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Electrical Intermediate At BK Consulting


Newmarket, On

Job Description

BK Consulting Inc. is a mid-sized engineering company specializing in residential and commercial design. We are based in Newmarket, Ontario, and have been providing engineering services across Canada to developers, contractors, government agencies, commercial tenants and architects for more than 20 years. We provide full range mechanical and electrical engineering services for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects in both the public and private sector.

An intermediate Electrical Designer is required, who is flexible in their continued learning / development. This position is a challenge, and we are looking for that one candidate who can rise to the occasion. The position is rigorous in its expectations, and equally rewarding for those who can achieve and prosper. We believe that challenging you with a diversity of assignments ensures that you can develop your skills and grow rapidly.

Scope of work:

Projects to be involved with would include; Building Services, Electrical Design (power and lighting), Electrical / Emergency (building services), Life Safety, and regulatory investigation. The type of work is highly varied, and non-repetitive.

Areas of practice include, Residential, Commercial and Industrial Buildings; Ontario Building Code and Fire Code Compliance. Clients vary from large multi-national corporations, to one owner private buildings / projects.


Design of electrical systems including coordinating with local hydro for upgraded and/or new services, prepare single line diagrams, fire alarm designs, specifications and drawings for projects of various size, complexity and type, with minimal supervision.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create working drawings with AutoCAD with specifications, for a permit application/ tender/ construction.

  • Interface with other disciplines involved in the project design team (i.e. Architects, Structural Consultants, Mechanical Consultants, etc.) to co-ordinate electrical requirements.

  • Attend client design and coordination meetings.

  • Provide field reporting for ongoing construction works, and report on findings relative to the construction plans.

  • Maintain and grow current business and client relationships

  • Prepare electrical permit and tender/construction drawings and specifications.

  • Comply with company Design Standards and CAD Standards

  • Engineer systems in accordance with OBC, NFPA, ASHRAE 90.1, ESA and/or other relevant Codes and Standards

  • Liaise with local utilities, municipalities and authorities as required

  • Review and comment on shop drawing submittals

  • Design layout of fire alarm/lighting/power/communication systems

  • Sizing and development of high voltage distribution single line diagrams

  • Size all conduit/wiring/breakers/equipment

  • Drawing submissions (ESA, TSSA), load calculations

  • Cleaning and implementing of Architectural backgrounds

  • FTP site access/retrieval (posting)

  • Prepare drawings for plotting and converting to PDF files

Required Skills:

  • 2 or more years of experience in designing electrical systems within the consulting engineering industry.

  • Well versed in building design works using AutoCAD

  • Knowledge of OBC, ASHRAE 90.1, ESA and other relevant Codes and Standards

  • Experience with REVIT considered an asset

  • Functional in all MS Office suite software

  • Past experience in reading and understanding codes / regulations applicable to a project.

  • Ability to investigate project information and gather data that is absent / unclear, as related to a project deliverable.

  • Must be able to work on numerous projects within a work week

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Knowledge of building services is an asset

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Fluent in English

  • Strong written communication skills

  • Superior problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to think independently

  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • You are responsible for your transportation to work each day

  • Parking is available at the office

  • A vehicle is required for site inspections / review works.

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