Distribution Engineer / Technologist

We currently have an opening for a Distribution Engineer or Technologist in our desirable Kelowna, BC office.

Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Responsible for the overall execution of underground/overhead electrical distribution and street lighting projects
  • Project schedule management and tracking
  • Preparation of takeoffs, estimates and proposals inclusive of engineering, materials procurement, and construction for projects
  • Design coordination with customers, municipal authorities, other utilities & various project stakeholders
  • Design and drafting of:
    • Underground and overhead electrical distribution infrastructure (4kV – 25kV system voltages)
    • Street lighting systems
  • PLS-CADD modeling
  • Research and standards development
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering calculations for underground and overhead systems
  • AutoCAD drafting
  • Weekly customer meetings and site inspections in Summerland
  • Technical review of utility distribution designs produced by Engineers & Technologists
  • Technical mentorship of Engineers & Technologists
  • Proactively consult and develop solutions for clients to suit their business needs
  • Other duties as required by senior engineering staff, including contract administration

The eligible candidate should possess:

  • Bachelor of Engineering or Technologist Diploma from a recognized college or technical institution (Civil or Electrical preferred)
  • Eligibility or registration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) or Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC)
  • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to develop business relationships conducted in a professional manner
  • Strong collaborative skills and willingness to liaise with other disciplines (marketing, drafting, construction, survey, and civil) to ensure projects are accurate, compliant, on-time and on-budget
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and drive for improvement
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Class 5 driver’s license

A few qualifications that would help you succeed:

  • Familiarization with FortisBC and/or BC Hydro design and construction standards
  • Experience working in the electric utility or related engineering environment, ideally with experience in design and cost estimating of electrical distribution projects
  • Firm understanding of computer programming
  • Strong knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code
  • Experience with AutoCAD, PLS-CADD, AGI32 and MS Office

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 may require the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  It may also require the successful candidate to undergo regular COVID-19 testing.