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Environmental Program Lead

Location: 

Kelowna, BC, CA Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular

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 2,400 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

Are you passionate about our environment with a commitment to improving it for generations to come?
Are you a master multi-tasker who works well under pressure in fast-paced scenarios?
Are you an excellent communicator who gets your point across through honest conversations and strong partnerships with others?

 

If so, look no further! We want to hear from you! We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. As part of our Environment team, you’ll join a diverse team of employees we can’t do without!

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. Let’s rethink energy together.

 

As our Environmental Program Lead, you’ll support our company and/or major project teams in managing environmental risk, ensuring compliance with environmental legislation, corporate policies and industry best practices. You’ll also oversee environmental consultants hired to help manage environmental risk and engage with internal and external stakeholders and government agencies.

In this role, you will:
  • Assist with managing corporate environmental risk through the development and implementation of procedures, processes, standards and environmental training material to achieve corporate goals and objectives
  • Provide environmental oversight and advice to projects and operations
  • Ensure compliance with corporate standards, environmental legislation, legal requirements, and environmental protection measures
  • Oversee environmental consultants
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, regulators, customers and contractors.

 

In year 1, you will:
  • Assist with managing corporate environmental risk through the development and implementation of procedures, processes, standards and environmental training material to achieve corporate goals and objectives
  • Provide environmental oversight and advice to projects and operations
  • Ensure compliance with corporate standards, environmental legislation, legal requirements, and environmental protection measures
  • Oversee environmental consultants
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, regulators, customers and contractors.
In year 2, you will:
  • Maintain and strengthen relationships with all relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist with change management of internal environmental processes
  • Assist planners and project managers with reviewing projects, providing advice, and managing consultants

 

What it takes:
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite of tools
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Public speaking (small meetings to larger presentations)
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time, provide advice to multiple project managers
  • Knowledge of environmental management principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of construction practices and environmental permitting in B.C.
  • Working knowledge of federal and provincial environmental legislation, regulations, bylaws (federal, provincial, and municipal) as related to the energy industry
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgement in the handling of confidential information
  • Demonstrated ability to use personal influence to achieve positive working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
What you need to know:
  • For this bulletin, technical expertise in one or more of the following risk areas is preferred: Aquatic Resource Management, Terrestrial Resource Management, Vegetation Management, and/or Environmental Incidents.
  • Experience: five (5) or more years in managing environmental issues preferably in the context of the energy industry.
  • This position will be based out of Kelowna OR the Surrey office and involves some travel

Please Note: technical expertise is not required for all of the eight environmental risk areas listed above.

Additional Information

  To view the full job descripton, please click here.

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.

 

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

 

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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