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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Engineer 2 - Electrical and P&C Design

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
2 days ago

NB 51115884 - NC 51117493

BCH-R-5884-211013E1Employment Posting ID:

Engineer 2 - Electrical and P&C Design Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Edmonds A03Job 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.


* Act in the role of Professional of Record and Owners Engineer. * Engage in the detailed design of electrical utility generation protection and control systems including but not limited to electrical protection, generator and turbine control and monitoring, communication networks, water conveyance and spillway control systems, and Safety Instrumented Systems. * Engage in Mandatory Reliability Standards (MRS) compliance activities including NERC CIP. * Develop innovative design solutions for moderately complex problems including modifications or upgrades of legacy systems and applying latest Automation technology as appropriate. * Manage work packages on small to medium sized projects, estimate capital costs and resource requirements, write technical specifications and standards, and provide technical design support during installation and commissioning. * Review work of the project team and of consultants and contractors to ensure accuracy, achievement of required results, and adherence to accepted engineering practice. * Develop and maintain effective professional relationships 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: * Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering recognized by Canadian Universities. * Four+ years of experience in a relevant engineering field, with 3 years of experience in designing, maintaining, installing and testing hydro-electric or thermal generation equipment. * Registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC). Candidate may be considered if eligible for immediate registration as a Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC). * Demonstrated technical writing and presentation skills; communication, organizational and

BCH-R-5884-211013E1 - Engineer 2 - Electrical and P&C Design

NB 51115884 - NC 51117493

interpersonal skills. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. * Ability to work in a team environment. * Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects and to plan and manage project resources. * Demonstrated ability to prepare technical specifications for tendering, evaluate tenders, and make recommendations for awards is desirable. * Preference will be given to candidates which have extensive practical and strong academic knowledge with: • Governor and exciter specification and integration design • Electrical and non-electrical protections for Generation station equipment • Automation control hardware and software design using Schneider PLCs and HMIs • Functional Safety Systems • MRS compliance including NERC CIP.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's License: Class 5 In Good Standing. * The successful candidate must be willing to occasionally travel and work at various job sites across the province. * Applicants who do not meet the full qualifications or those with lesser work experience may be considered for a lower level position. 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 .

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.

BCH-R-5884-211013E1 - Engineer 2 - Electrical and P&C Design

NB 51115884 - NC 51117493

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Date Posted: 2021-10-13 Closing Date: 2021-11-03

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BC Hydro is one of the largest energy suppliers in Canada. We generate and deliver electricity to 95% of the population of British Columbia and over four million people. It’s our vision is to be ...

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1001-5000 employees