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Engineering Co-op, Renewable Gas


Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Workplace Flexibility: Yes 
Temp Duration: 8 Months
Posting End Date: Open until filled


We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 

Position Overview

The Engineering Co-op Student will work on various assignments related to renewable gas project development, which will provide opportunities for engagement with engineers, operations staff, managers and others in different departments in the organization. The assignments will provide an understanding of projects involving renewable gases and low carbon fuels such as biogas, hydrogen, lignin and syngas associated with FortisBC’s Clean Growth Pathway.


The work will consist of various assignments related to renewable gas project development such as:

  • Supporting feasibility studies and preliminary design development
  • Preliminary equipment sizing and selection
  • Compiling data on industry technology trends
  • Analysis of operational data
  • Completing life cycle analyses
  • Ongoing operational data reporting


  • Mechanical or Chemical Engineering Student - Third or fourth year preferred
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • Experience or knowledge with process-modelling software
  • Competence in Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Valid driver’s license

Additional Information

This is an 8-month co-op term starting September 2023. 

In this role, you will have the option to participate in a flexible work program, enabling you to work from an approved flex location in British Columbia up to 85 days a year (equivalent to approximately two days a week), subject to business or operational needs.


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. 


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