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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Service & Design Assistant - FTR - Vernon

Full Time
5 days ago

NB 51137888 - NC 51138792

BCH-R-7888-211202E1Employment Posting ID:

Service & Design Assistant - FTR - Vernon Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Vernon 2Job 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.


* Provides a design service to Service and Design Reps, Specialists, Engineers and external consultants by gathering service design project information required to facilitate the installation of residential, commercial and industrial services and associated distribution system work.

* Coordinate discussions relating to design requirements for residential, commercial and industrial services, and associated distribution work between Service & Design Reps, customers, municipal offices, agencies, contractors, internal and external consultants and other related utilities.

* Liaisons with residential, commercial and industrial customers, consultants and contractors on matters related to service requirements, related policies and procedures, costs and rates including preparing customer quotations of final costs and collecting funds prior to commencement of work.

* Checks preliminary material lists, ensures proper material allocations, checks availability of materials, expedites and coordinates materials as required.

* Updates the Pole Management System database based on Pole Activity Reports (PAR) and Field work orders (FWO). Reconciles and updates pole information in data in PAS and GFIS data bases by comparing various data bases and initiates and approves pole activities for billing. Performs a variety of duties related to the audit and completion of PAR and FWO including, flagging special billing situations for the Joint Pole Accounting Clerk, prepares reports regarding unreported field activities, and reviews and circulates DCDS/PAS interface errors to Statistical Clerk.

* Updates design changes requested by others onto the DCS and DCDS systems. Process revisions to drawings as requested by municipalities, agencies and other utilities.

* Provides customers, outside agencies and other utilities with BC Hydro underground plant

BCH-R-7888-211202E1 - Service & Design Assistant - FTR - Vernon

NB 51137888 - NC 51138792


* May be required to conduct field checks to gather and verify data required and directly enter information related to compatible units into the system for the design of a variety of extensions, additions and improvements to the overhead distribution system. Processes required permits for house moves; processes right-of-way easement documents and property referrals.

* May be required to perform some of the functions of the T&D Service Rep and Line Department Rep jobs.

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


* High School graduation with Math 12, English 12 and Physics 11 and some exposure to computer applications. Completion of Level 1 of the Service & Design Self Development Program, Electrical Fundamentals plus completion of the following in-house BC Hydro courses or equivalent: CICS, TSO, WMS, PAS, Accounts Payable, Code of Accounts, DCS, DCDS, STS and CDS application program courses (Word, Excel, Access, etc.) and e-mail.

* Must possess a valid B.C. Driver's license.

* Addendum: Under the recently signed BCH/Move Up Pilot Agreement, applicants who meet all of the MUSTs for the DA role will be given first priority. If applicants do not meet the requirements of having Electrical Fundamentals and/or Physics 11, applicants without these requirements may be considered


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

* Working Conditions: Majority of work is performed within normal office environment. Occasional exposure to a variety of weather conditions when driving for field checks with requirement to walk over rough terrain while staking. Occasional requirement to lift stationery and distribution drawings. Some exposure to irate customers.

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

* Applicants are asked to include a copy of their high school transcript to confirm completion of Math 12, English 12 and Physics 11 when submitting their application. Proof of post-secondary graduation that will satisfy equivalencies for above-noted courses will also be accepted.

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

* Skills in Passport, SAP and DAD systems are considered an asset for this opportunity.

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.

BCH-R-7888-211202E1 - Service & Design Assistant - FTR - Vernon

NB 51137888 - NC 51138792

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.

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Date Posted: 2021-12-02 Closing Date: 2021-12-09