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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Electrical Design Engineer

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
5 days ago

Ballard's Lab Equipment Office has an exciting opportunity for an Electrical Design Engineer in our Burnaby BC headquarters. You will be working directly with our senior engineering staff and will contribute to the development of Ballard's fuel cell system products. If you are a highly motivated individual who enjoys the challenge of a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you!

Our ideal candidate has experience with both Power (control panel, circuit, motors and heater design) and Instrumentation (devices and signals), experience working with a range of voltages and has a good knowledge base of Power Systems.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design and verification of electrical systems
  • Selecting and sourcing electrical components
  • Development of component design requirements from system requirements
  • Designing prototype components and subsystems
  • Building prototype electrical systems
  • Verification of designs through analysis and testing
  • Troubleshooting/resolution of existing electrical components and systems
  • Preparation of technical documents, including test procedures, test reports, design specifications, and component/system design requirements
  • Preparing and/or reviewing technical drawings
  • Managing projects to completion
  • On call technical support
  • Possible supervision/mentoring of junior employees

  • 3-5 year's experience in:
    • Power: Designing controls panels, circuits, motors & heaters
    • Instrumentation: Devices and Signals
    • Canadian Electrical Code: Sizing, Cables, Current Protection Devices
    • General Knowledge of power systems: Transformers and different voltages
  • Engineering degree from an Electrical / Electronics / Mechatronics programs
  • Experience designing, drawing, analyzing power circuits up to 690VAC and 1500VDC)
  • Experience designing, drawing, analyzing analog & digital circuits (5, 10, 15, 24VDC, 48, and 110VDC)
  • Knowledge of electrical/electronic components and their characteristics, applications and limitations
  • Ability to read Process & Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Experience with PLCs, distributed I/O, and the creation of I/O lists
  • Experience with AutoCAD Electrical or similar drafting software
  • Experience with instrumentation (e.g. pressure, temperature, and flow measurement devices), and knowledge of their calibration and suitability to meet measurement accuracy requirements
  • Troubleshooting skills with DMM and oscilloscope
  • Basic electrical prototyping skills required including: bread-boarding, soldering through-hole and surface-mount components
  • Demonstrated capability for critical thinking
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and good listening skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional team environment

  • Experience with E-Plan
  • Knowledge of international standards for electrical equipment
  • Ability to create Process & Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Experience with LabVIEW software
  • Experience / proficiency in automation and machine communication
  • Basic skill with mechanical prototyping tools such as drills, grinders, wrenches

Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity.
We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.