Junior Engineer

Primary Engineering and Construction Corporation Published: October 1, 2020
Kelowna, British Columbia
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Primary Engineering and Construction Corporation is an industry leader specializing in electric utility distribution across Western Canada. Utility design, construction and design-build/turnkey options is where we excel. Our reputation is as an innovative, risk adverse and cost-effective partner for all projects, from simple to highly complex.


Primary delivers coordinated projects with a focus on sustainability and the future by minimizing utility footprints, and assuming greater responsibility for health, safety and the environment, while building projects of exceptional quality.


This internship is for the position of Junior Engineer based out of our Kelowna, British Columbia office. In a nutshell, this role will involve using technical and analytical knowledge of environmental technologies to determine best practices to sustain the natural ecosystems and environment of the project sites.

Duties and responsibilities

Initially the duties and responsibilities associated with this position are as follows:


  • Design of underground and overhead electrical distribution infrastructure (4kV – 25kV system voltages) and street lighting systems
  • AutoCAD drafting
  • Customer meetings and site inspections
  • Project schedule management and tracking
  • Design coordination with customers, municipal authorities, other utilities & various project stakeholders
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering calculations for underground and overhead systems
  • Pull and voltage drop calculations
  • Material take-offs from design and project estimating
  • Environmental assessments and site inspections


As the new employee grows within our team, they will take on new and more challenging projects.

Knowledge and skills

Knowledge and skills for this job that would be an asset include, but are not limited to:

  • PLS-CADD modeling
  • Knowledge of Environmental Assessment Act
  • Competency in grading design
  • Proficiency in analog schematics
  • Competency in using ArcGIS

Education required

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary students and graduates
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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