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Electrical Engineer


Kelowna, BC, CA Trail, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary Min: $93,300.00 Annually
Salary Max: $115,800.00 Annually
Short-term Incentive Eligible: Yes
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

Are you a problem-solver who believes there’s a silver lining for every problem?
Are you a strong communicator with a natural ability to stay organized?
Are you a team player who enjoys working and collaborating with colleagues to get the job done?

If so, look no further! We want to hear from you! We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. As part of our Engineering team on the electric side of the business, you’ll join a diverse team of employees we can’t do without!

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. Let’s rethink energy together.

As our Electric Engineer, you will utilize professional level engineering to support the timely, safe and cost-effective operation of FortisBC’s electrical substations.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead multi-discipline teams to assure optimization of maintenance, prevent failures and provide for FortisBC costumers maximum continuity in service.
  • Produce estimates of maintenance costs, forecast spare parts requirements, schedule, and evaluate technical alternatives.
  • Prepare detailed commissioning packages, in support of the FortisBC capital plan.
  • Participate in engineering investigations to troubleshoot, evaluate, and provide recommendations on operational issues.
  • Assess the needs for equipment replacements and establish effective replacement programs.
  • Support the development of computerized maintenance management tools.
  • Assess and report safety hazards associated with maintenance of equipment.
  • Provide operational support to FortisBC internal stakeholders.
  • Provide engineering services for various aspects of substation design and equipment specifications. 
  • Maintain current detailed knowledge of design criteria, material and processes through suppliers, literature, and industry organizations and conferences.

In year 1-3, you will:

Be engaged in a team-based environment, collaborating with colleagues who will support you on continuous growth. The learning objective and development trajectory will include but is not limited to:

  • Understanding and applying FortisBC’s and relevant industry standards, guidelines, and practices related to this responsibility.
  • Becoming knowledgeable in low, medium, and high voltage utility equipment, its functions, applications, diagnostic testing, key health indices, and failure modes. 
  • Working in the field to understand FortisBC business.
  • Building a strong knowledge base to understand equipment condition base maintenance.
  • Exercising engineering judgement to determine the safe and reliable engineering solutions at the most reasonable cost.

What it takes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, plus two to seven years of experience in electrical substation engineering.  Must meet registration requirements or be eligible for Professional Engineering status with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of transmission, distribution, and station components and their functions within an electrical utility environment.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated filed experience, including equipment testing and commissioning. Willingness for working 
  • General understanding of multi-disciplinary engineering and construction concepts.
  • Ability to develop computer models and equipment for validity and reliability. Knowledge of computer programming will be considered an asset. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge with various commonly used software such as MS Office, MS-Project and SharePoint.
  • Ability to drive for results through planning, alignment, execution, and customer experience/responsiveness.
  • Ability to make optimal decisions through accountability, judgement, problem-solving, prudent risk-taking, market/industry awareness, and maintaining customer focus.
  • Ability to drive and implement prudent change through continuous improvement, challenge the status quo/innovation, flexibility/adaptability, and customer value – innovative customer solutions.
  • Ability to build working relationships through respect & integrity, open communication, teamwork, negotiation/influence, and customer relationship management.

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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