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Mechanical Engineer


Castlegar, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular

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 2,400 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


Working in accordance with the organization’s strategic vision, core values and leadership competencies and reporting to the Supervisor, Generation Engineering, this position will provide  mechanical engineering  support to FortisBC Generation Operations and Third Party customers; provide project management and administration services; and contribute to planning, engineering, design, and quality assurance requirements.



  • Provide mechanical engineering expertise, oversight and leadership along with technical direction to ensure compliance with industry codes, regulations, established standards and best practices. Assess and manage operational and equipment risk, including recommendations to mitigate risk through planning, design and operational/project controls. Collaborate and provide support to associated operating areas including Operations, Major Maintenance and Project Management.
  • Provide guidance to others to ensure that best practice work methods, related equipment and related tools are utilized. Participate in the development of procedures and policies. Identify gaps or improvement areas; initiate and develop team processes and procedures for responsibilities such as inspections, permitting, design, and reviews. Recommend and implement departmental policies.
  • Develop direction and plans to meet identified goals and targets including setting priorities, assigning or re-arranging work and projects. Develop Mechanical Engineering work packages and manage related budgets. Review work and monitor progress and performance of activities and projects.
  • Coordinate activities and plans; utilize available resources to provide effective team/project management and to ensure work is completed in accordance with statutes, codes, rules and standard specifications and processes. Perform the same activities of team; evaluate and review designs and specifications prepared by professional staff; review and approve staff prepared technical reports, recommended enforcement actions and permits.
  • Provide design and engineering service to Project Management Office and Operations and other groups at Generations as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized program plus 4-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
  • Working knowledge of safety management and applicable regulatory codes and standards
  • Working knowledge of generation equipment and systems preferred
  • Communication and collaboration skills, including writing business cases and making presentations
  • Working knowledge of budget concept and principles
  • Working knowledge of general engineering techniques
  • Working knowledge of business, financial and negotiation skills
  • Working knowledge of the electrical power system
  • Working knowledge of labour relations
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a Union environment

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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