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Electrical Engineer

Reference number: SVC22J-033712-000047
Selection process number: 2022-SVC-ATL-EA-561121
Public Services and Procurement Canada - Professional and Technical Services
Moncton (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
$104,135 to $121,451

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Services and Procurement Canada

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Closing date: 16 January 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Update: Amendment to Closing Date

Important messages

Giving you the best chance to succeed!

At Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) we are committed to running inclusive and barrier-free recruitment processes.

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance at any steps of the assessment process (such as during a written test or an interview), you may request an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove barriers, and to ensure that candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities. Should you wish to be accommodated, please direct your inquiry to the contact identified at the bottom of this poster. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

For more information on assessment accommodation visit the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html


Are you an experienced, competent electrical engineer looking for a change? Do you value work life balance, a supportive and engaging workplace, plus industry leading benefits that include leave for family related responsibilities? Are you up to the challenge of managing high profile projects while meeting tight timelines and budget objectives? Apply now!


Focus on the screening questions and your résumé. Ensure you answer the screening questions in detail. The screening board cannot make assumptions about your experience; it is important you clearly demonstrate to what degree you meet the essential experience by giving detailed examples. Screening questions and your résumé will be the first pieces of information we’ll see about you, so be sure to highlight your achievements, be clear about your experience and be specific about roles you've occupied and projects you’ve worked on.

The responses to the screening questions may be used to assess the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Work environment

We are One PSPC!

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) helps the Government of Canada serve Canadians. With a strong focus on quality customer service, we provide innovative common services such as real estate and building management, purchasing, banking, pay and pensions, and translation to other government departments, agencies and boards. By providing these centralized services to departments and agencies, we enable them to focus on what they do best: providing their programs and services to Canadians.

At PSPC, we are committed to achieving a competent, representative workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We work hard to create a welcoming, respectful and inclusive workplace through a variety of programs and initiatives. In fact, we have been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the fifth year in a row and here is a list of some of our diversity and inclusion achievements:
- five diversity networks;
- a Task Force on Anti-racism, Workplace Culture and Equity;
- a national Reconciliation and Indigenous Engagement Unit;
- an Ombudsman for Mental Health (the first such position within the federal public service);
- an Accessibility Office and;
- a Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Centre of Expertise.

While many programs and initiatives have already been implemented in line with our commitments to diversity and inclusion, we aim to get better! That's why we invite you to be part of the change by joining an organization where individual differences are recognized, valued and respected. Be part of the solution!

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one indeterminate Electrical Discipline Engineer, with an English Essential language requirement, in one of the following locations: Halifax, NS, Moncton, NB, Charlottetown, PE, or St. John’s, NL.

A pool of candidates will be created and could be used to staff similar positions within Public Services and Procurement Canada, with various language requirements, security profiles, tenures and in various locations. As a result of the potential and possible use of the selection process and subsequent pool by hiring managers, you are encouraged to apply to be considered for future vacancies.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Certification as a professional engineer in Canada.


Significant* experience analysing and designing electrical engineered systems, site assessments and site inspections of electrical systems in buildings **.

Significant* experience providing full electrical engineering services such as preparing drawings, specifications, reports, condition assessments and tender documents of electrical systems in buildings **.

Significant* experience reviewing and providing advice or feedback on the work of other professionals relating to design or quality of design of electrical systems in buildings **.

Experience performing quality assurance reviews of electrical designs, drawings, and specifications of electrical systems in buildings**.

Experience providing electrical design or technical advice to management, project managers or clients.

* Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience that would normally be associated with the performance of these duties for an approximate period of ten (10) years. The experience listed above can be in new construction and/or renovation projects and range from moderate to major complexity projects.

**Electrical systems in buildings is defined as systems to be found in most commercial occupancy, and office accommodation buildings such as power distribution; lighting and lighting controls; communication network cabling; fire alarm; emergency/backup power distribution; and security systems (door access control; camera surveillance; and intrusion).

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


Experience providing electrical engineering services for correctional facilities such as preparing drawings, specifications, reports, condition assessments or tender documents.

Experience providing electrical engineering services for laboratory facilities such as preparing drawings, specifications, reports, condition assessments or tender documents.

Experience providing electrical engineering services for infrastructure such as wharves or bridges.

Experience in analysis and design for renewable energy projects (photovoltaics and/or wind turbine systems).

Experience in preparing detailed scopes of work and terms of references with the purpose of engaging engineering consultants.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of current technology, principles, and practices related to Electrical engineering.


Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
Thinking Things Through
Working Effectively with Others
Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented
Client Service Competency – Level I


Ability to research, analyze and evaluate findings related to electrical engineering.
Ability to formulate recommendations and courses of action related to electrical engineering.
Ability to apply electrical engineering codes and standards to design and construction projects.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

In support of achieving a diverse workforce, consideration may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, self-declare* as belonging to one of the following designated Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal person, Person with a Disability, Member of visible Minority group, Woman.

* We encourage you to self-declare during the online application process by selecting the appropriate box under the Employment Equity (EE) section. Please note that you must complete this questionnaire if you wish to be considered for these opportunities. To complete the questionnaire, you must be a member of an EE group and select Collection Purpose 1 to be considered for job opportunities where belonging to an EE group is a condition for eligibility, or a screening or selection criterion specifically targeting EE groups.

To learn more about employment equity, click on the link below.

Information on employment equity


Willingness and ability to work overtime on occasion on short notice, including weekends.

Willingness and ability to travel by car, boat, helicopter or airplane.

Willingness and ability to work in the environment of correctional buildings and penitentiaries of all security levels.

Willing and able to work in and around construction sites, wearing protective equipment.

Possession of a valid driver’s license or personal mobility to the extent normally associated with the possession of a valid driver’s license, within the limits of Treasury Board Policy.

Conditions of employment

Security Clearance: Reliability

Registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada and the successful candidate must maintain this registration for the duration of employment.

Adherence to the Public Service and Procurement Canada code of conduct.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

-You are encouraged to apply online via the jobs.gc.ca site. To submit an application, please select the button “Apply Online” above.
-You must meet all essential qualifications to be qualified. Asset qualifications, under the "other qualifications" sections, are not essential, but may be deciding factors at any stages of the process.
- When communicating with us, you may use the official language (English or French) of your choice.
- We will be reaching out via email. You must include a valid email address in your application. Be sure to check your spam folder.

-All communication during the process may be used to evaluate you.
-Various assessment tools may be used.

-You must provide proof of your certification as a professional engineer in Canada.
-The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations.
-You can access the CICIC website at: https://www.cicic.ca/. This website provides links to a number of Canadian organizations that provide equivalency assessments.
-Original diplomas, degrees or certified transcripts may be required and must be presented upon request.

General questions on how to apply online:
Toll-free: 1-888-780-4444
TTY/TDD: 1-800-465-7735

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Toll-free: 1-800-645-5605


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Chelsea Hammersley - Human Resources Assistant Karla Randall - HR Advisor
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