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

Additional Information

This is an 8 month co-op term starting in 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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