As a top player in Switchgear and E-house Manufacturing and field servicing, a career with us will challenge you to solve some very tough problems. You will be rewarded with growth, personal development & industry expertise. At Powell, we provide a comprehensive salary package, RRSP matching, extensive benefits and job training all within a professional & friendly working environment.
Based out of the Electrical Division Edmonton (EDE) location, the Applications Engineer will report to the Estimating Supervisor of the Sales & Estimating department. The Applications Engineer will be responsible for competitive technical proposals and accurate cost estimates of switchgear and electrical buildings. This position also provides functional support to the sales and execution team.
Reviews customer project documentation including: specification, data sheets and drawings to gain a complete understanding of the projects requirement from a technical and commercial perspective.
Develops detailed and comprehensive proposals that accurately depict a proper understanding of the projects requirements while also complying with customer specifications, industry standards, and applicable local codes.
Provides suitable comments and or exceptions necessary to convey a clear message to our customers regarding Powells compliance with the requirements of the project.
Creates Basis of Estimate and Basis of Schedule documents to accompany the estimate.
Acquires and provides technical leadership to supporting departments such as sales and other stakeholders.
Works with various project teams to facilitate the use of estimating tools and processes to produce accurate, reputable proposals.
Prepares and presents overviews of proposals to clients and internal stakeholders as required.
Reviews product specific cost data and conduct appropriate analysis using statistical tools and performance measurements; works with the production engineering staff; manufacturing engineering, and operations departments in order to institute accurate labor and material forecasting factors into pricing systems.
Other duties as required.
Planning & Organization Prioritize activities, effectively establishes appropriate courses of action, and monitors progress. Anticipates potential outcomes in order to effectively prioritize workload.
Decision Making Exercises good judgement in order to make well-informed decisions. Drives decisions to closure with good data and understanding of potential outcomes.
Problem Solving Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
Customer Focus - Sees the world through the eyes of our customers (internal and external), understands their needs, and exceeds their expectations.
Accountability Is accountable for own actions, fully commits to agreed upon plans and strategies and takes action to achieve them.
Communication Strong written, listening, and oral communication skills. Able to communicate complex technical information in a simple and understandable way.
Understanding of local codes such as the Canadian Electrical Code and National Building Code.
Understanding of cost estimating concepts, techniques and work flows including documentation of estimate input data and version control.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in an Electrical Engineering discipline or a C.E.T. designation from an accredited technical institute, college or University
Valid Journeyman Ticket is considered an asset.
Familiarity with Metal Building Systems and Electrical Switchgear is considered an asset.
1-3 years of experience in an Estimating is considered an asset.
Experience with vendors and components for common commercial/industrial power distribution, motor controls, process control, and lighting projects.
Previous experience with AutoCAD and advance Excel is preferred.
Temperature controlled working environment.
Job requires working in an office setting.
Working in front of a computer for the majority of the shift.
Maintaining body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs.
Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction in a repetitive manner.
Standing, walking, and speaking for long periods of time.
Typing, punching or applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
Perceiving size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with the fingertips.
Who we are
Powell Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of Powell Industries, which is located in Houston, Texas. Globally, we have over 70 years of experience. Powell Canada is a reputable electrical manufacturing and electrical/instrumentation contracting company. We hold a strong industry presence with offices located in Acheson, Calgary and Montreal.
Powell strives to create one unified company through training, communication and leadership. We offer diversified services based on our customers needs, keeping us on the cutting edge of new products and services within our industry.
Your Partner in Safety
Successful candidates must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for any employer, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Powell Canada, Inc is an equal opportunity employer.
In our 70+ year history, Powell has always known that our employees are at the heart of our success. Without question, we have the most talented people in all parts of our organisation.
As a manufacturer, we recruit and hire experienced and knowledgeable applicants to ensure our product is engineered, fabricated and assembled to customer specifications!
Powered by Innovation - Powells culture has and will always be founded in our "can do" attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it.
Become a part of our story, and let us help you write yours. Hard work pays off in all of our teams, with opportunity for advancement and promotion without sacrificing work-life balance. Successful candidates must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for any employer, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Powell Canada, Inc is an equal opportunity employer.