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Technologist 3-Instrumentation & Communication


Surrey, BC, CA

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $3,010.00 Bi-weekly 

Posting End Date: Open until filled

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.


  • Implements and coordinates 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:
    • planning and coordinating system developments related to SCADA and Voice radio communications.
    • developing, implementing and conduction, 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 and instructions
    • identifies user requirements/problems and recommends possible solutions
  • Assumes a leadership role 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, and,
    • providing recommendations and implementing solutions
  • 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.
  • 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 system.
  • 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 requirement, manually controls regulator stations, or other parts of gas system for maintenance of instrumentation or emergency purposes; determines optimum control mode setting by analytical or experimental techniques and adjusts the equipment accordingly.
  • Provides support for the Gs 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, or equivalent education.
  • Certified, at the technologist level, by the Applied Sciences Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia.
  • Certified by the BC Electrical Branch as an IN or LO Accredited Representative, or equivalent
  • Five (5) years directly related relevant experience.
  • Sound computer literacy including advanced knowledge of application software used in the department.
  • Ability to work as a project leader and without direct supervision
  • Ability to provide direction to peers within a self-directed work team
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Superior analytical abilities and organizational skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Superior oral, written communications, 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 Licence.

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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