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Land Agent

Location: 

Kelowna, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Temporary

Temp Duration: 18 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

Reporting to the Supervisor, Property Services, this position is responsible for the acquisition of land rights to support new and existing FortisBC distribution, transmission and generation infrastructure as well as maintaining existing tenures.

Responsibilities

  • Represent FortisBC’s Property Services department facing internal and external customers;
  • Facilitate and act as the primary contact for the land acquisition component of the new connects process as assigned;
  • Manage the lands acquisition component of capital plan projects as assigned;
  • Provide guidance and oversight thereof on Property Services related policies and processes to various stakeholders;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders including legal and/or Crown representatives;
  • Provide support and guidance to a variety of stakeholders to improve project outcomes;
  • Identify opportunities to optimize Property Services process and procedures; 
  • Support and foster a positive and collaborative work environment while upholding key corporate policies and processes; and
  • Relieve Supervisor, Property Services as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, or Real Estate from a recognized program plus 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated critical analysis and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to apply superior judgment, strategic and innovative thinking in decision making
  • Demonstrated agreements ability to effectively persuade and influence others, negotiate solutions
  • Demonstrated customer service and dispute resolution experience
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of valuation techniques, particularly as they relate to real estate
  • Knowledge of SRW agreements, survey plans and other real estate related documentation
  • Knowledge of BC laws and regulations related to real estate
  • Solid computer skills with proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
  • Must possess a 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 work remotely and some in office. 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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