Careers – Intermediate Electrical Designer

Who we are:

CWA Engineers Inc. is a privately-owned EPCM firm that services the resource sector throughout North and South America. We are growing in a diverse range of industries, including mining and minerals processing, ports and terminals, construction aggregates, engineered wood products, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, municipal infrastructure, and utilities.

At CWA, we embrace a culture of innovation, excellence, and continuous improvement while providing a flexible work-life schedule. We hold innovation competitions, host regular lunch-and-learn sessions, participate in intramural sports and after-work activities, and provide 17 earned days off each year in addition to vacation days.

We are looking to add one intermediate electrical designer to our team. This position will be based in our Vancouver office at the Broadway Tech Centre, with amenities including a fitness centre, basketball and volleyball courts, an outdoor BBQ area, restaurants, cafés, bike lockers, underground parking, a daycare facility, and convenient access to the Renfrew SkyTrain Station.

Position overview:

As an integral member of our electrical team, you will be responsible for performing defined assignments with independent judgement and a high degree of accuracy while maintaining the consistency of drawings with other departments. Common deliverables will include single-line diagrams, equipment lists, grounding and lighting layouts, schematic and interconnection diagrams, cable tray and equipment layouts, cable schedules, cable block diagrams, loop sheets, and panel layouts.

Duties and responsibilities:

This position will involve the following:

  • Implementing design concepts through the preparation and production of electrical system drawings and schematics.
  • Coordinating with other consulting disciplines to ensure drawing integrity and completeness.
  • Preparing design drawings and completing design calculations.
  • Preparing lighting layout models.
  • Preparing and reviewing technical drawings (e.g. cable drawings, schematics, etc.).
  • Preparing documentation for design folders and reports.
  • Calculating design quantities for materials and preparing cost estimates.
  • Assisting in the preparation of project specifications and contract documents.
  • Reviewing vendor drawings and documents.
  • Performing on-site inspection duties.
  • Striving to ensure the high-quality and timely delivery of finished products to clients.

Who you are:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • Four to ten years of related work experience in an electrical consulting engineering environment.
  • Four to ten years of industrial design experience.
  • A completed diploma in electrical engineering technology or a related field.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) with ASTTBC.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Solidworks, DIALux, and EasyPower.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook).
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to communicate effectively with colleagues, contractors, and clients.
  • The ability to adapt to new projects and quickly understand the defined scope.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • A valid BC driver’s license.

This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate who is driven by solving real-world problems, enjoys working on a variety of unique and innovative projects, and is willing to take on new challenges within a growing team.

Application process:

Please submit your application in .pdf format to with the subject line as follows: Intermediate Electrical Designer – Full Name.

We thank you in advance for your interest and effort in applying. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls or recruiters, please.