AutoCAD/REVIT drawings from sketches, mark-ups and/or design
  • When requested to prepare CAD drawing from sketches or mark-ups, upon completion verify CAD drawings against such sketches to ensure accuracy of work
  • Develop lighting layouts and co-ordinate with other disciplines
  • Develop power distribution layout and sizing as well as layouts of electrical/switch/transformer rooms
  • Any other tasks assigned by Principals or Project Managers required to assist in the success of the firm as it relates to the position.

A few more qualifications which will help you with these responsibilities:

  • 3 or more years of experience in the field of electrical building services
  • Diploma/Degree from an electrical building services program
  • A C.E.T. with equivalent experience and abilities will be considered
  • Demonstrate a strong desire for advancement and professional development
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in complex environment often driven by project deadlines
  • AutoCAD training from a recognized College and have exposure to electrical layouts and systems. Knowledge of AutoCAD MEP 2015 is preferred
  • Familiarity with REVIT would be considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with systems such as fire alarm, communication and other specialized electrical systems
  • Familiarity with lighting calculations and able to perform such calculations
  • The amount of experience would adjust the level of responsibility of the successful candidate's position

For more information about Smith + Andersen, please visit our website at To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Please place the job title and office location in the subject line of the email.

Appropriate accommodations will be provided to candidates upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process. Successful applicants will be advised of Smith + Andersen’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Smith + Andersen is a trusted Canadian consulting engineering firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax. Founded in 1965, our firm has organically grown from an established reputation as trusted mechanical and electrical consultants, reaching new levels of engineering and design excellence in the communications, security, and audiovisual fields, and providing enhanced services such as lighting, building automation systems, and intelligent integrated systems design. Thanks to our client-focused approach, our team is consistently called upon to apply efficient, sustainable, and reliable design and engineering solutions on the most exciting projects across Canada. From fully-integrated hospitals and welcoming schools, to healthy workplaces and secure transit stations, our team has established lasting relationships with public and private sector clients across the country. Smith + Andersen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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