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Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer

Location: 

Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
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

Reporting to Stations Supervisor this position is responsible to provide engineering design and other professional services to support capital projects including new instrumentation and control system installations and modifications within pressure regulating facilities, CNG refueling stations, RG facilities, LNG and propane facilities, compressor stations, pipeline and valve stations to support operating activities at FortisBC.

Responsibilities

  • Perform engineering design and other professional services to support capital projects including new instrumentation and control system installations and modifications within pressure regulating facilities, CNG refueling stations, RG facilities, LNG and propane facilities, compressor stations, pipelines and valve stations to support operating activities at FortisBC.  
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, codes, standards and guidelines.
  • Perform standard engineering assignments; prepare and review the Instrumentation/Control Systems conceptual and detailed designs, including programming and configuration for new and upgrades to existing gas plant facilities.
  • Determine repair and/or replacement options and participate in technology selection and specification of equipment including purchase requisitions.
  • Provide technical support to operations staff and act as subject matter expert relative to I & C design and operating standards.
  • Perform site visits for the projects assigned to or any other need for the field inspections.
  • Participate in the preparation of feasibility assessments and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products or equipment where confirmation by testing is advisable.
  • Participate in establishing design constraints; select engineering techniques to solve problems and make design recommendations. 
  • Participate as a team member in specific phases of engineering assignment and activities; ensure best practice methodology and related tools are utilized. Prepare appropriate documentation for assigned projects. Prepare control and system functional narratives 
  • Demonstrate leadership and provide technical direction to project team members; respond questions/queries, explain technical requirements, validate work according to standards to maintain quality and integrity of designs.  Offer solutions to work related problems and demonstrate work methods. Provide performance feedback and participate in formal training and development.
  • Participate in external technical committees.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from a recognized program
  • 4-7 years’ experience in natural gas transmission and distribution facilities or Oil and Gas Projects.
  • Eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
  • Working knowledge of Instrumentation/Control System Engineering and Design (schematics, I/O, interconnection & wiring drawings, control cabinet layout)
  • Working knowledge of control systems; DCS, PLC, HMI and Telemetry/SCADA
  • Working knowledge of Provincial and Canadian CSA Codes as applied to Oil and Gas projects
  • Working knowledge of software such as MS Office and MS-Project 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical mentoring to Engineers in Training 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical mentoring to others
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information and make sound judgements
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and within a team
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • 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

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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