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Events Specialist

Location: 

Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Temporary
Temp Duration: 12 Months

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 Events Manager, this position is responsible to provide leadership in the effective planning, coordination, provision and evaluation of corporate events to support marketing strategy, programs and the FortisBC brand at a variety of sponsorship, community and media events.

Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership in the effective planning, coordination, provision and evaluation of corporate events to support marketing strategy, programs and the FortisBC brand; collaborate with key stakeholder and cross functional teams to develop event requirements including communication plans, budgets and activities based on business needs. Participate in source funding activities and ensure cost efficiency for events; negotiate sponsorship agreements.
  • Schedule and train staff to effectively represent FortisBC at a variety of community events including trade shows, sporting events, conferences, festivals and other celebrations, etc.; ensure staff deliver key messages for marketing campaigns based on corporate key pillars, distribute promotional materials and publications and meet company standards.
  • Travel to events throughout BC; attend to customer inquiries, scheduling and staffing issues and other related problems. Maintain safety for staff; ensure staff are trained and aware of their responsibilities in the area of safety and environmental stewardship.
Requirements
  • Diploma in public relations, marketing or a related discipline from a recognized program and 3 years recent, related experience planning, coordinating and executing multiple events or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with event planning, implementing and executing multiple events.
  • Strong initiative, organization and project management skills with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong intrapersonal skills with the ability to interact with people at all levels of the company as well as external stakeholders.
  • Develop collaborative relationships and manage inquiries from public and key stakeholders in an educated and professional manner.
  • Knowledge of the British Columbia energy industry along with experience in both the electric and gas side of the business is an asset.
  • Computer experience including Microsoft Office suite (includes Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and SAP.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and meet timelines within demanding work schedules.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, tact and discretion in preparing, disclosing and handling information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate sponsorships.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Drivers Licence.

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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