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Project Manager 1 (Site C) - Community and Social Mitigation


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Job Title:  Project Manager 1 (Site C) - Community and Social Mitigation
Job Number: BCH-R-5866-180611E1
Job Location: Fort St John, British Columbia, Canada
Job Status: Full-Time Permanent
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 to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.
The Site C Community and Social Mitigation team is responsible for implementing environmental assessment certificate conditions, community agreements and other permitting and water license requirements including agricultural compensation, agricultural monitoring, traffic and transportation, outdoor recreation, boat launches, health care services, local government sewer and water infrastructure mitigation, housing mitigation and monitoring, and community funds.
The position will manage a number of projects of moderate size, diversity, complexity and risk and assumes responsibility for their successful completion on time and on-budget.
Primary areas of responsibility for this position include the agricultural monitoring program, outdoor recreation, vessel portage program and traffic monitoring. Additional responsibilities from other programs may also be assigned.
  • Develops project plans, including scope, budget, schedule, procurement, contract plans and project team responsibilities in order to accomplish project objectives for implementation of environmental assessment certificate conditions, community agreements, water licenses and Project permits which are the responsibility of the Community and Social Mitigation team.
  • Procures and manages budget, safety and coordination for necessary contracts to implement assigned Community and Social Mitigation programs.
  • Responsible for compliance with requirements of all assigned programs and internal and external reporting and communications.
  • Establishes standards for the implementation of the project and monitors progress to ensure the
  • work is carried out in the most cost effective manner using project management principles.
  • Ensures that internal and external resources with appropriate skill sets are provided, assigns work and provides instructions, advice and technical leadership and guidance to project staff; reviews work in progress and assesses completed work for accuracy, required results and quality assurance.
  • Consults and builds effective relationships with regulators, local governments, the public, unions and stakeholders on a variety of items of importance to the project and assigned programs.
  • Investigates and analyses unusual problems, evaluates risks and applies innovative solutions.
  • Seeks new technology, processes and products that will benefit or enhance the project.
  • Develops, reviews and/or accepts a wide variety of technical documents and project reports and maintains technical standards for area of expertise.
  • Develops and presents business cases, prepares project reports and, at completion, finalizes all financial transactions and completes final reports
  • Coordinates with other Project teams (e.g. properties, community relations, communications, engineering, construction management, legal), through pro-active communication, team meetings, work planning and information exchange.
  • Strategically manages own time to prioritize and oversee important project requirements and risks across an array of projects and programs at various stages of implementation.
  • May be assigned programs to support other conditions or permits for the Project.
Additional Information:
  • This position is located in Fort St. John and will include work with team members in Vancouver and the Peace Region. Position reports to Community and Social Mitigation Manager located in Vancouver.
  • This location is eligible for a Remote Incentive of 12%. Remote Incentives are paid bi-weekly to Full-Time Regular employees working in eligible remote locations.
  • A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain the following requirements in good standing: Driver's License Type = Class 5
  • Must have experience with all season driving in northern environments.
  • Position will require year round regular travel (occasionally overnight) around the Peace Region and occasional overnight travel to Vancouver or other areas in the province as needed to engage with stakeholders and regulators.
  • Must provide appropriate personal vehicle for year-round travel in and around the Peace Region including visiting farms and recreation sites. Mileage will be paid in accordance with BC Hydro policy.
  • May require participation in community meetings, open houses, public mail drops and public appointments.
  • When submitting a Cover Letter please include the following:
  • Provide a description of some of your most diverse projects or experiences and what you have learned from them
  • Provide an example of how you tackled a project on a topic with which you were not familiar.
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.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline such as planning, engineering, agriculture, parks, recreation, tourism, environmental sciences or resource management and a minimum six years of relevant experience in one or more listed programs. An equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered.
  • Must be comfortable working alone with limited oversight including working outdoors and travelling alone in remote settings.
  • Ability to complete field work as needed including being physically capable of carrying equipment weighing up to 35lbs on uneven terrain.
  • Must be competent in utilizing computers and computer software programs, including Google Earth and Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, OneNote and SharePoint. Must have ability to quickly understand and utilize new computer programs.
  • Must be comfortable with multi-disciplinary program areas and have the ability to coordinate programs with diverse parameters and requirements simultaneously.
  • Ability to interpret relevant regulations and general knowledge of relevant fields sufficient to provide review and technical coordination and leadership.
  • Project management knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Good planning, attention to detail, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills are essential.
  • Project management experience and proven ability to facilitate complex and contentious discussions with multiple stakeholders.
  • Advanced technical writing skills, preparation of technical reports, including reports for regulators and senior level management.
  • The ability to manage, communicate and negotiate with contractors, regulators, local governments, stakeholders and Indigenous groups on matters related to the Community and Social mitigation team programs.
  • Courses, training or relevant experience in Project management.
  • Eligibility for relevant professional designation an asset (e.g. P. Ag, PMP, MCIP, RPF).

How to Apply:

 Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.
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Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html  by July 2, 2018.
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