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Manager, Distribution Acquisition Services - BC Hydro

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Manager, Distribution Acquisition Services
Deadline: September 17, 2021
Posted: August 31, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Source: BC Hydro
Job Title: Manager, Distribution Acquisition Services
Job Number: BCH-R-5839-210827E1
Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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 is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.



* The Manager, Distribution Acquisition Services (DAS) reports to the Senior Manager, Real Estate Services (RES), is a member of the RES leadership team and shares accountability for achievement of RES strategic objectives. The position manages a group of 10 paralegal staff and is responsible for the acquisition and/or registration of 1200-1800 agreements annually consisting of statutory rights of way, licenses and permits from landowner in the Province including private, municipal, provincial and federal landowners for BC Hydro's infrastructure. The position is part of a management team that sets practices and policies for the acquisition of land and rights and works primarily with BC Hydro’s Distribution Design and Legal Services teams, Telus and Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resources Operations & Rural Development and private landowners.
Specific accountabilities include: • Providing guidance to staff regarding distribution acquisition practices and guidelines
• Interact and negotiate with third party legal counsel, representatives and landowners in the acquisition of rights on behalf of BC Hydro
• In consultation with BC Hydro’s Legal Services and RES management team, make business decision pertaining to acceptable risk BC Hydro can accept regarding deviations from BC Hydro’s standard documentation.
• Management of Properties tasks as part of distribution capital projects including budgeting and forecasting activities
• Ensuring BC Hydro compliance with Land Title and Survey Authority of BC (LTSA) requirements for registration of rights including managing transition and implementing web filing at the LTSA
• Provide senior relationship management with municipalities, institutional owners, federal and provincial ministries, authorities and agencies regarding distribution rights acquisitions.
• Collaborate with BC Hydro Properties and Legal Services colleagues in providing guidance regarding land and rights conveyancing activities.
• Proactively manage the distribution component of the Deficient and Miscellaneous Rights budget.
• Manage contracts required for the acquisition and registration of rights.
• Build an engaged, high-performing team and guide employee development & training;

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications online at by September 17, 2021.

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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.

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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.

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Qualifications / Required Skills


* The ideal candidate is an experienced professional with legal and real estate background with experience with the BC Land Title system and the registration of rights with the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC (LTSA), with a proven ability to lead their team to effectively balance day-to-day operational delivery with management of strategic issues and opportunities.
• Minimum 5-7 years of progressive, related experience (preferably in acquisition of rights) leading a team or complex projects/initiatives, ideally in a collaborative service or operations environment;
• A university degree or post-secondary diploma/certificate in a related discipline or field, including management courses in business, finance, or equivalent experience,
• Experience balancing strategic issue management with core operational service delivery;
• Proven team player and relationship builder, with strong interpersonal, communication, conflict management, analytical, and negotiation skills;
• Proven ability to take ownership of issues, effectively assess risk, prioritize appropriate actions, and persevere to achieve results;
• Experience in promoting employee development by establishing clear expectations, providing feedback and having difficult conversations.
• Strong understanding of principles relating to compensation for property rights is an asset including an understanding of the Expropriation Act.
• Experience with legal conveyancing, Crown land applications and Agricultural Land Commission requirements are also assets.

Additional Information


* This position is a hybrid flexible working role, located at 333 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver (12th Floor)
* This is an M1, Properties Manager level role.
* This role requires a valid class 5 Driver's license held and maintained in good standing.
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.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Emma Quigley