Construction Manager 1 - BC Hydro

BC Hydro
Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

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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.


Directs and supervises a multidiscipline group of BC Hydro Construction officers, support staff and/or external consultants in the fields of construction management, contract management and commissioning.

Ensures that all aspects of construction work and associated activities related to assigned projects is planned and carried out efficiently and effectively in terms of safety, quality, schedule, cost and scope.

Provides leadership and ensures compliance with safety requirements.

Works with the Construction Manager 2 to ensure adequate resources are in place to meet multi-year project and program plans.

Provides technical guidance and facilitates appropriate technical reviews and oversight for projects as required.

Assists in the development of business unit objectives, quality assurance standards, customer needs, and performance measurements.

Assists in managing Construction Management and Commissioning's operational performance to meet objectives.

Conducts Constructability Reviews for projects throughout various stages in the project life-cycle.

Provides input to and reviews contract tender documents with respect to scope and risk.

Provides input to the public consultation process as it pertains to construction site activities and issues.

May act as "Hydro's Representative" and Work Package Manager on a portfolio of construction contracts.

Manages construction and equipment installation contracts, ensures the successful completion of the contract work in compliance with the contract milestones and responsible to verify and prepare documentation for payment.

Negotiates work changes and manages contract disputes. Qualifications:

High school graduation plus additional technical training in the civil, structural, mechanical and/or electrical field(s) equivalent to a partial university degree in engineering or graduation from a technical institute. Extensive on-the-job experience & training, without a formal degree or diploma, will be considered.

Seven (7) years of progressively more complex experience in the construction industry including considerable experience with electric utility projects performing construction/contract management.

Considerable technical knowledge in civil, structural, mechanical and/or electrical work.

Strong interpersonal skills.

The ability to relate and discuss issues with a range of professionals from trades people to senior management.

The ability and passion to provide strong work leadership and technical direction to engineers or other technical support staff.

Ability to manage a project or series of projects of considerable scope and complexity on time and within budget.

A valid driver's license is required.

Demonstrated knowledge in construction methods and procedures in a utility environment.

Demonstrated organization, project planning and people management skills.

Knowledge of Contracting principles, health & safety and environmental regulations relevant to utility construction skills are desirable


This role will be headquartered in Castlegar The expectation is that the successful candidate will reside in the Castlegar area This role will require travel within the province based on the need from the projects being worked on A written assessment may form part of the selection

Driver's License Type = Class 5

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.

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@

BC Hydro has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires employees to have a full series of COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of vaccination on request. This Policy is currently suspended but may resume at BC Hydro's discretion. While the Policy is suspended, all new employees are required to disclose their vaccination status to BC Hydro.

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


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.

Closing Date: 2023-02-12

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