Position Description

Electrical Engineer Intern - 2 Year TERM
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A self-motivated Electrical Engineer Intern is required to work with a multi-disciplinary branch providing integrated project management, engineering, design and construction services for nuclear and non-nuclear facilities and R&D experiments at the CRL site. Under the general direction of the Branch Manager, the employee will contribute to the development of conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs of electrical power systems.


  • Design of retrofits and modifications to existing electrical engineering systems;
  • Design of electrical distribution systems, medium and low voltage (Class I through Class IV) power supply systems; alarm systems; lighting systems, etc.;
  • Specification of technical components for electrical systems;
  • Perform electrical power studies (e.g. load flow, short circuit, coordination and arc flash) using power studies software (preferably ETAP);
  • Preparation of design documentation including design plans, concept reports, design requirements, design descriptions, design manuals, design guides, technical specification and technical notes;
  • Preparation of project documents including customer proposals, work plans, schedules and estimates.
  • Engineering support during the construction, installation and commissioning project phases;
  • Customer liaison;
  • Providing subject matter expert review and acceptance of designs prepared by outside agencies;
  • Develop engineering specifications and standards facilitating a consistent design approach.


  • Bachelor (Honours) degree in electrical engineering from a university of recognized standing with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience;
  • A member of a provincial professional engineering association or registered in PEO Engineer Internship Training Program;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering codes and standards used in the design, construction, and commissioning of industrial facilities;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in technical matters, to routinely solve technical problems and to make recommendations;
  • Engineering oversight experience to various sizes of jobs is considered an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; previous experience making technical presentations to small and large audiences;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CSA N286/N285 quality standards is preferable;
  • Excellent knowledge of CNL's engineering practices, organization and quality management program is preferable;
  • Experienced in performing electrical power studies using software such as ETAP;
  • Experienced in the maintenance of electrical systems or equipment; and
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team and interact with staff at various levels of the organization.
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