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Electrical Engineer (Generation)


Castlegar, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary Min: $93,300.00 Annually
Salary Max: $115,800.00 Annually
Short-term Incentive Eligible: Yes
Workplace Flexibility: No 
Posting End Date: Open until filled


As the province’s largest energy provider with more than 100 years of knowledge and experience, we proudly deliver renewable energy, natural gas, electricity and propane to 1.2 million customers. 


We're actively seeking new talent to join our mission of transforming B.C.'s energy landscape. As one of BC's Top Employers with a diverse team of over 2,600 employees, we are committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong, and grow. Join us, and together, let's shape a brighter future for B.C.

Position Overview

Are you a problem-solver who believes there’s a silver lining for every problem?
Are you a strong communicator with a natural ability to stay organized?
Are you a team player who enjoys working and collaborating with colleagues to get the job done?
If so, look no further! We want to hear from you! We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. As part of our Engineering team on the electric side of the business, you’ll join a diverse team of employees we can’t do without!
If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. Let’s rethink energy together.
As one of our hydroelectric generating stations Electric Engineers, you will utilize professional level engineering to support the timely, safe and cost-effective operation of the nine hydroelectric generating stations FortisBC’s own or operate

In this role, you will:

  • Lead and work as a part of multi-discipline teams to develop and execute projects.
  • Manage engineering projects to maintain and modernize our hydroelectric generating stations. 
  • Manage engineering consultants and engineering specialists. 
  • Assess operational issues, evaluate technical alternatives, determine the best solution to meet our technical and business needs.
  • Prepare cost estimates, you will determine the project scope, cost and schedule.
  • Prepare and manage the engineering consultants in development of detailed construction packages.
  • Participate in engineering investigations to troubleshoot, evaluate, and provide recommendations on operational issues.
  • Assess, report and identify solutions to safety hazards associated with maintenance of equipment.
  • Provide operational support to FortisBC internal stakeholders.
  • Provide engineering services for various aspects of hydroelectric generating stations design and equipment specifications. 
  • Maintain current detailed knowledge of design criteria, material and processes through suppliers, literature, and industry organizations and conferences

In year 1, you will:

  • Familiarize and learn all about FortisBC’s standards, guidelines and practices related to this responsibility.
  • Work in the field with Project Management and Operations to understand FortisBC business.
  • Support FortisBC in improving and optimizing our hydroelectric generating stations. 
  • Build a strong knowledge base to understand equipment condition base maintenance.

In year 2, you will:

  • Handle all key responsibilities independently with minimal support from a supervisor.

What it takes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, 
  • Experience in the design or operation of hydroelectric generating stations is an asset.  
  • Must meet registration requirements for Professional Engineering status with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the electrical utility environment is an asset.
  • Experience with demonstrated field experience is an asset. 
  • Experience with project management is an asset
  • Experience with work in multi-disciplinary engineering teams is an asset.
  • Knowledge of PLC programming will be considered an asset. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management of the engineering design process is an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge with various commonly used software such as MS Office, MS-Project and SharePoint.

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.


To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

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