Sr. Engineer Site C (Protection & Control)

BC Hydro

Sr. Engineer Site C (Protection & Control) Positions Available: 1
Status: Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Temporary  Job Location: Fort St. John Site C Constr Ofc Flexible Work Role: Region: Northern Interior

Salary Range: $100,000 – $110,000

*Relocation Benefits Negotiable and Fly in-Fly Out ($130/Day) Benefit Available

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 B.C.’s Top Employers and one  of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.  

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



Based out of Fort St. John, BC Hydro Generation Engineering’s Site C Project (Project) has an  immediate opening for a Senior Protection and Control (P&C) Engineer who would be interested  in contributing their experience and further developing their abilities within the Project’s Balance of  Plant (BOP) Resident Engineering (RE) Team. The dynamic, multi-disciplinary BOP RE Team  consist of BC Hydro Employees and consultants who are accountable for the field review of the  civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, telecommunication and P&C works associated with the  BOP contracts. Specifically relating to the P&C discipline, the successful candidate’s duties  include the following:  

* Conduct field reviews to ensure the contractors Work conform to the contract scope, technical  specifications and the engineering issued for construction drawings;  

* Review and provide feedback on the technical submittals from the contractors;  

* Collaborate with Design Engineering, On-site Engineering, Technologists, Construction  Management, Contract Management and contractor teams to identify and resolve technical issues  ensuring quality work is delivered on schedule;  

* Attend contractual witness and hold point inspections as required by the Work and document  your findings and observations;  

* Receive technical direction from the RE Team Lead P&C;  

* Provide general engineering support to the RE Team Lead P&C, including interpretation of  contract scope, technical specifications, engineering design drawings, and provide input on  recurring reports; 

* Assist with receiving, tracking and distribution of BC Hydro supplied P&C equipment and  materials;  

* Participate in the development and review of installation and commissioning procedures for P&C  equipment;  

* Coordinate design modifications as required to address site conditions and ensure record  information are marked up as-built and forwarded to the Engineer-of-Record;  

* The above duties pertain to Powerhouse, Intake and Spillway P&C systems which include the  following: Generators and Turbines; Step Up Transformers; Human Machine Interfaces and local  Control Room; Intake and Spillway Gates; AC Station Service; DC Station Service; Reservoir  Level Control; Public Warning System; Non-Electrical Protection, Alarm and Monitoring;  Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition; and Drainage, Dewatering and Flood Protection.  


* Electrical, Electronics or Control System Engineering degree from a recognized Canadian  university;  

* Registered as Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC).  Applicants with registration in other jurisdictions will be considered;  

* Minimum of 8 years P&C engineering experience.  

* Demonstrated ability to oversee and drive work, identify issues that could affect delivery of the  work, and assist in resolving technical field issues.  

* Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and accurately in written and verbal  communications;  

* Strong interpersonal, relationship management, and conflict resolution skills.  * Strong expertise with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word and Excel  * Ability to work set shift schedules to be discussed during the interview process.  * The following qualifications would be considered an asset:  

o P&C Engineering experience in a heavy industrial environment or working on a large, multi disciplinary construction project;  

o Experience working in medium to large hydro-electric facilities;  

o Experience with design, construction, or commissioning of hydro-electric equipment, P&C  systems preferred;  

o Experience reviewing hydro-electrical technical documents;  

o Broad knowledge of P&C systems as they apply to large hydro-electric facilities within BC  Hydro and their interfaces with BOP systems.  


* This location may be eligible for a Remote Incentive of 12%. Remote Incentives are paid bi weekly to Full-Time Regular employees working in eligible remote locations. BC Hydro does not  offer a paid fly in/fly out. 

* Class 5 Driver’s License is required to be maintained in good standing;  

* This Full-Time Temporary opportunity is scheduled until approximately December 2024 with  opportunity for employment extension as required to support the work.  

* BC Hydro employees will be required to provide proof confirming that they are fully vaccinated  effective November 22, 2021.  

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. 

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.  

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?  

We are safe.  

We are here for our customers.  

We are one team.  

We include everyone.  

We act with integrity and respect.  

We are forward thinking.  

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.  

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.  

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and  while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a  disability, please contact us at .  

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 


Don’t forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your  certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the  necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

Click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job. Date Posted: 2022-02-17 Closing Date: 2022-03-16

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