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Electrical Commissioning Engineer

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Brossard, Quebec, Canada

Company: Voith Group

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About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

For the Voith Hydro, Commissioning department, we are looking for:

Electrical Commissioning Engineer  
Brossard, QC


Job summary :


Taking into account safety and quality requirements, ensure the completion of commissioning activities on time and on budget to ensure customer satisfaction.


Main responsibilities :



  • Analyze contract and elaborate a project specific testing plan and schedule;
  • Lead planning and execution of pre, dry and wet commissioning and ensure all interfaces between systems are covered;
  • Track and mitigate schedule and budget deviations;
  • Develop project and system specific commissioning procedures;
  • Identify possible risks and their impact in schedule and cost and develop associated relevant mitigation;
  • Establish and maintain pre-established standard commissioning processes with customer, site (field service) and other commissioning engineers affected to the project;
  • Participate to HSE procedure development for commissioning;
  • Participate in the development of competitive commissioning and testing offers.


  • Coordinate testing activities with customer and site (field service);
  • Drive and manage commissioning schedule and resources to archive project targets;
  • Perform field tests and measurements and provide expert diagnostics and support;
  • Act as the external and internal customer primary contact in respect to all commissioning topics (Plant Owner, Voith Project Manager, etc.);
  • Meet, follow and promote all applicable HSE standards. Stop all activities if plant safety requirements are not met;
  • Ensure execution of all testing activities as per contract requirements;
  • Document and track all schedule and/or cost deviations as per applicable process;
  • Ensure proper documentation of preliminary commissioning results (commissioning check sheets).

Lessons Learned and Feedback

  • Feed engineering with commissioning and troubleshooting experiences in design phase;
  • Drive internal and external commissioning Lessons Learned;
  • Participate in department’s continuous improvement by promoting innovation and challenging actual processes and templates.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical engineering combined with at least 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar position related to hydroelectricity;
  • Knowledge of the IEEE norm STD 115, IEC 60034, IEC 60041 and data acquisition (asset);
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English, verbal and written;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • Self-directed with the desire to solve problems;
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude and proven teamwork skills;
  • Ability to perform well under pressure;
  • Available to travel approximately 40-50% of the time.