Electrical Design Technologist

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/16/2021 7:11 PM)
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Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
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Competition #21/185

Internal/External Posting

Closing date: November 30, 2021


Electrical Design Technologist (Continuous)  

Engineering & Public Works Department


Victoria is a leading-edge capital city that embraces the future and builds on the past, where human well-being and the environment are priorities and where the community feels valued, heard and understood. 


The City of Victoria is recruiting for a position of Electrical Design Technologist. This position is a leadership role responsible for design and development of the City’s electrical systems with an emphasis on smart city integrations, sustainability and asset management of the traffic signal, street lighting, and communication infrastructure. This is a key position within the Transportation Division that connects with multiple teams across the City.


The successful candidate will have the professional experience and demonstrated leadership ability to foster respect and credibility with multiple stakeholders. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use the experience and skills they have built in municipal transportation projects and programs to develop and refine design and construction standards, utilize data analysis and GIS tools, and progress innovative design approaches with a positive impact on the City of Victoria’s entire mobility systems and networks.


If you are passionate about what you do – we would like to hear from you!


For a complete job description, required qualifications and how to apply, please visit our website at www.victoria.ca.


We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.




Involved in, recording, planning, and inspecting of the City’s electrical, street lighting, and traffic control infrastructure.



Investigates, prepares plans, specifications and estimates for the installation, alteration or operation for electrical, street lighting and traffic control infrastructure and projects.


Create and maintain up-to-date computer and paper-based databases, records, plans, technical diagrams, and inventory lists for electrical, street lighting and traffic control infrastructure.


Other Duties:

Reviews the designs, drawings and reports of electrical proposals and work prepared by consultants to ensure they are adequate, meet code and specification, and are suitable.


Reviews work in progress for compliance to specifications; reviews and refers for final approval.


Liaises with departmental staff, outside contractors and municipal departments in respect to electrical systems; works in consultation with the Electrical and Signals section to develop or revise preventative maintenance procedures and MMCD construction standards for electrical, street light and traffic control systems.


Electrical distribution system knowledge.


Develops load calculations and recommends load balancing.


Captures light level readings to ensure compliance with illuminating Engineering Society standards.


Make recommendations regarding types of equipment to be acquired, operational changes and related costs; obtain quotes for the provision of services by outside agencies.


Qualifications Required for this Position – Basic Qualifications:


Education:  High school graduation

                     Diploma of Technology in Electrical and Computer Engineering

                     Technology (Electrical Power and Industrial Option).(2 years) or equivalent.

                     Accredited courses in management studies (1 year)

                     Completion of an up to date Canadian Electrical Code course.

                     MMCD course

                     Current and valid Class 5 Driver’s License


Skills:          Organize and prioritize work

                     Understand and apply the principles of electrical design, construction

                     and maintenance.

                     Type 40 wpm

Working level operation of current City word processing, AutoCAD, spreadsheet

                     and related specialty software.

                     Maintain accurate records, prepare and monitor budgets.

                     Read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications

                     Communicate effectively

                     Deal effectively with staff, the public and outside agencies

                     Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

                     Considerable knowledge of the principles and theory of electricity and

                     electronics and their practical applications.

                     Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices relative to electrical

                     system repair, maintenance and installation.

                     Considerable knowledge of the City Electrical Bylaw and related applicable

                     electrical codes and regulations.

                     Ability to estimate costs of complex electrical installation, repair and

                     maintenance projects.

                     Ability to perform research tasks and compile statistical and narrative

                     reports as required.

                     Skill in the use of a variety of electrical instruments and related equipment.


Experience: 4 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education

                      and experience.



Independence: Work is generated by annual objectives and goals and reviewed

                     through meetings with and reports to the Supervisor.

                     Issues such as deviations from departmental policy, unusual or complex

                     problems, and budgetary items are discussed with Supervisor with


                     The incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment and action in

                     the performance of assigned duties.


Essential ABILITIES:


                     Deal with complaints and negative comments.

                     Focus on engineering plans for short periods.

                     Focus on VDT for short periods.

                     Work outside in all weather conditions


Work schedule: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, 40 hours per week

$40.09 per hour

Job Code 0716

This is an IBEW Local 230 Position


 To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume


City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca



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