Job type: Full-time, Temporary

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We’re BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing
many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk,
whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

We’re investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the
growing demand for safe, reliable power. We’re upgrading transmission lines, building new substations,
and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities.

We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life
balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one
of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

It’s our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about
power in all we do.


  • Conducts field studies, designs, prepares cost estimates, performs technical administrative
duties, holds pre job conferences and coordinates construction for a variety of single and three
phase distribution projects, such as underground residential subdivision work (excluding feeder
duct banks), overhead commercial and industrial subdivision work, underground commercial and
industrial subdivision work from design sketches provided by others (excluding feeder duct banks
and switch gear equipment), pad mount transformers and overhead and underground primary
services to customer owned systems (excluding Design and Job Approval) that are related to the
above projects.

  • Works on a variety of other projects such as pole renewal projects, road widening projects
(excluding feeder duct banks and switch gear equipment) and street lighting requirements and
voltage conversions plus extensions and services; prepares and administers associated local
work contracts.

  • Compiles data and performs calculations for a variety of studies including load growth, voltage
correction, circuit loading and fuse coordination.

  • Performs all the functions of lower grouped jobs within the same hierarchy.

  • Supports technician/technologist and liaises with customers regarding required work by
obtaining details, discussing requirements, explaining Hydro procedures, policies, costs, and rates
and issuing a variety of work orders and related forms for work outside the technician job.

  • May be required to provide technical direction to other T&D staff.

  • Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties which do not affect the rating of the



  • Certificate of Technology from recognized Institute of Technology, or completion of Level 5 of the
Service & Design Self Development Program or equivalent.

  • Two (2) years of training and experience working in the Service & Design Representative job.

  • Must hold a valid class five (5) driver’s license.


This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE).

  • Working Conditions:
Approximately 40% of the time out of the office with frequent exposure to hazards when driving
and frequent exposure to all types of weather conditions. Exposure to construction sites and
remote work locations where a substantial amount of the time is spent walking over rough terrain
and exposed to wild animals and dogs. Occasional exposure to irate customers. May be required
to fly in light aircraft, helicopters, travel in boats and work around water. May be required to travel
to job sites throughout the province to support the design process for periods normally not
exceeding 4 to 6 weeks.

  • BC Hydro employees will be required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated effective
November 22, 2021.

  • This is a Full Time Temporary opportunity for approximately 2 years.

  • The Vancouver area is a fast paced, high volume design district that will require strong
organizational, project management and communication skills to keep up to the demand and
challenges presented.

  • A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain the following requirements in good
standing: Driver’s License Type = Class 5

  • As part of the selection process, applicants may be required to take a written test during the

  • Applicants with lesser minimum qualification for subject position may be considered as a Design
Technician Trainee.

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.

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.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe.
We are here for our customers.
We are one team.

We include everyone.
We act with integrity and respect.
We are forward thinking.

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.

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and
while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a
disability, please contact us at Recruitmenthelp@

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


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.

Date Posted:2022-01-04 Closing Date:2022-01-18

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Deadline: 19-01-2024

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