Senior Engineer, Distribution Feeder Planning

Company: BC Hydro
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia
Website: https://www.bchydro.com/toolbar/careers/current_opp.html

Source: BC Hydro
Job Title: Senior Engineer - Distribution Feeder Planning
Job Number: BCH-R-5194-190510E1
Job Location: Burnaby (Edmonds), British Columbia, Canada
Job Status: Full-time 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 to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.

Job Description

Duties:

  • As an experienced professional engineer, engages in the engineering of electrical utility systems and investigates, analyzes, and solves a variety of engineering problems, many of which are of a more challenging and unusual nature;
  • Develops innovative engineering techniques, devises new approaches, and applies existing criteria in novel ways;
  • Develops solutions to meet distribution automation requirements;
  • Conducts and analyzes technical and economic planning studies to identify distribution system and distribution feeder requirements to reliably and efficiently supply load;
  • Develops plans to optimize distribution system and distribution feeder performance taking into consideration load growth and customer requirements, operational needs, corporate objectives, and long-term strategic goals;
  • Identifies and initiates system improvement and expansion requirements and secures financial support for implementation; coordinates with other departments’ capital plan execution;
  • Develops responses to regulatory related matters;
  • Manages projects of some complexity including planning and managing resources and coordinating work to ensure that commitments are met;
  • Represents the planning and engineering function in the public consultation process;
  • May chair meetings to address engineering problems;
  • May assign work and give instructions, advice and technical guidance to other engineers and technical support staff;
  • Reviews work of consultants and contractors to ensure accuracy, achievement of required results, and adherence to accepted engineering practice;
  • Develops and maintains effective professional relationships with internal and external colleagues in order to determine relative priorities and assess the impact of work on others and resolve issues of concern;
  • Works under general direction, with work assigned in terms of broadly defined objectives and budget limitations;
  • Advice of manager is sought in critical areas which impact the work of others; and
  • Completed work is accepted as accurate, with overall plans and recommendations reviewed for feasibility, soundness of judgment and achievement of objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Electrical engineering degree or equivalent (preferably telecommunications, control systems and/or power systems) recognized by Canadian Universities. Ongoing development such as self-study, attendance at technical and administrative courses and participation in technical and professional societies;
  • Registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a professional engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC;
  • 8+ years’ experience in a relevant engineering field;
  • Fully developed technical knowledge in electric utility engineering disciplines;
  • Knowledge of various BC Hydro systems, policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of project management, including cost control and project administration;
  • Ability to analyze and resolve challenging and unusual engineering problems with considerable independence and understand and appreciate implications of costs, operability, and safety;
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate various complex technical studies and data of considerable complexity and diversity, define and develop criteria and cost estimates for complex plant modifications and/or other major projects, and develop significantly complex computer models and programs for forecasting or scheduling purposes; and
  • Demonstrated technical writing and interpersonal skills; excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

  • A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's Licence: In Good Standing;
  • Applicants with lower qualifications are welcome to apply and may be considered for a lower level position;
  • To fully perform the duties of this position, travel to various areas of the province may be required;
  • Please note we may hire for either one or two positions; and
  • 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 app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html by June 7, 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.

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.