Electrical and Controls 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 and Controls Engineer Calgary or Lethbridge


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

  • Electrical Engineering design:
    • Medium and low voltage distribution
    • Emergency backup systems (ATS, generator and/or UPS)
    • Grounding
    • Fire alarm
    • Lighting and lighting controls
  • Power system engineering:
    • Power system modelling (SKM, ETAP)
    • Engineering studies (load flow, short circuit, arc flash, coordination)
  • Load control engineering:
    • Motor control centres
    • Motor schematics
    • Variable frequency drives, soft starters
  • Process control and control system engineering (optional, asset):
    • P&ID and control narrative
    • Instrumentation, IO lists
    • Process control panels
    • Process control networks
  • Project engineering
    • Project management
    • Utility coordination
    • AutoCAD/Revit drafting
    • Design packages
    • Equipment specifications
    • Tender packages
    • Engineering field reviews
    • Construction, startup and commissioning support

Key Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in Electrical engineering degree;
  • Relevant 5 to 10 years experience;
  • Current registration with the provincial engineering association (AB);
  • Experience in consulting engineering in agrifood , food and beverage industries an asset;
  • Process control and control system automation an asset;
  • Knowledge of control system platforms (Rockwell Automation, DeltaV, Siemens) 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 (AB) 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.

What We Offer You:

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.

  • Opportunities for rapid advancement;
  • An environment that promotes accountability and professional growth;
  • Competitive salary and benefits;
  • 3 weeks of vacation from the start;
  • 1 additional paid week during Christmas
  • 5 additional personal leave days;
  • Group insurance plans with a 4% employer contribution to the RRSP;
  • Reimbursement for public transportation expenses;
  • Electric vehicle charging stations;
  • A stimulating and non-conformist work environment that supports work-life balance and encourages daily efficiency.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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