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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Power Quality Engineer 2 - Distribution Standards

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
5 days ago

NB 51135749 - NC 51136619

BCH-R-5749-211129E1Employment Posting ID:

Power Quality Engineer 2 - Distribution Standards Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Edmonds 13Job Location: Permanent Lower MainlandRegion:

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.


As a Power Quality Engineer in Distribution Standards you will be exposed to a wide range of technical subjects across both the Distribution and Transmission systems as you work to identify and resolve customer and network power quality issues. The ideal candidate will enjoy a mix of field and office work; the field work can take you anywhere that customers use power supplied by BC Hydro, sometimes requiring multi-day visits to accomplish the work.

The successful candidate for this role would:

* Accept and contribute to our strong safety culture, as you will be exposed regularly to electrical hazard, driving and working alone; * Be willing to travel, often alone, to any area of the province; * Have superior oral and written skills for communicating with customers, writing distribution standards, and possibly representing BC Hydro on R&D and standards development committees; * Be adept at building and sustaining functional working relationships with customers and their consultants, planners, engineers, designers, system operators, and field personnel; * Have good attention to detail for gathering and analyzing system data from numerous sources; * Have a working knowledge of PQView software for management and analysis of power system data; * Have an interest in learning, or already have skills relating to server management, database admin, website development, and computer programming (MS SQL, Python, VBA, HTML, PHP, etc.); * Enjoy problem solving; and * Have excellent organizational and planning skills for managing numerous investigations and projects concurrently.

BCH-R-5749-211129E1 - Power Quality Engineer 2 - Distribution Standards

NB 51135749 - NC 51136619


* A degree in Electrical Engineering recognized by Canadian universities. * Registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in the Province of British Columbia with EGBC. * 4+ years relevant engineering experience. * Superior computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office, PQView, MS SQL Management Studio, CYMDIST, EMTP-RV). * Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate complex technical studies and power system data. * Ability to analyze and resolve challenging and unusual engineering problems with considerable independence. * Demonstrated technical writing and presentation skills, excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. * Fully developed or developing technical knowledge in electric utility engineering disciplines (minimum 2 years of experience in a utility environment).

The following are considered strong assets for this role:

* Experience conducting power quality investigations. * Experience working with IEC/CSA electromagnetic compatibility standards. * Working knowledge of PQView; * Experience with power system simulation software such as CYMDIST and EMTP-RV; * Computer programming experience (MS SQL, Python, VBA, HTML, PHP, etc.); * Understanding of technical principles relating to theory of electrical metering; * Knowledge of antenna theory for sourcing radio frequency disturbances; and * Knowledge of BC Hydro systems, policies, and procedures.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Class 5 Driver's License: In good standing. * To fully perform the duties of this position, travel around the province of BC is required. * To participate in R&D or standards committees a valid Passport may be required for international travel. * The ability to lift and carry 25 lbs and walk challenging terrain during site visits. * Applicants who do not meet the full qualifications or those with lesser work experience may be considered for a lower level position. * BC Hydro employees will be required to provide proof 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.

BCH-R-5749-211129E1 - Power Quality Engineer 2 - Distribution Standards

NB 51135749 - NC 51136619

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: 2021-11-29 Closing Date: 2021-12-20