About This Career
Electrical and Instrumentation Engineers research, design, develop, test and supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, instrumentation, controls, components and systems. They oversee the operation of measuring instruments that are used in the design and configuration of automated systems.
Education: A post-secondary degree in electrical, electronics or instrumentation and controls engineering is typically required.
Employment: This occupation is found in onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed by the exploration and production (E&P), oil sands, oil and gas services, and pipeline sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Example titles: Circuits Engineer, Design Engineer, Electrical Controls Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Instrumentation and Electrical Reliability Engineer (I&E Reliability Engineer), Process Instrumentation Engineer, Instrumentation and Control Engineer
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As Canada prepares for the launch of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, this occupation will play a key role in:
- LNG export facility construction
- LNG export facility operations
- Natural gas pipeline construction
When the LNG industry takes off, you can be a part of the action!
Mild Physical Activity
Some Overtime Required
Oil and gas services
Exploration and production
- Post-secondary degree
- To obtain a license as a professional engineer (P. Eng.), one must obtain a degree from an accredited engineering program, pass a Professional Practice exam and have three to four years of engineering experience, of which one year must be gained in Canada.
- You must also have Canadian citizenship or proof of permanent residency in Canada.
- Unlicensed engineers must work under the supervision of a P. Eng.