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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Design Technician - FTR - Campbell River/Port Hardy

Full Time
5 days ago

NB 51137867 - NC 51138225

BCH-R-7867-211201E1Employment Posting ID:

Design Technician - FTR - Campbell River/Port Hardy Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Campbell River DOJob Location: Permanent Vancouver IslandRegion:

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.


* Conducts field studies, designs, prepares cost estimates, performs technical administrative duties, holds pre job conferences and coordinates construction for a variety of single and three phase distribution projects, such as underground residential subdivision work (excluding feeder duct banks), overhead commercial and industrial subdivision work, underground commercial and industrial subdivision work from design sketches provided by others (excluding feeder duct banks and switch gear equipment), pad mount transformers and overhead and underground primary services to customer owned systems (excluding Design and Job Approval) that are related to the above projects.

* Works on a variety of other projects such as pole renewal projects, road widening projects (excluding feeder duct banks and switch gear equipment) and street lighting requirements and voltage conversions plus extensions and services; prepares and administers associated local work contracts.

* Compiles data and performs calculations for a variety of studies including load growth, voltage correction, circuit loading and fuse coordination.

* Performs all the functions of lower grouped jobs within the same hierarchy.

* Supports technician/technologist and liaises with customers regarding required work by obtaining details, discussing requirements, explaining Hydro procedures, policies, costs, and rates and issuing a variety of work orders and related forms for work outside the technician job.

* May be required to provide technical direction to other T&D staff.

* Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties which do not affect the rating of

BCH-R-7867-211201E1 - Design Technician - FTR - Campbell River/Port Hardy

NB 51137867 - NC 51138225

the job. Qualifications:

* Certificate of Technology from recognized Institute of Technology, or completion of Level 5 of the Service & Design Self Development Program or equivalent.

* Two (2) years of training and experience working in the Service & Design Representative job.

* Must hold a valid class five (5) driver's license. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE).

* Working Conditions: Approximately 40% of the time out of the office with frequent exposure to hazards when driving and frequent exposure to all types of weather conditions. Exposure to construction sites and remote work locations where a substantial amount of the time is spent walking over rough terrain and exposed to wild animals and dogs. Occasional exposure to irate customers. May be required to fly in light aircraft, helicopters, travel in boats and work around water. May be required to travel to job sites throughout the province to support the design process for periods normally not exceeding 4 to 6 weeks.

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

* The desired location for this position is Campbell River. If the successful candidate meets the full qualifications for the non-trainee role, Port Hardy can also be considered and this can be discussed further in the selection process. If the successful candidate meets the trainee requirements and is hired as a Design Technician Trainee, the headquarter location will be Campbell River.

* A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain the following requirements in good standing: Driver's License Type = Class 5

* As part of the selection process, applicants may be required to take a written test during the interview.

* Applicants with lesser minimum qualification for subject position may be considered as a Design Technician Trainee.

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.

BCH-R-7867-211201E1 - Design Technician - FTR - Campbell River/Port Hardy

NB 51137867 - NC 51138225

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 .

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: 2021-12-01 Closing Date: 2021-12-15
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