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Engineering Co-op, Transmission Lines


Kelowna, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Salary: $23.32
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

This is a 4 or 8 month co-op term starting in September 2022. 

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.


  • Be involved in the design and maintenance of overhead transmission lines
  • Assist the transmission engineers in preparing designs and construction packages for transmission line projects
  • Be involved in the drafting of various transmission design and standard drawings
  • Perform multiple site visits to better understand the Transmission and Distribution system, gather design information and inspect completed construction work
  • Perform analysis of transmission line condition assessment information and create condition assessment reports
  • Be exposed to PLSCADD design software for the design and analysis of transmission lines
  • Maintain FortisBC transmission line records and be responsible for the filing of asbuilt data from completed transmission projects
  • Provide technical support and work with the Operations group and the Standards Group
  • Research technical information on new utility products and practices
  • Network with other utilities


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

Other Qualifications

  • Interested in learning more about the Electrical Utility Industry
  • Competent public speaker
  • Experience or knowledge with AutoCAD and competence in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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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