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Business Development Manager, Renewable Gas Supply

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

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Renewable Gas Supply, this position will lead business development for new renewable gas supply opportunities to grow FortisBC’s Renewable Gas Program to meet our clean growth targets.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in effective assessment and development of opportunities to procure and produce renewable and low-carbon intensity gas with a focus on emerging and innovative pathways including wood based biomass to synthesis gas (syngas) and biomethane, hydrogen and other forms of low-carbon fuels that can replace natural gas.
  • Seek out, establish and maintain effective working relationships with developers, suppliers, external stakeholders, government departments and agencies, and other industry peers; this includes engaging and influencing external organizations and industry associations.
  • Build and manage a team of professionals to engage, develop and realize business development opportunities to successfully grow Renewable Gas supply volume. Establish team objectives and lead the activities of the Renewable Gas Group, responsible for all alternative renewable and low-carbon supply.
  • Develop ideas and concepts that involve unique applications and define business, commercial and contractual requirements, and regulatory approval strategy that support project development and investment opportunities.
  • Oversee the review of project proposals including the execution of early stage technical and economic evaluation and business case approval to move feasible projects from the assessment and development phase through to implementation.
  • Collaborate and coordinate input from the wider Renewable Gas team and internal business units to define, develop and evaluate business plans and criteria for a variety of renewable gas supply development related activities.
  • Develop business terms, negotiate and draft agreements related to the acquisition of renewable gas supply.
  • Liaise with Regulatory, Finance, Legal and other internal departments, to ensure regulatory and other requirements are met.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as Business Administration, Commerce or Engineering from an accredited University plus 8 to 12 years business development/management experience including project development experience, preferably within a regulated environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience*. Combination of professional engineer (PEng) and MBA considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of utility regulatory principles
  • Knowledge of energy infrastructure and market participants
  • Knowledge of system capacity planning,
  • Knowledge of pipeline and facility operations
  • Knowledge of asset management best practices applicable for energy facilities
  • Demonstrated ability to guide technical and financial evaluations 
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and execute work on time and on budget
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, understand and apply business analysis methods
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and demanding work schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

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.

 

Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.

 

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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