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Enterprise Development Manager


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 2,400 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

Working in accordance with the organization’s strategic vision, core values and leadership competencies, reporting to the Manager, IS Applications - Technical, this position is responsible to provide technical leadership in the development and maintenance of the enterprise applications including strategic technical development planning in an integrated environment.

  • Provide leadership in the effective provision of technical development and maintenance of enterprise applications support and strategic development planning including annual IT planning of projects with regard to technical feasibility and/or limitations within Enterprise Applications environment and working closely with IT Enterprise Application Managers to provide guidance and strategy for future technology planning.
  • Provide leadership to staff using effective management techniques; collaborate with Human Resources, participate in recruiting activities, make hiring decisions, set performance expectations and conduct regular performance reviews. Ensure staff is effectively trained; provide guidance and direction, investigate issues and facilitate problem resolution. Assign and coordinate work to team members, track project deliverables, facilitate weekly status meetings and provide regular updates.
  • Identify and prioritize technical development issues within the development team for resolution.   Ensure consistency in approaches to development, implementation and documentation. Effectively resolve complex technical development and maintenance issues and ensure appropriate resources are assigned.  
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with third party vendors to establish technical roadmaps for future initiatives and business requirements based on business drivers.
  • Select, engage and manage external consultants; ensure objectives are defined in contract terms and monitor progress to ensure objectives are met. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline from a recognized program plus 8 to 12 years IT experience in a Technical Development/Leadership capacity with a minimum of 5 years’ experience with SAP product or other applications or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • A minimum of 8 years in a lead role or management position. 
  • Knowledge of the Utility business, business units and processes
  • Knowledge of the IT governance and operations
  • Knowledge of Management strategies and technologies such as business intelligence, collaboration and enterprise content management
  • Knowledge of technical integration and development 
  • Knowledge and understanding of business analysis principles & methodology
  • Knowledge of rapidly changing computer technology
  • Knowledge of configuration of software applications on premise and in the Cloud
  • Knowledge of business and architectural roadmaps  
  • Knowledge of large integrated corporate business systems from a functional or technical standpoint  
  • Knowledge of collaboration products, services and tools
  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence products, services and tools
  • Systems thinking - the ability to see how parts interact with the whole (big picture thinking)
  • Sound business acumen to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships  
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Business analysis and planning skills  
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret requests and analyze information
  • Demonstrated ability to lead small to medium technical implementation projects
  • Presentation, facilitation, and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to staff
  • Demonstrated ability to align performance goals to strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment  

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 continue to report to the office while others work remotely. 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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