Protection and Controls Engineer-Hydropower
Klohn Crippen Berger
Vancouver, BC
Klohn Crippen Berger’s Power and Transportation Business Unit, based in Vancouver, provides engineering and environmental services through five integrated groups; Hydro, Marine, Transportation, GeoStructures and Resource Sector. The Power and Transportation Business Unit is seeking an experienced Protection and Controls Engineer -Hydropower to join Klohn Crippen Berger and to participate in the various hydroelectric and water management projects. This position requires strong protection and controls design skills and demonstrated experience.

This position offers an excellent opportunity within the company and to become a key member of our electrical, protection and controls design team. You will be a part of a dynamic company that strives to ensure both employee and client satisfaction through successful implementation of our clients’ projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and specify protection and controls equipment within hydroelectric generating stations, and dams, including:
plant control systems,
exciters and governors,
intake and spillway gate control systems,
instrumentation and electronics,
programmable logic controllers (i.e. Modicon series),
human machine interfaces (i.e. Vijeo Designer),
networks and communications (i.e. Modbus over TCP).

Perform engineering calculations, including:
potential and current transformer sizing,
instrumentation settings,
protection relay settings,
signal conversion,
reliability assessments.

Prepare detailed drawings including:
control panel layouts,
control system loop diagrams,
control and communication block diagrams,
protection single line diagrams,
schematics and wiring diagrams,
alarm lists and trip matrices.
Review of technical submissions from vendors and contractors.
Participate in testing and commissioning.
Write reports and present results.
Ensure objectives for project deliverables, budget and schedule are met and client expectations are fulfilled.
Ensure work is compliant with Klohn Crippen Berger’s Integrated Management System.
Work well within a multi-disciplinary team.

Skills and Qualifications:
A recognised Professional Engineer, eligibility for registration in British Columbia. PE designation in the USA is an advantage.
Minimum four to eight years progressive experience in protection and control system design for hydro projects. Experience with BC Hydro Generation is an advantage.
Experience working with and programming control systems.
Understanding of regulatory design codes with particular emphasis on requirements for CSA, IEEE and NEMA standards.
A good understanding of all phases of project development from concept through design and construction.
Capable of understanding other engineering disciplines and how they fit together within a multi-discipline project team.
Proven capabilities to work effectively in a team environment.
Excellent written and oral English communication skills.

Requirements for employment with KCB

The successful candidate will possess a valid Class 5 British Columbia driver’s license, may be required to work in the field, and may be required to work on the following types of projects:

Hydroelectric facilities, dams, and reservoirs
Oil sands and Shale Gas energy projects
Pipeline infrastructure
Mining infrastructure including tailings disposal facilities

About Us:
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with four major business units providing engineering, geoscience and environmental services in the infrastructure, mining, hydropower, transportation, ports, geotechnical, oil sands, oil and gas, environmental, and water resources sectors. We offer a full range of services from our offices in Canada, Australia, Peru, Brazil, the US and UK. Klohn Crippen Berger is a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

Klohn Crippen Berger’s Power and Transportation Business Unit provides multi-discipline engineering services for projects in a variety of market sectors. Our Engineering disciplines include civil, structural, geotechnical, mechanical, electrical, and hydrotechnical engineering, and environmental services.

Our hydroelectric team performs all phases of design for hydroelectric projects for large utilities and smaller independent power projects.
Our ports and harbours group is a leader in the development of major facilities on Canada’s coasts and internationally.
Our structural team designs and rehabilitates; performs seismic analyses and design; and completes all elements of heavy industrial engineering.
Our bridge engineering group designs new bridges, rehabilitates bridges, and performs construction engineering.
Our mining design team is involved in a wide variety of projects including mine tailings for mineral and oil sands mining clients both in Canada and internationally.

We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified career seekers. We offer professional career development tracks, competitive salaries commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package designed to suit your individual needs.

Are you up to the challenge?

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, simply apply online with your resume and covering letter quoting the job reference number 1439-P19.

We thank all candidates for applying, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.