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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 every effort is made to meet compliance objectives and protection of the environment. You work well under pressure to deliver on objectives and meet deadlines while not losing site of important details and managing a large portfolio of complex projects. You are collaborative and engage stakeholders early on to ensure compliance requirements are understood and addressed in a timely manner.


In this role, you’ll support our company and various 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 year 1, you will:

  • Learn about utility operations and the company’s Environmental Management System (EMS), corporate policies and processes.
  • Provide environmental regulatory support to various internal business units to manage contaminated sites issues and requirements.
  • Manage environmental consultant activities to ensure regulatory requirements are achieved without disruption to project schedules.
  • Review proposals, cost estimates, scopes of work and environmental investigation reports and provide recommendations to stakeholder groups.
  • Build strong relationships with internal business units and external regulatory agencies.

In year 2, you will:

  • Assist with updating relevant internal standards and guidance documents to help standardize processes to manage contaminated sites compliance.  
  • Deliver presentations to various internal stakeholders to raise awareness of environmental compliance. 
  • Maintain and strengthen relationships with all relevant internal and external stakeholders.

What it takes:

  • Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field such as environmental or chemical engineering, environmental science, natural resource management, environmental planning, hydrogeology, or biology.
  • 4- 7 years of experience in managing environmental issues relating to contaminated sites, waste management (hazardous and non-hazardous waste), dangerous goods, environmental incidents and spills, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience preferably in the context of the energy industry.
  • Field experience with all aspects of the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) such as environmental investigations (i.e. Stage 1 & 2 PSIs, DSIs) and regulatory forms (NIRs, SRCR, NOMs).
  • Technical expertise to make difficult decisions on complex projects. 
  • Working knowledge of other federal and provincial environmental legislation, regulations, bylaws (federal, provincial, and municipal) as related to the energy industry.

In this role, you will have the option to participate in a flexible work program, enabling you to work from an approved flex location in British Columbia up to 85 days a year (equivalent to approximately two days a week), subject to business or operational needs.


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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