Electrical Designer

AutomationFull TimeThunder Bay, ON

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About Us

Digital Engineering is an-established process management technologies firm located in beautiful Thunder Bay, Ontario. We've been in operation since 1976 and specialize in helping our customers increase efficiencies and reduce costs by developing custom hardware and software solutions that securely share information between process control and business systems. Our team includes engineers, technologists, technicians, programmers, and analysts. We proudly serve customers in the energy, grain, water/wastewater, forestry, and mining sectors throughout Ontario, Canada, and the US.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes health & dental benefits, life & disability insurance and a self-directed, defined contribution pension plan. Additional incentives include funding for professional skills development, support for personal wellness, options for flexible hours/hybrid work and supplemental compensation during pregnancy and parental leaves.

Why Join Digital Engineering

You will:

  • Be given opportunities to work on a broad range of projects
  • Collaborate with diverse teams in a variety of industries
  • Work in an exciting environment where you can develop your skills and knowledge
  • Gain relevant experience and support in pursuit of professional designations
  • Benefit from formal and informal mentorship from a supportive and welcoming team

Position Summary

We are looking for individuals driven to excel and make a real impact at Digital Engineering.

The Electrical Designer will be responsible for working with Senior Designers and Engineers to design and draft industrial control panels for motor control, PLCs, network infrastructure and electrical distribution systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supports Senior Designers with electrical design and drafting of low and medium voltage electrical control and distribution systems
  • Develops or designs various electrical, instrumentation and control drawings
  • Prepares various drawings such as single line diagrams, equipment layouts, cable tray layouts, grounding layouts, wiring and schematic diagrams, installation details, panel schedules, cable schedules, bill of materials, PLC or instrumentation panels, etc.
  • Prepares equipment specifications and sizing
  • Conducts various calculations such as voltage drop, cable tray fill, lighting, etc.
  • Creates and maintains drawings using AutoCAD
  • Maintains electrical data, documentation, and drawings
  • Create and maintain system or product drawings to the standards of Digital Engineering, Inc. and our clients
  • Adhere to change management systems and follow processes and procedures for the design, assembly and testing of control panels to meet standards as identified by Digital Engineering, Inc.
  • Provide progress reports and project updates to managers/supervisors and customers
  • Prepare and maintain technical documentation, training documentation, reports, and other written communications
  • Maintain and securely-manage confidential data for internal and external customers


Education and Experience

  • College or University diploma in electrical engineering technology with a minimum of 2 years of relevant industrial experience
  • or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Certifications and Licenses

  • An industry recognized professional designation is an asset (i.e. C.E.T.)
  • Valid Ontario Driver License is required at time of hiring and at all times while employed
  • A current criminal background check (Level 1 CPIC)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Passion for delivering outstanding solutions
  • Ability, experience and willingness to follow problems through from start to finish with strong desire to understand the problem and provide detailed technical solutions
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in an environment with rapidly changing technical and business requirements while maintaining enthusiasm and sound judgement
  • Ability, experience and willingness to work without constant direct supervision
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing; with the ability to present ideas in a business friendly and user friendly language
  • Collaborative, team player with interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, for the creation and maintenance of system drawings
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel for documentation and reporting
  • Working knowledge of Canadian Electrical Codes, electrical engineering principles and practices, industry and regulatory codes and standards (OESC, NEC, CSA, CSA SICP, IEEE, NFPA)
  • Familiar with OHSA and general safety best practices
  • Familiar with project management and document control processes

Our ideal candidate is someone who enjoys a challenge, has strong problem-solving skills, works well independently and collaboratively in a team, and is motivated to find the best customer solutions.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements

  • Work environments include indoor and outdoors and range from office to industrial environments
  • May require working outside regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions (i.e. high noise, Arc Flash areas), appropriate training and personal protective equipment will be provided
  • Work requires physical strength and agility to safely perform all essential job functions (applicant should be able to lift 25kgs from the floor to waist height)
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee maybe required to sit or stand for prolonged periods throughout the workday.