Engineer 2, Civil Design

Company: BC Hydro
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

Source: BC Hydro
Job Title: Engineer 2 - Civil Design
Job Number: BCH-R-0824-190911E1
Job Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Job Status: Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Permanent

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 BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 4 years in a row.

It’s our vision is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.

Job Description


The successful candidate will join BC Hydro’s Structural Team in Civil Design, working with project teams and serving on a variety of tasks including but not limited to seismic upgrade of dams and hydropower structures. The work may also include acting as Owner’s Engineer on projects performed by external consultants.

The technical assignments may involve:

  • General design of hydropower structures including reinforced concrete and steel structures, design of penstocks, post tensioned anchors, seismic upgrades of powerhouse structures and cranes, and design of transformer foundation pads and anchorage. The work varies from concept development to implementation phase, preparing detailed IFC drawings and support during construction.
  • Contribution in the preparation of cost and schedule of small- to medium-size projects.
  • Provide support to other groups within BC Hydro in reviewing structural deliverables.
  • Producing technical reports and memorandums and presenting technical topics to internal and external project teams.
  • The successful candidate shall actively participate in meetings with internal groups and external consultants.


  • Minimum B.A.Sc. degree in civil engineering with focus on structural engineering.
  • Registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a professional engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in structural design and analysis. Experience specific to seismic design and analysis of concrete and steel structures. Experience in preparing technical and contractual specifications of general hydropower structures and post tensioned anchors would be an asset.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in working with structural analysis software such as SAP2000 or equivalent.
  • Strong theoretical background in principles of dynamic analysis of structures. Relevant experience in ambient vibration testing of structures would be an asset.
  • Strong technical writing, presentation and verbal skills.
  • Capable of working independently and demonstrated problem solving skills.

Additional Information

  • A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver’s Licence: Class 5 In Good Standing.
  • Applicants with lesser qualifications and relevant experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered at the appropriate level.
  • Occasional site visits and travel within the province is required as a part of job requirements.
  • 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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications online at by October 2, 2019.

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We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking, and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in BC. 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.

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