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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Sr. Engineer (P&C Design)

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
3 days ago

NB 50871810 - NC 50875661

BCH-T-1810-190903E1Employment Posting ID:

Sr. Engineer (P&C Design) Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Edmonds A03Job Location: Temporary 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 for four years in a row.

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 an experienced professional engineer, engages in the engineering of electrical utility Protection and Control systems and develops specialized expertise in design engineering. * Analyze and resolve challenging and unusual engineering problems with considerable independence. * Manage medium sized projects and work packages, write specifications, technical reports and standards, estimate capital costs, lead and mentor technical staff, manage project resources and provide technical and site support during the installation and commissioning of protection and control equipment. * Provide work leadership and technical direction to engineers, consultants and technical support staff, coordinate projects of some complexity and plan and manage resources, and develop innovative methods of design for complex P&C problems. * Review work of the project team and of consultants and contractors to ensure accuracy, achievement of required results and adherence to accepted engineering practice. * Impart engineering knowledge and encourage the professional development of engineers. * 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. * Engage in the detailed design of electrical utility generation protection systems, automated unit control schemes, digital relays and PLC programing, electrical and non-electrical protection, governor and exciter control systems, water flow and spillway control systems, air gap and unit vibration monitoring, shear pin monitoring, spill gate controls, reservoir level monitoring, penstock protection, unit auxiliary controls, control room design and public warning systems, etc. * Recommend solutions that go beyond accepted practice and precedent in order to improve results and control impacts. * Develops and maintains effective professional relationships with internal colleagues in order to determine relative priorities, assess the impact of work on others and facilitate the resolution of issues, and manages stakeholder, supplier and service provider relationships to accomplish

BCH-T-1810-190903E1 - Sr. Engineer (P&C Design)

NB 50871810 - NC 50875661

objectives and resolve issues of concern


* Engineering degree in electrical engineering accompanied with ongoing development such as self-study, attendance at technical and administrative courses and participation in technical and professional societies, and eligibility to be registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC). * Eight (8) years of experience in a relevant engineering field, with four (4) years of experience in either generating station P&C design or generating station P&C field engineering. * Candidates with four (4) plus years experience in a relevant engineering field may be considered for an Intermediate Engineer position.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background and expertise in Protection and/ or Control System design and commissioning. * BC Hydro has a strong safety culture and the candidate will be expected to be a role model in practicing and integrating safety into all aspects of their work. * This is a Full Time Temporary Position for approximately 12 months. * Persons with lesser qualification & experience (4+ years) are welcome to apply and may be considered for an intermediate 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 act with integrity. We respect our province. We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

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: 2019-09-03 Closing Date: 2019-09-20