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Engineering Co-op, Materials/Standards


Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Temp Duration: 8 Months

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

This position is for September 2022 and it will be an 8 month term.

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.


The work will consist of various related assignments to the design and operation of the gas system, such as:

  • Review of standard design practices for natural gas facilities and pipelines including updating materials specifications, guidelines and drawings;
  • Perform multiple site visits to better understand the Transmission and Distribution gas system;
  • Engage various internal and external stakeholders and team members in the review of technical information on new utility products and practices;
  • Perform engineering assessments, identify opportunities and deficiencies, and complete written reports/proposals for existing and proposed infrastructure;
  • Recommend process improvements and ensure compliance to company and industry codes and standards.


  • Mechanical or Chemical Engineering Student - Third or Fourth year preferred
  • Experience or knowledge with CAD applications and competence in Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Experience with report and memo writing in a corporate environment;
  • Experience with interpreting mechanical and P&ID drawings of piping systems;
  • Competent public speaker; and
  • Valid BC driver’s license (or other provincial equivalent)

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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