Russell Dobie, AScT

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Russell Dobie, AScT

T&D Portofolio Manager, Distribution Capital Projects, Program & Contract Management

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Electrical Engineering
  • Current Employer: BC Hydro
  • Position: T&D Portfolio Manager, Distribution Capital Projects, Program & Contract Management
  • Post Secondary: BCIT Diploma of Technology in Electrical Engineering (Equivalent)
  • High School: Magee Secondary High School (Vancouver)

Career Experience

Obtained my Journeyman Electrician qualifications in 1986. Moved into electrical engineering design and became a registered Applied Science Technician (CTech) and then upgraded to Applied Science Technologist in 2002. Became a Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2004. Worked for UBC Utilities from 1992 to 2001. Then moved to BC Hydro Distribution Engineering in 2002. Currently, the T&D Portfolio Manager, managing a team of Project and Program Managers delivering a $100M annual reoccuring portfolio of Distribution Capital Projects consisting of System Improvement, Major Customer and Distribution IPP projects.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • To advance my career in the electrical engineering field. From a Journeymen Electrician, developed an aptitude and interest in electrical engineering and became an Applied Science Technologist while working as an Electrical Engineering Assistant. This gave me the skills and experience to move into Project Management and ultimately manage a team of professional project and program managers in Program and Contract Management for BC Hydro.

Career Highlights

  • Designed new underground feeder installations for major municipal utilities
  • New overhead distribution circuit tie between Lytton and Spences Bridge
  • Managed the first BC Hydro Remote Community Electrification project for the community of Toad River
  • Design and manage the BC Hydro distribution submarine cable system
  • Managing a team of 14 professional Project and Program Managers delivering a $100M of complex Distribution System Improvement, Major Customer and Distribution IPP projects.

Professional & Community Activities

  • - Member of the ASTTBC Board of Examiners - ASTTBC Council Director - Member of the Joint ASTTBC / APEGBC Professional Technologist Taskforce. - PMP member of the Project Management Institue (PMI).