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Manager, Indigenous Land Services - BC Hydro

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Manager, Indigenous Land Services
Deadline: December 2, 2021
Posted: November 19, 2021

Job Description / Duties

* The Manager, Indigenous Land Services (ILS) reports to the Senior Manager, Property Rights Management (PRM), is a member of the PRM leadership team and shares accountability for the achievement of PRM strategic objectives. The person will be leading a team of 7 staff responsible for acquiring and maintaining BC Hydro’s property interests/assets on all First Nation lands including treaty and other non-treaty government land agreements that impact Crown lands. The manager is responsible for being the subject matter expert relating to property rights and working with various internal clients on BC Hydro’s advancement of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

Specific accountabilities include:
• Providing guidance to staff regarding internal practices, guidelines, and corporate policies;
• Accountable for the review and recommendation on various briefing notes and policy topics to senior management;
• In consultation with BC Hydro’s Legal Services and PRM management team, make business decisions pertaining to acceptable risk BC Hydro can accept regarding deviations from BC Hydro’s standard documentation;
• Manage contracts required for the acquisition and registration of rights;
• Well rounded knowledge of business processes, financial budgets and financial forecasting;
• Build an engaged, high-performing team and guide employee development & training;
• Identifies major risks and escalates within the corporation to seek direction for risk mitigation strategies;
• Make business decisions and deal with escalation of issues from external parties and their respective legal counsel; and
• works with senior Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation staff and attends confidential meetings regarding MIRR’s annual priorities.

Qualifications / Required Skills

* The ideal candidate is an experienced professional with a significant level of understanding related to all aspects of Crown, private and other complex property acquisition accountabilities, exhibited by education and/or experience, with a proven ability to lead their team to effectively balance day-to-day operational delivery with management of strategic issues and opportunities.
• Minimum 8-10 years of progressive, related experience (preferably in acquisition of rights) leading a team or complex projects/initiatives, ideally in a collaborative or operations environment;
• A university degree or post-secondary diploma/certificate in a related discipline or field, including management courses in business, finance, accounting or equivalent experience;
• Management experience within a unionized environment and highly complex organization is preferred;
• 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.
• Well rounded knowledge of business processes, budgets, forecasting and project management techniques is desirable.
• Exceptional oral, interpersonal and communication skills required.
• Excellent business writing with superior attention to details as briefing notes, request for decision papers and business cases are critical to this group
• Strong people management, organization, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Experience working with the Provincial and Federal Governments and First Nations as well as and understanding of various forms of First Nations lands is a strong asset.

Additional Information

* A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain the following requirements in good standing:
Driver's License Type = Class 5
* This position is a hybrid flexible working role, located on Dunsmuir 12.
* BC Hydro employees will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated effective November 22, 2021.
* This is a Properties Manager 1 level role.

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Interested candidates should submit their applications online at by December 2, 2021.

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