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Site C Wildlife/Vegetation Mitigation & Monitoring Lead

Company: BC Hydro
Location : Vancouver,BC
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Job Description

Source:    BC Hydro
Job Title:  Site C Wildlife/Vegetation Mitigation & Monitoring Lead
Job Number:   BCH-R-8206-170412E1
Job Location: Vancouver (Dunsmuir), British Columbia, Canada

We’re BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

We’re investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We’re upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities. We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.

It’s our vision is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.



The successful candidate will lead the wildlife/vegetation mitigation and monitoring program for the Site C Clean Energy Project. This program covers multiple wildlife and vegetation related mitigation and monitoring programs from concept and design phases through to construction and long-term effectiveness monitoring. The scale and breadth of these topics combined represents a world class level of scope and complexity. The role also includes reviewing and responding to contractor submissions to ensure regulatory requirements are being met and managing a technical committee with Regulatory Agency representatives who are reviewing and modifying the mitigation and monitoring programs.
This position will be responsible for:
• Developing and maintaining various wildlife/vegetation mitigation and monitoring programs required by the Site C Environmental Assessment and Federal Decision Statements.
• Management of programs to address regulatory requirements.
• Annual work and budget planning, leadership of the wildlife/vegetation program for Site C.
• Managing the requirements of the vegetation and wildlife Technical Committee, an inter-agency committee established under the Site C Conditional Water Licence and managing any program scope changes required by this Committee.
• Managing budget, quality, safety and coordination for multiple on-site contractors that are delivering monitoring and mitigation programs. Managing the long-term workload forecast and budget/scope management for these programs.
• Providing expert environmental technical and regulatory advice within Site C and BC Hydro and liaises internally and externally with other environmental specialists and regulatory agencies in the investigation and resolution of technical and regulatory problems and the application of new or special environmental methods as they relate to Site C.
• Contributing to the overall success of all Site C mitigation and monitoring programs.
• Actively participating on the work of industry associations, and technical societies related to the area of specialty.
• Developing and fostering strong, effective relationships with First Nations, regulatory
• Perform a senior role within the Site C Environmental Compliance, Mitigation and Monitoring team and may from time to time deliver mentorship, advice, and guidance to help develop other team members.

• A degree, preferably at the graduate level, relevant to planning, environmental assessment, natural resources or land use planning, and permitting or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience.
• Eligibility for appropriate professional designation in British Columbia (e.g., R.P.Bio.).
• Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in progressively more responsible positions in the environmental field.
• Demonstrated excellence and a record of successes working with environmental regulators, First Nations and the public, and with multi-disciplinary teams.
• Proven and exceptional time management and effort prioritization skills, communication and coordination skills, and experience with analyzing operational constraints on large capital projects.
• Proven track record of predicting, defining and managing the environmental risks of large-scale capital projects and programs.
• Proven experience developing and implementing environmental risk management procurement/ contract solutions at multiple levels and stages in the procurement process cycle.
• Proven abilities to manage the work of self and of Contractors in a fast-paced work environmental with often conflicting demands and expectations.
• Other relevant experience may include: use of HydroShare (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server platform), project management tools, contract management and Passport and Project Portfolio Management (PPM).
• Must be available for travel, sometimes to remote locations.
• Must be able to be authorized for both BC Hydro Power System Safety Protection (PSSP) and Work Protection Practices (WPP).

• A condition of employment for this position is to maintain your Class 5 Driver's License in good standing.
• This is a Full-Time Regular (FTR) employee position with BC Hydro and is headquartered in Vancouver.
• Internally the position is also referred to as an Environmental Specialist.
• Please note some travel will be required in the role. At this time there will be some occasional travel to Victoria and overnight trips to the Site in Fort St. John.
• Please note applicants with lesser qualifications for this position may be considered at an appropriate level.
• Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.
• Site C will be the third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C. The project will provide 1,100 megawatts (MW) of capacity and about 5,100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy each year to the province’s integrated electricity system. Project components include an earth fill dam, diversion tunnel, generating station, spillway and associated structures, an 83-kilometre-long reservoir, re-alignment of six sections of Highway 29, and two 77-kilometre transmission lines along an existing right-of-way connecting Site C to Peace Canyon. It is expected to be complete by 2024.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications online at app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html  by May 11th, 2017.

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