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Sr. Environmental Coordinator (Contaminated Sites Specialist)

Company: BC Hydro
Location : Burnaby,BC
Company Profile

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 to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.

Job Description

The successful candidate must bring a solid understanding of and experience with the relevant legislation, guidelines and current practices for contaminated sites management. Experience with spill preparedness and response and hazardous waste management also an asset.

• Provides expert environmental technical and regulatory advice within BC Hydro and liaises internally and externally with other environmental specialists and regulatory agencies in the areas of contaminated sites and spill mitigation.

• Develops cost estimates and terms of reference for contaminated site and other pollution prevention projects and programs. Manages consultants and contractors to execute such work including cost control, scheduling, contract management, coordination of quality assurance and peer review, monthly tracking of invoices, progress, forecasts, variances, reporting and deliverables.

• Researches the environmental and regulatory components of pollution related issues and independently formulates innovative approaches in the development of techniques, procedures and programs in order to solve the most complex, unusual or difficult environmental problems.

• Provides subject matter expertise input into the development of internal and external environmental training materials.

• Provides work and project leadership to consultants, junior environmental specialist, and works with peer technical staff to solve complex pollution prevention/waste management issues.

• May assign portions of work to other environmental staff, consultants or other support staff, and direct and check work.

• Works independently in the technical specialty.


• The successful candidate will develop and foster strong, effective relationships with regulatory agencies and key non-governmental or stakeholder organizations.

• A relevant university degree or post-graduate degree in the areas of geosciences, professional engineering, environmental sciences or other relevant discipline.

• Minimum 10 years of directly related experience in contaminated site management in BC.

• Eligible for registration as a Professional in a relevant field.

• Experienced in contaminated site work for small to large scale projects; management of environmental contractors and consultants; liaison with regulatory agencies; public and stakeholder consultation.

The successful candidate will possess:

• Advanced technical writing skills, preparation of technical reports, including reports for regulators and senior level management.

• The ability to negotiate with contractors, regulators, and public stakeholders on matters having a bearing on pollution management issues; the ability to provide recommendations to all project disciplines on matters having a bearing on pollution prevention issues; an awareness of and interest in BC Hydro's strategic direction.

• Demonstrated and recognized technical ability related to contaminated sites, regulatory processes and development of strategic plans and policy materials.

• Excellent facilitation skills and demonstrated leadership abilities.

• A strong ability to influence decisions and a strong reputation as a technical specialist organization wide as well as in the external environment.

• Well-developed research and analytical skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to develop and evaluate cost/benefit studies.

• Please note a condition of employment in this role is to maintain your Class 5 Driver's License in good standing.

• The position is located in Burnaby.

• 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.

Additional Information:

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe.
We are here for our customers.
We are one team.
We act with integrity.
We respect our province.
We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

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Interested candidates should submit their applications online at app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html  by March 3rd, 2017.

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