Engineer 1 (Quantity Surveyor) – Site C

BC Hydro

Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000

*Relocation Benefits Negotiable and Fly in-Fly Out Benefit Available

Engineer 1 (Quantity Surveyor) – Site C Fort St John
Status: Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Temporary  Job Location: Fort St. John Site C Constr Ofc Flexible Work Role: Field 

Region: Northern Interior

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* Based out of Fort St. John, BC. BC Hydro’s Site C Project has an immediate opening for an  Engineer 1 (Quantity Surveyor) in the Project Controls Group. The individual would become an  integral part of the site team reporting weekly progress on various key work fronts across the Site  C project.  

* Reporting to the Site C Project Controls Lead, the successful candidate will support the project  by assisting the Site Project Controls team, track the construction progress of various key  quantities which will help the Site C Project and its contracts to be managed efficiently.  

* The successful candidate will have some knowledge of the heavy construction industry,  scheduling, quantity take-offs, quantity validation and verification, progress measurement,  including applying rules of credit on projects in the Utilities sector.  

* In addition, the individual will work closely with the contractor and the various functional groups  of the Site-C Project such as Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management,  Project Controls, Contracts, and Finance.  

* The successful candidate will also be assisting the Site C Quantity Surveyors with other special  assignments.  

Key Accountabilities:  

  • Perform physical progress measurement, including verification and validation of the  contractor’s quantities on a weekly basis as per the Site C Progress and Performance  Measurement Plan. 
  • Preparation of regular project summary reports for individual work fronts, including the  interpretation of the data and trends and risks associated with it and flagging issues or concerns.  
  • Assist Construction Management and Project Management in productivity assessments.  • Develop a strong understanding of the contract scope and specifications.  • Working safely, including promotion of a safety above all else culture in the work place.  


  • Holds a recognized degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with the eligibility  for registration as an Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC).  
  • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated related experience.  
  • EIT or a starting professional with limited experience will also be considered.  • Equivalent degrees that would be considered are degrees in Quantity Surveying.  • Class 5 Drivers License.  

Required Skills:  

  • Strong written and verbal English communication along with interpersonal skills.  • Ability to understand multi-discipline designs concepts depicted on construction drawings.  
  • Ability to promote effective communication within a multi-discipline team (safety,  environmental, regulatory, geotechnical, civil-structural, electrical and mechanical).  
  • Computer proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products (Excel, Word, Power Point  and Outlook) and SharePoint.  
  • Working knowledge of practical aspects of civil, mechanical and/or electrical disciplines.  • Experience at site would be an asset.  
  • Knowledge of Scheduling Software (P6, Microsoft Project) would be an asset.  • Knowledge of BIM, Revit or other 3D Visualization Software would be an asset.  
  • Self-starter and able to work independently; yet recognize limitations and ask for guidance  when necessary.  


  • This position is headquartered at the Site C Fort St. John Construction Office.  
  • This is a Full Time Temporary until approximately July 2024; with the possibility of  extension. 
  • This location is eligible for a Remote Incentive of 12%. Remote Incentives are paid bi weekly to Full-Time employees working in eligible locations.  
  • This is a Safety Sensitive Position requiring a background check and a drug screening prior  to employment.  
  • This location is eligible for Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit.  • This position is eligible for a travel incentive.  
  • This position is eligible for BC Hydro’s extended benefit program.  
  • A condition of employment you must maintain a Driver’s License: Class 5 in good standing.  • Please note the work location is accessible only by personal vehicle or carpool.  • Shift is 5 days on and 2 days off (5/2) or 10 days on and 4 days off (10/4).  

We’re always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation  to help shape the electricity system in B.C. 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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We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible  minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual  orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively  engage with diverse communities.  

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All BC Hydro employees will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.  

Flexible work model role definitions  


Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home  based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time  from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.  

IBEW/Field – No option to work from home  

Resident – Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office.  

Hybrid – May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week.  

Remote – Works from home 4+ days per week 


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