AECOM Electrical Technician in Whitby, Ontario

Requisition/Vacancy No. 152214BR

Position Title Electrical Technician

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Building Engineering

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - Ontario

City Whitby

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented and hardworking Electrical Technician for immediate employment in the Whitby, Ontario Office.

AECOM's Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. Our B+P team is leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects such as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA; Liberty Park at the World Trade Center, New York, NY; the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience (Big U), NY; and the LA 2024 Olympic bid.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare detailed calculations, drawings, technical specifications, procurement documents, design and installation packages, proposal evaluations, technical reports, cost estimates, detailed analyses and other materials suitable for procurement and construction purposes

  • Electrical design on multidisciplinary projects, including client relations and team motivation

  • Development of electrical power and distribution design concepts with architects, engineers and owners; Design of lighting, fire alarm, communications systems, in building; Project Management on electrical projects

  • Prepare specifications, contract documents, and prepare engineering progress reports

  • Ensure design conforms to all applicable codes and client standards

  • Travel to the construction sites to conduct Electrical inspections and prepare reports

  • Technical supervision of junior engineers and technologists incl. mark-ups and review of design and drafting

  • Electrical system commissioning

Typical projects & design tasks could include:

  • Project assignments may include, although not limited to Subway & LRT stations, transit maintenance facilities, parking structures, pump stations, vehicular or rail tunnels, telecommunication facilities, traffic management centers, transit centers or bridge infrastructure

  • Primary and secondary substations

  • Building condition and energy audits and reports

  • Short circuit study and load flow analyses. Arc Flash Hazard Analyses Coordination of protective devices

  • Lightning Protection and Grounding

  • Surge protection

  • Standby power generation and uninterruptible power supplies

  • DC Traction Power Systems

  • Fire alarm and security systems

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma

  • 7+ years progressively responsible applicable experience, including 5+ years of experience in a Consulting Engineering environment

  • Previous experience with an architectural/engineering or engineering consulting firm in design of electrical systems

  • Able to work to tight schedules, control project budgets and motivate staff to do the same

  • Demonstrated written and verbal English communication skill proficiency effectively communicating complex engineering issues

  • Sound judgment supported by excellent technical, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Must be well organized, with self-directed work habits, as well possess a demonstrated ability to prioritize and schedule tasks managing multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic environment

  • Must be a good team player and decision maker

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible applicable experience, including5+ years of experience in a Consulting Engineering environment

  • Have significant local experience in above mentioned markets with strong ties and background in the local market, Transit authorities and consulting community

  • Experience in supervising Junior staff on a project by project basis

  • Experience with Short Circuit protection co-ordination and Arc Flash studies

  • Experience with AutoCAD and Revit

  • Experience with DC Traction Power Systems

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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