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Technical Analyst - Electrical

Job ID: 20240435
Location: Greater Vancouver
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Join a company that has been a part of moving Metro Vancouver for over 35 years.

British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC) maintains and operates the Expo and Millennium SkyTrain Lines from our central facilities in south Burnaby. Our services connect downtown Vancouver to the cities of Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody and Surrey. With the future expansion of both the Expo and Millennium Lines gathering pace, infrastructure renewal and new asset acquisition projects underway, this is an exciting time to join our team of over 1,200 dedicated employees, working on one of the longest fully-automated rapid transit systems in the world.
Our work encompasses roles such as administration, engineering, elevator and escalator maintenance, field operations, vehicle maintenance, and wayside (station and guideway) maintenance.
When you work for SkyTrain, not only will you help move Metro Vancouver, you will also have access to comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, medical benefits, transit passes, training and more. We are a proud equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Come explore what makes us one of BC’s Top Employers!

Performs technical investigation and analysis of failures and other technical problems related to both Rolling Stock Fleet and Railway Infrastructure Assets. Explores options and makes recommendations on alternative parts, repairs or procedures. Performs trend and cost benefit analyses.
Investigates part, system and sub-system failures and other technical procedural problems encountered in both Railway Infrastructure Assets and Rolling Stock Fleet, including assessment of the parts involved, in-depth analysis of the electrical performance and condition of traction power substations, station power distribution, fleet vehicles, and definition and coordination of tests to be conducted internally or by manufacturers or consulting engineers.
Analyzes the results of the investigation to identify the cause of problems and explores various options to resolve problems; researches alternative equipment/supplies; prepares cost-benefit analysis of repairs, replacement, etc. and recommends the best alternative to Engineers.
In conjunction with Engineers, develops electrical design specifications for special parts and equipment and tests prototypes.
Analyzes maintenance procedures and identifies areas to modify based on failures, testing, and to conform to applicable industry standards. Recommends modifications to Engineers.
Conducts qualitative analyses of electrical vendors and consultants to assess their qualifications for supplying services, parts and equipment required; develops and communicates specifications to vendors and within established budget, approves the supplier and the purchase of specific parts/equipment.
Audits and analyzes efficiencies and effectiveness of inspections.

Forecasts electrical maintenance requirements and develops new or revised maintenance schedules.

Investigates perceived problems such as discrepancies in parts shipments and resolves concerns.

Coordinates Engineering Asset’s electrical tests with other maintenance departments.    


Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, qualified for registration with Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC); five (5) years’ experience preferably in transportation, in technical analysis of parts and system performance or in a relevant Engineering field in designing, commissioning, and maintaining of electrical equipment.
Working knowledge of traction power substations, rail transit vehicles, and automatic train control.

Working knowledge of power distribution equipment, industrial electronics, and PLC.

Working knowledge of electrical and safety standards such as Canadian Electrical code, CSA Z462, and ANSI/NETA MTS is an asset.

Solid ability to develop and design concepts and draft CAD drawings for equipment adaptations is required

Solid written and verbal communication skills to write and deliver well-prepared comments, procedures, reports and presentations

Demonstrated computer skills, proficiency in Excel and database

Solid interpersonal and analytical skills    

Other Information
Recruitment Process:
An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.
Work Schedule
40 hours per week.

Rate of Pay 
Salary $81,447 - $101,809 per annum (Actual salary offered will be commensurate with education, experience and internal parity).
The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Dental, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.

How to Apply
Please visit our Career Page to apply for this position.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one PDF document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Closing Date: Open until filled
Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

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If you have questions, please connect with us at [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity 
SkyTrain is committed to employment equity and building a diverse workforce, representative of the customers we serve and the many communities in the Metro Vancouver region. We welcome and encourage Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities to apply. Learn more about TransLink's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email us at [email protected].

Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Electrical/Electronic Services
Posted: May 27, 2024, 3:57 pm
Expires: June 27, 2024, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $81,447.00 to $101,809.00 Year