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Engineering Co-op, Distribution Lines


Kelowna, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Workplace Flexibility: No 
Temp Duration: 8 Months
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. 

Position Overview

The assignment will provide opportunities for engagement with engineers, managers, designers, field crews, and others in different departments in the organization, and provide an understanding of design applications and tools within the operating and engineering groups at FortisBC.


  • Work with the Distribution Design Group and be involved in the design and drafting of different Distribution Overhead and Underground Lines
  • Perform multiple site visits when working with Distribution Design Group and field crews
  • Provide technical support and work with the Distribution Design & Operations group
  • Analyze and evaluate new utility products, practices and design procedures
  • Create models in order to simulate the distribution system and allocate loads given from a load forecast
  • Model the distribution system using a power simulation software for large customers and operational inquiries  


  • Electrical Engineering Student - Third or Fourth year preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and current abstract

Other Qualifications

  • Interested in learning about the Electrical Utility Industry
  • Competent public speaker
  • Competence in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience or knowledge with AutoCAD and/or database management systems is preferred, but not required

Additional Information

This is an 8 month co-op term starting September 2023.

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. 

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