Manager, Energy

Company: Technical Safety BC
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

About Technical Safety BC

Technical Safety BC (formerly BC Safety Authority) is an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province. In addition to issuing permits, licenses and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.

Through simplification of our initiatives we promote understanding and engagement, making safety accessible to everyone. As society changes, we create and adopt new ideas, skills, and tools that will enable us to meet the safety challenges of a highly-connected world.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the safety system in B.C. We are strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. Technical Safety BC welcomes those who would contribute to further diversifying our organization, as we are an equal opportunity employer.

Our values guide our work.

We See Genius in Diversity
We Foster Confidence
We Make the Complex Simple
We Adapt

The Opportunity:

Would you like to be part of a dynamic organization that values diverse talents and places public safety at the forefront? Are you a professional engineer with extensive experience in systems design, assessment and operation in multiple technologies such as electrical, gas or boilers? Do you have a passion to work with stakeholders and advise committees on safety oversight progams as well as improve the understanding of safety system risks?

If so, we want to hear from you!

We have an incredible opportunity as Manager, Energy working closely to influence and partner with colleagues, executives, and board members.

Status: Casual, Full-Time, Excluded
Term: 16 months, approximately September 2020 to January 2022
Reports to: Director, Technical Programs
Location: Vancouver 

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Leads technical programs for energy (electrical, gas, boiler, pressure vessels & refrigeration, and safety management approaches) to implement cross technology safety approaches, practices, and services. This will be achieved through the development, implementation, and evaluation of codes and standards, policies, and procedures.
  2. Work jointly with the senior leadership team in Technical Programs and key department partners to develop vision, strategic business priorities and performance measures.
  3. Collaborate with Technical Safety BC Leaders to maximize the return on investment within the four pillars of the Accident Prevention Model: inspection/assessment, research, enforcement, and education & outreach.
  4. Create and manage the functional implementation strategy and budget in support of the Technical Safety BC strategy and technical programs for the energy three-year roadmap.
  5. Manages reporting employees, involving recruitment and selection; coaching and development; performance management; corrective performance measures and discipline and all related people practices in accordance with policies, practices, and the collective agreement. Interprets and applies the provisions of the collective agreement and represents the Employer in confidential labour relations matters
  6. Develop and manage annual technical programs for energy budget, goals, and key performance indicators.
  7. Partner with Technical Programs Senior Leadership team and key stakeholders to identify safety system priorities and strategies.
  8. Implementation of comprehensive safety risk management frameworks to advance the understanding and management of safety system risks.
  9. Work with stakeholders and advisory committees to continuously advance oversight programs and initiatives as they pertain to public safety.
  10. Review disputed decisions, attend hearings and prepare final decision on appeals to ensure fair outcome for appellant.
  11. Support Director, Technical Programs in leading cross-functional corporate and departmental projects, ensuring alignment of resources and achievement of key deliverables.
  12. Manage sensitive internal employee and external client documents and information.
  13. Assess program effectiveness against Technical Programs metrics to drive continuous improvements.
  14. Develop status reports at regular intervals and proactively lead the resolution of escalated issues within areas of accountability.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Requires a degree in engineering supplemented by an MBA with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in systems design, assessment and operation in multiple technologies (electrical, gas, boiler, pressure vessels & refrigeration), or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Must be eligible for registration in the Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
  • Previous experience running a complex division in a medium to large sized organization with considerable related policy/program management experience.
  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to identify, assess and take action to address challenges, manage change, and foster integrated solutions.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate programs from a systems perspective.
  • Expertise in the use of risk management as a safety tool and ability to make smart risk trade off decisions.
  • Ability to work with an Executive Management Team and Board as a trusted advisor for strategic decisions that manage organizational risks.
  • Experience in developing and implementing business plans, strategic initiatives and policies, and conducting program analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and negotiate standardized performance goals, reliable performance indicators, and consequences of under and non-performance.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, including identifying and setting goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience working productively and cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent, broad audience communication skills including presentation development and delivery, written and oral communication, and public speaking.
  • Ability to organize and lead employees through engagement in and inspiration to translate the business strategy into executable, tactical plans.