In Canada, electrical engineers plan, design, assess, research, and test electronic and electrical systems and equipment. They are employed by utility communication companies, electrical utilities, consulting firms, manufacturers of electronic and electrical equipment, and by a wide range of processing, manufacturing, construction and transportation industries.
In electrical engineering jobs, you will perform all or some of the following duties:
- Prepare timing estimates, material costs, design specifications and reports for electronic and electrical equipment and systems
- Research the feasibility, operation, performance and design of electrical distribution and generation networks, components and machinery, instrumentation, communications and control systems
- Conduct nano or micro-device simulations, process modelling, integration and characterization for the development of new products
- Design electrical circuits, systems, components and equipment
- Evaluate tenders and prepare contract documents for maintenance or construction
- Investigate electronic or electrical failures
- Supervise analysts, programmers, technologists, technicians and other engineers
Following graduation from an accredited training program, engineers are eligible for registration after 3 to 4 years of supervised work experience in electrical engineering jobs and passing a professional practice examination. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is offered by the Canada Green Building Council – this may be required by some employers.
In electrical engineering jobs, you can specialize in a number of fields, including design for commercial, industrial or residential installations, electrical power transmission and generation, or control and instrumentation systems.
If you’re qualified and looking for a position in Toronto, send an email to the Operations Manager at Belanger Engineering (careers@BelangerEngineering.ca). In the subject line, state “Electrical Engineering,” and attach a cover letter indicating your salary expectations and your resume. No phone calls will be accepted.