Powertech Labs Inc, BC Hydro's subsidiary that specializes in energy research, consulting, testing, and systems integration, has been serving power utilities, oil and gas companies, automotive, and electrical utility equipment manufacturers since 1989. We operate as a separate, unregulated, for profit, commercial company. In addition to providing innovative R&D, consulting and testing services to BC Hydro, Powertech provides the majority of its services to a large and diverse array of clients across North America, and around the world. Powertech is located on an 11-acre campus in Surrey, British Columbia and has 200+ employees. Our reach and reputation are global, and we are recognized as a leader in technology, testing, and power systems software. Our location places us close to BC Hydro, 25 kilometers from the US border, and at a gateway between Asian and North American markets. Finally, we are located in one of the most desirable locations on the globe, with all the natural beauty of British Columbia on our doorstep. We call this home.
Powertech’s brand and reputation command a dominant position in the power industry. To better serve our clients, we group our services under six market-orientated sectors: Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Substations, Power Systems, Grid Modernization and Advanced Transportation. Powertech’s competitive advantage is enhanced through close collaboration between all sectors.
The company's staff consists of professional engineers, scientists, technologists and technicians from a wide range of disciplines. These highly skilled individuals have access to 21 well-equipped, specialized laboratories. Together, the resources allow us to offer a range of forward-looking technology services to help clients advance technology, solve complex problems, and maximize asset performance.
Finally, we are customer-focused: To ensure our customers have high confidence in our services, we attract the best resources, are highly responsive and constantly strive to improve the quality and value of our services.
Powertech has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an Engineering Physicist to join a team of Substation Research & Development professionals based at Powertech Labs in Surrey B.C.
The Substation Technology and Testing Sector provides high power and high current laboratory testing of electrical equipment and materials, unit testing of insulating oils, fuels, lubricants and coolants, environmental samples (water and soils), and hazardous materials, field-testing of substation equipment, research and development related to substations, and studies pertaining to equipment applications. It also offers consulting and investigation services, including asset management studies, failure investigations, and expert witness testimony. This team is considered world-class in the areas of electrical, chemical, and mechanical substation testing and analysis.
The Engineering Physicist position plays a key function in the undertaking of chemistry, materials, and electrical related testing and research projects. Such projects are investigative and/or focus on finding practical solutions to complex technical problems for equipment and processes used in electrical power systems. Topics include insulating fluids, materials, sensors, hardware and software integration, low level hardware programming, electromagnetism, optics and electronics.
Assist in the planning and undertaking of projects in the area of research and development including condition assessment both in the laboratory and the field for electrical applications. Specifically:
Technical Skills and Experience
Location: Surrey B.C.
Job ID: EP2019.33
Job Status: Full-Time Regular
Compensation & Benefits: Powertech Labs Inc. offers a very comprehensive total rewards package based on a healthy work/life balance.
Close Date: August 5, 2019
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.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
To apply and to obtain more information on Powertech Labs Inc. visit our website at http://www.powertechlabs.com