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Lands Representative - FortisBC

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Province: Surrey, British Columbia
Position: Lands Representative
Deadline: September 16, 2022
Posted: August 26, 2022

Job Description / Duties

Liaising with FortisBC personnel, property owners, lawyers, land developers, government officials and others to coordinate information and attempt to reconcile differing positions regarding property issues to ensure that the interests of FortisBC and the public are served.
Coordinating and conducting negotiations with property owners, their representatives, government agencies or private organizations.
Preparing and directing others to prepare legal documents and other correspondence and ensuring that all pertinent information, conditions and signatures are included.
Advising FortisBC personnel, landowners and their representatives of legal issues and FortisBC's standard land procedures, and meeting with them to explain terms and conditions of legal documentation as well as witnessing signatures.
Reviewing legal documentation to ensure accuracy and correctness.
Managing files to ensure they are completed within specified time schedules and budgets to the satisfaction of FortisBC personnel and the public.
Reviewing maps, plans, legal documents and property titles to determine charges registered against properties, title restrictions and determining which consents, licenses and agreements are needed to acquire and protect FortisBC' interest in properties.
Assessing, engaging and monitoring the performance of contracted services such as land surveyors, property appraisers and land title agents to ensure maximum benefit to FortisBC.
Applying standard FortisBC land practices in a consistent and equitable manner.
Assigning work, directs, guides and checks the work of less senior positions engaged in property work.
Maintaining liaison with land title officers, government agencies, building contractors, municipalities and other utilities to obtain information or approvals.
Performing environmental property reviews for property to be acquired, disposed of or leased.
Performing duties of a minor nature related to the above duties, including operating a motor vehicle, which do not affect the rating of the job.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Successful completion of an Urban Land Economics diploma or equivalent.
Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to:
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Successfully negotiate settlements
Successfully resolve issues
Take initiative
Work effectively in a team environment
Work in a courteous and professional manner
Sound analytical, organizational and written communication skills including the ability to prepare a variety of external and internal correspondence and process inquiries.
Basic knowledge of computer system operations, environment and peripherals. Sound working knowledge of application systems and software in use in the department.
Must be able to qualify as a Commissioner for Accepting Affidavits in the province of British Columbia.
Three (3) years directly related relevant work experience.
Valid British Columbia driver's license.

Additional Information

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.

Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.

To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit for additional information.

Contact Information

Please apply online at For any inquiries, you may reach our Talent Acquisition at

Employer Profile

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 2,500 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.