Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.
We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row. It's our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.
Site C will be a third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C and offers the opportunity to be part of one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada. It is part of BC Hydro's overall program to invest in and renew the province's electricity system. Construction on the project began in summer 2015. When completed, Site C will provide British Columbians with clean, renewable and cost-effective electricity for more than 100 years. To learn more about the project, please visit www.sitecproject.com..
Reporting to the Site Project Controls Lead, Site-C, the Quantity Surveyor will support the Site-C project by providing expert knowledge of construction progress and performance measurement by ensuring sub projects and associated contracts are managed efficiently. The successful candidate will have expert knowledge of the heavy construction industry, including experience establishing rules of credit, measuring physical progress versus plan and verification and validation of quantities on mega projects in the Utilities sector.
In addition, the individual will provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the construction process with a strong emphasis on identifying and managing risks and opportunities. This position will work closely with various groups within the overall Site-C project such as Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, Project Controls, Contracts, and Finance. The successful candidate will be a subject matter expert in Quantity Surveying, Estimating or Construction Management, with a proven track record of working on large scale, complex projects associated with the construction of heavy civil, mechanical and electrical mega projects.
Performs site physical progress measurement, including verification and validation of contractor quantities
Prepares and submits interim valuations
Manages and valuates variations and change orders
Identifies potential risks and evaluates option for control
Completes internal and external reporting throughout the lifecycle of the project
Works closely with field staff and contractors on a daily basis
Implements the Site-C Progress and Performance Measurement Plan
Streamlines progress measurement process on site
Develops a centralized quantity tracking database by sub project
Creates quality metadata in the database to meet different query requirements
Establishes Rules of Credit for each sub component
Develops progress reporting system
Administers and co-ordinates all types of construction and development projects, including contracts and sub-contracts, construction progress schedules, cost control systems, and work measurements
Prepares, submits and manages progress invoices (PPE), valuation of changes and finalize contracts
Provides advice on construction cost and strategic planning to management and other project stakeholders
Prepares and interprets tender documents, specifications, general conditions, and other parts and forms of contracts
Prepares and submits estimates for construction and development work
Researches, negotiates and supports dispute resolution activities
Understands and provides input to engineering and commercial aspects of multiple sub projects concurrently
Provides expert advice on contractual claims and negotiations
Monitors contract compliance against requirements
Degree in Engineering such as Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or eligible for registration with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC)
Degree in Construction Management or Business Administration may also be considered
PQS (Professional Quantity Surveyor) designation is preferred or the willingness and ability to obtain same
Active member of CIQS (Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveying) or AACE (Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering
Working knowledge of practical aspects of civil, mechanical and electrical disciplines
Minimum of ten (10) years progressive experience in large capital project management, including hands-on involvement in major infrastructure projects, ideally in a Quantity Surveying, Estimating or Construction Management role
Excellent working knowledge of Database Management
Conversant with the planning, and design of equipment/material procurement and construction processes required to deliver major capital projects
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Expert knowledge on construction costs and contracts within the Utilities sector
Strong business and market acumen related to the construction industry
Strong understanding of civil, electrical and mechanical fields
Excellent (strong) leadership with experience, teamwork, technical writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills
High level of independence
Exceptional communication, facilitation, negotiation, presentation and interpersonal skills
Ability to establish a high level of rapport and communicate effectively with people in a variety of roles, e.g. technical staff, trades people, and contractors
Ability to inspire trust in difficult situations by instilling confidence and engaging people on matters that affect them
Ability to lead and operate within an environment of ambiguity, where change happens frequently
Strong collaboration skills and an established network across the industry and company
This role is based in Fort St. John and is not a rotational role.
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.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
Prior field project management or construction experience.
Previous experience with Earned Value Management would be an asset.
Knowledge in the use and implementation of project management systems such as Primavera P6, SAP, Unifier, Passport or equivalent.
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative Risk Analysis using Primavera Risk Analysis, Acumen Fuse, Crystal Ball or equivalent.
A valid class 5 driver's license in good standing.
**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 act with integrity.
We respect our province.
We are forward thinking.
BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: BCH-R-8046-180222E1
About BC Hydro
Your passion lies in making a difference. By moving beyond the expected, you help make our world a better place. These are values we respect and seek out in employees. As the demand for electricity grows, so does our need for more bright minds to join our team. Together, we can build our community, foster conservation and deliver clean, reliable energy solutions for today, tomorrow and generations to come.
Being one of the largest electric utilities in Canada and North America, BC Hydro offers challenging opportunities throughout the province.
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