Apply now »

Engineering Co-op, T&D Standards


Trail, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Salary Min: $24.28 Hourly
Salary Max: $28.56 Hourly
Short-term Incentive Eligible: No
Workplace Flexibility: No 
Temp Duration: 8 months
Posting End Date: Open until 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.


Position Overview

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

In this role, you will:

  • Assist with the design and drafting of the different standards for overhead and underground lines
  • Perform multiple site visits to better understand the Transmission and Distribution system when making changes to the construction standards
  • Provide technical support and work with the Operations team
  • Research technical information on new utility products and practices
  • Network with other utilities

What it takes:

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering program with an Electrical focus - Third or Fourth year required
  • Enrolled in a Co-op program
  • Valid driver’s license and current abstract

Other Qualifications

  • A passion for the energy industry and the utility world
  • A knack for public speaking
  • You get your points and messages across with ease and respect so you can work harmoniously with a variety of people
  • Know the ins and outs of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Competence with VBA and/or other scripting language
  • Experience using AutoCAD

What you need to know:

This is an 8 month co-op term starting in September 2024

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. 


FortisBC acknowledges and respects Indigenous Peoples in Canada, on whose Traditional Territories we all live and work. FortisBC is committed to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and is guided by our Statement of Indigenous Principles.

Apply now »