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Emergency Management Coordinator

Location: 

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 2,400 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

Reporting to the Manager, Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, this position is responsible to provide support and advice in the provision of emergency management, preparedness and other program activities to ensure FortisBC’s Emergency Program meets internal business and regulatory compliance requirements. 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and facilitate emergency preparedness activities and maintain program compliance requirements. Provide emergency management support, advice, guidance and instructions as needed. Collaborate with others on the development, maintenance and execution of emergency plans, legal requirements, processes and exercises; identify and provide risk assessments, recommendations and resolve related concerns. Participate in the development and execution of emergency exercises that incorporate best practices, leveraging the support of contractors if applicable or required.
  • Provide support to the organization with respect to compliance with regulatory requirements in the preparation, response and recovery from emergencies and report results /findings. Establish new plans, practices and procedures as required; review, modify and enforce existing plans based on regulatory requirements and lessons learned. Prepare reports on program status. Act as subject matter expert and provide support in the interpretation of applicable standards, regulatory requirements and procedures.
  • Provide support to emergency response activities as required that may impact the Company’s service delivery and/or business functions. Facilitate meetings and/or de-briefing sessions after response activities are tested or executed. Research and review best practices, recommend solutions/improvements to promote the continuous improvement of the emergency management program. 
  • Monitors changes to Regulations, Codes and Standards, provide advice and guidance to others on related or potential impacts. Establish and maintain relationships with local authorities, provincial ministries and other emergency management experts. Represent FortisBC Emergency Management on external committees; present information at conferences etc. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline from a recognized program, Emergency Management Certification and Exercise Design Certification and Business Continuity Professional Certification, plus four (4) to seven (7) years recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver’s License.  
  • Knowledge of the emergency management system in the province of British Columbia
  • Emergency planning skills
  • Effective time management skills 
  • Experience in designing and conducting tabletop and full-scale exercises
  • Public speaking, presentation and training skills 
  • Facilitation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Technical writing skills
  • Possess an understanding of business continuity as a component of emergency management
  • Possess the ability to analyze assignments, derive and determine implied or specific associated tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to create, develop and maintain effective business relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, and changing priorities within tight timeframes
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems/conflict
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Intermediate level computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite

Additional Information

  • Knowledge of utility operations an asset 
  • This position requires the completion of a security clearance.
  • Travel and some irregular working hours are required 
  • May be exposed to stressful situations 
  • Will be required to perform effectively during emergencies

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 work remotely and some in office. 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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