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Independent Contractor - Tunnel Contracts Specialist


Burnaby, BC, CA

Our goal is to reinvent the future of energy, and we need your help realizing this future. 


You may think we're your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we strive to push the boundaries of what energy is capable of with our innovative solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. Our commitment to reducing our customers' carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, known as 30BY30, is the first of its kind in Canada, and we’ll continue to trailblaze a greener energy future for years to come. 


So what are you waiting for? Join us to reinvent our energy future. 

Position Overview

We’re looking for an independent contractor to join our Eagle Mountain – Woodfibre Gas Pipeline (EGP) project team and help us supply safe and reliable natural gas to our customers in Squamish. 

We need your expertise to take on the role of Tunnel Contracts Specialist, providing expert input to the development of EGP contracts and procurement plans and deliver on strategies in support of project execution. The EGP Project is currently in its planning phase with a projected in-service date of Fall 2025.

Your proven history of delivering world-class projects, ability to think big picture and identify the best solutions to achieve an effective final product is just what we need.  Working alongside project teams, partners, consultants and legal counsels comes second nature to you as you possess the know-how and people skills to keep the project rolling smoothly. 

In this role, you will:

  • Oversee day to day Request for Proposal activities.
  • Manage the formal evaluation process, including the preparation and presentation of findings leading to a Recommendation of Award. 
  • Support negotiations for the EGP tunnel project to develop the conformed tunnel Design and Build contracts.
  • Facilitate the contract from Contract Award through to Notice To Proceed phases. 

What it takes:

  • 15 years of commercial experience relating to design and construction contracts for major underground infrastructure works.
  • Relevant technical or commercial qualification (quantity surveying, engineering, construction law) or comparable education. 
  • Ability to lead and influence multiple internal and external stakeholders to support world class project execution.
  • A proactive and accountable attitude, highly ethical with strong organization and self-management attributes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information

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Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities while being safe, inclusive and diverse. 


The safety of our customers and FortisBC family is our number one priority. Depending on the job's responsibilities, some employees work remotely and some in office. We follow strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices to ensure our employees' safety on our job sites.  As an essential service provider, we'll continue to follow the government's COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees and contractors, our commitment to safety remains for all at FortisBC.

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