Specialist Engineer

Website BC Hydro

Job Description:

The Resource Integration team, part of Energy Planning and Analytics, integrates future perspectives into integrated resource planning by developing and maintaining a Resource Options inventory to be used in resource planning, representing Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) Network Customer, and facilitating informed dialogue on integrated resource planning topics.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Representing BC Hydro in technical committees of WECC and other regional organizations as required.
  • Coordinating the integration of transmission-related planning and reliability considerations in the development of BC Hydro’s integrated resource plans.
  • Contributing to regulatory activities including the Integrated Resource Plan, revenue requirement filings and CPCN applications.
  • Developing and maintaining the Generation Dispatch in Transmission Planning guideline to ensure the transmission system is adequate to reliably deliver resources to serve load. Providing guidance on the application of the planning guideline to transmission projects.
  • Developing Fort Nelson supply plans to meet future demand considering several conting resource and load scenarios.
  • Nominating adequate Network Integration Transmission Services (NITS) pursuant to the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) to meet customer load requirements.
  • Prioritizing technical & process improvements in support of BC Hydro’s business objectives.
  • Ensuring traditional and non-traditional resources (such as utility-scale battery, demand response and conservation/efficiency measures) are integrated in long-term system planning and grid requirements are identified and secured.
  • Developing and maintaining the reference prices for the transmission and distribution systems.
  • Identifying, fostering and managing ongoing internal and external relationships to support the team’s core functions and ensure technical considerations and business processes are integrated across key business units.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of smart grid is an asset, for example, Battery Management Systems, Energy Storage Management Systems, EMS-DMS integration, rates/demand response/distribution generation/electrical vehicle charging management systems and non-wires alternatives.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive and comprehensive engineering experience, with a primary focus on power system planning and operations (generation, transmission, distribution).
  • Driver’s License Type = Class 5
  • Proven ability to think independently, strategically, and laterally, in order to highlight improvement opportunities, and drive change.
  • Good understanding of engineering economics.
  • A minimum of 4 years leading and coordinating multi-discipline medium to large projects, preferably on projects similar in nature to BC Hydro in terms of size, complexity, and stakeholders.
  • A university degree in Electrical Engineering and registration or eligible for immediate registration, as a Professional Engineer with the
  • Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. An advanced degree (master’s or doctorate) in engineering, business or a related discipline is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to adjust the communication style for different internal and external audiences from asset planners and project managers to the
  • Knowledge of project management principles.
  • Executive Team and the Board of Directors.
  • Knowledge of power system modelling concepts including transmission and distribution power flows and generation resource adequacy.
  • Experience with PSSE, Power-World, CYME, MARS is an asset.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent leadership and communication, negotiation and relationship building skills.

Job Details:

Company: BC Hydro

Job Category: Government

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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