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Project Engineer - Temporary


Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Temporary
Workplace Flexibility: No 
Temp Duration: 2 Years Contract
Posting End Date: 17 January 2023


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

You’re technical by nature and thrive on using your analytical and problem-solving skills to achieve any task. Not only are you knowledgeable about natural gas transmission, distribution, and station engineering and general engineering principles, you’re a well-rounded individual with effective communications skills who works well with others, making you a great fit in the role of a Project Engineer.


In this role, you’ll be responsible for leading and participating in civil and structural analysis and design reviews on assigned capital projects, including the development and review of natural gas transmission, distribution and station-related standards. You’ll also provide project engineering oversight and own the responsibility for engineering schedules and quality assurance on the assigned civil portion of capital projects.

In year 1, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with FortisBC’s standards, guidelines and practices. 
  • Visit the field frequently to gain a strong understanding of our Project Managing Office and Operations tasks and duties.
  • Completing design activities for new stations and related infrastructure in FortisBC’s transmission and distribution natural gas system.
  • Develop an understanding of the Issue for Construction (IFC) process from estimation to design completion, construction, and AS-builting.

In year 2, you will:

  • Handle all key responsibilities independently with minimal support from the senior engineer.
  • Oversee civil engineering contractor tasks as an internal design lead for Transmission, Distribution and Stations groups.
  • Continue to partner and work with stakeholders to complete tasks on time.

What it takes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering from an accredited university plus eight to ten years engineering experience.
  • Registration of a Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC or immediate eligibility.
  • A strong knowledge of transmission, distribution, and substation engineering and general engineering principles, design and construction methods.
  • An effective communicator with an ability to adapt quickly and problem solve.
  • A curious learner with exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail.

Additional Information

  • Please note, this is a two year temporary position.
  • This position requires you to be in office 100%.

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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