Environmental Task Manager - Fort St. John

Job Description


Source: BC Hydro
Job Title: Environmental Task Manager
Job Number: BCH-T-2427-200303E1
Job Location: Fort St John Site C, British Columbia, Canada
Job Status: Full Time – Temporary

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 Site C project will provide 1,100 megawatts (MW) of capacity and about 5,100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy each year to the province’s integrated electricity system. Project components include an earth fill dam, diversion tunnel, generating station, spillway and associated structures, an 83-kilometre-long reservoir, re-alignment of six sections of Highway 29, and two 77-kilometre transmission lines along an existing right-of-way connecting Site C to Peace Canyon. It is expected to be complete by 2024.

The Environmental Task Manager will be the primary liaison between BC Hydro’s environmental manager/management, contractors and the site environmental staff.




Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Understand the project environmental requirements and the CEMP (Construction Environmental Management Plan) and Environmental Protection Plans (EPP’s).

• Liaise between BC Hydro’s construction and environmental management, natural resource specialists, and contractors’ environmental department.

• Liaise with the onsite Independent Environmental Monitor’s.

• Provides technical advice, leadership, and instructions to field personnel in the event of emergency environmental problems. Clearly communicate the situation to management with regular frequency.

• Implement, monitor and clarify the Environmental Protection Plans at site, both for Contractors and BC Hydro.

• *Observe, record and report on the effectiveness of environmental mitigation measures and construction techniques.

• Observe, record and report on compliance of construction activities with the environmental requirements.

• Recognize and communicate environmental risks associated with construction.

• Assist contractors’ and BC Hydro environmental staff in proactively managing environmental risks.

• Identify, document and report environmental incidents, and effectively communicate issues.

• Provide oversight and directly manage Natural Resource Specialists (NRS) onsite. Please note: the project has numerous work fronts and the successful applicant may be assigned to but not limited to: Highway 29, Transmission and Distribution, Quarry’s, Generating Station Works, Main Civil Works, Reservoir Clearing, or any combination thereof.

• Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in progressively more responsible positions in the environmental field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• A Bachelor’s Degree or Technologist Diploma in a related discipline i.e. biology, environmental resource management, or environmental science.

• Eligible for professional registration in British Columbia, specifically Association of BC Forest Professionals, College of Applied Biology, BC Institute of Agrologists, , Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC, CPESC or equivalent.

• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of environmental risk management for large construction projects in British Columbia with a focus on heavy civil earthworks, transmission line or highway construction.

• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

• Ability to act independently and lead crews in the field and remote locations with limited supervision.

• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.

• Fluent in MS Office applications through both formal education and practical experience.

• Strong and effective relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with parties holding multiple interests.

• A general knowledge of and experience with the electrical utility industry, environmental regulatory agencies, and environmental acts and regulations.

• A proven track record in working effectively with First Nations is an asset.

• Sound leadership, organizational and time management skills are required.

• This location is eligible for a Remote Incentive of 12%. Remote Incentives are paid bi-weekly to Full-Time Regular & Full-Time Temporary 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.

• This position is headquartered at the Site C Fort St. John Office. This is not a Fly In Fly Out position.

• Site C will be the third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River and is located approximately 7 km from Fort St. John B.C.

• Ability to work set shift schedules to be discussed during the interview process.

• Please note this is a M1 M&P Full-Time Temporary (FTT) opportunity until 2022.

• A condition of employment in this role is to maintain your Class 5 Driver's License in good standing.

• 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.

• As part of the selection process, applicants may be required to take a written test/assessment or do a presentation.

How to Apply:


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html by March 17th, 2020.

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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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