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Stantec Senior Electrical and Automation Engineer in Tucson, Arizona

Senior Electrical and Automation Engineer - ( 210002AX )


At our core, we’re a community. Together, we exercise creative thought, developing engineering and designs as individual as the people and projects we touch. From approval and permitting to design and construction management services, we put the goals of our clients and their communities at the center of everything we create. Join us as we assist mining companies in getting mined materials to communities around the globe.

We are a leader in underground hard rock mining engineering and related technology, serving the largest, deepest, and most technically challenging mines in the world. This is where great ideas and rewarding careers are built.

Your Opportunity

Stantec’s Mining Practice is hiring a Senior Electrical & Automation Engineer to join our growing team in Arizona. This position reports to the Supervisor of Electrical & Automation Engineering.

As a Senior Electrical & Automation Engineer, you will be a key member of the electrical/automation team working with various clients in completing feasibility studies and detailed engineering projects for underground and surface mining operations. You would have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects both domestic and international. This is role is for a full-time position.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Safety is a core value for Stantec. You will be responsible for understanding and working in compliance with all health and safety rules and regulations for Stantec and its clients. As a member of our Mining team, you are expected to make a personal commitment toward preserving the health and safety of all our employees and demonstrate commitment through your personal interactions and designs. Your personal commitment to safety will help us achieve our goal of zero harm within our operation and for our clients.

  • You will work with a team of engineers and designers in the planning and execution of project work, including scoping, asset integrity assessments, as-built documentation, feasibility studies, and detailed engineering. You will provide technical support during construction and commissioning.

  • You will provide clients with engineering support to meet their needs and incorporate client suggestions for future requirements in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner. This includes attending client meetings, which may at times be remote, as well as corresponding directly with the client.

  • You will regularly interface with other disciplines and departments to execute projects.

  • You will be responsible for the review and analysis of drawings for possible safety and constructability problems prior to issuance to clients.

As a member of the electrical/automation team, your primary duties will include:

  • Power, automation, and/or communications system design and analysis in accordance with applicable codes for surface and underground mining operations.

  • Incorporation of innovation, optimization, and standardization in designs as appropriate considering constructability and economics.

  • Completion of fit-for-purpose designs that meet the client’s needs and requests.

  • Preparation of quality reports and calculation packages as project deliverables.

  • Development and completion of power systems analysis models using ETAP, EasyPower and/or SKM.

  • Report project progression updates and/or issues to Lead Designers or Project Managers.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Self-starter, with the ability to handle change and work with minimal supervision. You must be a contemplative person who is willing to challenge your own work as well as the work of those around you.

  • Excellent knowledge of applicable design codes and familiarity with Mine Safety and Health Administration Regulations.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, along with excellent interpersonal abilities and willingness to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Previous experience as a Lead Engineer on detailed engineering/construction projects with a consulting firm or Owner’s team.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and project engineering experience.

  • Ability to take the lead on a project team and mentor junior staff members.

  • Completing inspections and condition assessments for electrical and communications infrastructure (this may include climbing ladders and walking / standing for extended periods of time).

  • Willingness to travel to client sites or other Stantec offices (10% travel).

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.

  • Professional Engineering license is required.

  • Eligibility for a Professional Engineering license in the State of Arizona and / or Utah.

  • 15 years of engineering, design, and construction experience in heavy industry, particularly surface or underground mining.

  • Required technical experience in:

    • Electrical Infrastructure & Power Distribution Systems Design including:
      • 35 kV, 25 kV or 15 kV power distribution;
      • 5 kV and 480 V power distribution/motor control;
      • Mine infrastructure design including switch rooms, messenger, tray, shaft/borehole cable installations;
      • Mine wide power distribution and capacitive charging current/ground potential rise assessments;
      • Condition assessment and function testing;
    • Mine Services Process Control & Instrumentation Design including:
      • Ore & Waste Handling (Traffic Management -Ore Pass Dumping Controls, Crusher Controls, Conveyor Synchronization);
      • Hoisting System Process Control and Interfaces;
      • Ventilation/Ventilation-on-Demand;
      • Process Piping Systems (Dewatering, Fuel Delivery, Compressed Air, Process Water);
      • Industrial Buildings Services;
    • Mine Automation/Communication Systems Design including:
      • Fiber-optic communication networks;
      • PLC/HMI Process Control Systems;
    • Leaky Feeder.

This role is intended to be Phoenix, Arizona based located in the Chandler office. Relocation assistance would be considered for an appropriate candidate.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. #FeelingEnergized

Primary Location : United States-Arizona-Chandler

Other Locations : United States-Utah-Salt Lake City, United States-Arizona-Tucson, United States-Colorado-Denver

Job : Electrical Engineer

Organization : BC-1829 Mining-US

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 22, 2022, 1:28:20 PM

Req ID: 210002AX

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