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Job Requirements

Design Technologists, under the direction of Design Supervisors and Engineers, assist in the development of designs for transmission and distribution products.

Technologists are often required to prepare pricing and costs estimates, liaise with clients and customers, and manage all documentation associated with design projects.

Educational requirements:
Successful completion of a technology diploma (such as Electrical Engineering Technology); 4-5 years of experience as a technologist; certification as a technologist may be required by some employers.


National Occupational Standard

NOS are a benchmark of the knowledge and abilities needed to be competent in a particular occupation. Developed by current job incumbents, NOS are a collection of the individual competencies that make up the whole picture of an occupation.

Related NOC code:

  • 22310 – Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

Working Conditions

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  • Working with existing and potential clients and other stakeholders to create a feasible design and business case for an energy/electrical project.
  • Design work is typically completed in an office environment using computer-aided design software and specialized design software.
  • Designers and Design Technologists also conduct field visits during the design and implementation phases and liaise with clients, on a regular basis.