Program Lead, Emergency Management

Type: Full Time
Category: Administrative
Location: Surrey, B.C.
Date posted: April 22, 2021
Closing date: May 6, 2021
Position Overview

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,400 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together. Position Overview
When the pressure is on and you’re called to immediate action, you don’t even break a sweat. If anything, you excel in these situations because you’re always prepared for whatever comes your way, and you understand how to develop programs that prevent emergencies in the first place. We want someone like you in the role of Program Manager, Emergency Management.

Joining our Corporate Security and Business Continuity team, you’ll be responsible for providing support and advice in developing emergency management, preparedness and other program activities to ensure our Emergency Program meets business and regulatory compliance requirements.

Most people assume you know how to juggle when they see how well you can manage multiple tasks, change priorities, and work with tight deadlines. Thanks to your solution and customer-oriented philosophy, you can tackle any problem that stands in your path while empowering others to do the same with the support of your thoughtfully curated programs.

Safety comes first in everything we do. We strive to deliver safe and reliable energy for our customers throughout British Columbia and dedicate ourselves to fostering a safe environment where our employees can reach their potential. We need leaders like you to join us in rethinking our energy future. In this role, you will:
Coordinate and facilitate emergency preparedness activities and maintain program compliance with emergency management principles.
Manage a comprehensive and fast-paced emergency exercise program. In year 1, you will:
Execute our Emergency Exercise Program in accordance with regulatory, business and public safety obligations.
Identify gaps or areas of opportunity in the overall emergency program and emergency response plans to continually develop our response readiness.
Learn about our Company (Gas, Electric, Generation, Operations, Major Projects) and look for opportunities to support.
Support the Emergency Operations Center in the event of an emergency or continuity event. In year 2, you will:
Seek opportunities for professional development to enhance our emergency programs and educate stakeholders through training and related working groups.
Continue to expand your knowledge and awareness of emergency management issues within the Province that align with emerging trends in the North American energy environment. What it takes:
A Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, Emergency Management Certification, Exercise Design Certification, Business Continuity Professional Certification, plus four to seven years of recent experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Experience in designing and leading tabletop and full-scale exercises.
A demonstrated ability to resolve problems and identify opportunties for improvement.
A demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, and changing priorities within tight timeframes. Additional Information
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Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

The safety of our customers and FortisBC family members is our number one priority. Depending on the responsibilities of the job, some employees work remotely and some in office. To ensure the safety of our employees on our job sites, there is strict adherence to our worksite safety plans and social distancing practices. As an essential service provider, we’ll continue to follow the government COVID-19 guidelines and adjust our plans as necessary. As we welcome new employees, our commitment to safety remains for all of our FortisBC family.

To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information.