Gas Planner


  • Design of underground residential gas distribution infrastructure
  • Technical leadership for gas distribution design, complete design reviews, and undertake training and mentorship of junior designers
  • Develop and maintain gas distribution design best practices, and be a key individual in developing the gas distribution design body of knowledge for the organization
  • Interpret and apply working knowledge of applicable codes and utility standards
  • Design coordination with customers, municipal authorities, other utilities & various project stakeholders
  • Produce project estimates, quotation letters, construction scope descriptions and material take-offs
  • Preparation and submission of project approvals and design packages
  • Project schedule management and tracking
  • Customer meetings and site inspections (local)
  • Accountability and management of concurrent project budgets and schedules for successful delivery “on-time” and “on-budget” while maintaining a high degree of quality
  • Being part of a great team and shaping the future of the industry
  • Other duties as required, which may potentially include development of expertise in the areas of FortisBC electrical distribution design, municipal street lighting design, and communications design


  • An Engineering Diploma or Degree from a recognized college, technical institution, or university
  • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to develop business relationships
  • Working knowledge FortisBC design and construction standards is an asset
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage competing priorities with schedule and budget constraints
  • Strong collaborative skills and willingness to liaise with other disciplines (drafting, construction, survey, and civil) to ensure projects are accurate, compliant, on-time and on-budget
  • A passion for your work and a drive for excellence
  • Commitment to safety and ethical practices
  • Class 5 driver’s license

 A few qualifications that would help you succeed:

  • Experience working in the gas utility or related engineering environment, with experience in design and cost estimating of gas distribution projects
  • Experience with AutoCAD, MS Office and Geographic Information System software
  • Project Management experience

Primary offers a highly competitive compensation package including, competitive salaries, bonuses, Health & Dental benefits, Health Care Spending Account, flexible work schedules, paid vacation, Company Matching RRSP, flex days, and several career and professional development opportunities.

This position will require the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a valid vaccination exemption is presented and accepted.