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Engineering Co-op, Distribution Projects


Kelowna, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Temp Duration: 8 months

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.

Position Overview

The assignment will provide opportunities for engagement with engineers, managers and others in different departments in the organization, and provide an understanding of some of the workings within the operating and engineering groups at FortisBC.


  • Perform site visits when working with Distribution Design Group
  • Work with Design Group to document typical work tasks and update training material
  • Work with Design Group, Regulatory and Operations to implement and update process documentation
  • Liaison with other Utilities to develop strategic changes to the department
  • Provide technical support and work with the Distribution Design & Operations group
  • Update Distribution Design Tools and Tool Configuration using various MS Excel and/or scripting methods
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required


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

Other Qualifications

  • Interested in learning more about the Electrical Utility Industry
  • Competent public speaker
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work with a variety of individuals within the Engineering and Operations teams
  • Competence in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Competent with VBA and/or other scripting language
  • Experience or knowledge with AutoCAD
  • Experience with PLS Cadd considered an asset

Additional Information

This is a full-time temporary student co-op opportunity with a 8 month term starting in January 2022.

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.


The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. To ensure the safety of our employees on our job sites, there is strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices. As an essential service provider, we’ll continue to follow the government COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees, our commitment to safety remains for all of our FortisBC family.


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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