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HR Business Partner


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 believe in building strong partnerships through open and honest dialogue, and you are convinced that people drive the success of any company. You are a Human Resources professional who puts people first and wants to foster a proactive and problem-solving approach that centres on uncovering the best solutions for everyone. With the values and skills you bring, you’d make a great fit as a Human Resources (HR) Business Partner. 


Joining our HR department, you will be the focal point connecting HR to our leaders to align our business decisions with our people. 


You’ll bring your natural ability to coach our leaders on how to listen, understand and resolve employee relations issues with an employee-centric approach. Your collaborative approach and excellent communications skills will help guide our teams on continually growing our employee engagement through supportive and positive interactions.

In year 1, you will:

  • Work with the HR department to understand and deliver value-added services to management and employees that reflect our business values and objectives.
  • Build open and honest partnerships with our leaders, employees and union representatives.
  • Understand the business while integrating HR strategies, policies and processes aligning HR efforts with business goals.
  • Identify barriers to success and facilitate positive change in people management.

In year 2, you will:

  • Strategize our big-picture approach to grow our overall performance and growth by engaging our employees.
  • Continue to collaborate with your client group to offer the best solutions and programs to our employees.
  • Partner with business leaders to advise on HR strategies focused on labour relations, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning, and employee engagement. 

What it takes:

  • A diploma or bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, such as business administration or human resources, and a minimum of five years of human resources experience in a unionized environment. Certification as a Human Resources Professional (CHRP) is preferred.
  • A demonstrated understanding of labour laws, HR policies and processes.
  • Incredible communication skills and an ability to make genuine connections with every interaction. 
  • Confident negotiation and conflict resolution skills to bridge the best interest of all parties involved. 
  • A balanced and tactful approach to respecting confidentiality and disclosure as needed, as well as the requirements of collective agreements. 

Additional Information

  • The position is based out of our Surrey office but will be required to work out of the Burnaby contact center once a week.

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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