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Engineering Drafter 3


Surrey, BC, CA

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary Min: $2,705.00 Bi-weekly

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.


  • Performs a variety of complex drafting and some design duties in connection with civil, structural, mechanical, piping, architectural, instrumentational and electrical and transmission GIS engineering requirements of gas transmission, plant and other engineering projects. 
  • Produces and/or revises study and working drawings, plans from design layouts, sketches, rough notes and verbal instructions related to engineering projects including isometrics and cross sections for vertical subdivisions and transmission projects.
  • Produces and/or revises custom maps, report and standard drawings, schematics, overlays, charts, diagrams, displays and drafting standards. Prepares material and equipment specification notes. Produces architectural renderings, perspective, and 3D and presentation drawings.
  • Performs calculations for material quantities, equipment components; imports information utilizing data transfer techniques, digitizing, scanning and conversion software.  Analyzes and utilizes survey and other data from multiple sources; obtains detailed dimensions and requirements for standard materials and components. Produces and checks material lists for qualities, selection of materials and products; performs design calculations using standard technical formulae and calculates material and equipment dimensions for fit and tolerance.
  • Operates a computer-assisted drafting work station and assists in developing methods and standards to promote its efficient use; develops system procedures and standards, implements system improvements, participates in testing procedures, evaluates and reports on system capabilities. 
  • Applies photographic reproduction techniques to drawings and operates dimple drawing reproduction and photocopy equipment. Enters data and generates reports in support of the System Planners.
  • Reviews drawings prepared by other drafters, departments, manufacturers, contractors and consultants to ensure accuracy and compatibility of dimensions, details and adherence to standards and design parameters.
  • Provides guidance to customers, clients and other drafters and planners regarding layout of drawings and the application of engineering and engineering drafting standards and procedures; makes arrangements to obtain survey data needed for drawings.
  • Provides assistance to engineering staff in the field examination of structures, equipment and instrumentation by preparing sketches, taking measurements and compiling field data using various devices such as M-scopes, gauges and survey instruments.
  • Provides technical direction to junior drafters and other employees engaged in drafting related duties; ensure even work flow, allocate various phases of work and provide instructions.
  • Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties, which do not affect the rating of the job.


  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary technologist certificate program in an appropriate drafting program to the relevant Engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • Certified or eligible for certification, at the technologist level, by the Applied Sciences Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia.
  • Five years recent, related experience.
  • Knowledge of computer systems operations, environment and peripherals.
  • Working knowledge of the use of CAD/CAM technology (Micro station preferable and knowledge of additional data processing and engineering software such as AUTOCAD, FME and Spatial Direct.
  • Sound knowledge of systems operations and construction and maintenance processes and procedures.
  • Courteous, professional manner in dealing with internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure during peak workload situations.
  • Sound analytical and decision-making skills, including the ability to interpret data from a variety of sources.
  • Sound oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Intermediate level keyboarding skills, including the ability to format correspondence, reports and charts.
  • Valid British Columbia Driver’s license.

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.


The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees work remotely and some in office. To ensure the safety of our employees on our job sites, there is strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices. As an essential service provider, we’ll continue to follow the government COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees, our commitment to safety remains for all of our FortisBC family.


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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