Junior Engineer

Company: FortisBC
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Website: http://www.fortisbc.com

Job Summary:

Junior Engineers hired into the FortisBC Engineer-in-Training (EIT) program will gain technical and organizational experience and training through rotational opportunities (6 months to 1 year per rotation) within the various business areas and geographic regions within which Fortis operates. The rotations provide EITs with “hands-on” experience in technical, operational, and business-related fields, as well as the opportunity to develop leadership skills. Each rotational assignment will increase in complexity and responsibility in order to meet acceptable engineering work experience and will include opportunities to explore practical experience, management, communication, and the social implications of engineering and sustainability. Upon program completion, EITs possess the eligibility to acquire professional engineer status with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Perform department specific assignments under the supervision of a professional engineer to ensure accuracy and conformance with prescribed procedures; prepare plans, designs, calculations, costs and bills of material, catalogues in accordance with established codes, standards, drawings, or other specifications. Participate in the identification and resolution of problems/issues utilizing established methods, resources, and standards.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with others; lead and/or participate in planning sessions for a variety of departmental projects and initiatives, provide feedback and recommendations in the preparation of project plans. Facilitate meetings and deliver presentations as required.
  • Responsible for ensuring project timelines are met and problems/issues are effectively resolved. Provide assistance in the establishment of project goals and objectives; develop measures to monitor and evaluate the progress of goals and provide periodic updates to others.
  • Utilize a variety of information gathering tools, systems, resources, and research to identify market trends/intelligence data, produce statistics, technical reports, analyze and evaluate information, equipment and technology. Participate in planning and development activities for the preparation of operating and capital budgets.
  • Compile reports, conduct gap analysis, cost/benefit analysis, benchmark and/or compare data, maintain and track pertinent information using a variety of computer software/system tools and applications.
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends/issues and recommend improvements to processes and procedures based on best practice and industry norms.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university.
  • Previous engineering co-op experience preferred.
  • Eligible for registration as an engineer-in-training with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (or other provincial equivalent).
  • Valid BC Class 5 (or other provincial equivalent) Driver's Licence with a clean driving record.

Technical Competencies (Role Specific):

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication/presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders; both internal and external.
  • Skilled in the use of computer equipment and applications, including spreadsheets, database, and word processing products.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects.
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply judgment and creative thinking in decision making situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to be effective when working independently or working on a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desired direction.

Please apply online at www.fortisbc.com/careers