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Electrical Design Technologist - CAD

Toronto, ON · Construction/Facilities

CAD Electrical Design Technologist - Utilities
Toronto, ON
$70K + Benefits
Utility Company

Our client is currently seeking a CAD Electrical Design Technologist with strong verbal communication skills, customer service and conflict resolution skills to work in our Toronto office. Working on the electrical and civil design of overhead and underground distribution projects (e.g., hydro pole lines, wires, transformers, switches, UG cable, etc.) the Technologist will be responsible for producing designs, schematics and plans and interacting with our clients. Familiarity with utility electric and civil construction standards and design practices is essential for this position. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge of electrical utility systems, while working in a great team environment at a fast-growing company.


  • Prepare preliminary and detailed drawings for the electrical and civil design of overhead and underground distribution systems ;
  • Perform site visits to validate scope requirements and determine existing asset conditions, and prepare site survey reports;
  • Ensure design work conforms to all applicable codes and standards;
  • Produce bills of material and material requisitions;
  • Perform cable pulling, guying, voltage drop and other calculations;
  • Perform material and labour cost estimates;
  • Circulate proposed design drawings to client for review and provide revisions as required;
  • Interface with other design disciplines and stakeholders, either internal or external;
  • Complete applications for ESA or municipal construction permits;
  • Prepare technical input for reports, specifications, proposals, project schedules and cost estimates;
  • Assist intermediate and senior staff with responding to client requirements;
  • Report regularly to the Project Manager on project status;
  • Perform and assist with additional duties and tasks as assigned from time to time.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills especially with customers;
  • Strong active listening skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Conflict resolution skills;
  • Ability to create effective working relationships with fellow employees, clients' representatives, government agencies and the public;
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in electrical design, preferably in the energy sector and including low and medium voltage systems;
  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in Electrical Technology (focused on Power Distribution Systems is preferred). We will consider a combination of education and experience in performing similar work equivalent to our requirements;
  • Registered as an Engineering Technologist/Technician and in good standing with OACETT;
  • Familiarity with low and medium voltage distribution equipment (cables, transformers, switches, switchgear, etc.);
  • Familiarity with substation design would be an asset;
  • Familiarity with cable routing, detailed design of conduit systems, cable terminations and supports, etc.;
  • Working knowledge of the OESC, CSA and IEEE standards, O.Reg. 22/04, typical equipment dimension, connection details etc.;
  • Knowledge of principles and practices in the electrical construction industry, especially with replacement projects;
  • Experience and knowledge in cost estimation;
  • Working knowledge of CAD and other design software (e.g., AutoCad, MicroStation);
  • Equipment commissioning and grounding grid testing experience would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of renewable technologies such as hydro-electric, wind, solar and energy storage would be an asset;
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license;
  • Excellent problem solving and multitasking skills;
  • Client focused and attention to detail, eager to learn, self-motivated;
  • Capability to work independently and in a team;
  • Flexibility to respond to short notice assignments and respond to project based Client demands.

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time


  • Casual dress
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Work from home

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay

Thank you for your interest in this job posting.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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