Engineer, Protection & Control

Posted a month ago
Full Time

Job Description

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.

In this role, you will: You thrive in technical environments and love working in situations that bring out your excellent problem-solving abilities. Experienced in the utility operations field, you have an incredible understanding of system protection and its importance to electrical substations, making you a perfect candidate for our role as an Engineer, Protection & Controls.

In this role, you’ll perform fault studies, system protection analysis and provide protection relay settings for transmission, distribution, and generation systems. Using your skill for analytics and attention to detail, you’ll also carry out substation planning and assist in designing our substations.

We're committed to building a greener future with our 30BY30 promise to reduce our customers’ emissions by 30 per cent by the year 2030. We need collaborators and innovators like yourself to help us achieve our goal. Join us in re-thinking our energy future.

In year 1, you will: Issue and test various relay settings, starting with substation feeder protection. Review and support substation designs. Support distribution protection reviews. In year 2, you will: Issue and test complicated substation relay settings, such as transformer and line protection. Analyze transmission and distribution outages. Create planning drawings and documentation for new designs. What it takes: A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and professional engineering license with 4 to 7 years experience in system protection and substations (transmission, distribution and generation). A strong understanding of utility operations, including knowledge of protective relay, regulator and fuse settings in addition to protection schemes and coordination. Experience with substation design, high-voltage equipment, AC/DC auxiliary systems and equipment monitoring devices plus knowledge of applicable engineering standards Knowledge of engineering studies software (Aspen OneLiner) and ability to program protective, metering and control devices plus familiarity with ION meter programming, CYME and ARCFM would be an asset Detail-oriented with excellent analytical skills are essential What you need to know: To view the full job description, please click here Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. To ensure the safety of our employees on our job sites, there is strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices. As an essential service provider, we’ll continue to follow the government COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees, our commitment to safety remains for all of our FortisBC family.

To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information.

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