Contract Manager - Main Civil Works (Site C)

Job Description


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 is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.





The Contracts Manager will support the Site C Clean Energy project by having overall responsibility for the Main Civil Works Contract on site. The successful candidate will be a senior, experienced Contracts Management professional with a proven track record of leading Contract Management associated with the construction of heavy civil, mechanical and electrical infrastructure projects.

• Manage post-award Vendor relationships to ensure the spirit and intent of the contract is achieved.

• Acts as “Hydro’s Representative” (the named contract authority who represents BC Hydro in all contractual matters under the contract) within the terms of the contract, BC Hydro’s practices and financial policies.

• Ensures that BC Hydro fulfills its obligations under the contract and takes prompt action to resolve and mitigate claims

• Lead, motivate and inspire a team of Contract Management professionals at the Construction Site.

• Manage the hiring, training and performance of Contract Professionals and provide the leadership to foster a collaborative, productive, and healthy work environment.

• Build and maintain a healthy working relationship with internal Stakeholders who include, Project Managers, Construction, Engineering, Environment, Safety, Quality, and Site Engineering and Acceptance teams.

• Support a culture of continuous improvements.

• Champion initiatives to improve the quality of service provided to Stakeholders.

• Mentor and provide expert level of advice on contract related risk identification and risk mitigation techniques.

• Support Contract Professionals with the identification of alternatives to address Vendor noncompliance with the contract and propose recommendations, within the terms of the contract, to the Project Manager and Construction Manager.

• Monitor contract performance and ensure contractual issues are identified, communicated to Stakeholders, and actioned appropriately.

• Review Work Package Agreement to ensure scope, estimate and schedule requirements are reasonable.

• Support Contract Professionals with monthly project progressions to support accurate project cost and schedule performance reporting.

• Responsible for managing and reporting against budget associated with this project function.


• Degree in a relevant discipline such as Business, Law, Finance, Economics and/or Engineering.

• Minimum of twelve (12) years progressive experience in a dynamic business environment, including hands-on involvement in major infrastructure project contract formation, contract management and administration, contract claims, category management, ideally in a complex operating environment.

• Experience in Heavy Civil Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Infrastructure Projects is a pre-requirement for this position.


• Please note this position is based in Fort St. John. This is not a Fly In/Fly Out position.

• A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's License: Class 5.

• This location may eligible for a Remote Incentive of 12%. Remote Incentives are paid bi-weekly to Full-Time Regular employees working in eligible remote locations.

• This location is eligible for Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit. The Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit is extended to Full-Time Regular, Part-Time Regular and Full-Time Temporary employees who are permanently working in eligible remote locations.

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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications online at by 18th October 2019.

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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.

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