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LNG Plant Operator (Power Engineer)


Delta, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: IBEW
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $46.79 Hourly
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

The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry is quickly evolving, and we need energized people just like YOU to bring us to the next level. In exchange for your Fourth Class Power Engineering certificate, dedication to safety and ability to make great decisions under stress, we’ve got perks you just can’t refuse! Come join us as an LNG Operator at Tilbury LNG Facility in Delta and be the first to witness the highly anticipated Tilbury LNG Expansion project


The LNG Operator will be responsible for the safe and efficient operations of our LNG Plant.  You will be responsible for operations of a wide variety of equipment such as LNG storage tanks, pumps, and more. 

In this role, you will:

  • Respond to emergencies and plant process upsets.
  • Work with minimum supervision, work effectively as a team member with other employees and contractors, and make decisions as required to achieve and maintain optimum plant operations.
  • Make decisions as required to achieve and maintain optimum plant operations.
  • Train other LNG Operators as required.
  • Perform operating, maintenance and other duties in a safe, efficient and effective manner.

What it takes:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who hold their Fourth Class Power Engineer certificate
  • Completion of Parts A&B of the Fourth Class Power Engineer will also be considered with completion of the Fourth Class Power Engineer Certificate required within 12 months of obtaining position.
  • Experience working in a gas processing plant is an asset but not required
  • Completion of Occupational First Aid 1 within 6 months of being hired.
  • Evaluate conditions and make decisions to achieve optimum plant operation, particularly under critical circumstances and stressful conditions.
  • Ability to work alone.
  • Maintain plant equipment and the facility.
  • Deep mechanical understanding to ensure the safe operation of the equipment at all times.
  • Maintain safe and reliable plant operation by acting as the in-depth knowledge focal point for outside areas of responsibility in regards to equipment criticality rating, specifications, mechanical limits, etc.
  • Ability to communicate in both verbal and written form and be capable of maintaining neat, accurate records and detailed logs of plant operation.
  • Proven record of demonstrating initiative and a sense of responsibility and accountability.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Safe work habits and adherence to safety regulations and practices on a sustained basis.
  • Prepared to work rotating shifts.
  • Good physical condition without a fear of heights and the ability to climb ladders.
  • Experience with electronic and pneumatic instrumentation, large reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, commercial refrigeration equipment and multistage pumps.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of thermodynamics.
  • Deal effectively with process upset/ crisis situations in their area and constructively modify plan to adjust to changing needs and priorities.
  • Perform duties of the LNG Operator 3 as required.
  • A valid British Columbia Class ‘5’ driver’s license, with a provided driver’s abstract.

Additional Information

  • Successful candidates will be hired as an LNG Operator 2.
    • Progression from an LNG Operator 2 to a LNG Operator 1 ($51.04 hourly) will be dependent upon demonstrated competence to carry out all aspects of the job (typically 1 year).  This will include successful completion of LNG Level 2 Competency Program and a hands-on operating test to demonstrate proficiency.
  • All successful candidates will be required to complete pre-employment verification, including, but not limited to, drug testing, physical assessment, reference checks and a criminal record check.  Proof of qualifications and a record of a recent driver’s abstract from the last 5 years will be required (BC Class 5 equivalent).  
  • Must be able to work 7x7 12-hour shifts, alternating days and nights. 
  • This role may have standby requirements based on operational needs.
  • This role may have on-call requirements based on operational need.
  • This role may have overtime requirements based on operational needs.
  • Must be clean-shaven as per WCB requirements.

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. 


FortisBC acknowledges and respects Indigenous Peoples in Canada, on whose Traditional Territories we all live and work. FortisBC is committed to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and is guided by our Statement of Indigenous Principles.

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