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Alternative Fuels Advisor

Location: 

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 2,500 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

Working in accordance with the organization’s strategic vision, core values and engineering competencies, and reporting to the Alternative Fuels Manager, this position is responsible to provide leadership to internal staff and external support contractors, in the provision of operations activities that support alternative transportation fuels and marine bunkering assets. Develop and execute annual objectives, deliverables, and work plans related to capital project construction, service installation, emergency response, repair and maintenance. Manage team/s of skilled resources to meet operational requirements.
 

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to internal and external resources in the provision of operations activities to support the design, construction and ongoing operation & maintenance of alternative transportation fuels and marine bunkering assets. Maintain work management systems to ensure the highest level of safety and reliability to FortisBC customers. Develop and execute annual objectives, deliverables, and work plans related to capital project construction, service installation, coordination of repairs and maintenance, and emergency response. Manage team/s of skilled resources to meet operational requirements.
  • Responsible for on site quality control to ensure compliance with work related processes and quality metrics; ensure services required to efficiently deliver Analyze and track Alternative Fuel stations and logistics asset’s preventative maintenance schedules to determine opportunities to recommend improvements. Write and update operations processes and procedures based on on-site observations and recommendations made by specialized contractors. On-site oversight and decision making to ensure operation and maintenance contractors complete services in accordance with regulatory, industry, corporate standards and service level agreements.   Oversee processes to ensure optimum efficiencies.  Work with a team to provide provincial wide operational initiatives as required.
  • Manage a safe and healthy workplace for staff in order to meet health, safety and emergency requirements, including adequate emergency coverage. Become qualified as Technical Advisor (TA) for field Emergency Resopnce within first year. Participate in incident investigations; conduct root cause analysis, and develop action plans to prevent future incidents. Collaborate with procurement and other departments as required to set up and maintain an effective service contractor support network. Arrange training, set and review performance expectations and facilitate resolutions to work related issues. Ensure all support personnel are effectively trained and competent in work activities for optimal scheduling of service delivery. 
  • Ensure that customer and shareholder expectations are achieved through the management of repair, maintenance and capital investment. This includes the oversight of costs associated to staff, facilities, vehicles, tools, and equipment. Participate in the review of capital purchases, third party contracts and internal service agreements from an operability and ease of maintenance  perspective.  Manage risks utilizing operational/project controls.
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert for both internal and external stakeholders where support and/or input is required; establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, contractors, equipment suppliers, municipal agencies, emergency response and environmental management personnel. Support customer relationship processes to ensure expectations are met. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma of Technology in a related discipline from a recognized program, Certified Member in the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC or a Professional equivalent, plus 5 to 10 years of utility operations and project implementation experience related to energy utilization systems including design, construction, repair and maintenance or training experience specific to LNG or CNG implementation, O&M and training material development.
  • 5 to 10 years related experience in a leadership capacity or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Knowledge of designated operational areas, Company policies, standards and procedures
  • Knowledge of operations management and performance measurement 
  • Knowledge of regulatory framework, requirements, codes and business model
  • Knowledge of safety management processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of budget concept and principles
  • Knowledge of operation, maintenance and construction process
  • Knowledge of LNG and CNG systems
  • Knowledge of work management systems
  • Knowledge of project management procedures
  • Knowledge of human resource policies and procedures including matters related to labour relations, recruitment and performance management
  • Demonstrated ability to attend to emergencies and co-ordinate activities under stressful situations
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage projects and related costs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and demanding work schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to apply conflict resolution skills
  • Computer skills with application software tools and applications 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude

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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