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Senior Project Engineer-Pipelines


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

Are you a strong leader with excellent communication skills?

Are you a big-picture thinker with an incredible knack for staying organized?

Are you an engineer at heart with a passion for understanding processes and procedures inside out?


If so, look no further! We want to hear from you! We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. As part of our Engineering team, you’ll join a diverse team of employees we can’t do without!


If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. Let’s rethink energy together.


As our Senior Project Engineer, you’ll focus on preparing engineering assessments, feasibility studies, completing detailed design and field engineering activities for Sustainment and Growth Capital projects in the company. You’ll work with and oversee a team of engineers, technologists and external consultants on a wide variety of projects, including gas transmission and distribution pipeline design, fitness for service and other technical assessments.  You will also be relied upon as a technical expert in the group supporting junior and intermediate engineers as well as other internal business units such as Operations, System Capacity and Integrity.

In year 1, you will:

  • Maintain compliance with current industry regulations, codes, standards and guidelines.
  • Build a solid understanding of FortisBC’s internal processes, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Apply your expertise and knowledge to projects.
  • Develop strong working relationships within the Engineering team and key stakeholders.

In year 2, you will:

  • Develop leadership skills within the department and help improve the performance of the team.
  • Identify and champion continuous improvements in the service provided to other key stakeholders.
  • Be accountable and improve the performance and timelines of the fast pace work environment for ongoing projects.
  • Act as Subject Matter Lead on several internal design standards and provide support to other internal business units to implement required changes due to industry standard and technology advancements.
  • Provide ongoing support to other internal business groups such as LNG Engineering and Major Projects to provide oversight and review of third party designs to ensure they meet internal standards.
  • Provide oversight and technical support to consultants which support the Engineering Services Group on ongoing Sustainment and Capital Growth projects.

What it takes:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.. 
  • Engineering capacity related to natural gas pipeline design.
  • Advanced knowledge of computer systems and specialized software.
  • Demonstrated experience in natural gas design and high level technical knowledge base

Additional Information

The full job description can be found here

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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