Design, plan, research, evaluate, and test the operation/performance of electrical/electronic equipment and systems.
Duties May Include
Electrical and electronics engineers perform some or all of the following duties:
Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of electrical generation and distribution networks, electrical machinery and components and electronic communications, instrumentation and control systems, equipment, and components;
Prepare material cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment;
Design electrical and electronic circuits, components, systems and equipment;
Supervise and inspect the installation, modification, testing and operation of electrical and electronic systems and equipment;
Develop maintenance and operating standards for electrical and electronic systems and equipment;
Investigate electrical or electronic failures;
Prepare contract documents and evaluate tenders for construction or maintenance;
Supervise technicians, technologists, programmers, analysts and other engineers.
Electrical and electronics engineers may specialize in a number of areas including electrical design for residential, commercial or industrial installations, electrical power generation and transmission, and instrumentation and control systems.
Examples of Titles
Control Systems Engineer
Instrumentation and Control Engineer
Roadway Lighting Design Engineer
Television Systems Engineer
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.