Job Posting Details

BC Hydro

Communications Advisor

Job Description

Site C is a third dam and hydroelectric generating station under construction in northeast B.C. The project is being built to meet long-term electricity needs in the province. Site C will provide 1,100 megawatts (MW) of capacity and about 5,100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy each year to the province’s integrated electricity system. Construction of Site C started in July 2015 and the project will be in service in 2024.


This is a full-time regular opportunity for a Vancouver-based communications advisor to work with the Site C Public Affairs team. The communications advisor will be involved in construction communications, community relations, local /regional government relations, stakeholder engagement, consultation, and will provide support for BC Hydro’s community and social mitigation programs. This is an exciting, fast-paced opportunity that provides the chance to work on the biggest project currently under construction in western Canada.


Duties will include some or all of the below:


• Provide communications support to the Site C project Construction Communications Program, including attending weekly construction/contractor meetings and proactively identifying activities that need to be communicated to local residents and stakeholders.


• Prepare and implement strategic communications plans for key areas and scopes of work, including river diversion.


• Be responsible for the delivery of key notification material for the project, such as the biweekly construction bulletins, information sheets, letters to residents, postcards, and quarterly construction notification letters.

• Prepare communications material and provide communications support for several Site C programs, including the Site C Business Participation Program, employment reporting, procurement communications and community relations.


• Develop briefing notes, issues material, and presentations related to planned project work/activities and issues.


• Coordinate public meetings. This includes event planning, developing materials, working with graphic design services, and staffing meetings, where required.


• Manage the Site C website and social media channels (TBC), including social media monitoring.


• Develop general communications material for the project team, including writing project updates, news releases, presentations, website and social media content, briefing notes, public notification materials, and other public communication materials, as required.


This position requires a unique combination of personal attributes, skills, education and experience including:


• A University degree or diploma and relevant experience in Communications, Journalism, Political Science, or other relevant discipline


• Experience with construction communications for infrastructure projects is an asset.


• Experience working with local, regional or provincial governments is an asset.


• Experience in media relations and issues management is an asset.


• Demonstrated skill in building positive relationships and problem solving with a diverse range of stakeholders is an asset.


• Experience in strategic and tactical planning and managing large projects or programs.


• Demonstrated experience and expertise in writing for public audiences including digital, copywriting, NRs, messaging, etc. Excellent and demonstrated communications writing skills are essential.


• Experience managing social media channels and websites using content management systems is an asset.


• Experience and knowledge of BC Hydro’s business and the energy industry will be considered an asset.


• A minimum of six years of specific or related experience.




Please note that some travel will be required in this role to attend meetings, provide presentations, attend events, etc. It will likely be less than one trip to Fort St. John per month.


Please note that the interview process will involve a 30 minutes written test in addition to the actual interview.

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 act with integrity.

We respect our province.

We are forward thinking.


BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer. 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications online at  by July 5th, 2018.


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Contact for Position
Martin Kwaczynski
BC Hydro
4555 Kingsway
Burnaby BC V5H 4T8

Telephone: 604 453-6450

Job Location

Job Level & Type
  • Senior Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Thursday, July 26, 2018