Number of positions: 2 Job Location: Edmonds 05
Employment type: Permanent Region: Lower Mainland
Hours of work: Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Flexible Work Role: Hybrid
Annual salary: $ 124,200.00 – 157,100.00
What you’ll do
The Protection, Control and Telecommunications Engineering Division is responsible for engineering BC Hydro’s Protection
& Control systems and Telecommunication Networks, and ensuring these systems contribute to safe and reliable operation
of BC Hydro’s electric system while meeting performance requirements of system planners, regulators, customers, and
other stakeholders. The division provides engineering studies, standards, specifications, design solutions, construction
documentation, and engineering oversight of work done by engineering service partners. We provide technical support
during procurement, construction, testing and commissioning, and provide asset lifecycle support with critical failure
analysis and emergency operational support for restoring customer supply in the event of forced outages. The division is
responsible for deploying and sustaining numerous regulatory bulk electric system standards, including cybersecurity
standards for Industrial Control and Telecommunication systems.
We have an exciting opportunity in the P&C Planning department within the P&C/Telecom Engineering Division for two (2)
Specialist Engineer positions to provide technical leadership and guidance on application testing for various Transmission
and Generation relaying applications. P&C Planning is responsible for defining protection architecture, functional criteria
and specifications for relaying and control systems, and protection relay settings for transmission, distribution substations,
and generation protection systems.
At the specialist level, particular focus is placed on developing workflows, modules, and scripts to validate performance and
effectiveness of new technologies and processes.
Working closely with other P&C Planners, the relay application testing specialist provides technical leadership and guidance
and successfully carries out the following duties:
Functions as an expert resource responsible for providing professional/technical advice in programs, projects, and
initiatives within and outside the department.
Mentors, supports, and provides advice to team members, encourages their work initiative, and helps them grow as
engineers and technical leaders. Demonstrates BC Hydro’s commitment to a diverse, respectful, and inclusive workforce.
Leads a technical area of responsibility on behalf of the department (e.g.: regulatory standards, equipment protection
As an experienced professional engineer, engages in the engineering of electrical utility P&C systems and develops
specialized knowledge in this area. Analyzes and resolves challenging and unusual engineering problems with considerable
Provides technical direction to engineers, consultants, and technical support staff, effectively manages resources, and
develops innovative design solutions for engineering problems.
Modelling of transmission and generation system components in RSCAD including transformers and other substation
What you bring
A degree in Electrical Engineering recognized by Canadian Universities (preferably power engineering).
Registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British
A minimum of 12 years of experience in the engineering, design, and implementation of electric utility protection and
** Candidates with lesser experience may be considered for a position appropriate to their level of experience. **
**The successful candidate shall demonstrate:
Technical knowledge in design, application and implementation of transmission and generation protection & control
system systems for utility substations from 12kV to 500kV with overhead and cable transmission line, transformer, shunt
and series capacitor, reactor, circuit breakers experience.
In depth knowledge of power system modeling and calculation methods, such as steady-state (power flow, contingency,
and voltage stability), short circuit, transient and small-signal stability (time domain and frequency domain) analyses.
Understanding of generators and renewable energy modeling, particularly as it relates to substation protection and the
control systems of synchronous generators, and inverter-based resources.
Demonstrated experience meeting requirements and measures within relevant NERC PRC standards.
Knowledge of system modeling and real time simulations using Real Time Digital Simulator software (RTDS).
Practical hands-on experience with Real Time Digital Simulators (RTDS) for evaluating and hardware in the loop testing of
protection and control devices.
Knowledge of application-based testing and commissioning of protection systems.
Experience with Python scripting for RTDS is an asset.
Experience with PSS/E and PSCAD is an asset.
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly including verbal and technical writing in the English language, analytical,
interpersonal communication, and presentation skills.
Ability to investigate, analyze and solve a variety of engineering problems such as unexpected misoperation of protective
devices, many of which are of a challenging and unusual nature.
Effectiveness in work leadership with ability to coordinate and lead multiple projects, and plan and manage project
Experience with project management principles managing the engineering component (scope, schedule, cost, technical
risk) of large and/or technically complex projects.
Ability to manage client relationships and expectations to ensure their needs are met and to work closely with
stakeholders to drive innovation, find engineering solutions that add value and to reach consensus
What we offer
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
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