Source: BC Hydro
Job Title: Senior Engineer - Work Methods
Job Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Annual Salary: $ 103,900.00 - 131,400.00
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Providing clean electricity to 4 million customers takes a diverse workforce and that’s where you come in. We need your talent to help us build major projects to meet growing demand. To help our customers find clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses and to be ready to respond during storms and outages to keep our system reliable.
Working for BC Hydro is meaningful. And now, the stakes have been raised as we work towards a solution to climate change while safely providing clean, affordable electricity to our customers.
We offer a healthy work life balance, training opportunities and career progression. We're proud to be ranked as one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. Join us as we build an even cleaner B.C.
The Human Factors Engineering and Work Methods team develop and maintain >300 work procedures and tool requirements for Line and Substation electrical trade work, perform specialized safety risk assessments, and provide safety, workability, and maintainability input to asset investments. We have an opportunity for a Senior Engineer to participate in a range of multidisciplinary, cross-organizational safety related work to improve worker safety at BC Hydro.
* Develop or update energized/de-energized work methods and related work practices, policies and standards for work on the BC Hydro power system in accordance with internal established processes and practices, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
* Provide expert advice and counsel within BC Hydro and externally regarding the investigation of emergent issues and application of new and/or specialized work methods relating to energized/deenergized work on the BC Hydro power system.
* Perform safety risk assessments of a broad range and technical nature for complex, high risk, and emergent safety issues.
* Lead or support safety improvement projects including assessing risks and recommending sound engineering solutions and methods to mitigate safety concerns while engaging all lines of business that may be impacted by proposed solutions to manage negative business impacts.
* With expert knowledge of the field, coordinate development, evaluate, and implement new techniques or tools and equipment for work on the BC Hydro power system.
* Develop and maintain effective professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including senior management) across the line of business and regulators to determine relative priorities, assess the impact of work on others and resolve issues of concern.
* Use risk analysis and assessment tools (i.e. JHA, Bow-Tie, HAZOP, FMEA, FTA/ETA, etc.) to develop hazard and barrier models, evaluate effectiveness of mitigation controls, review incident data to support safety projects and discussions with subject matter experts and senior management on risk based decisions.
* Proactively identify and resolve safety issues related to energized work on the power system.
* Manage projects of medium to high complexity including planning and managing resources and coordinating work to ensure that commitments are met.
* Facilitate meetings / discussions to address safety concerns and / or provide instructions, advice and technical guidance to other engineers and technical support staff.
* Review work of the team and of consultants and contractors to ensure accuracy, achievement of required results, and adherence to accepted engineering and safety practices.
* The successful candidate shall have an Engineering degree (preferably electrical, integrated, electro-mechanical engineering, then mechanical, civil and others) recognized by universities in Canada.
* In addition, the successful candidate shall have a minimum of 8 years of experience in a relevant engineering field and be registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (EGBC).
* Technical knowledge of at least 1 aspect of hydro-electric Stations, Distribution or Transmission is required.
* Well-developed technical writing, communication, and presentation skills are necessary to succeed in this position.
* Candidates with good engineering qualifications and good knowledge of BC Hydro’s business are encouraged to apply.
* Candidates with experience in work practices on power system, risk assessment and safety processes is preferred.
- A comprehensive benefits package
- A minimum of 15 paid vacation days
- A lifetime pension
- Flexible work model, depending on your role type
- Training and development courses
For more information on the benefits we offer, visit bchydro.com/benefits.
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.
* Travel will be required.
* A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's License: Class 5 In Good Standing.
* Candidates with lesser qualifications are encouraged to apply and may be considered for a lower level position.
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.
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V3N 4X8
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html by March 1, 2024.
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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.
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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.
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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