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Senior Insurance & Risk Manager


Burnaby, BC, CA Kelowna, BC, CA Surrey, BC, CA Vancouver, BC, CA

Branch: Non-Regulated
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary Min: $93,300.00 Annually 
Salary Max: $115,800.00 Annually 
Short-term Incentive Eligible: Yes 
Workplace Flexibility: Yes 
Posting End Date: Open until filled 


As the province’s largest energy provider with more than 100 years of knowledge and experience, we proudly deliver renewable energy, natural gas, electricity and propane to 1.2 million customers. 


We're actively seeking new talent to join our mission of transforming B.C.'s energy landscape. As one of BC's Top Employers with a diverse team of over 2,600 employees, we are committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong, and grow. Join us, and together, let's shape a brighter future for B.C.

Position Overview

You’ve seen it all when it comes to insurance and risk management, providing you with extensive experience in giving insurance policy coverage advice and delivering exceptional customer service when supporting partners and other business units. You value collaboration and leverage the insights and input of your peers to develop optimal insurance coverage based on corporate risks. We need someone like you to join us as an Insurance Manager.  


In this role, you’ll be responsible for leading the effective management and provision of insurance for the FortisBC group of companies, specifically providing expertise to all levels of management on insurance coverage and risk to minimize the adverse effects of accidental loss.  You bring your expertise and experience in the placement of owner-controlled insurance programs for large capital infrastructure projects.

In this role, you will:

  • Learn our business and procedures to provide timely, high quality, and appropriate insurance advice and expertise to Major Project colleagues during contract reviews and ad hoc business discussions, and provide strategic direction to Major Project teams on owner-controlled or contractor-controlled insurance programs.  
  • Working with Fortis’ insurance broker, place owner-controlled insurance programs. 
  • Along with FortisBC’s Insurance Manager, complete the submission of annual insurance renewal applications for FortisBC as part of the Fortis Group of Companies insurance program, and ensure accurate and timely completion of insurance applications, payments and cost allocations.
  • Develop solid working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders, including operations, project management office and legal departments, our corporate risk management group, and our insurance brokerage firm.
  • Work in collaboration with the claims manager to support the effective handling of insurance claims when necessary and act as a backup for the Emergency Claims Intake process.
  • Monitor risk control maps during extreme weather events for impacts on FortisBC’s insured assets, advising on insurance risk management strategies as necessary. 
  • Identify, research, recommend and implement insurance program and process improvement opportunities to realize insurance premium cost savings and process efficiencies.

What it takes:

  • A degree in business administration, general insurance and risk management, or a related discipline from an accredited post-secondary institution, plus a minimum of twelve years of recent and related experience in a corporate insurance or risk management role or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • A Canadian Risk Management (CRM), Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) or Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation is required.
  • Experience with insurance products and programs applicable to the energy, oil & gas, mining, construction or other capital-intensive industries is required.
  • Exceptional organization and prioritization skills to manage and effectively execute multiple requests, including requests to review insurance clauses in contracts, obtain Certificates of Insurance or other information requests.
  • Excellent collaboration skills to encourage and incorporate input from your peers to find the best solutions to minimizing business risks through insurance. 
  • Excellent communication skills to educate and explain insurance products, programs and terminology, as the expert, to FortisBC colleagues.
  • Outstanding critical thinking and decision-making skills, applying superior judgment, an extensive understanding of business practices and risks, and innovative thinking to develop the best recommendations. 

In this role, you will have the option to participate in a flexible work program, enabling you to work from an approved flex location in British Columbia up to 85 days a year (equivalent to approximately two days a week), subject to business or operational needs.


Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.


To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 


FortisBC acknowledges and respects Indigenous Peoples in Canada, on whose Traditional Territories we all live and work. FortisBC is committed to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and is guided by our Statement of Indigenous Principles.


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