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Independent Contractor - Project Manager, Tunnel


Burnaby, BC, CA

Our goal is to reinvent the future of energy, and we need your help realizing this future. 


You may think we're your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we strive to push the boundaries of what energy is capable of with our innovative solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. Our commitment to reducing our customers' carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, known as 30BY30, is the first of its kind in Canada, and we’ll continue to trailblaze a greener energy future for years to come. 


So what are you waiting for? Join us to reinvent our energy future. 

Position Overview

We’re looking for an independent contractor to join our Eagle Mountain – Woodfibre Gas Pipeline (EGP) project team and help us supply safe and reliable natural gas to our customers in Squamish. 


We need your expertise to take on the role of Project Manager, Tunnel, responsible for the leadership and management of the EGP tunnel, including engineering design, regulatory and permitting, procurement, construction planning and execution and commissioning. The EGP Project is currently in its planning phase with a projected in-service date of Fall 2025.


Your impactful leadership qualities will shine as you lead construction and engineering teams and engage with internal and external stakeholders. Being a master of strategy and coordination will ensure your management of project scope, costs, schedules, risks, quality and communication are all on point. 

In this role, you will:

  • Manage the scope, schedule, budget, and risks associated with the tunnel.  
  • Oversee all technical aspects of the tunnel by leading the Project Engineer, the Tunnel Owner's Engineering team, and working alongside the EGP Project Engineering Lead. 
  • Lead the Construction Management Team to take care of all construction planning and execution, including facilitating and coordinating the work at the BC Rail site and the Woodfibre LNG site.  
  • Manage the procurement process in order to select a Design Build Contractor for the tunnel.
  • Support the development and implemention of the EGP Project permitting plan.

What it takes:

  • Professional Engineer designation or comparable education and experience.
  • 15 years of experience in planning and executing complex tunneling projects, with demonstrated progression of increased levels of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills managing multiple resources to support project execution.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interface with key project stakeholders effectively.
  • Excellent decision-making skills and attention-to-detail to ensure projects are completed safely, within scope, on time and on budget. 

Additional Information

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Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities while being safe, inclusive and diverse. 


The safety of our customers and FortisBC family is our number one priority. Depending on the job's responsibilities, some employees work remotely and some in office. We follow strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices to ensure our employees' safety on our job sites.  As an essential service provider, we'll continue to follow the government's COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees and contractors, our commitment to safety remains for all at FortisBC.

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