• Location: Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #11367

Matchbox Consulting Group is seeking a Distribution Engineer to work on a 12-month contract with very high potential of renewal, for one of BC's largest utility and energy companies.

The Engineer is a professional engineer or geoscientist who applies engineering knowledge to provide engineering, estimating, planning, and quality management services for medium complexity projects and/or operations safely, with quality, within budget, and on time.

Location: Burnaby (Hybrid). Our client would also consider candidates close proximity to Vernon or Victoria offices. 


  • Experience and Role Accountabilities shall relate to Overhead – and underground electric utility distribution systems operating at voltages at or below 35kV.
  • Supporting the Distribution Engineering Programs team in providing engineering support of new, end-of-life, and automation programs
  • Act as the Owner’s Engineer (OE) and review Engineering Service Provides (ESP) design submissions
  • Work with Distribution Regional Engineers (DRE) and ESP in providing non-standard solutions
  • Reviewing and designing device settings in collaboration with DRE
  • Supporting and ensuring the successful implementation and commissioning of distribution equipment
  • Support operations, maintenance, repair, replacement and expansion of the Distribution System.
  • Investigate, analyze and solve a variety of engineering problems, including the more challenging and unusual, by developing engineering techniques, devising new approaches and/or applying existing criteria in new ways
  • Provide technical guidance, instruction, and assistance related to the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and modifications of equipment
  • Assist project or operations management to meet safety, cost, quality, and time objectives by proposing changes in plans and estimated costs, recommending payment for work completed by contractors, preparing progress reports, coordinating work schedules and other similar tasks.


  • Between 4 to 8 years of experience in a relevant engineering field or equivalent.
  • P.Eng 
  • Knowledge of distribution equipment up to 25kV
  • Knowledge of Protection and Controls (P&C) for device settings
  • Knowledge on how to perform load and short circuit studies
  • Good written and oral communication skills are essential
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering recognized by universities in Canada, Power Engineering preferred

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About MatchBox

Headquartered in downtown Vancouver and serving clients nationally, MatchBox is one of the leading recruitment and solutions firms that specializes in the fields of IT & Technology, Engineering & Technical, Real Estate & Construction, and Accounting & Finance. We offer unrivaled expertise with our team's extensive experience in the recruitment and professional services industry. We are dedicated to building great connections and creating strong opportunities within the workforce and the labor market.


Equal Opportunities

MatchBox is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, including members of minority groups such as racialized individuals, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and Indigenous peoples. It is a priority for us that all candidates are treated fairly and without discrimination. Our recruitment teams receive ongoing training on using objective criteria for evaluating candidates and other related topics to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.


Work Permits

Please note that we require all interested candidates to obtain the necessary work permits from the Government of Canada prior to submitting an application. This position is open exclusively to individuals residing in Canada and legally authorized to work in Canada. Applications not meeting these criteria will not be considered.


Further Consideration

We receive a high volume of applications and are only able to contact candidates who are selected for further consideration.


Find out more at www.matchboxhr.com

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