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Permitting Lead


Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular

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 2,500 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

You’re a meticulous individual with incredible organizational skills and the ability to multi-task like no one’s business. Detail-oriented and analytical, you can utilize your talents to track and manage the progress of any given project. Last but not least, your curious and innovative mindset is perfect for understanding and creating processes that drive success.


As our Permitting Lead, you’ll implement and coordinate processes within our Engineering and Operations departments to ensure compliance with the permitting requirements of the BC Oil and Gas Commission.


We're committed to building a greener future with our 30BY30 target to reduce our customers’ emissions by 30 per cent by the year 2030. We need collaborators, innovators and leaders like yourself to help us achieve our goal. Join us in re-thinking our energy future. 

In year 1, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with our stakeholders, departments, processes and systems.
  • Establish effective working relationships with peers, business units and regulatory bodies.
  • Act as a representative for FortisBC in consultation with the OGC(Oil and Gas Commission).

In year 2, you will:

  • Implement new processes and systems to track ongoing activities to ensure permitting compliance.
  • Provide oversight and direction of all permit applications and notification compliance throughout ongoing operations and maintenance activities.
  • Identify solutions to improve and streamline internal systems and processes. 

What it takes:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university plus four to seven years of regulatory and/or management experience with thermal energy projects within a regulated company or equivalent education, training, and experience.  
  • Eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC is an asset.
  • An ability to multi-task and manage various projects effectively.
  • A thorough understanding of project management principles with exceptional organizational skills.
  • A team player who thrives in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

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.


Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.


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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