Protection & Control Designer/EIT

Iconic Power Systems is experiencing steady growth as we continue to build long-term relationships with existing clients and foster relationships with new clients by providing them with consistently high-quality products and services. If you are motivated by innovation, growth, teamwork, and complete client satisfaction, we have a career for you.

We offer an attractive remuneration package including health and RRSP benefits.

We are seeking multiple candidates for the role of Protection & Control Designers/EIT.


The P&C Substations Designer is responsible for the design of high voltage substation projects in a fast-paced environment. They will be responsible for the accuracy, quality and constructability of designs, calculations and estimates for utility projects of all sizes.  Effective collaboration and communication with multiple internal and external stakeholders are required by the P&C Substation Designer to progress designs through all project stages. The P&C Substation Designer contributes to the substation bid proposals, estimates and material calculations and is responsible for the accuracy of quoted work.  The P&C Substation Designer is responsible for handover of high-quality design packages to the customer or project team, on schedule, and is responsible to resolve design related issues and field level questions while projects are underway. The P&C Substation Designer needs to work closely with project management to ensure all design/build projects are profitable and delivered on time.


Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a Technical Diploma in Engineering Technology.
  • 1-3 years of utility-specific substation design experience. Experience executing EPC projects is considered an asset
  • Familiarity with SCADA, Electrical, maintenance and operational practices is considered an asset.


  • Develop control building layout, P&C single line diagram, AC/DC schematics, control panel layout and wiring diagram, station service AC/DC distribution diagram, bill of materials and cable schedules
  • Ability to prepare engineering drawings from sketches and general engineering and design information according to established standards and procedures.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to prepare protection and control design including logic, schematic, wiring diagrams for utility and renewable substations.
  • Work closely with other disciplines and coordination design between disciplines (SCADA, Telecom, and layout)
  • Growing level knowledge of industry specifications for high voltage electrical equipment.
  • Ability to understand client specific requirements (standards & specifications) and applicable codes & regulations for preparing protection and control packages.
  • Superior ability to meet tight deadlines and multi-task.
  • Capacity to resolve complex issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to build relationships with clients, consultants, approval authorities and utility representatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of project financial accounting and controls including change management processes and the creation of change orders.
  • Experience with design, and project related software such as Bluebeam and MicroStation would be considered an asset.

Personal Characteristics

  • Safety – We go home safely every night.
  • Integrity – Around here our word means something.
  • Quality – Our quality stands on its own.
  • Accountability- We provide solutions, not problems.
  • Teamwork – Great people working together.
  • Not afraid to approach difficult situations and dig in to find a solution.
  • Self-motivated to make improvements and get tasks done on time.
  • You have a calm demeanor and thrive in high-stress situations. You possess a nimble mind – You can think on your feet and resolve issues quickly.
  • Capable of implementing a culture of winning. We win the projects we want to win.
  • You are someone people rely on. You are responsible and dependable


  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • This position is a mix of office and field work. A small portion of this position’s time will require field work.


Estimating, Design and Project Management

  • As required, compile project BOM’s based on drawings, specifications, codes, and standards to be submitted to procurement for purchasing.
  • Utilize MicroStation, Bluebeam or other design software to prepare designs from conceptual stage through to project completion.
  • Collaborate with other discipline engineers like SCADA, Electrical, and Civil to deliver a design package.
  • Collaborate with design consultants and utilities. Facilitate or attend various external site and project related meetings.
  • Facilitate or attend all internal project meetings such as project handoffs, kickoffs, and reviews.
  • Monitor project budget, costs, and scope. Follow change control processes and issue change orders as required.
  • Collaborate with Project Management to prevent issues and ensure that design related issues are prioritized and resolved quickly to maintain schedules and prevent work stoppages or downtime for construction crews.
  • Provide RFI and engineering support during construction activities.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Ensuring every team member gets home safely.
  • Ensuring all Iconic designs are accurate and are delivered on time and have superior quality.
  • Maintaining relationships with customers, consultants, and design approvers.

Additional Information

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All staff may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time.
  • You will work in an office environment and will spend time visiting work and proposal sites.

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