Electrical Engineer


Founded in 1999, Laporte Consultants is an engineering firm specialised in process, building and utilities. With more than 480 employees, Laporte provides a complete range of professional services to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnological, Food and Beverage and Industrial companies. Laporte operates in Canada, the United States and Europe. For more information, visit our website: www.laporteconsultants.com.

Electrical Engineer – Vancouver



As part of an integrated project team, you will report to the Lead Electrical Engineer, and will be asked to perform the following:

  • Electrical Engineering design:
    • Medium voltage interconnection and substation
    • Medium and low voltage distribution
    • Emergency backup systems (ATS, generator, UPS)
    • Base building electrical engineering design including
      • Low voltage power distribution
      • Lighting and lighting controls
      • Fire alarm
      • Data and communication systems integration
      • Security systems integration
      • Installation details and specifications
  • Power system studies
    • Grounding
    • Short circuit and load flow
    • Protection coordination
    • Arc flash
    • SKM modelling
  • Project engineering
    • Project management
    • Utility coordination
    • Municipal permitting
    • AutoCAD/Revit drafting
    • Design packages
    • Equipment specifications
    • Tender packages
    • Engineering field reviews
    • Construction, startup and commissioning support


In this position, you will be working semi-independently, managing your own project, reporting your progress periodically to the team lead, but also requesting additional help and drawing on the expertise of your colleagues when required.


This is a customer facing role. You are a good communicator with a particular ability to showcase your work. You excel in explaining complex engineering concepts to non-technical audiences, ensuring clarity and understanding. Your strong oral and written communication skills enable you to effectively convey ideas, provide detailed documentation, and interact confidently with clients and stakeholders.

Key Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in Electrical engineering degree;
  • 5 to 10 years direct experience in interconnection and base building design required;
  • Current registration with the provincial engineering association (BC);
  • Experience in consulting engineering in agrifood , food and beverage industries an asset;
  • Strong knowledge of industry and regulatory standards and design criteria.
  • Able to make regular trips to the customers’ place of business.



  • Strong technical skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong knowledge of local, Provincial (BC) and National regulations and standards relating to electrical installations.
  • Ability to timely identify and resolve issues.
  • Attention to details and accuracy.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Sense of organization, discipline and task prioritization.
  • Excellent communication skills.


The expected salary range for this position is $100,000 to $130,000 per year. The Laporte team offers, in addition to a competitive salary and benefits, a refreshing alternative that deals with projects in such a way as to create a work environment that promotes communication, knowledge transfer, transparency, understanding and respect of the various stakeholders.


Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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