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Planning & Design Technologist


Courtenay, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: IBEW
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary Min: $37.42

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.

  • Co-ordinates the installation of main extensions and services by preparing work orders and service orders, ensuring all approvals are obtained and all foreign utilities are noted. 
  • Stake service and main extensions ensuring proper standards are maintained and installations are assigned offsets. 
  • Maintain a continuous record as to the status of each work order and service order. 
  • Liaise with other utilities and municipalities to overcome problems resulting from the installation of mains and services. 
  • Provide advice as to the location of mains and services to other utilities and municipalities and project department employees and assist them where required. 
  • Prepare documentation and data required for road crossings, rail crossings and easements and follow-up to ensure approvals are obtained. 
  • Document and follow up construction orders, work orders, etc. to ensure all approvals are obtained and that as-builts are received when the . projects are completed. 
  • Maintain plan record files for all work completed. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • A valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's License. 
  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary technology diploma in an appropriate discipline; or acceptable equivalent. 
  • Certified (or eligible for certification) at the technologist level by the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia. 
  • Two (2) years directly related, relevant experience. 
  • Demonstrated computer literacy, including familiarity with applications software in use in the department, including SAP, AM/FM, CAFE, and the MS Office suite of applications. 
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of gas distribution systems and installation practices, utilization and installation codes. 
  • Knowledge of design and layout of municipal services, including water, sewer, telephone and power. 

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 continue to report to the office while others work remotely. 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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