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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Engineering Team Lead - Regional Distribution Engineering (Vernon or Burnaby)

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

NB 51134124 - NC 51135782

BCH-R-4124-211124E1Employment Posting ID:

Engineering Team Lead - Regional Distribution Engineering (Vernon or Burnaby) Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Vernon 2Job Location: Permanent Southern InteriorRegion:

We're BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

We're investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We're upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities.

We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We've been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.

It's our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.


Our division has an exciting opportunity for a Regional Engineering Team Lead for the Interior/NIA region. The Job Location is preferred to be Vernon but is open to individuals residing in the Lower Mainland. If not based in Vernon, the successful applicant will be located at our Edmonds office and will be expected to travel to Vernon/the Interior 1-2 weeks/month and their expenses will be reimbursed when travelling. This is a technical leadership opportunity suitable for someone who has an affinity for teambuilding and establishing and enhancing relationships with stakeholders delivering and maintaining distribution assets.

Reporting to the Distribution Engineering Division Manager, the Engineering Team Lead will manage a team of professionals within the Distribution Engineering Division and be accountable to deliver technical engineering for capital and maintenance projects and to resolve operational issues primarily for the Interior/NIA.

Working closely with other Engineering teams, Distribution Design, Asset Planning, Interconnections, Project Delivery and Operations groups, as well as with External Service Providers, the Team Lead will provide a safe workplace and people leadership to a team and successfully carry out the following duties: * Provide leadership, support and advice to team members, encourage their work initiative, and help them grow as engineers and technical leaders. * Be a leader in working safely and efficiently. Demonstrate strong commitment to safety and create a safety culture where safety is first, and employees are recognized for safe performance and compliance with safety regulations and safe work practices. * Provide technical leadership and act as an expert technical resource responsible for providing professional/technical advice in engineering and projects within and outside the department. Prepare or review technical reports, presentations, standards, specifications, guides, or other such documents that provide engineering expertise. * Ensure that qualified internal and external resources are available and have the required

BCH-R-4124-211124E1 - Engineering Team Lead - Regional Distribution Engineering (Vernon or Burnaby)

NB 51134124 - NC 51135782

expertise and tools to optimally meet work plans. Allocate resources to various projects within the work program; assign and coordinate work, and provide instructions, advice and technical guidance to other engineers, project, technical and administrative staff. Develop staffing strategy and recruit, select, and promote staff, and/or procure consulting services. Develop and implement an employee development program in order to maintain/cultivate the required expertise. Foster collaboration and knowledge transfer, coaching and mentoring, and organizational awareness. Facilitate the development of employee soft skills including persuasive influence, collaboration, and conflict resolution. * Lead by example by demonstrating BC Hydro's commitment to a diverse, respectful and inclusive workforce. * Advocate for professional practice and ensure team members are knowledgeable about professional practice requirements and their work complies with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Quality Management Guidelines. * Establish review procedures, technical and quality assurance standards. Review, enhance and develop methods, procedures and technical standards to take advantage of new technology. * Proactively undertake and/or significantly contribute to problem identification, risk mitigation, and the development of customized solutions to complex engineering problems considering value, benefit, and risk to BC Hydro. * Act as a positive role model for the business fostering team work and engagement of team members to contribute to achieving the company goals. * Support the Division Manager on various initiatives. The team lead may support Company wide initiatives and be an active part in developing those initiatives. * Ensure team adherence to BC Hydro and industry standards, policies, practices and procedures. * Coach and mentor team members to investigate and analyze challenging or unusual technical problems, evaluate risks and develop solutions to problems. * Assist in the development of business unit objectives, quality assurance standards, customer needs, and performance measurements and assist in managing the technical and operational performance of the unit to meet these objectives and client servicing needs. * Manage the team performance to meet objectives. * Improve department effectiveness and efficiency. * Build and maintain effective internal and external relationships with stakeholders and clients * Chair meetings to address engineering problems, attend and address seminars, courses, meetings, and conferences. * Participate in the Public Consultation process and may be required to make presentations.


* Minimum Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (preferably Power Engineering) recognized by Canadian Universities. * Minimum 10 years progressive and comprehensive engineering experience in the transmission and distribution utility business particularly in the design, engineering and maintenance of distribution lines at or below 35kV, including design standards, emergency response, technical report writing, and the ability to undertake technical design reviews. * Registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC). The individual shall be proficient with EGBC quality management guidelines, continuing education requirements and code of ethics. * Demonstrated strong relationship management and team building capability. * Demonstrated initiative in identifying, pursuing and championing process improvements and other business initiatives.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * The successful candidate will be required to travel to remote locations for both emergency response and regular distribution project work or technical support.

A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain the following requirements in good

BCH-R-4124-211124E1 - Engineering Team Lead - Regional Distribution Engineering (Vernon or Burnaby)

NB 51134124 - NC 51135782

standing: * Driver's License Type = Class 5 * EGBC: Engineers & GeoScientists BC = In Good * Standing P.Eng.: Professional Engineer = In Good Standing

* BC Hydro employees will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated effective November 22, 2021

Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe. We are here for our customers. We are one team. We include everyone. We act with integrity and respect. We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at .

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Date Posted: 2021-11-24 Closing Date: 2021-12-10