Construction Manager 2-Balance of Plant-Site C Fort St-John

Job Description


Job Title: Construction Manager 2-Balance of Plant-Site C Fort St-John
Job Number: BCH-R-3031-200302E1
Job Location: Fort St John Site C Constructin Office, British Columbia, Canada

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.


Working within a high performing team of Construction Managers, the successful candidate will support their team in the general administration (Management) of the Balance of Plant contract for the Site C project;

Specific duties include:

• Observes construction ensuring all activities are planned and carried out in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract, including: safety, environment, quality, scope, schedule, cost.

• Directly supervises and provides leadership to direct reports, including Contract Managers, Construction Officers and Administrators.

• Ensures daily reporting is carried out and supports the preparation of weekly and monthly reports;

• Conducts meetings, negotiates claims and corresponds with the contractor.

• Reviews Issued for Construction Drawings prior to release.

• Verifies contractor completed quantities, associated with progress payment estimate submissions.

• Accepts contractor completed works on behalf of BC Hydro, including conducting walkovers and the development of punch lists.

• Supports internal and external Project stakeholders, to ensure all applicable protocols, procedures, policies, standards and regulations are followed.

A Project Management Professional (PMP) designation or equivalent is desirable


• Technical training in the Electrical and or Mechanical field resulting in a university degree in engineering or graduation from a technical institute. Business training will also be considered an asset.

• 12 (twelve) years of Electrical project experience in large capital project management, including hands-on involvement in major infrastructure projects, ideally in a complex operating environment. Candidates with lesser qualifications may also be considered.

• Demonstrated knowledge in construction methods and procedures in a hydroelectric utility environment.

• Prior field project management or construction experience in a hydroelectric utility environment.

• Broad and deep knowledge of BC Hydro’s (or utility) business operations.

• Demonstrated organization, project planning, and people management skills.

• Expert leadership and persuasive influence skills required to lead Site teams and negotiate successfully with contractors.

• Ability to manage a project or series of projects of considerable scope and complexity on time and within budget.

• Knowledge of Contracting principles, health & safety and environmental regulations relevant to hydroelectric utility construction.

• Specific experience in construction practices associated with the installation of HV Electrical Equipment

• Specific experience in construction practices associated with the installation of Piping systems

• Specific experience in construction practices related to installation of Structural Steel

• Familiarity with Protection and Control, Telecom, Security and Fire Detection Systems

• Familiarity with Architectural systems Civil and Earthworks construction practices

• A Project Management Professional (PMP) designation or equivalent is desirable.

How to Apply:

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

Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.

• Please note that relocation to Fort St John is preferred, as we do not offer Fly In Fly Out privileges.

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.

How to Apply

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Interested candidates should submit their applications online at by March 17, 2020.

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