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Engineering Co-op, Stations


Trail, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Workplace Flexibility: No 
Temp Duration: 4 or 8 months
Posting End Date: Open until filled


We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 

Position Overview

This assignment will provide opportunities for engagement with designers, 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.

Some Station Capital Projects that the successful candidate may be involved will include (but not limited to):

  • Circuit breaker replacements
  • Disconnect switch replacements
  • DC battery system replacements
  • Transformer monitoring device replacements
  • Transformer oil containment modifications
  • Station equipment and protection upgrades
  • Existing station modifications or additions
  • New substation development projects


  • Provide Capital Project support to the Stations Engineering group for substation construction projects of varying scope and size
  • Perform basic electrical power calculations; assist with substation equipment selection and sizing; reference station design standards
  • Participate in electrical drawing wire checks to ensure the wiring diagrams match the electrical schematics
  • Work with project engineers, designers and construction managers to execute the full scope of work for station projects
  • Work with multidisciplinary engineering and construction teams, including civil engineers and contractors
  • Perform site visits related to project and standards work to better understand the Transmission and Distribution system
  • Be involved in the design and development of various substation standards and equipment specifications
  • Research technical information on new utility products and practices
  • Network with other utilities; collaborating and sharing information


  • Electrical Engineering Student - Third or Fourth year preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and current abstract
  • Interested in learning more about the Electrical Utility Industry
  • Experience or courses in electrical power systems considered an asset
  • Experience or knowledge with AutoCAD and competence in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Competent public speaker and strong communicator

Additional Information

  • This is a full-time temporary student co-op opportunity with a 4 or 8 month term starting in September 2023 - preferably 8 month.

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. 

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