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City Warfield
Bulletin Number BCE 56/2013
Title Engineer, Operations
Posting Status Closed
Branch Electric
Affiliation Management & Exempt
Open Date 2/6/2013
Closing Date 4/15/2013
Job Status Full Time Regular
Human Resources Contact Robyn Simpson
# of Positions Available 1
Reason for Posting Replacement
Position Overview Job Summary:

Working in accordance with the organization’s strategic vision, core values, and leadership competencies, reporting to the Senior Engineer, Operations, this position is responsible to provide engineering oversight and technical support for System Operations and Engineering and to ensure compliance with the BC Mandatory Reliability Standards.
Responsibilities Key Accountabilities:

 Performs independent inspections of a limited and defined scope (e.g., number of variables, type of regulations, locations) to ensure compliance with BC Mandatory Reliability requirements affecting System Operations and/or Engineering, which includes making engineering recommendations for corrective actions, developing processes/documentation, maintaining compliance documentation, and assisting on broader scope inspections.
 Gathers and performs in-depth analysis of data for all system outage events. Evaluates data/observations and prepares technical report of findings. Works with Engineering, and Operations to make engineering recommendations for corrective actions that will increase system reliability. Track and follow-up on issued corrective actions to ensure that issues are corrected in a timely manner.
 Reviews and approves risk assessments for system outages including providing and coordinating support to/from System Operations and Engineering for outage scheduling.
 Provides other technical direction and support related to System Operations and/or Engineering to the System Power Dispatchers and Management including, but not limited to, operational issues, outage coordination, project scope development, SCADA issues, water management, vegetation management and protection schemes.
Requirements Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering is required, plus 4-7 years electrical utility experience in system operations, protection, generation, transmission, or distribution engineering. Protection engineering experience is an asset. Registration with APEGBC as a Professional Engineer or Engineer-In-Training is required.

Leadership Competencies:

• Ability to drive for results through planning, alignment, execution, and customer experience/responsiveness.
• Ability to make optimal decisions through accountability, judgement, problem solving, prudent risk taking, market/industry awareness, and maintaining customer focus.
• Ability to drive and implement prudent change through continuous improvement, challenge the status quo/innovation, flexibility/adaptability and customer value – innovative customer solutions.
• Ability to build working relationships through respect & integrity, open communication, teamwork, negotiation/influence and customer relationship management.
• Ability to lead high performance through leading by example & initiative, continuous learning & coaching, measuring, rewarding & recognizing, customer service

Technical Competencies:

 Demonstrated knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and Access.
 Demonstrated knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
 Understanding of electrical power systems
 Ability to correlate, analyze data and report on findings
 Ability to identify and quantify risks associated with system outages
 Ability to troubleshoot
 Ability to perform inspections
 Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices, policies and procedures
 Demonstrated leadership skills.
 Demonstrated technical writing skills.
 Previous experience with protection systems.
Additional Information FortisBC offers progressive employment practices, with an “earned day off program” (E-Days) with a competitive benefits package. This is an exempt position and salary will commensurate with experience.

Please apply online at www.Fortisbc.com/Careers

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those short-listed will be contacted. FortisBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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