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Peace River Hydro Partners

Fort St. John, (Canada)


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General Tunnel Superintendent


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Full time, Temporary, Camp





Job Description:

General Tunnel Superintendent

Join a world class team that is committed to bringing clean energy to British Columbia for decades to come! Located at the Site C Dam, Peace River Hydro Partners is the prime contractor on the BC Hydro Site C Clean Energy Project. Our team consists of professionals representing over 30 different occupations. We value diversity and respect in the workplace. We need you to help us build this legacy!

As a Tunnel Superintendent you will oversee portions of the underground tunneling operations. Reporting to the Tunnel Construction Manager you will ensure compliance with all applicable Safety, Quality and Environmental requirements.
Location:         7007 269 Road Fort St John, BC
Salary:             $275,000.00
Term:              Full time, 18 month contract
Hours:             5 days in, 2 days out, 12 hours per day
Benefits:         Health, dental, vision, AD&D, STD, LTD, life insurance, camp accommodations,                               discretionary bonus, relocation assistance (if required).
Vacation:        three weeks

  • Manage tunneling activities on-site in order to maintain targeted/scheduled production within budget
  • Provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment through the establishment, review and communication of key performance indicators for safety, environment, operations, costs, quality, company values and expectations
  • Provide leadership in scheduled progress meetings
  • Participate in safety meetings and training
  • Evaluation of efficiency on production sites to determine adequacy of personnel, equipment and technologies used, making changes to work schedules or equipment when necessary
  • Select, train, develop and utilize the skills of supervisors, professionals, miners and support staff
  • Establish and monitor construction work schedules including “look ahead” schedules and take corrective actions
  • Conduct direct reporting employee’s performance plans and assessments, supervise and train employees, take corrective action as required
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal, Provincial and local laws, particularly applicable Occupational Health & Safety Act / Construction Safety Act regulations
  • Understand best practices of job set up and management
  • Ensure compliance with various applicable tunneling and environmental regulations pertaining to construction operations
  • Supervise underground personal such as Foremen, Operators and Labourers
  • Ability to understand and work with engineer and technical drawings as well as project schedules
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by his/her supervisor

Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Works under general supervision, having contact with supervisors on a regular basis
  • Makes responsible independent decisions on normal matters related to project management
  • Capable of manging multiple subcontractors, as well as internal resources simultaneously to be able to achieve project goals
  • Goal driven approach to work
  • Ability to use stairs, ladders and climb rough terrain
  • Ability to work long hours per day in sometimes rough weather conditions
  • Walk long distances underground
  • Must be physically fit and able to work in remote camp locations
  • Outdoor work subject to extreme weather changes
Experience/ Qualifications
  • 5 years of experience in underground tunneling specific to underground concrete structures and in-situ tunnel lining
  • Technical school background or equivalent years of construction supervision experience
  • Supervisory experience working on multi-billion-dollar contracts with complex and demanding requirements, delivered in an international JV or P3 environment.
  • Experience in major dam construction projects – focusing on concrete structures delivery
  • Strong understanding and appreciation of safety management and planning
  • Strong understanding of concrete construction methods and constraints
  • Strong English communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Computer skills, preferably MS Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel
Please Note: This is a site-based position located at the Site C Dam in Fort St. John, British Columbia. Preference will be given to qualified, local candidates. However, we will also consider fly in/out candidates based out of Vancouver, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, or Edmonton. Rotational employees are required to work a 14/7 rotation; flights and camp accommodations are provided while on shift.

How to Apply:

Please apply using the careers page on the Peace River Hydro Partners Website:

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