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Engineering Co-op, Regional Planning


Castlegar, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Temp Duration: 12 months

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.

Position Overview

The assignment will provide opportunities for engagement with engineers, managers and others in different departments in the organization, and provide an understanding of some of the workings within the operating and engineering groups at FortisBC.


  • Work with the Distribution Design Group and be involved in the planning of new Overhead and Underground power lines
  • Create models in order to simulate the distribution system and allocate loads given from a load forecast
  • Model the distribution system using a power simulation software for large customers and operational inquiries
  • Perform site visits when working with Distribution Design Group
  • Provide technical support and work with the Distribution Design & Operations group
  • Research technical information on new utility products and practices and design procedures


  • Electrical Engineering Student - Third or Fourth year preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and current abstract
  • Interested in learning more about the Electrical Utility Industry
  • Competent public speaker
  • Competence in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Additional Information

  • This is a full-time temporary student co-op opportunity with an 12 month term starting in September 2021 until approximately August 2022.
  • Strong candidates that are only available for 8 months may be considered (September through April).

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.


The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees work remotely and some in office. To ensure the safety of our employees on our job sites, there is strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices. As an essential service provider, we’ll continue to follow the government COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees, our commitment to safety remains for all of our FortisBC family.


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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