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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Asset Management Planning Leader

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

NB 50894744 - NC 50897505

BCH-R-4744-190830E1Employment Posting ID:

Asset Management Planning Leader Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Edmonds A03Job Location: Permanent Lower MainlandRegion:

We're BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

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're investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We're upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities.

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.


Distribution Asset Planning has a challenging opportunity for a Distribution Capital Planning Lead to join the Distribution Asset Planning team based at BC Hydro's Edmonds office in Burnaby, BC. This position will contribute to the "Plan" function of BC Hydro's Plan - Build - Operate - Support business model and act as process and initiative lead to planning engineers who perform distribution system planning and studies to manage system assets for growth, reliability and system performance.

The key accountabilities for the Distribution Capital Planning Lead are: * Provides a broad and demonstrated high level of professional system planning expertise and leadership in capital planning for distribution capital projects and is recognized as having expert technical knowledge in the field. * Leads the process for distribution capital planning, including development of the 10 year capital plan and annual capital process to develop the capital programs and portfolios, liaises with PCM, Finance and POM to monitor progress and align with Corporate requirements, and leads the process for review, approvals and management of capital projects. * Leads the development of distribution system plans, practices and quality processes, provides independent review of high risk/complex plans and technical planning work by others, and makes sustained, wide-ranging and indispensable contributions to the present and future success of BC Hydro's distribution system. * Applies knowledge and experience on multi-discipline engineering principles associated with complex systems, working with others departments to mitigate risks and find solutions that meet specific planning requirements, and business and strategic objectives. * Leads project teams engaged in significant distribution planning or business initiatives and innovative or complex technical projects. Provides project leadership in terms of meeting broad overall goals or objectives, project schedules and/or budgets. * Proactively undertakes problem identification, risk mitigation and the development of original solutions to complex or emerging planning or technical issues, considering value, benefit and risk

BCH-R-4744-190830E1 - Asset Management Planning Leader

NB 50894744 - NC 50897505

to BC Hydro. * Leads the development of business objectives and performance measurements, and assists in managing the technical and operational performance of the team to meet these objectives. * Fosters collaboration and knowledge transfer, coaching and mentoring, and organizational awareness both within planning teams and across BC Hydro. * Builds influential relationships with key management teams and departments across BC Hydro, along with technical and process groups. * Leads, provides expert input, and represents Distribution Planning, Integrated Planning or BC Hydro in the public consultation and regulatory process. * Leads, develops, maintains and strengthens relations with external communities, municipalities, consultants, technical societies and associations, industry interest groups, other utilities, and suppliers. * Provides safety leadership to the team by leading safety considerations in distribution system planning, and guiding and mentoring others on how to perform their work safely.


* A recognized Electrical Engineering degree and registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC). * A minimum of 12 years of progressive electrical engineering experience focused in the areas of planning, engineering or design of distribution systems within an electric utility. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in two or more of these areas. * A minimum of 2 years of experience in the field of capital project planning including developing distribution planning processes and business cases.

Leadership, Business Acumen, Relationships * Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills including the ability to make presentations to technical and non-technical audiences and liaise with peers and experts in BC Hydro and externally. * Demonstrated leadership on various external technical committees, technical papers and presentations at conferences, and provides expert advice and information at public forums and legal and regulatory hearings. * Excellent leadership, organizational, team building and project management skills, including cost control and project administration. * Ability to analyze and resolve challenging and unusual engineering problems with considerable independence and understand and appreciate implications of costs, operability and safety. * Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate various complex technical studies and data of considerable complexity and diversity, define and develop criteria and cost estimates for complex plant modifications and/or other major projects, and develop significantly complex computer models and programs for forecasting or scheduling purposes. * Knowledge of various BC Hydro systems, policies and procedures related to distribution system planning. * Demonstrated conflict management, leadership, communication, team building, coaching/ mentoring, and interpersonal skills. * Strong strategic thinking, leadership and business planning skills. * Thorough understanding of the distribution planning business and related organization of BC Hydro. * Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within and outside of the department or division. * Demonstrated ability to develop and organize effective work teams and motivate employees. * Successful, creative and persistent approach to influencing outcomes and meeting objectives. * Excellent organizational and management skills.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * The successful candidate will be required to do occasional traveling within BC, including remote locations and sometimes outside of the province/country.

BCH-R-4744-190830E1 - Asset Management Planning Leader

NB 50894744 - NC 50897505

* A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's License (Class 5) 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.

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Date Posted: 2019-08-30 Closing Date: 2019-09-22