Mechanical Engineer – Mechanical Jobs Canada

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Castlegar, BC, Canada
  • Job Tags: mechanical engineering jobs, mechanical eit jobs, entry level mechanical engineering jobs, mechanical jobs, mechanical jobs canada, mechanical designer jobs, junior mechanical engineer, junior mechanical engineering jobs, mechanical engineer internships, mechanical engineering companies
  • Salary: USD $35,000

Fortis BC

Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular

Temp Duration:

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.

Position Overview

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 the 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.
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
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.

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