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System Capacity Planning Engineer


Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary Min: $93,300.00 Annually 
Salary Max: $115,800.00 Annually
Short-term Incentive Eligible: Yes
Workplace Flexibility: No 
Posting End Date: Open till filled 


As the province’s largest energy provider with more than 100 years of knowledge and experience, we proudly deliver renewable energy, natural gas, electricity and propane to 1.2 million customers. 


We're actively seeking new talent to join our mission of transforming B.C.'s energy landscape. As one of BC's Top Employers with a diverse team of over 2,600 employees, we are committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong, and grow. Join us, and together, let's shape a brighter future for B.C.


Position Overview

Your outstanding written and verbal communication skills allow you to work effectively with a wide range of colleagues on varying subject matter. With a detail-oriented mindset, you’ll find success in a technical and regulated environment. Your ability to analyze and interpret complex data and your knowledge of natural gas systems make you a great fit for our system capacity planning engineer. 
Through the evaluation of pipeline system capacity, the successful candidate will assess low-carbon energy supplies, business and project development opportunities, pipeline maintenance, operational support, pipeline emergency management, and facility application development and regulatory support. 

In this role, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with our transmission and distribution pipeline systems and learn to use hydraulic simulations to address operational challenges or emergencies and respond to requests for information.
  • Learn and use group-specific systems, software, processes and acquire necessary training and establish a development plan for future training needs.
  • Gain introductory knowledge of ongoing facility applications and the regulatory framework as well as strong understanding of our service areas, customer base, and offerings.
  • Support a wider variety of operational inquiries in multiple transmission systems.
  • Participate in the regulatory process by providing input to applications or information requests.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of annual departmental processes and participate in those functions with support from senior team members.

What it takes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited post-secondary institution, plus one to four years of recent and relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience in hydraulic modelling of gas distribution and transmission systems would be considered an asset. 
  • Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention-to-detail. 
  • Exceptional analytical thinking skills to interpret complex data across a variety of units of measure. 
  • A demonstrated aptitude for computer systems, data processing and specialized software. 

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. 


FortisBC acknowledges and respects Indigenous Peoples in Canada, on whose Traditional Territories we all live and work. FortisBC is committed to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and is guided by our Statement of Indigenous Principles

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