Electrical Engineer

Vicinity Motor Corp Langley Township, BC

The Vicinity Motor (Bus) Corporation (Previously Grande West Transportation Group) is a Canadian bus manufacturer which designs, engineers, and manufactures mid-size buses for transit authorities and commercial enterprises. The Vicinity bus is available in a variety of models powered by clean diesel or CNG, designed with affordability, accessibility and environmental responsibility in mind. Further to this, as a part of the global transition to sustainable transportation, the Vicinity Motor Corporation will be introducing the Vicinity Lightning EV bus, as well as a line of Electric Work Trucks.

We are looking for an Electrical Engineer to join a growing engineering team to assist with production support, new technology ideas, programming, and troubleshooting of our bus and truck products.

Role Overview

VMC’s Engineering group is looking for a skilled and motivated, “hands-on” Electrical Engineer to support development, production, and service needs. This position reports to the Engineering Manager.

Depending on the project, your responsibilities will include:

·         Derive actionable information from failure analysis and support design improvements for systems.

·         Investigate root cause of failures and support product improvement.

·         Draft schematics, perform circuit analysis/simulation, and support production needs.

·         Work collaboratively with other technical teams to achieve production deliverables.

·         Open to travel up to 20% of the year to support production and service needs.

Roles and Responsibilities

Troubleshoot and debugging (50% of role)

Manfacturing support (20% of role)

Cusotmer support (20% of role) 

Design activities (10% of role) 


·         A degree in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and skills, such as Mechatronic Engineering.

·         At least 4 years of relevant electrical engineering work experience including activities such as design, installation, troubleshooting, testing, and commissioning.

·         Registered as a Professional Engineer is an asset.

·         Experience with the selection of automotive electrical components (switches, sensors, relays, fuses), and the design of automotive wiring harnesses (connectors, seals, terminals, wiring).

·         Experience with PLC programming (ladder logic), including collecting requirements for control objectives from other engineering disciplines.

·         Experience with communication protocols is desirable but not required: CAN, J1939, UART, RS232, RS485.

·         Proficient with tools such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, soldering, etc.

·         Able to work under pressure and perform within challenging time constraints.

·         Good working knowledge of Electrical CAD tools.

·         Familiar with various codes and standards such as NFPA, UL508A, CEC, and IEC.

·         Exposure to various PLC models and brands (Parker, Siemens).

·         Familiarity with DC motor controls is desirable.

·         Familiar with pneumatics and pneumatic control logic.

·         Able to effectively prioritise and time manage assigned tasks.

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