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Operations and technicians

​Operations is a big part of FortisBC, with people working in the field throughout BC to ensure delivery of safe, reliable and cost-effective energy. They are the face of FortisBC to many of our residential, commercial and industrial customers.

Operations personnel are trained and equipped for safety and perform many functions related to installing and maintaining systems, as well as responding to outages and emergencies. 

Career paths in this area include:

Natural gas

  • distribution
  • transmission
  • pipeline operations

Electricity 

  • network services
  • transmission
  • generation

Career snapshots

Technology and technologists

Your technical skills can be applied in many areas of the company, including engineering, systems planning, operations, facilities, our install centre and even sales and marketing. Your ability to continually enhance your skills and knowledge, work independently or in a group and take intiative will provide you opportunities to grow and succeed.

Field operations

Field operations put FortisBC’s plans, designs, regulations and customer service policies into action. Working in our distribution and transmission departments, you’ll do hands-on work and respond to customer calls. Roles in field operations include:

Customer service technicians (CSTs) (natural gas)
A great place to start with high levels of responsibility and room to grow, this position will see you working on your own while also responding to residential customer calls. You’re a great problem solver who can troubleshoot under pressure.

We offer distribution apprenticeships to train new trades workers for this role.

Power line technician (PLTs) (electricity)
You are responsible for the construction, repair and maintenance of high-voltage transmission and distribution lines on poles, towers or underground systems. This is a physically demanding job where you could find yourself working in all kinds of weather and often at great heights. The adrenaline rush of working atop a 50 m transmission tower is not for everyone, but those who enjoy it would never trade their tower of power for an office cubicle.

This role requires specialized training, and we offer apprenticeship training programs for the right candidates.

“CSTs and SOTs are the face of the company in technical issues. They make customers feel safe and account for their individual needs. It’s the routine of inspection and service that keeps our customers and our company safe.”

Kevin, Field Operations Manager

LNG plant operators

At our liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, you operate a variety of equipment for liquefying, storing and distributing natural gas. You have a Power Engineer’s certificate and are comfortable with instrumentation and keeping logs - attention to detail is a must. You also have responsibilities for maintaining the plant, from general repairs to painting and groundskeeping, to meet high company standards for safety and performance.
 

 
 

 Career opportunities

 

Search current job openings at FortisBC and apply online.

  • FortisBC career portal
 

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