With a solid foundation, anything is possible. Building something from nothing is in your blood, and it’s in ours too. It’s why we choose to do meaningful work that transforms the world we live in. Like you, we can’t wait to get our hands on exciting, diverse projects that make a difference in our communities. We’re constantly growing (it’s kind of our thing) and we depend on every member of our talented teams to get us even further. You can depend on steady, long-term access to high-quality projects across Canada, the U.S. and beyond. At Black & McDonald, we strive to provide our people with endless opportunities to learn, grow and leave their mark on an exciting industry.


Black & McDonald’s engineering team is growing! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The entry level Electrical Distribution Designer is located in Vancouver and typically reports directly to a Senior Engineer. The position works on programs and projects involving overhead and underground electric utility distribution systems in accordance with applicable codes and Utility Owner requirements.


  • Perform detailed design of overhead and/or underground electric distribution systems
    • Reliability programs
  • Rebuild / re-conductor
  • Entry level
  • Laterals
  • Make Ready
  • Pole Foreman
  • Preparation and modification of electrical drawings, specifications, calculations, charts & graphs, and construction drawing packages
  • Possess an analytical competence to interact with variety of individuals including engineers, other distribution system designers, GIS specialists, and field technicians
  • Perform various field services (as required) including distribution system inventories, NESC audits, joint use management and permitting, and pole or transformer inspections
  • Perform field data collection utilizing an IKE or tablet device as necessary
  • Develop a working knowledge telephone, cable, and other communication facilities
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Growth Mind-set
  • Customer Focus
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Strategic Perspective
  • Attention to Detail
  • Strong Time Management
  • Entry level design, construction, and/or maintenance of electrical utility distribution systems


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or GIS

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.