Protection & Control Engineer

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.


The Protection & Control Engineer 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 Protection & Control Engineer to progress designs through all project stages. The Protection & Control Engineer contributes to substation bid proposals, estimates and material calculations and is responsible for the accuracy of quoted work.  The Protection & Control Engineer 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 Protection & Control Engineer needs to work closely with project management to ensure all design/build projects are profitable and delivered on time.


  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Registration as a P.Eng or PL.Eng with APEGA.
  • At least six years experience working in a Protection & Control engineering environment, with extensive experience in design and cost estimating of substation projects, commercial projects, or industrial projects.


  • Advanced experience in managing multiple proposals, estimates and designs at the same time.
  • Ability to create and authenticate engineering drawings and design information according to established standards and procedures.
  • Capable of developing estimates based on drawings and scopes of work.
  • Subject matter expert in design and construction including applicable electrical codes, standards, and specifications.
  • Ability to read and comprehend electrical and construction plans from, customers and consultants.
  • Superior ability to meet tight deadlines and multi-task.
  • Able to develop project schedules based on proposal details.
  • 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.
  • Ability to effectively lead, train and provide mentorship to other design and drafting professionals.
  • Ability to maintain customer relationships while identifying and supporting and establishing new opportunities and business lines.
  • Experience with estimating, design, and project related software such as Bluebeam, MicroStation, and AutoCAD, would be considered an asset.


Estimating, Design and Project Management

  • Prepare quotations and proposals using standard templates, InDesign and Microsoft Office software.
  • Prepare accurate estimates of costs of materials, labor, and equipment for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings, and specifications.
  • As required, compile project BOM’s based on drawings, specifications, codes, and standards to be submitted to procurement for purchasing.
  • Analyze customer plans and utility documentation to develop substation project proposals, preliminary designs, and schedules.
  • Utilize AutoCAD, MicroStation, Bluebeam or other design software to prepare designs from conceptual stage through to project completion.
  • Submission of design packages for approval.
  • Obtain all necessary permits, agreements and design approvals required for project execution including line assignments, crossing and proximity agreements, environmental approvals, utility design approvals as well as project related client contractual and financial related documents.
  • Perform engineering calculations such as, coordination study, and arc flash studies in ETAP and AC/DC load calculations etc.
  • 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 handoff, kick-offs, 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.
  • 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.

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.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

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.


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