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BC Hydro and Power Authority

P&C Maintenance Engineering (Generation) - Specialist Engineer

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
3 days ago

NB 51152485 - NC 51159861

BCH-R-2485-220121E1Employment Posting ID:

P&C Maintenance Engineering (Generation) - Specialist Engineer Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Edmonds C02Job Location: Permanent HybridFlexible Work Role:

Lower MainlandRegion:

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Providing clean electricity to 4 million customers takes a diverse workforce and that's where you come in. We need your talent to help us build major projects to meet growing demand. To help our customers find clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses and to be ready to respond during storms and outages to keep our system reliable.

Working for BC Hydro is meaningful. And now, the stakes have been raised as we work towards a solution to climate change while safely providing clean, affordable electricity to our customers.

We offer a healthy work life balance, training opportunities and career progression. We're proud to be ranked as one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. Join us as we build an even cleaner B.C.


The Protection and Control Maintenance Engineering team provides technical support for the protection systems, excitation systems, in plant communication systems and instrumentation equipment for BC Hydro hydroelectric generating stations.

As part of this team, the successful candidate will:

* Provide technical expertise as a Subject Matter Expert for compliance with NERC MRS standards: PRC-004, PRC-005, PRC-019, PRC-025

* Perform duties as assigned for compliance with NERC MRS standards: MOD-025, MOD-026, MOD-027, VAR-501-WECC-3.1.

* Provide expert level technical leadership reviewing and analyzing Generation electrical protection operations.

* Provide technical support services for protection, control and instrumentation to the fleet of hydroelectric generating stations.

* Provide site assistance for commissioning, maintenance overhauls and failure investigations.

* Participate in the field testing and inspection of equipment as requested.

* Develop maintenance procedures and standards.

* Advise Generation Operations and Generation Asset Management on equipment health and risks of continued operation.

* Analyze and resolve challenging and unusual engineering problems with considerable

BCH-R-2485-220121E1 - P&C Maintenance Engineering (Generation) - Specialist Engineer

NB 51152485 - NC 51159861


* Manage medium sized projects and work packages, writing specifications and standards, estimating capital costs, leading and mentoring technical staff, and providing technical and site support during the installation and commissioning of electrical equipment.

* Provide work leadership and technical direction to engineers, consultants and technical support staff, coordinate projects of some complexity and plan and manage resources, and develop innovative methods of design for complex P&C problems.

* Review work of the project team and of consultants and contractors to ensure accuracy, achievement of required results and adherence to accepted engineering practice.

* Imparts engineering knowledge and encourages the professional development of engineers.

* Develop and maintains effective professional relationship with internal and external colleagues in order to determine relative priorities, assess the impact of work on others and resolve issues of concern.


The successful candidate will have:

* Electrical engineering degree recognized by universities in Canada.

* Registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC).

* Ten years of experience in either Generating station P&C maintenance or Generating station P&C field engineering / commissioning.

* Expert technical knowledge in generation protection systems, control schemes, fault analysis / investigation.

* Knowledge and familiarity with NERC PRC Standards (PRC-004, PRC-005, PRC-019, PRC-025)

* Knowledge and familiarity with NERC Standards MOD-025/026/027, VAR-WECC-501-3.1 is highly desirable.

* Demonstrated technical writing and presentation skills; communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential.

* Ability to work in a team environment is essential.

* The successful candidate must be willing to travel and work at various job sites across the province.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Driver's License Type = Class 5

* This position requires moderate-to-frequent travel to BC Hydro's hydroelectric facilities and may require extended stays in remote locations throughout the province (up to three weeks).

* Candidates with lesser experience may be considered for a position appropriate to their level of

BCH-R-2485-220121E1 - P&C Maintenance Engineering (Generation) - Specialist Engineer

NB 51152485 - NC 51159861


* 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 .

Flexible work model role definitions ===========================

Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.

IBEW/Field - No option to work from home Resident - Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office. Hybrid - May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week. Remote - Works from home 4+ days per week

HOW TO APPLY Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

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Date Posted: 2022-01-21 Closing Date: 2022-02-11