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Environmental Program Lead

Location: 

Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary Min: $87,100.00 Annually
Salary Max: $119,900.00 Annually
Short-term Incentive Eligible: Yes
Workplace Flexibility: Yes 
Posting End Date: Open until filled

 

As the province’s largest energy provider with more than 100 years of knowledge and experience, we proudly deliver renewable energy, natural gas, electricity and propane to 1.2 million customers. 

 

We're actively seeking new talent to join our mission of transforming B.C.'s energy landscape. As one of BC's Top Employers with a diverse team of over 2,600 employees, we are committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong, and grow. Join us, and together, let's shape a brighter future for B.C.

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’re 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 hazardous wastes, dangerous goods and/or contaminated sites 
  • 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 environmental 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:

  • A diploma or bachelor's degree in relevant field, such as environmental or chemical engineering, environmental science, natural resource management, environmental planning, hydrogeology, or biology.
  • Four to seven years of experience in managing environmental issues relating to waste management (hazardous and non-hazardous waste), dangerous goods, or  contaminated sites  or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience preferably in the context of the energy industry.
  • Field experience with all aspects of the Hazardous Waste Regulation, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, and/or Contaminated Sites Regulation. 
  • Excellent strategic decision-making skills to with proven 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. 

 

FortisBC acknowledges and respects Indigenous Peoples in Canada, on whose Traditional Territories we all live and work. FortisBC is committed to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and is guided by our Statement of Indigenous Principles.

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