Intermediate/Senior Electrical Engineer (Building Systems)

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Who We Are:

Strum Consulting is a 120-person consulting company with diverse projects throughout Atlantic Canada. Strum provides surveying, engineering and environmental services for a range of clients in the fields of Renewable Energy, Transportation, Contaminated Sites, and Commercial Developments.

Since 1995, Strum has provided a work environment that encourages career development while maintaining a work life balance in Atlantic Canada. We offer competitive pay, a dynamic work environment, and an excellent benefits package.

Strum Consulting, is presently expanding our Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Division and has an opening in our Halifax office for an Intermediate to Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay and excellent benefits package.
  • The opportunity to work on a wide range of large and small, interesting projects, including new and upcoming technologies.
  • Interaction with a diverse client base.
  • A team environment where your input will be noticed and valued.
  • Collaboration and room for professional development and career growth.
  • Dynamic and flexible work arrangements.

The position requires a highly motivated individual with both technical and communication skills, a positive attitude, good interpersonal skills, and strong organizational and communication skills. At Strum, we provide a professional, energetic team environment that promotes camaraderie, and collaboration which results in low staff turnover.

Role Description:

The position of an Intermediate/Senior Electrical Engineer will be an integral part of our electrical engineering team by providing design expertise, project management and mentorship of EITs. Our projects include building systems for multi-unit residential, commercial and industrial buildings. You will work alongside our existing mechanical and electrical engineering team of engineers (EIT to Senior), designers and drafts people.


  • Electrical Design
    • Layout, circuiting and riser diagrams for lighting, power, controls, communications, and life safety systems.
    • Building Service and feeder sizing
    • Specifications
    • Software
      • AutoCAD (MEP), Revit, Agi32, Excel
    • Project Management
      • Internal management of design projects (budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, client communication)
      • Attend design team meetings (project-based and internal)
      • Prepare contracts documents, review RFIs and shop drawings
      • Prepare building permit submissions, and coordinate approvals and inspections with utilities.
    • Mentoring
      • Continue building the electrical engineering team by providing leadership, training and guidance to junior engineers and technicians.
    • Business Development
      • Build and/or support client relations at the appropriate levels, work in conjunction with our senior leadership team and explore new business opportunities
    • Safety
      • Adhere to Strum’s health and safety program and ensure safety procedures and protocols are followed and improved as necessary.

Attributes and skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university
  • Professional Engineer, licensed or eligible for membership with Engineers Nova Scotia
  • A strong academic record is an asset
  • 5-10 years electrical engineering design experience in building systems is preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment to a high degree of detail.
  • Eager to perform a wide range of technical project types and roles.
  • Experience in managing a portfolio of projects and working with a team of technical professionals to ensure projects are executed in full compliance with quality standards and applicable regulatory criteria.
  • Possess professional demeanour and communicates with excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Demonstrate skills in Word and other current software used in data collection, compilation, and presentation.
  • Able to plan timelines, manage one’s own schedule and meet deadlines.


  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • A valid Nova Scotia Drivers License is preferred.
  • Persons who belong to an employment equity group are encouraged to self identify.
  • Persons who are of Indigenous heritage are encouraged to self identify.
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