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Planning & Design Technologist 2

Location: 

Kamloops, BC, CA

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $3,010.00 - $3,605.00 Bi-weekly 
Posting End Date: June 20, 2022 

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 2,500 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.

In this role, you will:

ou’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 plan quickly 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. 

 

We're committed to building a greener future with our 30BY30 promise to reduce our customers’ emissions by 30 per cent by the year 2030. We need collaborators and innovators like yourself to help us achieve our goal. Join us in re-thinking our energy future. 

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).
  • Four years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • An ability to collaborate and work well with various departments and external clients.

What you need to know

  • To view the full job description, please click here
  • This position has restricted holiday availability based on operational requirements for certain months of the year, as per Article 14 of the MoveUp/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.

 

Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.

 

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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