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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Sr. Engineer (PSOSE)

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NB 51176836 - NC 51176930

BCH-R-6836-220304E1Employment Posting ID:

Sr. Engineer (PSOSE) Positions Available: 3

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Powerex 666 BurrardJob Location: Permanent ResidentFlexible Work Role:

Lower MainlandRegion:

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Providing clean electricity to 4 million customers takes a diverse workforce and that's where you come in. We need your talent to help us build major projects to meet growing demand. To help our customers find clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses and to be ready to respond during storms and outages to keep our system reliable.

Working for BC Hydro is meaningful. And now, the stakes have been raised as we work towards a solution to climate change while safely providing clean, affordable electricity to our customers.

We offer a healthy work life balance, training opportunities and career progression. We're proud to be ranked as one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. Join us as we build an even cleaner B.C.


Planning, Scheduling and Operations Shift Engineers (PSOSE) are responsible for directing the real-time operation and short-term planning of BC Hydro's generation and water management, as well as managing resources from contracted Independent Power Producers and other agreements within the BC control area.

The PSOSE team is in Operations Planning, which is a part of Generation System Operations (GSO) within Operations. The team's objective is to maximize the return on BC Hydro's generation assets, while meeting domestic load obligations, environmental and social requirements and reliability standards. PSOSE conducts its regular business from two offices and staffs three operating roles.

Typical regular duties include hourly load resource balance studies, post-mortem operation studies, load forecasting, short-term inflow forecasting, reservoir management (including seasonal flood routing), outage coordination, and optimization model and decision-support tool development. The roles involve communication and coordination with several groups including Transmission and Distribution System Operations, Powerex Traders, Operations Planning Engineers (GSO), Stations Field Operations and others.

The real-time operations responsibility requires 24-hour coverage and therefore shift work.


* Degree in Electrical (Power), Mechanical, Civil Engineering or other Engineering degree with relevant energy or system optimization experience. * Registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a P.Eng. with Engineers and Geoscientists

BCH-R-6836-220304E1 - Sr. Engineer (PSOSE)

NB 51176836 - NC 51176930

BC (EGBC). * A minimum of eight (8) years' experience in the relevant engineering field including considerable electric utility or comparable experience. * Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills. * Ability to work 12-hour shifts. * Ability to make decisions in tight time frames and under pressure, while working with an extensive array of computer-based decision-support tools. * Ability to apply creative and critical thinking and problem solving to emerging situations. * Ability to demonstrate experience with multi-tasking and evaluating priorities. * Interest and aptitude to work on or develop work processes, operating orders and custom computer applications. * Applicants with lesser qualifications and relevant experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered at the appropriate level.


This job provides an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and diverse team of engineers with critical responsibilities. The role involves learning substantial subject matter that has an impact on system operations including: the operational aspects of alleam of engineers with critical responsibilities. The role involves learning substantial subject matter that has an impact on system operations including: the operational aspects of all BC Hydro's dams and generating facilities; key components of the transmission system and interconnections; the North American electricity market and technology trends; and reliability and regulatory organizations (WECC, NERC, NWPP). The successful candidate will complete a structured training program.

PSOSE1 24/7 shifts are 7am to 7pm, 7pm to 7am; PSOSE2 business day shifts are 7am to 4pm. Next Day Planner shifts perform short-term (7- day out) planning and coordination. Currently all three shifts are performed at either the PSOSE Shift Office on the Powerex Trade Floor or at Edmonds. These shifts and times may be subject to change.

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.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe. We are here for our customers. We are one team. We include everyone. We act with integrity and respect. We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a

BCH-R-6836-220304E1 - Sr. Engineer (PSOSE)

NB 51176836 - NC 51176930

disability, please contact us at .

All BC Hydro employees will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.

Flexible work model role definitions ===========================

Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.

IBEW/Field - No option to work from home Resident - Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office. Hybrid - May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week. Remote - Works from home 4+ days per week

HOW TO APPLY Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

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Date Posted: 2022-03-04 Closing Date: 2022-04-04

About BC Hydro and Power Authority

BC Hydro is one of the largest energy suppliers in Canada. We generate and deliver electricity to 95% of the population of British Columbia and over four million people. It’s our vision is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do. As an employer, we aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row. Interested in joining our team? Visit to see current career and apprenticeship opportunities.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-26

Current Openings

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