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Indigenous Co-op - External Relations


Castlegar, BC, CA Kelowna, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Temp Duration: 4 Months

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

This is an 4 month co-op term starting in January 2021.


Reporting to the Community & Indigenous Relations Manager, this position will support Community and Indigenous Relations in a variety of tasks, including stakeholder engagement and major projects initiatives. This opportunity is open to any candidates pursuing a Co-op opportunity.  FortisBC can facilitate a work from home position to align with COVID-19 protocols. Candidates must have reliable internet access in their home to allow for this working arrangement. Throughout the duration of the work term, the successful candidate may be required to work on evenings and/or weekends, and travel will be required


This co-op may be located in Castlegar (the West Kootenays) or in Kelowna. 


Stakeholder engagement;

  • Continue to build upon relationships between FortisBC and Indigenous communities
  • Provide support to the major projects environment, including:
    • Stakeholder tracking
    • Communications
    • Event planning and attendance
    • Attending internal and external project meetings
  • Develop and deliver presentations

Currently enrolled in a relevant diploma or degree program.

Other Qualifications
  • Ability to network and develop collaborative relationships
  • Manage inquiries from public & key stakeholders in an educated and professional manner
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office
  • Administrative and organizational skills
  • Project management
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to deal with and work well with others
  • Public speaking
  • Well developed communication skills
  • Professional writing, interpersonal & presentation skills
  • Time management and scheduling
  • Problem solving
  • Knowledge of Sharepoint an asset
  • Understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as British Columbia’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Knowledge of the utility industry an asset
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision 
  • Valid Driver's License

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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