Amec Foster Wheeler Transmission Line Civil / Structural Engineer, Intermediate in Vancouver, British Columbia

Wood performs consulting and EPCM services for many of Canada’s power generation and power distribution companies.

Wood currently has an exciting opportunity for an Intermediate Transmission Line Civil/Structural Engineer. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, Transmission Lines, this position is located in our Vancouver, BC office. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast-paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting engineering projects by creating detailed scopes and estimates, performing engineering calculations, developing detailed plan and profile design drawings, modeling using the highly specialized, custom-purpose software: PLS-CADD

  • Designing structures for high voltage transmission lines using PLS-POLE and PLS-TOWER

  • Designing foundations for transmission structures using MFAD, LPILE and PLS-Caisson

  • Engineering of transmission line projects from ‘definition phase’ through the ‘implementation phase”, to the ‘in service phase’ for up to 500 kV transmission lines and substation connections

  • Mentoring junior engineers

  • Coordinating with the Procurement Group to prepare construction and material specifications

  • Providing construction support and overall project engineering coordination, including outage

  • Preparing staged design reviews for clients in accordance with standards, and maintaining detailed documentation of designs. Coordinating staged installation and commissioning with the utility and subcontractors

  • Performing field reviews and responding to information requests from site during construction

  • Completing project documentation including as-builts, calculations and return of data to the client

  • Maintaining and enhancing relationships with internal groups and external contractors and clients

  • Traveling and visiting project sites during project definition and execution

  • Civil or Structural Engineering Degree from a recognized university along with a Professional Engineering Designation or eligibility for registration with APEGBC

  • 5 to 10 years of transmission line and foundation engineering experience

  • Proven experience within a Transmission & Distribution Utility or EPC/EPCM organization designing transmission lines and foundations is required

  • Direct experience on the safety aspects of the design of high voltage transmission lines

  • Familiar with transmission line design codes, standards and regulations in Canada and the United States.

  • Construction support experience for Transmission projects


  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and MicroStation

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2018-23211

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

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Street: Suite 400