Powertech Labs Inc, BC Hydro's subsidiary that specializes in energy research, consulting, testing, and systems integration, has been serving power utilities, oil and gas companies, automotive, and electrical utility equipment manufacturers since 1989. We operate as a separate, unregulated, for profit, commercial company. In addition to providing innovative R&D, consulting and testing services to BC Hydro, Powertech provides the majority of its services to a large and diverse array of clients across North America, and around the world. Powertech is located on an 11-acre campus in Surrey, British Columbia and has 220+ employees. Our reach and reputation are global, and we are recognized as a leader in technology, testing, and power systems software. Our location places us close to BC Hydro, 25 kilometers from the US border, and at a gateway between Asian and North American markets. Finally, we are located in one of the most desirable locations on the globe, with all the natural beauty of British Columbia on our doorstep. We call this home.
Powertech’s brand and reputation command a dominant position in the power industry. To better serve our clients, we group our services under six market-orientated sectors: Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Substations, Power Systems, Grid Modernization and Advanced Transportation. Powertech’s competitive advantage is enhanced through close collaboration between all sectors.
The company's staff consists of professional engineers, scientists, technologists and technicians from a wide range of disciplines. These highly skilled individuals have access to 21 well-equipped, specialized laboratories. Together, the resources allow us to offer a range of forward-looking technology services to help clients advance technology, solve complex problems, and maximize asset performance.
Finally, we are customer-focused. To ensure our customers have high confidence in our services, we attract the best resources, are highly responsive and constantly strive to improve the quality and value of our services.
Powertech has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an Engineer, Generation Technology & Testing to join a team of professionals based at Powertech Labs in Surrey, B.C.
The Generation Technology and Testing business unit consists of laboratories for Materials Solutions, NDT Inspections, and Electrical Services, and provides routine and specialized laboratory and field testing services, including inspection and safety equipment testing, condition assessment, generator testing and modelling, diagnostic testing of generator and motor stator bars and coils, non-destructive testing, material testing, and finite element analysis. Consulting and investigation offerings include asset management studies, failure investigation, and expert witness testimony. The advertised position marks the expansion of our geotechnical testing and R&D offerings.
Under the direction of the Engineering Team Lead, NDT Inspections, the incumbent will be instrumental in design and construction of a specialized state-of-the-art laboratory testing facility and program to assess the filtering and drainage functionality of the dam fill and foundation materials of embankment dams. Focus will be to provide technical and professional leadership in achieving work program objectives, maintaining schedules and budgets, and professionally providing updates to key stakeholders, while maintaining high standards of quality. The successful candidate will work closely with an Engineer from the Geotechnical Group within the BC Hydro Civil Design Division of Integrated Planning, Generation Stations Business Unit, who will provide technical review of the work.
Education, Experience, Technical Skills Required
Performance Competencies (Non-Technical Skills)
Location: Surrey, B.C.
Job ID: GENG2018.41
Job Status: Full-Time Regular
Compensation & Benefits: Powertech Labs Inc. offers a very comprehensive total rewards package based on a healthy work/life balance.
Close Date: September 23, 2018
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.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
To apply, and to learn more about Powertech Labs Inc., visit us online at powertechlabs.com
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