Senior Electrical Engineer

Calgary, AB, Canada
Part Time to Full Time
Electrical Engineering

What Vista Does

Vista Projects is an integrated industrial engineering firm that helps clients navigate the digital transformation of their projects and operations. Our proven project execution process is based on a “single source of truth” model that eliminates the potential for inefficient engineering designs, cost overruns and project completion delays.

Why We Do It

We believe the world needs industrial projects and that intelligent engineering data can increase the likelihood of innovative solutions getting to market. Over the years, our multi-discipline teams have conceptualized and designed some of the most challenging and successful industrial processing projects in the North American energy sector. Vista has established itself as a trusted industrial engineering partner for all types of projects, from conceptual studies and pilots to large-scale commercial expansions.

Where We Work

The benefits of our approach apply to new asset developments and brownfield optimization projects across several industrial markets. This includes biofuels and produced water treatment to natural gas and petrochemical processing. We are headquartered in Calgary and maintain a satellite office in Houston.

What You Would Do in This Role

Reporting to the discipline lead, the senior engineer will participate in the design of different aspects of oil and gas projects from inception to completion. Duties will include:

  • Participating in the design of component parts and individual units
  • Exercising cost control, and reviewing and monitoring designs for conformance with control estimates and project specifications
  • Supervising the various activities involved in the Electrical design of a project consisting of several complex process units
  • Providing comprehensive engineering and design services by establishing design criteria and preparing specifications, design computations, drawings, models and bills of material in accordance with basic project requirements
  • Performing detailed calculations
  • Interfacing with client representatives;
  • Reviewing and maintaining project schedules, and tracking engineering tasks and deliverables in conjunction with project management
  • Reviewing vendor or subcontractor quotations, drawings, and specifications for technical adequacy and conformance with project requirements
  • Assigning and outlining work for others, and reviewing work for technical accuracy and adequacy
  • Making recommendations concerning the selection, training, appraisal and discipline of staff
  • Reviewing the work of others
  • Providing technical guidance to junior staff
  • Preparing or assisting in the preparation of discipline inputs for cost estimates for proposals
  • Applying advanced engineering techniques and analyses to complex engineering tasks
  • Preparing engineering work packages and providing construction support
  • Being able to meet safety requirements to attend site visits
  • Performing other duties as requested


  • At least seven (7) years of progressive experience in facilities engineering and design in the oil and gas industry
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in engineering or applied science
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team including process, mechanical, civil, structural, electrical, instrumentation and piping engineers and designers
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of applicable codes and industry standards
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Self-motivated and efficient in time management and organizational skills
  • Registration as P.Eng. with APEGA
  • Apply strong working knowledge of oil facility related drawing packages, SLDs, area classifications, electrical layouts, JB wiring diagrams, motor and VFD schematics, cable schedules and EHT isometrics
  • Independently prepare or review ETAP or SKM models
  • Apply knowledge of CEC and international codes, standards and approved codes of practice
  • Prepare and review demand load calculations, voltage drop calculations, cable tray fill calculations, EHT calculations, etc.
  • Apply experience with the requisition of electrical equipment such as motors, switchgears, MCC, VFDs, UPS, EHT panels and e-houses
  • Prepare EIC engineering work packages


  • Ten (10) years or more of experience as a fully qualified engineer, with five (5) or more years of experience in thermal heavy oil

Why People Like Working with Us

Working with Vista is a chance to contribute to the type of challenging municipal and industrial projects that the world requires. If that doesn’t excite you, this role likely won’t be a fit. Challenging projects require focus and we enable our people to do their best work with modernized project systems that are based on our leading use of intelligent data-centric execution architecture. Our staff and clients like that it gives them real-time access to validated data shared across all project departments. This fosters project design and business decisions based on a single, authoritative source of truth and provides increased transparency and collaboration with team members and clients, leading to improved engineering quality and a product we can all take pride in.

What We Offer

An opportunity with Vista is not just a job; it is a chance to tackle challenging projects with colleagues who are among the most recognized and accomplished in their disciplines.

Vista offers all employees

  • A stimulating, fast-paced and challenging work environment where you will contribute to the interesting municipal and industrial engineering projects
  • A robust and consistent recruitment process that ensures your colleagues are likeminded and comparably capable
  • An opportunity to be a part of an entrepreneurial, technically skilled team which has established leadership in innovative engineering solutions
  • A strong value-based philosophy that provides an informal, close-knit team environment, where you and your family feel like a part of our organization, and not just an employee number
  • Competitive compensation and benefits, including a performance-linked variable pay program
  • Company-sponsored social events and team sports
  • Flexible work schedules, half-day Fridays and free parking
  • An organization that values and encourages diversity

How to Apply

Please complete the application form below and include a cover letter concisely demonstrating how your skills and experience align with our job posting. By submitting this application, you consent to our Privacy Policy, and you consent to receive transactional electronic messages from Vista and third parties acting on our behalf.


Note: As part of the interview process there will be a technical testing component that will take up to two hours and can be completed at home on your own timeline. Candidates may be required to complete a security clearance procedure prior to receiving an offer.


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