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Gas Control 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

You’re a skilled individual with in-depth gas transmission systems knowledge and expertise. Combined with your meticulous planning skills, your overall understanding of this field allows you to utilize your experience to schedule work effectively and implement practices that positively impact our projects and initiatives. 

 

As our Gas Control Engineer, you’ll oversee our gas transmission systems' long-term operational planning and outage scheduling. You’ll also guide and provide direction to our Gas Control team in operability and optimal system configurations while leading and implementing control room management initiatives as required.

 

We're committed to building a greener future with our 30BY30 target to reduce our customers’ emissions by 30 per cent by the year 2030. We need collaborators, innovators, and leaders like you to help us achieve our goal. Join us in transforming B.C.’s energy future.

In year 1, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with the role through extensive training ranging from three months to one year.
  • Participate in and actively contribute to our control room management processes within the first six months of employment.
  • Demonstrate progressive knowledge gained in Gas Control operations, planning and scheduling practices, and system hydraulics.

In year 2, you will:

  • Perform and complete all functional requirements, including planning and scheduling long-range work plans.
  • Develop plans for future operational changes resulting in system changes. Examples include our major projects such as Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline, Transmission System Integrity Management Capacity projects, Tilbury LNG Expansion project, hydrogen injection and more.
  • Lead ongoing control room management initiatives to comply with potential Canadian CRM regulations.

What it takes:

  • A Professional Engineer designation is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree in mechanical or chemical engineering from a recognized program with four to seven years of related experience.
  • Exceptional knowledge in gas transmission systems, such as pigging, compressor station operations, pipeline construction, and maintenance work.
  • An effective team player and collaborator who works well with various stakeholders.
  • A deadline-driven individual with a solid analytic mindset and the ability to multi-task.
     

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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