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Occupational Health and Safety Business Partner


Castlegar, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Posting End Date: Open until filled

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.

Position Overview

You’re a safety-minded individual with a desire for all employees to thrive in a healthy and safe environment. Empathetic, understanding and trustworthy, you’re incredibly personable and bring a sense of calm in stressful situations. You treat every scenario with fairness and can find balance in all you do to ensure our employees and organization are on the same page.


As our Occupational and Health Business Partner, you’ll coach and mentor our leadership teams and employees to enhance our safety culture. You’ll be a trusted resource and subject matter expert for all things health and safety-related.


We're committed to building a greener future with our 30BY30 target to reduce our customers’ emissions by 30 per cent by the year 2030. We need collaborators, innovators and leaders like yourself to help us achieve our goal. Join us in re-thinking our energy future. 

In year 1, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of our business unit structure, organizational values, corporate safety programs and safety management system. 
  • Identify and build relationships with key stakeholders from our company, including Operations and Shared Services, and support the advancement of our safety culture.
  • Guide our safety programs and initiatives by working closely with our Joint Health and Safety Committees, and engage with our Operations teams, including field visits with Operations management to understand their needs.

In year 2, you will:

  • Project manage programs and initiatives with cross-departmental groups. 
  • Build upon your knowledge of our safety programs to provide subject matter expertise, review and update our safety programs and ensure continued compliance with applicable standards and regulations.
  • Support other working groups related to health and safety programs to develop and launch initiatives based on your own experiences and knowledge.

What it takes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in environmental and occupational health and safety, or related discipline from a recognized accredited program, plus four to seven years of recent, related experience in the environment, occupational health and safety field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A valid B.C. driver’s license is required.
  • Formal qualifications in safety investigations and root cause analysis and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation, or the ability to obtain one, would be an asset.
  • An empathetic and fair mindset when working with clients and stakeholders.
  • A motivated team player who thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • A proven ability to multi-task and prioritize various projects at any given time.

What you need to know:

This position will require travel away from headquarters to other Company work locations throughout the province.

Additional Information

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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. 

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