Apply now »

Planning & Design Technologist 1


Kamloops, BC, CA Prince George, BC, CA

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $2,759.00 Bi-weekly
Workplace Flexibility: No
Posting End Date: Open until filled


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. 

In this role, you will:

You’re a multi-tasking extraordinaire with a solid organizational skill set that is second to none. A people person at heart, your customer-centric attitude allows you to collaborate and partner well with various teams to deliver results. You’re able to pivot and versatile in any given situation and pride yourself on managing and completing tasks efficiently and on time. Your qualities and skills make you a great candidate as our Planning and Design Technologist on the natural gas side of the business. 


In this role, you’ll put your analytic and organizational skills to work by designing and coordinating distribution-related projects that include customer-driven work and system-driven upgrades. You’ll utilize your technical expertise to support our growth and reliability in our projects. 


In year 1, you will:

  • Learn about the regulated gas business model and how it works. This includes understanding the planning and operations department dynamics and fostering relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Track, manage, and process requests within various business systems, including GIS mapping, SharePoint, customer information, financial and material management, and estimating tools.
  • Work with installation crews to observe fieldwork, including repairs and upgrades, and visit worksites to meet with customers seeking new, upgrading or altering services. 

In year 2, you will:

  • Plan and design complex projects such as large main extensions, system improvements and offer support in response to various operational needs, including hazard mitigation, metering protection and upgrades, and valve work.
  • Coordinate projects and provide the details of the scope of work, service products and pricing models.  
  • Act as a contact for builders, developers and key internal and external customers. 

What it takes:

  • A post-secondary Engineering Technology Diploma in an appropriate discipline (civil, mechanical, petroleum, piping etc.)
  • A certified or deemed eligible for certification at the technologist level by the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC).
  • Two years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • An ability to collaborate and work well with various departments and external clients.
  • Valid Class 5 British Columbia drivers license

Additional Information:

  • This position has restricted holiday availability based on operational requirements for certain months of the year, as per Article 14 of the COPE/FortisBC Collective Agreement.
  • This position may involve working shift work or late coverage depending on customer and operational requirements. (There is potential for day, afternoon and night shifts, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.)

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. 

Apply now »