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Community & Indigenous Relations Co-op


Surrey, BC, CA

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Co-op Student
Salary: $21.87 Hourly
Temp Duration: 4 months
Posting End Date: June 22, 2022

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


This is an 4 month co-op term starting in September 2022.


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.  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.



Stakeholder engagement;

  • Continue to build upon relationships between FortisBC and local communities and municipalities as well as Indigenous communities
  • Provide support to the Community & Indigenous relations team, including:
    • Stakeholder tracking
    • Communications
    • Event planning and attendance
    • Attending internal and external project meetings
  • Develop and deliver presentations
  • Administrative duties as assigned

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.


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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