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Project Engineer, Transmission


Kelowna, 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 till 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 an engineering professional who is a fast learner and a great problem solver?
Are you detail-oriented with a knack for thinking things through in a logical manner?
Do you enjoy collaborating with others to drive great results?

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 Services team, 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 Transmissions Line Engineer, you’ll be responsible for performing professional level engineering assignments to support the effective operation and maintenance of FortisBC’s transmission systems and related capital projects.

In this role, you will:

  • Perform professional level engineering assignments to support the effective operation and maintenance of FortisBC’s transmission systems and related capital projects.
  • Utilize engineering principles, standards, and practices to ensure designs effectively balance safety, health, environment, cost, construction, operation, maintenance, and performance criteria.
  • Participate as a team member in specific phases of engineering assignments and ensure compliance with standards, best practice methodology and quality assurance.
  • Prepare appropriate documentation for assigned projects and support enhancements and process re-design projects, including concept and business case development. 
  • Perform in-depth analysis of data for input into plans; evaluate observations, and prepare technical reports of findings. 
  • Review portions of moderately complex plans, designs, applications and permits.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, design technicians, project managers, construction managers, operations and others related to project assessment, definitions, and the coordination of work assignments. 
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of own field of expertise and engage in development activities to maintain current knowledge and gain experience in more complex scenarios.   

In year 1, you will:

  • Familiarize and learn all about FortisBC’s standards,  guidelines and practices related to this responsibility
  • Work in the field with PMO and Operations to understand our business
  • Learn to become an efficient user of PLSCADD
  • Understand the Issue for Construction (IFC) process from estimation to design completion, construction, and As-builting.

In year 2, you will:

  • Handle all key responsibilities independently with minimal support from senior engineers.

What it takes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in civil or electrical engineering from an accredited university 
  • 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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