Engineers-in-Training Program


Gain valuable engineering experience

We're the largest employer of both Professional Engineers and Engineers-in-Training in the province.

We offer exciting and challenging opportunities for enthusiastic, passionate engineers willing to work on projects vital to delivering electricity to homes and businesses throughout the province.

What you learn and experience

BC Hydro's Engineers-in-Training (EITs) program provides engineering graduates with valuable work experience that leads to a Professional Engineering Designation and a rewarding engineering career with us.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on important projects that will serve the population of B.C. for generations. And you'll work alongside bright, knowledgeable, and highly skilled people.

Engineers-in-Training are selected for their technical capability, their leadership potential, their alignment with our core values, their attitude, and their ability to become productive members of BC Hydro. Our EIT program has a proven track record of successfully providing participants with the depth and breadth of engineering experience necessary to qualify for their P.Eng. license with APEGBC.

Qualifications: what you bring

To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil)
  • Less than two years of Engineering work-related experience in Canada (not including co-op experience)
  • Must be eligible for registration as an Engineer-in-Training with the Association of Professional Engineers of BC (APEGBC)
  • Demonstrate the values of safety, teamwork, service, integrity, accountability and ingenuity.

We generally post EIT positions around the second week of September with an expected start date of June the following year.

Program details and future job prospects

The two-year EIT program is designed to provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and practical experience to help you achieve your Professional Engineering designation and prepare you for an engineering career at BC Hydro.

We aim to maintain our status as a top employer, and we continue to attract and retain our skilled employees through career progression and leadership development. We will help you develop and grow through on-the-job experiences, relationship building, and training.

Where you train and work

As an EIT, you will be hired into a permanent position and location. However, you will complete up to three rotations throughout the province to ensure you gain the maximum training and experience.

For example, your permanent position may be in the Lower Mainland and you may complete three 6-month long rotations in Revelstoke, Hudson's Hope and on Vancouver Island.

Pay and benefits

On your way to a challenging and satisfying career, you will earn a competitive annual starting salary between $60,000 and $63,000 (depending on highest level of education) along with relocation assistance if applicable.

You will learn and work in a safe and healthy environment supported by a competitive benefit package that includes a minimum of three weeks vacation, health and vision care, dental benefits, disability income, and flex credits that can be used in a variety of ways such as paid flex days.

Application timelines

Job postings are typically found on our current opportunities page starting in mid-to-late September and into early October. Due to the very high number of applications recruiters receive, the recruitment process occurs over a few months.

Shortlisted applicants will be screened during October and November through phone or in-person/on-line interviews. Offers are typically made in December. Successful candidates usually start the first week of June the following year, and are hired as permanent full-time employees at BC Hydro.