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System Capacity Planning Manager


Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Posting End Date: July 8, 2022

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 system and process-oriented individual familiar with gas transmission and distribution systems. An innovator and collaborator, you’re passionate about energy delivery systems and finding new ways to reduce emissions. Combined with your strong leadership and exceptional communication skills, you’re able to translate complex technical theories into easy-to-understand concepts for your peers. 


As the System Capacity Planning Manager, you’ll lead a team of engineers and technologists in developing system capacity improvement plans for our gas transmission and distribution systems. You’ll collaborate with various departments and senior management on the capacity-related impacts of multiple initiatives, projects and submissions to the British Columbia Utilities Commission.


We're committed to building a greener future in which we reduce our customers’ emissions. We need collaborators, innovators and leaders like you to help us achieve our goal. Join us in re-thinking our energy future. 

In year 1, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with our processes and systems.
  • Establish effective working relationships with peers and business units, particularly Distribution and Transmission Operations, Project Management Office, Pipeline and Stations Engineering, and Emergency Planning.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of our winter peak demand system readiness requirements and annual capacity planning milestones.
  • Develop knowledge to support regulatory activities, such as Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) project applications and the Long Term Gas Resource Plan (LTGRP) submission, by coordinating hydraulic analysis and responding to information requests.
  • Orient yourself with renewable gas initiatives to support regional carbon reduction strategies, the CleanBC roadmap, and our emission-reducing initiatives. 

In year 2, you will:

  • Identify solutions to improve and streamline internal systems and processes. 
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of stakeholder needs for modelling support.
  • Develop a strong understanding of system capacity, reliability and resilience.
  • Provide oversight and direction of ongoing distribution and transmission planning activities. 
  • Participate in planning for the integration of renewable gases to support regional carbon reduction strategies, the CleanBC Roadmap, and our emission-reducing initiatives.

What it takes:

  • A bachelor's degree in mechanical, civil or chemical engineering from a recognized program.
  • Eight to 12 years of recent related experience, including experience in hydraulic modelling of gas distribution and transmission systems or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  
  • Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC).
  • Extensive knowledge in applied fluid dynamics and the ability to turn theoretical concepts into practical solutions to address operational issues.

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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