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.
It’s our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.
Performs a variety of technical, planning and administrative functions related to integrated
vegetation management by collecting and analyzing data, drafting and implementing work plans
and prescriptions, developing annual and long term management plans and site specific
prescriptions based on inventories, species, species diversification, growth rates and
environmental sensitivities; provides technical guidance and administers a variety of special
vegetation management programs; investigates tree related incidents and analyzes tree failure;
assists in the evaluation of vegetation risk in relation to circuit priority, public safety, etc. and
establishes action thresholds.
Performs a variety of complex contract administration functions by estimating costs, preparing
comprehensive specifications and tender documents, evaluating tenders, preparing purchase
requisitions, conducting pre-job meetings, approving progress payments; ensures the optimum
use of contractor crews and equipment; assesses and evaluates contractor performance for future
Directs, monitors and inspects contractor crews to ensure that work is in compliance with
specifications, proper arboriculture standards and current best practices; ensures contracts meet
all safety and environmental compliance needs.
Responds to a variety of customer inquiries and complaints to vegetation management activities;
liaises with a variety of First Nations, internal/external groups and agencies related to vegetation
management work and issues; participates in community and outreach programs to ensure BC
Hydro information is distributed within the community; negotiates tree removal and related issues
with the public; resolves claims related to vegetation management work.
Performs related activities such as surveying, tendering and contract administration of road
access installations and improvements and other non-vegetation activities.
Provides technical assistance on and assesses and administers a variety of special projects and
programs associated with the maintenance of transmission and distribution line R/W’s and
Establishes and maintains a variety of records such as work inventories, specifications, historical
Assists the Manager in the preparation of operating budgets by preparing annual work plan,
assessing costs of planned projects and programs and analyzing monthly variance statements;
prepares maintenance activity summary reports.
Utilizes a variety of computer programs to develop, implement and monitor integrated vegetation
Provides technical advice and guidance to management related to resolving vegetation and
operational and maintenance related problems; directs and coordinates activities of vegetation
process resources during major weather events.
May provide technical advice, guidance and direction to contractors’ crews engaged in non-
vegetation related activities; may operate a variety of small vegetation control equipment.
Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties which do not affect the rating of the
Successful completion a Diploma in Forestry, Horticulture or Environmental studies from an
institute of technology or equivalent.
Must be eligible for registration with the International Society of Arboriculture as a Certified
Arborist and as a Certified Utility Specialist. Completion of a variety of internal BC Hydro courses
related to contract administration and environmental issues. Training on BC Hydro computer
applications including MS Office, MS Word, Excel, Access, TSO, FSO, BMS, CICS.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in utility vegetation management is a requirement.
This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE).
This is a Full-Time Regular (FTR) opportunity on the team and is headquartered in Terrace.
The role is based out of Terrace and the service territory area extends west to Prince Rupert,
east to Topley, north to Tatogga Lake and south to Kitimat.
This location is eligible for a Remote Incentive of 6%. Remote Incentives are paid bi-weekly to
Full-Time Regular employees working in eligible remote locations.
This location is eligible for Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit. The Extended Health
Care Medical Travel Benefit is extended to Full-Time Regular, Part-Time Regular and Full-Time
Temporary employees who are permanenty working in eligible remote locations.
A condition of employment in this role is that you maintain your Class 5 Driver’s License in good standing.
In reference to the BC Hydro courses we would also be willing to look at equivalent courses
completed at another organization.
As part of the selection process, applicants may be required to take a written test/assessment
during the interview.
Frequent exposure to field work. Up to 80% of time spent in the field in urban, rural and
wilderness areas. Exposed to all weather conditions, works in construction areas and walks over
rough terrain in wilderness areas on a regular basis. May use helicopters in inspection work.
Some exposure to wild animals and dogs. Drives a 4X4 on back roads as well as ATV and
snowmobile in a right of way wilderness setting. Will require physical exertion such as hiking and
May be required to spend up to 50 nights a year away from home. Occasional exposure to irate
customers. Some exposure to hazardous materials.
Experience with Veg-Net, Collector, Field Maps would be preferred.
Will require work away from main office and reporting location. Will include nights away from
home base. Will require physical exertion such as hiking, snowshoeing & ATV usage. Field data
collection done through use of tablets so knowledge and experience performing these tasks will
be a benefit.
BC Hydro conducts pre-placement medical checks of applicants entering certain positions to
help safeguard BC Hydro’s workplace. As part of the selection process, you may be required to
demonstrate successful completion of a pre-placement medical check.
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@
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