The Transmission & Distribution Standards Engineer is accountable to develop and maintain transmission line, distribution line and metering standards, and to assess and approve transmission, distribution and metering materials and apparatus for use on the FortisBC system. Using sound engineering principles, the incumbent is to establish construction and design standards that effectively balance safety, health, environment, cost, construction, and operation, maintenance, and performance criteria.
Develop and maintain transmission and distribution line standards manuals, including material lists and material catalogues.
Develop and maintain service and metering standards manual, including material lists.
Develop and maintain specification for underground systems standard.
Develop and maintain processes, procedures and tools for maintaining and updating standards manuals.
Review products, materials and apparatus, and assess their suitability for use on the FortisBC system.
Liaison with and provide technical support and expertise to internal departments and external organizations, including support of the maintenance of FortisBC Lines Design Criteria, Design Guidelines and Specifications, and Non Standard Approvals for designers of the Distribution system.
Maintain current detailed technical knowledge of construction materials and methods, design philosophies, methodologies and criteria, standards development processes and industry issues through research and liaison involving internal and external stakeholders, suppliers, literature, industry organizations, and conferences.
Requirements Special Skill Requirements:
Demonstrated organization skills and ability to effectively manage competing priorities.
Ability to work in a team environment demonstrating above average interpersonal skills.
Excellent and demonstrated oral and written communication.
Self starter requiring minimal supervision.
Skill in the use of specialty software such as PLS CAD, CYMCAP, and AutoCAD is an asset.
Competency with various commonly used software such as MS Office and MS-Project.
Knowledge and Experience Requirements:
Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering
3-6 years or more technically diverse electrical utility experience is preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of transmission and distribution line components and their functions
Strong knowledge of applicable provincial, national, and international codes, regulations and standards.
Knowledge of power system construction methods, tools and equipment is an asset.
Please note that Engineer in Training applicants may be considered for this opportunity.