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Construction Technologist - Prince George


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Source:    BC Hydro
Job Title:  Construction Technologist - Prince George
Job Number:   BCH-T-3605-180629E1
Job Location: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Job Status: Full-time, Temporary

We’re BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.
Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.
We’re investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We’re upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities. 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.
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.
  • Prepares detailed cost estimates by considering engineering specifications and contract conditions; researches, analyzes and recommends best methods and procedures to minimize labour and equipment requirements, associated costs and/or scheduling impacts; revises estimates and schedules.
  • Prepares quantity takeoffs for a wide range of materials and components; prepares quantity and costs calculations on the direct costs of material and components by using either established unit cost and productivity rate information or estimating from base information; assesses risk situations and allows for in estimating process and pricing of work.
  • Applies established markups to direct cost components to ensure recovery of full overhead expense.
  • Prepares work schedules and coordinates activities on assigned projects. May be required to design drawings including drafting and perform survey of sites. Also may operate various electrical testing equipment in order to prepare a variety of detailed technical reports; maintains project progress data such as graphs, charts, etc.; advises managers when discrepancies or changes to work plan are required.
  • Compiles the schedule of pay items for estimates, bid submissions and sub-contract tender documents as required; compiles comparative summaries of quantity and cost calculations from contractors' submissions for use in bid analysis; verifies quantity calculations made by others to ensure accuracy of information.
  • Obtains technical information and costs for material and equipment from suppliers; reviews drawings, specifications and material lists; prepares documentation for procurement of construction materials, equipment and subcontracts.
  • Maintains up to date records of equipment costs; production rates and materials costs related to construction projects.
  • Reviews Cost/Progress Reports to compare projected costs with estimated costs; determines effects of scheduling changes on project costs.
  • Provides technical advice and coordination to field crews and a variety of other internal and external resources relating to construction project activities; participates as a member of construction project teams, as required.
  • Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties which do not affect the rating of the job.

Job Requirements:

  • Graduation with a Diploma of Technology from an institute of technology in either a civil, electrical or mechanical discipline or equivalent.
  • Over 5 years applicable experience in the construction, design, operation, maintenance and testing of hydroelectric generation, transmission/distribution and station facilities and related equipment is required.
This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE). http://moveuptogether.ca
  • This role is under MOU 15 and is expected to be a full-time temporary opportunity for 6 to 12 months dependent on business needs and Management approvals.
  • Experience or education in the electrical or power line technology/trade would be an asset
  • Project planning and coordination experience and/or training would be an asset.
  • Majority of incumbents perform work within the office environment. Some incumbents may regularly be exposed to all weather conditions while working in the field. Some incumbents may regularly be exposed to hazards from operating, testing and/or construction equipment when at field sites. Some incumbents drive almost daily. Some incumbents may spend significant time away from home.
  • 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.

How to Apply:

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html  by July 21st, 2018.
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On the BC Hydro Careers site, click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job. Please be sure to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and include copies of your certifications, if applicable.
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 act with integrity.
We respect our province.
We are forward thinking.
BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

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