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Electrical Engineer

North Vancouver, BC, CA

Jan 14, 2022

Requisition Id: 24048

Department: Operations Engineering District 



PKM Canada Marine Terminal LP (Vancouver Wharves Terminal) is currently recruiting for an Electrical Project Manager to join the team. This position reports to the Manager, Operations Engineering in the Natural Gas Liquids Business Unit (NBU), part of Pembina’s Facilities Division. 

Located in one of the busiest port cities in North America, our Vancouver Wharves’ location is among the busiest terminals on the West Coast.  
The terminal handles inbound and outbound bulk and liquids products at separate berths for receiving and shipping mineral concentrates, sulphur in prill form, agricultural products, and diesel fuel by railcars, trucks, and marine vessels.  Bulk cargo is transferred to storages sheds or silos by a complex set of offloading equipment onto dedicated conveyor belts.  
Diesel liquid is typically offloaded from railracks, then is moved through a pipeline network to holding tanks before it is transported to barges.

The successful candidate is responsible for the overall plant electrical infrastructure and the physical layer of the control system.  This position will manage capital improvement projects and oversee project definition, planning, execution and close out. 
As well, this role will act as a technical resource for the development and delivery of plant initiatives and electrical standards. 
The role works closely with Managers, SSEM staff, Operations Coordinators, Operations Logistics Analysts, third party stakeholders, ILWU Foremen, and ILWU Longshore personnel to develop functional solutions and to provide electrical governance that promote safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible terminal services to our customers.


Summary of Responsibilities 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Managing projects from scope development, proposal and conceptual design, detailed design, construction, to commissioning and post-project support;
  • Review the current state and identify long term improvement plans to optimize the capacity and lifespan of the plant’s electrical equipment; 
  • Work with the engineering manager to champion the improvement plan and allocate capital funds to multiple projects
  • Defining how the project will improve or sustain the life of the capital asset in a complex and heavily industrialized facility, doing detailed write-ups and cost estimates throughout the stages of the project to submit for funding requests;
  • Reviewing competing designs and material usage with asset quality and improvement versus costs in mind, coordinating project work with other disciplines such as the civil and mechanical teams, or with the terminal’s maintenance group;
  • Performing technically complex calculations to verify designs or modifications to the existing electrical infrastructure, redline AutoCAD drawings as required to markup design proposals and to ensure conformity to the Company’s engineering standards;
  • Analyzing costs and tracking expenditures; verifying invoices and overseeing third party work quality to maintain adherence to project budgets and to overall departmental budget as well as job completion deadlines;
  • Coordinating technical staff and consultants participating on projects without impacting normal terminal operations, supervising contractor work to ensure safety and environmental compliance to site standards;
  • Administering documents required for approvals, tracking scope changes, defining new asset additions by ensuring manuals and updated engineering drawings are accurate for project tracking and archiving, preparing Management of Change and Project Governance records for submission to corporate document library;
  • Supporting maintenance functions to troubleshoot and conduct root causes of electrical failures from time to time;
  • Demonstrating a commitment to the improvement, and adherence of safety and environmental policies in all aspects of work and promoting a culture of safety and environmental stewardship by example; and 
  • Contributing to a team environment that values equity, diversity, and inclusion.



  • Electrical Engineering degree or Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologist Diploma. A Red Seal certificate would be an asset; 
  • Medium to high voltage experience;
  • Detailed understanding of CSA standards and practice around electrical safety and maintenance;
  • Electrical FSR: Class A - Certification – preferred;
  • Hands-on experience with power distribution design, motor control, fiber optics, ethernet and industrial communications instrumentation, PLC and HMI based control solutions;
  • Previous experience managing projects in an industrial environment with knowledge on conveyance systems, VFDs and related controls, MCC systems and their maintenance; 
  • Troubleshooting skills when reviewing electrical line drawings and ability to read schematic diagrams; 
  • Previous industrial labour relations experience an asset;
  • Solid computer skills, with experience using AutoCAD, CMMS and MS Office suite;
  • Self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment and can pivot quickly due to changing schedules, able to handle multiple projects while supporting the operations team as required, 
  • At times may require working into evenings or weekends to ensure minimal disruption to operations or maintenance schedules, with approximately 50% of the time spent in the field; and  
  • Strong attention to detail.


This position is considered “Safety Sensitive” so will require Pre-Employment Drug & Alcohol Testing.  You may also be required to provide a Driver’s Abstract. 

The successful candidate must live within 100 km of North Vancouver. 


Final candidate will be required to undergo a background check; including a criminal record check.


No agency calls please.


Pembina Pipeline Corporation is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and ensuring that our employees have the ability to thrive in an inclusive environment. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, veteran status, Indigenous status, national origin, age, disability or any other legally-protected factors. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request during the recruitment process.

For more than 65 years, Pembina has safely and reliably served North America’s energy industry, delivering oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids production to North American markets. 
Powering Pembina's growth are our smart, creative and energetic people who allow us to remain a disciplined and responsible energy transportation and service provider and a trusted member in our communities.
Our expectations are high and our rewards reflect this: We treat our people well – whether it’s through our compensation package, community engagement and volunteer opportunities, or our numerous social activities. 
Pembina provides everything you could want in an employer. We are a proud recipient of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2018-2021), Alberta's Top Employers (2014-2021), Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019), and an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. We are also a strong supporter of Skills Canada.