BC Hydro
February 6, 2024
333 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver
Job Type
Application Deadline
February 18, 2024
British Columbia


Source:             BC Hydro
Job Title:           Natural Resource Specialist 1 (Site C - Fort St. John)

Job Location:    Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada

Annual Salary:   $ 68,700.00 - 74,000.00



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Providing clean electricity to 4 million customers takes a diverse workforce and that’s where you come in. We need your talent to help us build major projects to meet growing demand. To help our customers find clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses and to be ready to respond during storms and outages to keep our system reliable.


Working for BC Hydro is meaningful. And now, the stakes have been raised as we work towards a solution to climate change while safely providing clean, affordable electricity to our customers.


We offer a healthy work life balance, training opportunities and career progression. We're proud to be ranked as one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. Join us as we build an even cleaner B.C.






* Plans detailed field surveys, including assessments of aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric conditions, in accordance with approved methods to determine, record and report on biological processes, such as seasonal concentrations, relative abundance and habitats of fish, wildlife, migratory birds, for use in estimating populations, growth patterns and seasonal habits.

* Organizes and undertakes a variety of technical field and office investigations related to construction, operations, maintenance and waste management / pollution prevention; conducts field reviews and inspections, gathers data and information, recommends study approach and provides input into the identification of methodologies required to deal with the associated environmental issues.

* Understands and communicates practices, licensing and other environmental requirements, including regulatory and other arrangements, permits and licenses, etc., on new or revised projects and studies, to government agencies, life sciences specialists and related associations; participates in communications with agencies, First Nations, public meetings and/or training or presentation sessions as required. Provides training in waste management methods and a variety of other environmental management techniques.

* Researches, assesses and documents background biological data such as material from consultants’ reports and proposed project areas; conducts field inventories, records observations and selects alternative methods as field conditions dictate; monitors environmental aspects of studies; assesses data and writes reports; makes site specific recommendations to team members in accordance with established protocols; follows up with contractors and team members to ensure approved work is carried out in accordance with legal, regulatory and safety requirements.

* Participates in various programs related to the development and administration of environmental components of BC Hydro operations such as vegetation management, mitigation measures for construction and maintenance projects, permits, license and other regulatory requirements.

* Is deployed to the field to respond to unforeseen environmental concerns by assisting in mitigation by performing activities such as laying out booms and throwing down oil pads.

* Performs all the functions of lower-level jobs within the Natural Resource job hierarchy and provides technical direction to staff in lower-level jobs, contractors and staff working on related projects.

* Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the job.




* Completion of a Bachelor degree in Natural Resource or Environmental Studies with at least one (1) year of relevant work experience or as an equivalent, completion of Technologist Diploma in Natural Resources or Environmental Studies with two (2) years of relevant work experience.

* Must be eligible for the Biologist in Training designation with the College of Applied Biology.

* Valid BC Driver’s License required.





- 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

For more information on the benefits we offer, visit bchydro.com/benefits.


This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE). http://moveuptogether.ca


* A condition of employment is to maintain your Class 5 driver's license in good standing.

* This is a Full-time Regular (FTR) MoveUP Group 9 opportunity on the team.

* Please note, the successful candidate on this opportunity will perform duties on the construction of the Site C Clean Energy Project until construction is complete, as determined by the Environment Managers, at which time they will transition to work with Environmental Field Operations going forward in Fort St. John.

* Please note in regards to being eligible for membership with the College of Applied Biology we are also willing to consider those that are qualified/eligible with another Professional Association at this time.

* Spends approximately 60 to 70% of time in the field. Exposed to all types of weather conditions at work sites that may be remote. Approximately 10% of time is spent in a vehicle. Regular exposure to river and lake conditions when performing field work. May be required to operate boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, 4x4 trucks on rough access roads. Climbs or walks on uneven, steep and/or rough terrain in all weathers during field work.

* As part of the selection process, applicants may be required to take a written test/assessment or do a presentation.

* BC Hydro conducts pre-placement medical checks of applicants entering certain positions to help safeguard BC Hydro’s workplace. As part of the selection process, you may be required to demonstrate successful completion of a pre-placement medical check.

* 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.

* This location is eligible for a Remote Incentive of 12%. Remote Incentives are paid bi-weekly to Full-Time Regular employees working in eligible remote locations.

* This location is eligible for Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit. The Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit is extended to Full-Time Regular, Part-Time Regular and Full-Time Temporary employees who are permanently working in eligible remote locations.


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.



How to Apply


Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html  by February 18, 2024.


Click here to access the job posting or visit the BC Hydro “Current Opportunities” Careers page to view and apply for jobs.


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On the BC Hydro Careers site, click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job. Please be sure to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and include copies of your certifications, if applicable.

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 include everyone.

We act with integrity and respect.

We are forward thinking.


BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.


We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.


We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at Recruitmenthelp@BCHydro.com


Flexible work model role definitions


Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.


IBEW/Field – No option to work from home

Resident – Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office.

Hybrid – May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week.

Remote – Works from home 4+ days per week

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