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Transmission & Distribution Standards Engineer


Kelowna, BC, CA Trail, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular

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

Working in accordance with the organization’s strategic vision, core values and leadership competencies, this position is responsible to provide technical expertise and oversight to the Distribution Engineering Department. The Distribution Engineering Department supports the effective operation and maintenance of FortisBC’s distribution systems and related capital projects.


As a key member of the FortisBC fast paced Engineering Team, the successful incumbent is accountable to:

  • Develop and maintain distribution related standards, design guidelines and criteria.
  • Complete engineering analysis and design reviews on assigned capital distribution projects 
  • Provide project engineering oversight, responsible for engineering schedule and quality assurance on assigned capital distribution projects. 
  • Deliver in field expertise to Network Operations in support of the FortisBC distribution system; Lead or participate in engineering investigations of operational events. 
  • Participate in the development and approval of non-standard distribution designs. 
  • Support the planning and development of future FortisBC capital distribution plans to address growth, maintenance and reliability of the distribution system. 
  • Support development and maintenance of distribution design tools 
  • Support other engineering departments as required including natural gas side of business.


  • Requires a Bachelors Degree in electrical engineering
  • 4 to 8 years of progressive engineering experience. 
  • Must be a Professional Engineer registered or able to be registered with EGBC.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants with previous distribution and utility experience.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices 
  • Knowledge of distribution engineering and general engineering principles 
  • Knowledge of software such as MS Office and MS-Project, design software such as PLSCADD 
  • Knowledge of applicable provincial, national, and international codes, regulations, safety and standards 
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Additional Information

  • Please note that only applicants with their Professional Engineer designation will be considered for this role (no Engineer in Training or Junior Engineer candidates will be considered).

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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