Fortis Energy Mechanical Engineer Full Time in South Slocan, BC

Fortis Energy

Branch South Slocan BC CA

Mechanical Engineer
South Slocan, BC

Working in accordance with the organization’s strategic vision, core values and leadership competencies and reporting to the Supervisor, Generation Engineering,…

Working in accordance with the organization’s strategic vision, core values and leadership competencies and reporting to the Supervisor, Generation Engineering, this position will provide mechanical engineering support to FortisBC Generation Operations and Third Party customers; provide project management and administration services; and contribute to planning, engineering, design, and quality assurance requirements.

Provide mechanical engineering expertise, oversight and leadership along with technical direction to ensure compliance with industry codes, regulations, established standards and best practices. Assess and manage operational and equipment risk, including recommendations to mitigate risk through planning, design and operational/project controls. Collaborate and provide support to associated operating areas including Operations, Major Maintenance and Project Management.

Provide guidance to others to ensure that best practice work methods, related equipment and related tools are utilized. Participate in the development of procedures and policies. Identify gaps or improvement areas; initiate and develop team processes and procedures for responsibilities such as inspections, permitting, design, and reviews. Recommend and implement departmental policies.

Develop direction and plans to meet identified goals and targets including setting priorities, assigning or re-arranging work and projects. Develop Mechanical Engineering work packages and manage related budgets. Review work and monitor progress and performance of activities and projects.

Coordinate activities and plans; utilize available resources to provide effective team/project management and to ensure work is completed in accordance with statutes, codes, rules and standard specifications and processes. Perform the same activities of team; evaluate and review designs and specifications prepared by professional staff; review and approve staff prepared technical reports, recommended enforcement actions and permits.

Provide design and engineering service to Project Management Office and Operations and other groups at Generations as needed.

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized program plus 4-7 years of relevant experience. Eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.

Technical Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of safety management and applicable regulatory codes and standards
  • Working knowledge of generation equipment and systems preferred
  • Communication and collaboration skills, including writing business cases and making presentations
  • Working knowledge of budget concept and principles
  • Working knowledge of general engineering techniques
  • Working knowledge of business, financial and negotiation skills
  • Working knowledge of the electrical power system
  • Working knowledge of labour relations
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a Union environment

Additional Information

Please note that Engineer in Training applicants may be considered for this opportunity.

This position will be located at the South Slocan office prior to transitioning to our new Kootenay Operations Centre located in Castlegar for Fall of 2017. For those unfamiliar, South Slocan is located between Castlegar and Nelson in the Kootenay region of South Eastern British Columbia.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: South Slocan, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-10
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