Electrical Distribution Designer

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Primary Engineering and Construction Corporation (Primary) is a leading provider of professional engineering and construction services. Our diverse teams and inclusive culture are the core that powers Primary, enabling us to tailor solutions to clients' and Engineering communities’ specific needs through listening to and embracing unique perspectives. Primary connects them to what is possible today and provides a solid foundation for tomorrow.

We offer an extensive array of comprehensive engineering design and design/build services encompassing power system engineering, design-build services for utilities, joint use and telecommunication design, traffic and transportation engineering, and renewable energy systems. These services cater to a diverse range of clients, including electric utility companies, developers, builders, commercial and industrial businesses, mining companies, government, and private contractors. We are driven to build long-term relationships with both our customers and employees.

At Primary, we are dedicated to fostering an open and safe environment where all voices, whether from our team members, clients, or community, are valued and heard. As we grow our company, we remain committed to breaking down barriers and creating new opportunities within our industry.

Reporting to the Team Lead - Distribution Design, the Electrical Distribution Designer will be responsible for the design of underground and overhead electrical distribution infrastructure (4kV – 25kV system voltages).


  • Design of underground and overhead electrical distribution infrastructure (4kV – 25kV system voltages),
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering calculations for underground and overhead systems,
  • Interpret and apply working knowledge of applicable codes and utility standards,
  • Design coordination with customers, municipal authorities, other utilities & various project stakeholders,
  • Produce project estimates, quotation letters, construction scope descriptions, and material take-offs,
  • Preparation and submission of project approvals and design packages,
  • Project schedule management and tracking,
  • Customer meetings and site inspections in the Calgary area,
  • Accountability and management of concurrent project budgets and schedules for successful delivery “on-time” and “on-budget” while maintaining a high degree of quality,
  • Being part of a great team and shaping the future of the industry,
  • Other duties as required.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in the electric utility or related engineering environment, with experience in design and cost estimating of electrical distribution projects.
  • An Electrical Engineering Diploma or Degree from a recognized college, technical institution, or university.
  • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to develop business relationships.
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage competing priorities with schedule and budget constraints.
  • Strong collaborative skills and willingness to liaise with other disciplines (drafting, construction, survey, and civil) to ensure projects are accurate, compliant, on time, and on budget.
  • A passion for your work and a drive for excellence.
  • Commitment to safety and ethical practices.
  • Class 5 driver’s license.

 A few qualifications that would help you succeed:

  • Working knowledge of ENMAX and Fortis Alberta design and construction standards.
  • Working knowledge of ENMAX Downtown Secondary Network design.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, MicroStation, MS Office and Geographic Information System software.
  • Experience with PLS-CADD, AGI32, and Pull Planner.
  • Project Management experience.

Primary offers a highly competitive compensation package including, competitive salaries, bonuses, Health & Dental benefits, Health Care Spending Account, flexible work schedules, paid vacation, Company Matching RRSP, flex days, and several career and professional development opportunities.

If you are ready for a new challenge and want to make a difference in the industry, please send your resume in confidence to careers@primaryeng.com.

**Please Note, you must be a Canadian Citizen or have a valid work permit**

We thank all candidates for their application however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

*Please see www.primaryeng.com for this and other positions we are recruiting.