What Our Employees are Saying

“I like that the engineering here has a real entrepreneurial flare. It allows the engineers to build a business within a business, so if that’s your interest, there’s a lot of encouragement here to seize a business opportunity when it makes sense. The focus on business development is something I really appreciate.”

DARREN BROMLEY – Senior Manager of Generation Technology and Testing
Started in 2003 (co-op student)

“It’s exciting because working in a typical lab, you only analyze a sample and you don’t know what happens with your result, or why you take the sample. At Powertech, we talk to the people in the field so we’re able to see how our analytic work is applied to their safety procedures and other things. It’s very satisfying to be involved in work outside of the lab.”

WEILI KANG – Scientist in Chemistry
Started in 2004

“I have really good mentors working alongside me. They’re not just co-workers and managers; they give me a good balance of training and knowledge to do the job right, while still giving me the freedom to figure things out on my own and come up with new ideas.”

RHUELLA DEMEGILLO –  Electrical Technician (Generation Technology & Testing)
Started 6 years ago

“When I started here, the first thing I noticed was how friendly everyone was. I really appreciate the flexibility of my job and the people I work with, and the level of trust amongst managers and staff.”

MANINDER GILL – PC & LAN Specialist, IT Department
Started July 2015

“Powertech is refreshingly cohesive despite each department being fairly specialized. There is a lot of encouragement for cross-departmental communication and collaboration, which makes Powertech an effective ‘one-stop-shop’ company.”

SID CHERUKUPALLI – Project Engineer (Mechanical Lab – T&D Technology and Testing).
Started January 2015

“Powertech welcomes new ideas. A lot of departments have out of the box ideas, and there’s always someone that will pay attention. I like that our management will listen to people and take these suggestions and new ideas into serious consideration.”
SARAH MELLARD – Executive Assistant for CEO & President
Started 15 years ago

“The culture here is awesome. We’re a team of young and engaged people who enjoy the work we do. People are also friends outside of work, and Powertech often helps sponsor activities outside of the office to encourage team building.”

TANJA SMUTNY – Team Lead, Hydrogen Fuel Systems Testing (Advanced Transportation)
Started 2012

It’s a cliche, but I truly enjoy finding the right talent for Powertech.   It’s quite rewarding for a Recruiter to find the most suitable candidate, make them feel welcome and grow their career with Powertech.

Working here feels effortless because everyone comes together to execute tasks.   At Powertech, each workday is different and my Manager is ready and willing to jump in when HR activities get challenging. 

The bonus at the end of the day is that I can say I’m a part of a great HR team that values diversity, respect and transparency and that’s a good feeling.

Started working for BC Hydro in 2008 and came to Powertech in 2020.