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Technologist 1-Instrumentation & Communications


Surrey, BC, CA

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $2,531.00 Bi-weekly 
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.


  • Calibrates, configures, repairs, installs and utilizes various instruments and measurement devices to ensure compliance with provincial and federal requirements.  This includes gas testing equipment, and involves proximity to toxic gases.
  • Participates on committees involved with performing a full range of complex technical and statistical functions. Duties include:
    • establishing user requirements
    • performing evaluation and acceptance tests
    • gathering and analysis of data
    • evaluating the risk of various alternatives
    • analyzing data, and researching discrepancies
    • providing recommendations and implementing solutions
  • Assists with system upgrades, new installations, and operation and maintenance programs related to Communications, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Telemetry, Stations, Gas Odorization, and Measurement Installations. These duties include:
    • developing, implementing and conducting, maintenance, and calibration programs
    • configures and develops software for the equipment listed above 
    • troubleshoots system failures and determines the need for and arranges for or conducts repairs
    • develops work procedures
    • identifies user requirements/problems and recommends possible solutions
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining and operating Quality Assurance program(s)
  • Prepares and presents training sessions to technicians, technologists, trades people, contractors, trainers and administrators 
  • Interprets and notes changes on drawings to record modifications and improvements to the systems
  • Establishes and maintains liaisons with vendors, gas utilities, government agencies, professional associations, standards organizations, internal and external customers, including:
    • discussing business practices, mutual needs, concerns and activities
    • coordinating, negotiating, implementing and monitoring work and 
    • maintaining liaison with other specialists as required
  • Witnesses and conducts inspections at large gas sales stations and vendor facilities in order to ensure the accuracy and quality of measurement systems and equipment. 
  • Maintains a current knowledge of new developments in technology, safety, quality, and regulations by attending conferences, seminars, and reviewing technical papers
  • As required, manually controls stations, or other parts of the gas system for maintenance of instrumentation or emergency purposes. 
  • Provides support for the Gas lab by providing odorant survey sampling
  • Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties including driving a vehicle which do not affect the rating of the job


  • Completion of recognized post secondary technologist diploma program in an appropriate electronics engineering technology
  • Six (6) months directly related relevant experience
  • Sound computer literacy, including familiarity with application software used in the department
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong analytical abilities and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Liaison experience with utility companies, government agencies, suppliers, contractors and industry associations
  • Ability to work outdoors in all conditions
  • Valid British Columbia Driver's License

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.


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