Career Level Journeyman
Experience Previous Experience
No. of Openings 1
We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.
You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.
If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.
The Communications, Protection & Control Technologist is responsible for the conduct of installation, maintenance and repairs on all telecommunication, electrical apparatus and equipment to ensure safe and efficient power system operation.
- Conduct emergent, investigative and scheduled tests on generation, transmission and distribution system electrical apparatus and equipment, cables, metering, telecommunications and protective relaying facilities by coordinating line and equipment clearances.
- Carry out specialized tests required to analyze and assess inherent faults or conditions including power quality and radio or television frequency interference.
- Compile and record test data on telecommunications, relay characteristic tests and other associated electrical equipment.
- Install, test and commission a wide range of generation, substation and terminal station communication and protective schemes.
- Assess and organize those conditions that must be dealt with in the installation and maintenance of telecontrol equipment such as, two-way radios, repeater sites, microwave radio, powerline carrier, supervisory control, telemetering equipment, telecontrol standby power equipment and security systems.
- Read, interpret and troubleshoot complex protective relaying schemes and determine any corrective actions needed to solve problems.
- As required, undertake cost estimates, basic designs, job planning, scheduling, work documentation and reports.
- Liaise with other internal or external parties to provide technical expertise as required.
- Willing and able to provide technical training in areas covered under job duties to others in the workforce including those at a lower employee classification.
- Subject to Standby and Callouts. Will be required to establish residence as per the Standby policy.
- Perform duties normally carried out by a lower classification employee.
- Diploma in Electrical, Electronics or Instrumentation Technology.
- Journeyman Electrical Tradesman (Red Seal) or Power System Electrician (PSE).
- Practical experience in work related to generating, substation or terminal station equipment.
- Must possess a strong computer background.
- Practical experience in the use of tools and electrical testing equipment.
- Must be holder of a valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.
The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. To ensure the safety of our employees on our job sites, there is strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices. As an essential service provider, we’ll continue to follow the government COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees, our commitment to safety remains for all of our FortisBC family.
To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information.
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