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Project Manager 2

Burnaby, BC

What You'll Do:

As a Project Manager 2 in BC Hydro’s Project Delivery team, you will be responsible for planning and executing of a portion of BC Hydro’s multi-billion dollar portfolio of generation, transmission and substation projects. The Project Delivery team consists of professionals (employees and contractors) with diverse roles and backgrounds, working together with internal and external partners to deliver quality projects safely, on scope, on budget, and on schedule for the Province. At any time, Project Delivery is managing over 500 projects in various phases, from early Identification through in-service close-out, ranging in cost from $1M to over $1B.

Two (2) or more positions are available in the Dam Safety and Programs portfolio. As part of this team, you will lead projects that make improvements to BC Hydro's dams, associated water conveyance structures, as well as projects from other teams as opportunities arise. The projects can often involve collaborating with the full spectrum of engineering disciplines, departments across BC Hydro and around the province, and interfacing with external stakeholders and regulators. A key part of many projects is supporting First Nations Consultation and Reconciliation efforts through procurement opportunities and developing other win-win scenarios. Strong verbal and written communication skills are put to work daily as new activities, deliverables, and challenges arise. A positive attitude, problem solving orientation, and big picture awareness of the project and it’s role in organizational goals are necessary for success in the senior Project Manager 2 roles.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

* Acts as a senior project manager in Project Delivery for multiple projects with medium to high risk/impact/complexity and with significant regulatory oversight.

* Travel to sites across the province may be required to meet with operations staff, construction management, First Nations and stakeholders during the planning, design and construction phases of projects. The base role is Hybrid based from BC Hydro’s Edmonds office in Burnaby. PM’s typically travel 4-8 times per year depending on circumstances.

* May act as a Program Manager to ensure efficient and consistent delivery of a group of projects.

* Develops project plans, including scope, budget, schedule and project team responsibilities in order to accomplish project objectives.

* Develops and presents business cases, prepares project reports and, at completion, finalizes all financial transactions and completes final reports.

* Manages the full life cycle of the project within agreed upon scope, timeline and budget, using considerable innovation in the planning, analysis and execution of tasks and judgment in the assessment and resolution of unusual problems.

* Drives project progress to ensure the work is carried out in the most cost-effective manner.

* Ensures that internal and external resources with appropriate skill sets are provided, establishes commercial arrangements with consultants and contractors as required, assigns work and provides instructions, advice and technical leadership and guidance to project staff; reviews work in progress and assesses completed work for accuracy, required results and quality assurance.

* Leads and coaches professional project teams with various experience levels to successfully track and deliver on assigned projects that draw on internal and external resources which include Stakeholder Relations, Indigenous Relations, Engineering, Environment, Finance, Regulatory, Properties, Operations, Legal Counsel, Safety, and others.

* Actively monitor and manage project risks - identification, mitigation, reduction - on an ongoing basis throughout the project lifecycle.

* Demonstrates independent judgment outside of identified guidelines for critical project problems.

* Support BC Hydro Project and Program Management (PPM) compliance across the portfolio and may act as a Project Independent Reviewer (PIR) to other projects. Ensure the quality of project documentation is aligned with the intent of BC Hydro’s PPM Practice and reflective of the complexity and risks of the project.

* Model the ‘One-Hydro’ approach ensuring that decisions support the broader needs of the organization which could include participating internal initiatives. A key component of the One-Hydro approach is fostering collaboration amongst parts of the organization.

* Represent BC Hydro as the ‘Contract Owner’ or ‘Hydro’s Representative’ on construction, services and equipment contracts. Support project teams to reduce BC Hydro’s exposure to contract claims and participates in contract and claim negotiations with suppliers and contractors.

* Review and approve financial commitments and payments to Financial Authorization Approval Policy (FAAP) limits.

What You Bring:

* Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline such as Engineering, Business, or Environmental Sciences or equivalent are preferred. Candidates with Diplomas may be considered.

* Project Management Certification is preferred, additional Professional designations are considered an asset.

* 9 to 12 years related experience in fields of expertise within an electric utility or similar environment, with considerable project management knowledge, skills and experience, as demonstrated by successful project management of projects up to and over $100M in value.

* Ability to adjust planning and execution in response to changing circumstances and uncertainties related to the project.

* Demonstrated ability to understand and deliver on the intent of PPM deliverables while communicating and managing risks and supporting others to manage deliverables to this intent.

* Proven leadership ability in managing, motivating and developing a team.

* Preferred field experience engaging with plant operations and construction management.

* Excellent report writing, communication, facilitation, negotiation, presentation and interpersonal skills.

* Well developed planning, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

* Demonstrated experience related to Dam Safety projects would be a valuable asset.

What We Offer:

You will receive:

- A comprehensive benefits package

- A minimum of 15 paid vacation days

- A lifetime pension

- Flexible work model, depending on your role type

- Training and development courses

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What Else You Should Know:

* This posting is for two (2) or more Full Time Regular positions.

* As part of your application, please submit a current resume and cover letter. In the cover letter, please highlight your knowledge, experience and abilities relevant to this position.

* Certificates including Trade Qualifications certificates are considered an asset, please include a copy of each certificate with your application.

* This position is located at our Edmonds Office (Burnaby).

* Candidates with lesser work experience may be considered for a lower level position.

* This position will require occasional travel to different areas of the province.

* A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Class 5 Driver's License: In good standing.

* This position may require a second interview or a written assignment, details to be discussed in the recruitment process.

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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