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Engineering Co-op, Regional Planning


Castlegar, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Temporary
Workplace Flexibility: No 
Temp Duration: 8 or 12 Months
Posting End Date: February 17, 2023


We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 

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 for either an 8 or 12 month term starting in May 2023

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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