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Engineering Co-op, Station Asset Management


Trail, BC, CA Castlegar, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Temporary
Temp Duration: 8 months

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 2,400 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

This assignment will provide opportunities for engagement with engineers, managers and others in different departments within the organization, and provide an understanding of some of the workings within the operating and engineering groups at FortisBC.

This position is based out of either Trail or Castlegar. This position will not have remote working options and will require the co-op student to be onsite.


  • Provide short term and long term planning support to the Station Asset Management group for MV & HV Station.
  • Perform basic electrical equipment health review and economical calculations.
  • Participate in the review of electrical equipment testing.
  • Participate in development of equipment testing practice and/or work procedures.
  • Perform site visits related to assigned projects to better understand the transmission and distribution systems.
  • Research technical information on new utility products and practices.
  • Network with other utilities; collaborating and sharing information


  • Electric Engineering Student - Third or fourth year preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and current abstract
  • Interested in learning more about the Electrical Utility Industry
  • Proven competence in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with VBA/C++ programming would be preferred
  • Competent public speaker and strong communicator

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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