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Surrey, BC, CA Nanaimo, BC, CA Victoria, BC, CA Kamloops, BC, CA Kelowna, 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


You’re well-established in the field of archaeology and skilled in the arts of heritage resource management. You know how to translate your expertise when collaborating on large-scale projects and are comfortable with communicating the complexities of your work with project partners and across departments. We’re searching for someone like you to be our Archaeologist.


In this role, you’ll support our project managers and planners in managing heritage and archaeological risk, ensuring compliance with heritage legislation, corporate policies and industry best practices. You’ll also oversee heritage and archaeological consultants and engage with internal departments and external stakeholders, such as government agencies.


Your sharp eye for detail enables you to manage heritage resources efficiently and identify savvy process improvements. You’re a charismatic people-person who has a great ability to build effective working relationships with departmental peers and external regulatory partners.


We're committed to building a greener future with our 30BY30 promise to reduce our customer's emissions by 30 per cent by the year 2030. We need collaborators, innovators and leaders like yourself to help us achieve our goal, and join us in rethinking our energy future.

In year 1, you will:


  • Learn our Environmental Management Systems, corporate policies and processes.
  • Assist planners and project managers with reviewing projects, providing guidance and managing consultants.
  • Build relationships with internal clients and external regulatory agencies.

In year 2, you will:


  • Continue to provide guidance to planners and project managers, review projects and manage consultants.
  • Maintain relationships with internal clients and external regulatory agencies.
  • Contribute to the improvement of our Heritage Resource Management process and training.

What it takes:


  • A degree in anthropology or archaeology, plus five years working as an archaeologist in B.C.
  • Certification as a Professional Member of the British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists (BCAPA) and a B.C. Heritage Conservation Act Permit holder.
  • A thorough understanding of the B.C. Heritage Conservation Act and familiarity with the Archaeology Branch and Oil and Gas Commission Heritage Processes.
  • Confident interpersonal and public speaking skills for small meetings and larger presentations.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft suite of tools and GIS mapping systems.

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.


The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. 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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