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Project engineer (protection & controls)

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Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: CA54938066
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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At Hitachi Energy, our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

General information:

Planning, design and technical coordination of the P&CM systems for Substations & Industrial projects. Detail electrical design for interface engineering of P&CM & Automation Systems with HV apparatus, MV & LV switchgears, communication architecture, Telecommunication, Instrumentation, SCADA Systems and AC/DC Auxiliary Systems. As a member of the engineering team, the candidate will produce engineering deliverables such as AC/DC schematics, cable list, wiring diagrams, specifications and interact with the other project team members, the customer, and suppliers of goods and engineering services.


  • The primary responsibilities of this position are to understand, analyze and interpret projects' requirements, develop and design advanced protection systems, communication and control systems for large industrial and utility applications.

  • Prepare technical specifications and conceptual design reports;

  • Preparation and/or review of single (three) line diagrams, protection, metering and control schematics & wiring/interconnection diagrams and cable lists, AC/DC auxiliary services design and physical arrangement of substation layouts.

  • Control and manage change related to P&C system during project execution; Interface with other project team members in related electrical, mechanical and civil disciplines and as well PM, Finance, Scheduling, Documentation, EH&S, Construction etc.


  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (preferably in Power Systems);

  • 5+ years of related experience in the field of substations and industrial electrification projects;

  • Knowledge of IEEE, NEMA, NEC, IEC electrical standards. 

  • Good soft skills in communication, leadership, initiative and negotiation to interface directly with clients.

  • Travel is required; up to 30% both domestic and international.

  • Commissioning and troubleshooting experience with industrial and utility protection, control and communication systems

More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries. In fiscal year 2020 we generated business volumes of around $10 billion USD as reported by Hitachi.

Only selected applicants will be contacted. 

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