- Conflict Management
- Computer Literacy
- Computer Skills
- Project Management
Reporting to the Regional Manager (Interior South), this position is responsible to provide leadership to staff in the provision of operations activities to support the generation, distribution, transmission and delivery of energy, safely and reliably, to FortisBC customers within a designated geographical area and/or facility.
Provide leadership to staff in the provision of operations activities to support the generation, distribution, transmission and delivery of energy, safely and reliably, to FortisBC customers within a designated geographical area and/or facility. Develop and execute annual objectives, deliverables, and work plans related to capital construction projects and programs, service and main installation, repair and maintenance, and emergency response. Manage team/s of skilled resources to meet operational demands.
Provide process and quality oversight to ensure compliance with applicable metrics; ensure efficient services delivery and completeness in accordance with industry and corporate standards and service level agreements. Set local priorities for operational delivery and stability including third party relationship issues. Oversee processes to ensure optimum efficiencies.
Manage a safe and healthy workplace for staff and ensure health, safety and emergency requirements are met including adequate emergency coverage. Participate in incident investigations; conduct root cause analysis, and develops action plans to prevent future incidents. Collaborate with Human Resources/Labour Relations staff on related issues. Hire staff, arrange training, set and review performance expectations and facilitate resolutions to work related issues. Ensure all staff are effectively trained and competent in work activities for optimal scheduling and service delivery.
Manage (justify, prepare, monitor, adjust and report on) O&M and assigned capital project/program related budgets and costs to ensure customer and shareholder expectations are achieved; provide financial oversight including the management of costs associated to staff, facilities, vehicles, tools, and equipment. Review and approve capital purchases, third party contracts and internal service agreements. Manage risks utilizing operational/project controls.
Act as the primary point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders where local support and/or input is required; establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, contractors, builders, municipal agencies, emergency response and environmental management personnel. Support customer relationship processes to ensure expectations are met.
Understand asset condition and performance as applicable to area and function in order to provide input into the capital planning process and asset condition reporting through Regional Engineer/Asset Management Rep. Support the development of asset condition assessment and reporting.
Conduct work in a manner that prevents injuries and incidents, and contributes to FortisBC’s Target Zero Mission. Maintain knowledge and understanding of safety policies, practices and procedures. Lead by example by putting safety first at all times.
Bachelor’s degree or Diploma of Technology in a related discipline from a recognized program, Certified Member in the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC or a Professional equivalent, plus 8 to 12 years related experience in a leadership capacity or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge of budget concept and principles
Responsible and accountable for designated operating area and function (Pipelines) with respect to the;
Justification and development of operating budgets
Tracking and reporting on costs against planned expenditures
Tracking and reporting on activities against plans
Performance of team members in the execution of activities
Responsible and accountable for operations management and performance measurement
Responsible and accountable for operation, maintenance and construction process
Knowledge of regulatory framework, requirements, codes and business model
Knowledge of Company policies, standards and procedures
Knowledge of safety management, processes and procedures
Knowledge of transmission & distribution systems
Knowledge of project management procedures and practices
Knowledge of human resource policies and procedures including matters related to labour relations, recruitment and performance management
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to staff
Demonstrated ability to attend to emergencies and co-ordinate activities under stressful situations
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage projects/programs and related costs
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and demanding work schedules
Demonstrated ability to apply conflict resolution skills
Computer skills with application software tools and applications
Strong mechanical aptitude
This position is located in Kelowna at the Springfield office.
Travel throughout the province will be required based on operational requirements.