Source: BC Hydro
Job Title: Natural Resource Specialist 3
Job Number: BCH-T-6014-230727E2
Job Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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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.
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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.
* Assesses and analyzes project related data and methodologies; prepares material for agency review including the preparation of reports detailing impact assessments and possible mitigation or compensation measures required to offset impacts resulting from existing, planned or future BC Hydro operations, maintenance work or projects in assigned area/program.
* Prepares detailed terms of reference, budget estimates, related analytical and other research reports for a full range of complex fish and wildlife related research/program projects; determines project approach and objectives, parameters, costs and staff requirements and establishes priorities; reviews evaluates and recommends selection of consultants and reviews their reports to determine technical acceptability.
* Prepares work plans, work schedules and implements programs for mitigating and/or compensating for the effects of new and existing BC Hydro facilities, waste management / pollution prevention systems, operations and construction projects on fish, wildlife, other resources and natural systems; inspects, monitors and administers projects.
* Plans, implements, monitors and reports on technical studies and field programs associated with construction, operations, maintenance and waste management / pollution prevention activities. Conducts research, special programs or technical studies, including determining implications of using various environmental control technologies in existing and proposed BC Hydro facilities; determines, recommends and/or provides advice to others in establishing project or study approaches, investigation parameters, costs, staff requirements and setting of priorities; prepares related impact, assessment, planning, project and other reports.
* Develops and reviews facilities management and ongoing projects and plans to ensure consistency with environmental regulations, policies and standards and ensures that required programs can be effectively and efficiently implemented; initiates and assists with the development of waste management policies, standards and guidelines.
* Liaises with administrative, engineering, regulatory, public groups, program and research staff regarding the impact and ramifications of structures and water levels on a variety of natural resources; ensures that
environmental issues, objectives and strategies are considered and incorporated into the business planning process.
* Acts as a biological and/or scientific specialist at public meetings, license hearings, program or environmental groups; develops and conducts training and presentation sessions as required; provides technical advice and instructions to field personnel in the event of emergency environmental problems.
* Is deployed to the field to respond to unforeseen environmental concerns and coordinates mitigation by contacting necessary participants and arranging for their attendance at the scene.
* Provides technical direction and expert advice to area/program or cross discipline staff at the steering committee level or contractors involved in assigned projects.
* Provides work leadership to and performs all the functions of the Natural Resource Specialist 2 job.
* 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 six (6) years of relevant work experience or as an equivalent, completion of Technologist Diploma in Natural Resources or Environmental Studies with seven (7) years of relevant work experience.
* Must be eligible for membership with the College of Applied Biology.
* Valid BC Driver’s License required.
This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE).
* This is a full-time temporary (FTT) role for approximately 14 months.
* The preferred headquarter location for this role is in Burnaby at Edmonds however we may be open to other locations in BC depending on operational requirements and workspace availability. This can be discussed further through the selection process.
* As part of the selection process, applicants may be required to complete a written test/assessment and/or a presentation as part of the interview process.
* 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.
* The successful candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be self-motivated.
* A good understanding and working knowledge of environmental management systems (EMS) is an asset.
* In this NRS 3 role you spend approximately 30 to 40% of time in the field including driving.
* Exposed to all types of weather conditions at work sites that may be remote. 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.
* A condition of employment in this role is that you maintain your Class 5 Driver's License in good standing.
* 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.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html by August 16, 2023.
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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.
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Resident – Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office.
Hybrid – May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week.
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