Electrical Engineer



Electrical engineers implement electrical components into any number of devices that use electricity. They design and manufacture electrical products of all shapes and sizes, making it a career constantly on the cutting edge. Electrical engineers frequently work with computers; they also work in team settings.

Duties:

  • Plan, schedule, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects
  • Power distribution, power systems including generators and UPS, transformers, motor control and motor control centers
  • Applying electrical expertise while offering leadership to members of the design team
  • Ensure that the drawings and specifications meet project criteria and standards
  • Prepare reports, proposals, and tender/bid submissions, budgets and other supporting documentation as required;
  • Develop standards related to electrical engineering practice
  • Providing technical support to the project managers

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

Skills:

  •  Effectively manage a team
  • Works well under pressure
  • Manage materials, equipment and tools
  • Exceptional understanding of science and math
  • Ability to write and analyze technical reports (written and drawn)
  • Work safely as a team, following written and oral directions
  • Work with numbers to perform calculations

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Education:

    University diploma required

Education Requirements :

  • Completion of high is required
  • Completion of a bachlors of engineering is required
  • Registration as a professional engineer may be required
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Program Description:

Electrical engineers are often required to prepare technical drawings.  Entry-level jobs in electrical  engineering generally require a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory.

Schools:

  • CARLTON UNIVERSITY-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
  • MCMASTER UNIVERSITY-ELECTRIAL ENGINEERING
  • QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
  • RYERSON UNIVERSITY-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


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Vijay Aggarwal

Electrical Engineer

All I knew when I went to university was I wanted to be an electrical engineer.  I never really thought about what kind of job that would get me. I probably saw myself working for Hydro or something like that. Construction wasn’t really on my radar even though I realize…
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Essentials Skills
Electrical Engineer


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
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Electrical Engineer

Education Roadmap

Electrical Engineer

Career ETA: 5 years

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