Rate: Up to $115/Incorporated for all hours worked
Duration: 12 months
This position is for a Project Engineer Specialist within the Stations Project Engineering team in Engineering Services. Our Project Engineering teams perform an integral role in the delivery of infrastructure projects at BC Hydro. Project Engineering team members work with cross-functional teams to ensure that project designs and installation are safe, effective, and meet the requirements of BC Hydro.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys working on a wide variety of projects, each with its own unique scope, assets, stakeholders, risks, and technical aspects. While the work is based out of Burnaby, you’ll get to travel to BC Hydro’s facilities located throughout British Columbia and may occasionally travel to other parts of North America and internationally.
- A minimum ten (10) years of substation engineering experience including significant time working in the electrical utility industry, and a degree in a relevant engineering discipline such as electrical, civil, or structural.
- A minimum four (4) years of working experience in leading multi-discipline design teams and in protection, control, and telecom systems.
- Solid electric utility engineering background with the ability to think from a transmission system and operations perspective as well as an ability to understand the interactions and priorities of multi-discipline projects
- Good working knowledge project management principles and roles
- Good working knowledge of design and transmission lines, an asset
In the Project Engineer role, you will manage the engineering component (Scope, Schedule, and Cost) of large and/or technically complex projects which typically have a considerable profile, complexity, and risk. Projects may include work being designed entirely within BC Hydro, entirely outside of BC Hydro, or a combination thereof. Typical projects include: transmission substation upgrades, new generating units, powerhouse reconstruction, major plant or unit upgrades, Dam Safety projects, and spillway upgrades
You may perform the Owner's Engineer Lead role on projects where some or all of the engineering work is done by a third party such as an outside consultant or equipment vendor. As an Owner's Engineer Lead, you will coordinate and lead the internal review and acceptance of work designed by a third party. You will work closely with project managers to manage the scope, schedule, and cost of the project. You will identify and manage the project technical risks, including system integration with the existing transmission and generation systems and other issues. You work with functional managers to establish the engineering teams on your projects. You establish design and review plans, strategies, schedules, and resource requirements for the engineering work on your projects. You coordinate and oversee the development of technical specifications and drawings and may manage engineering consultant's contracts. You work with Construction and Contract Management, the Engineering teams, Quality Management, and Field Operations to ensure that technical support is provided during manufacturing, construction and commissioning and that technical issues are resolved in a timely manner. You will make or review recommendations and other types of communications to management on complex project matters. This may include presenting to senior management and the executive.You will coach members of your project teams to help them to resolve issues or advance their work. You may mentor and coach others performing project engineer roles, either within the department or in other groups.
Education and Skills
- Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with Engineers & Geoscientists BC or with another jurisdiction and eligible for registration as such with Engineers & Geoscientists BC
- BC Hydro uses a Digital Sign and Seal Technology. You may be required to subscribe to a digital seal technology service offered by Notarius
- Intermediate English skills for professional environment, written and spoken •Familiarity with CAD systems and drawing standards
- Ability to use standard industry design/analysis software
- Intermediate MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
- A degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering and registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC).
- A minimum of 10 years of progressive and comprehensive engineering experience, with a primary focus in the design of transmission substations, hydroelectric power plants and/or dams and associated equipment. Engineering experience through the total project life cycle, from conceptual design through to testing and commissioning is considered an asset.
- A minimum of 4 years leading and coordinating multi-discipline design on medium to large projects, preferably on projects similar in nature to BC Hydro in terms of size, complexity, and stakeholders.
- Candidates for this position will be able to understand the impact of the project on the generation system and operations, and to understand the interactions and priorities required to deliver multi-discipline projects.
- Excellent leadership and communication skills, including writing, are required in order to advance the project, including coordinating, and influencing various parties both within BC Hydro and with external delivery partners and stakeholders.
- Good understanding of Project Management processes.
- Experience managing Owner’s reviews of multi-discipline engineering work being completed externally is an asset.
- Strong knowledge of BC Hydro’s project delivery processes and design practice is an asset.
- Site experience on large construction projects such as hydroelectric generation stations, dams, transmission substations, or transmission lines is an asset.
- A Class 5 BC driver's license is required.