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Project Manager, Contracts

Location: 

Surrey, BC, CA

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’ve seen everything when it comes to managing contracts for multi-million dollar projects. Years of experience have sharpened your skills for identifying project needs, acquiring the appropriate resources, and leading seamless contract execution from start to finish. For our massive infrastructure projects, we need someone like you to join us as our Project Manager, Contracts. 

 

Joining our Major Projects department, you will provide services for contractual matters involving the formation and administration of agreements required to support major capital projects. This includes providing leadership and applied knowledge to ensure a uniform approach to strategy, development and assessment of our contract management services throughout the project lifecycle stages, such as project requirements, acquisitions and execution.

 

Your detail-oriented, resourceful and flexible nature enables you to be an effective problem solver who's adept at finding cost-effective solutions in rapidly changing environments. It’s impossible to count the number of contracts you’ve drafted, but suffice to say you’ve got bounds of knowledge to share with our project teams and plenty of innovative ideas for enhancing contract management processes. 

 

We’re committed to serving energy to our customers safely and reliably, and our major capital projects are crucial to establishing ourselves as energy partners of choice with our customers. Help us bring our biggest projects to life, and join us in rethinking our energy future.  

In year 1, you will:

  • Expand your knowledge of company objectives and regulatory requirements to effectively support our Major Projects group in ensuring a uniform approach to strategy, development and execution of contract management services.
  • Lead and support internal stakeholders by assisting in the design and implementation of innovative strategies to improve internal processes. 
  • Demonstrate expertise, attention to detail and proficient computer skills to prepare contract documents such as scopes of work, specifications, schedules, evaluation requirements, contract execution, regulatory requirements and more. 

In year 2, you will:

  • Continue to build on existing and new relationships with stakeholders in a dynamic environment as new projects arise and existing projects evolve. 
  • Support our Major Projects teams through the contract execution phase and document potential process improvements to be implemented into future project contracts. 

What it takes:

  • A diploma or degree in Business Administration or a related field, a minimum of seven years of progressive experience in procurement and contract administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Project Management Professional, Supply Chain Management Professional designations or paralegal certification will be considered an asset. 
  • Considerable experience in the utility industry, preferably natural gas, including a background in sourcing, negotiations, and contract management for multi-year and multi-million dollar contracts.
  • Exceptional problem solving, organizational and judgement skills to effectively develop and implement cost effective solutions with a proven ability to meet tight deadlines while juggling multiple priorities. 
  • Extensive experience with formation, development, management, strategies, and post contract execution in respect of project requirements, acquisitions, RFx preparation, and contractual requirements throughout the project life cycle.

Additional Information

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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 may work remotely or continue to report to the 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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