About BluEarth

BluEarth is a private company focused upon commercial-scale renewable energy development and operations. As an independent renewable power producer, our goal is to build, own, and operate sustainable wind, water, and solar generation projects. At BluEarth, we are developing and operating a portfolio of energy projects that optimizes people, planet, and profits. We have The Power to Change the Future TM.

Our foundational values are:

  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Passion
  • Deliberateness
  • Caring.

Our organizational values are:

  • Sustainability
  • Innovation
  • Excellence.

Position Title

Hydro Operator

Location

Sunshine Coast, BC.

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to the Manager, Hydro Operations, or designate.

Accountabilities and Key Functions

Accountable for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance (O&M) of hydro facilities to ensure safety, environmental, production and annual budget targets are achieved. In this position, you will also provide support to project upgrades and construction of future projects that may connect with BluEarth’s British Columbia hydroelectric assets.

Key Operations & Maintenance functions include:

  • Monitor and assess the performance of the hydro facility, through annual operating reviews, including production, corrective and preventative maintenance programs;
  • Respond to operational upsets of every nature in a timely fashion;
  • Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to team work, creativity, and positive morale;
  • Develop and implement all aspects of health & safety policies, practices and programs designed to motivate employees to reduce or eliminate occupational accidents, injuries and other hazards related to company’s operations;
  • Maintain close working and harmonious relationships with all external stakeholders;
  • Work with BluEarth staff and service providers to maintain various stream gauges and keeping them up to appropriate standards, downloading, analyzing and compiling data to ensure operational compliance;
  • Ensure all environmental responsibilities are adhered to on a proactive basis by working closely with conservation authorities, and all applicable government agencies, as required by the site specific approvals, using the regulatory group to support you in this;
  • Assist in execution of the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in the event it is initiated;
  • Submit any required reports on Health Safety & Environment, budget, production, availability, and other performance measures currently in place and to be developed;
  • Engage with other hydroelectric producers to keep abreast of new technologies and operations to better our facilities;
  • Uphold all aspects of BluEarth’s Environmental, Health & Safety policies, practices, and programs; and
  • Uphold the company’s core values.

Education

  • Journeyman electrician, preferred Class B, Millwright or comparable trade; or relevant technical diploma;
  • Other equivalent combinations of directly related post-secondary education and directly related experience may be considered;

Experience

  • Previous run-of-river hydro facility operations experience would be an asset;
  • Minimum five years operations experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to motivate others and produce measurable results;
  • Capable of identifying and addressing problems effectively, proactively and respectfully in order to achieve objectives of BluEarth;
  • Ability to understand technical issues and how they relate to the business;
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written;
  • Training in the development, implementation and execution of site Emergency response Plans;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and reschedule priorities as needed;
  • Experience in a growing company;
  • Experience in an operationally-intensive business;
  • Excellent coordination skills and demonstrated efficiency in providing support to multiple concurrent projects;
  • Highly flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities;
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written;

Personal Characteristics & Skills

  • Strong work ethic and high integrity;
  • Strategic thinker – able to prioritize and move easily from big picture thinking to detailed execution work;
  • Demonstrated abilities with conflict/issue resolution;
  • Action-oriented and able to work with a team;
  • Able to earn the trust of others;
  • Persistent, dedicated, motivated, and sense of humour;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Professional, respectful, and charismatic;
  • Exercises independent judgement and discretion in performing tasks.

Job Requirements

  • Valid class 5 driver’s license;
  • Ability to travel within Canada and internationally;
  • Physically capable of working in various plant and field conditions;
  • Ability to travel by boat, ferry or sea plane to remote work sites;
  • Ability to work a varying schedule including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays, as well as on-call.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume to careers@bluearth.ca with “Hydro Operator” in the subject line. Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.