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Environmental Program Lead


Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Workplace Flexibility: Yes 
Posting End Date: Open until filled


We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 

Position Overview

You’re all about compliance and making sure we do everything we can to improve our environment. A multi-tasker at heart, you work well under pressure to deliver on objectives and meet deadlines. More importantly, your style of collaboration and ability to engage stakeholders through honest conversations allows you to get your job done efficiently.


In this role, you’ll support our company and/or major project teams in managing environmental risk, ensuring compliance with environmental legislation, corporate policies and industry best practices. You’ll also oversee environmental consultants hired to help manage environmental risk and engage with internal and external stakeholders and government agencies. 

In this role, you will:

  • Assist with quantifying Greenhouse Gas and other Criteria Air Contaminants emissions from Operations for the purposes of regulatory reporting
  • Provide environmental oversight and advice to projects and operations
  • Ensure compliance with corporate standards, environmental legislation, legal requirements, and environmental protection measures
  • Oversee environmental consultants
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, regulators, customers and contractors

In year 1 and 2, you will:

  • Learn about our regulatory reporting requirements and the process to gather information to support necessary calculations
  • Learn the method by emissions from individual assets are quantified
  • Build relationships with internal clients and external regulatory agencies
  • Assist planners and project managers with reviewing projects, providing advice, and managing consultants

What it takes:

  • Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in relevant field such as biology, environmental science, natural resource management, environmental planning, hydrogeology, environmental or chemical engineering
  • Experience in managing environmental issues relating to aquatic/terrestrial resources, air quality/GHG emissions, contaminated soils, waste management (hazardous and non-hazardous waste), dangerous goods and/or contaminated spills or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience preferably in the context of the energy industry
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time, provide advice to multiple project managers 
  • Knowledge of environmental management principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of construction practices and environmental permitting in B.C.
  • Working knowledge of federal and provincial environmental legislation, regulations, bylaws (federal, provincial, and municipal) as related to the energy industry
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

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.


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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