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Planning and Design Technologist 2 - Electric


Oliver, BC, CA

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $3,010.00 bi-weekly (effective April 2022)
Posting End Date: Posted until filled 

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.

In this role, you will:

You’re a multi-tasking extraordinaire with a solid organizational skill-set that is second to none. A people person at heart, your customer-centric attitude allows you to collaborate and partner well with various teams to deliver results. You’re able to pivot and plan quickly in any given situation and pride yourself on managing and completing tasks efficiently and on time. Your qualities and skills make you a great candidate as our Planning and Design Technologist.


In this role, you’ll put your analytic and organizational skills to work by designing and coordinating distribution-related projects including customer-driven work and system-driven upgrades supporting both growth and reliability.

In year 1, you will:

  • Understand how the regulated electric business model works, including an understanding of the FortisBC Tariff, FortisBC estimating models and key standards, while building/maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Understand how to track, manage, and process most work types within the various business systems (i.e., Open Item DataBase (OID), estimating tools, calculation tools and drafting standards etc.). Start providing Planning and Design support in response to a variety of external and internal requests.  
  • Spend time with other internal designers, conducting on-site customer meetings (who are seeking new, upgraded or alteration of servicing) and attending construction crew field visits to gain a better understanding of repairs and/or upgrades being completed in the field. 

In year 2, you will:

  • Understand how to plan and design complex projects such as subdivisions, large commercial services and system improvements.
  • Provide coordination of larger projects including definition of scope, overall project and customer pricing, as well as supporting successful completion of the job.
  • Act as a contact for premium rated builder/developers and key internal and external customers.  

What it takes:

  • A post-secondary Engineering Technology Diploma in an appropriate discipline (electrical, mechanical and civil.)
  • A certified or deemed eligible for certification at the technologist level by the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC).
  • Four years of relevant work experience experience with at least two (2) of those years directly related to Electric Utility Planning and Design.

What you need to know:

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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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