Summer Student (Multiple Positions)


SUMMER 2021 – STUDENT POSITIONS (CASUAL)

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) is currently seeking twenty-one students interested in summer employment for three months commencing June 01 to August 31, 2021.

*Note: Summer employment in Public Affairs and Commercial & Regulatory Affairs positions are four-month terms commencing May 03, 2021 to August 31, 2021.

Applicants must be attending school, college or university during the last school term and returning to their studies in the subsequent academic year.

Job Title: Summer Students

Job Type: Temporary / Casual

Categories:

Department

Safety & Security

Asset Management

Engineering

Trade Development

Environmental Sustainability

Public Affairs

Communications

Commercial & Regulatory Affairs (Legal)

Information Technology

Finance (Accounting)

Human Resources

Number of Positions

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Job Descriptions:

A. Operations, Planning & Infrastructure (9 Positions)

Safety & Security (1 position)

The Operations department is seeking a candidate that showcases interest in health and safety, security, and administration.

The candidate will split their time between assisting the Health and Safety Department and providing administration support for the Credentialing Office. Duties will include Digital Action Tracking System (DATS) and Avigilon ACM records management, undertaking health and safety projects, attending monthly Health and Safety Committee meetings, updating Transport Canada records with new information as it becomes available, and viewing and verifying confidential or private information within the ACM system. Candidate may provide administration support for the credentialing office such as: email, supply ordering and distribution, and gathering and reporting on statistics for the department.

The student should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and possess excellent time management and organizational skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel and Outlook, is required. Customer service experience would be considered a strong asset.

In addition, the student must have the ability to lift items of up to 25 pounds, have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License, and be able to produce a Driver’s Abstract (if required).

The student will be primarily working in an office environment but will be exposed to outside elements on occasion.

Maintenance – Preventative (2 positions)

The students will assist the Asset Management Department with preventative maintenance activities and work orders. The students will lead the completion of grounds keeping activities, painting, and pressure washing. The students may also conduct field work including basic maintenance work, inspections, surveys (GIS) and operating basic maintenance equipment and tools, as well as assist with the 5S program (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain) and community activities.

The students should possess good spoken communication skills, work safely, and have a basic understanding of small power tools. The students should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and work well both individually and in a team environment. The students should also possess a valid, Class 5 Driver’s Licence and be able to produce a Driver’s Abstract (if requested).

The students’ work will be predominantly in the field with some time spent in an office environment. The positions may require work on vessels and irregular work hours.

Maintenance – Surveying (2 positions)

The students will assist in the Asset Management Department with surveying activities. The students will learn the functions of Ground Penetrating Radar and use these skills to identify and map the location of underground utilities on the PRPA lands. The students may also conduct basic maintenance work, operating maintenance equipment and tools, and participate in community activities.

The students should possess an ability to independently learn how to operate equipment and have an aptitude for surveying, GPS coordinates, and ability to work with AutoCAD. The students should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and work well in a team environment. The students should also possess a valid, Class 5 Driver’s Licence and be able to produce a Driver’s Abstract (if requested).

The students’ work will be predominantly in the field with some time spent in an office. This position may require occasional irregular work hours.

Engineering (4 positions)

The students will assist the Engineering department in the design, field review and administration of PRPA capital construction projects. The students may participate in the Fairview Connector Road and Seal Cove Habitat Offsetting projects. Various Engineering projects may also be assigned, including but not limited to completing field reconnaissance to confirm physical characteristics of property (e.g., manual soil probing to measure overburden thickness) and land surveying. Work may also include assistance in preparing concept drawings and preliminary budget estimates for future development proposals.

The students must at minimum have completed their first year of study in engineering or engineering technology in an accredited University or College and must possess the following qualifications and capabilities:

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Power Point and AutoCAD
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical techniques.
  • Basic understanding of land surveying.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Basic knowledge or project management.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assignments.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence and be able to produce a Driver’s Abstract (if requested).
  • Ability to move safely around construction sites and undeveloped land, including the ability to climb ladders and perform moderate lifting.

The students will work outdoors and indoor in office environment. This position may require occasional irregular work hours.

C. Trade Development and Communications (2 positions)

Trade Development (1 position)

The student will be expected to assist the Port’s marketing and communications activities in the following areas:

  • Commercial audience and assist the marketing team with research.
  • Identify and analyse intermodal market opportunities.
  • Assist with the administration and updating of the organizational Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database
  • Investigate cruise destination development plans.
  • Support the shore-excursion program which includes planning, tour submissions, and cruise day operations.
  • Conduct research using online sources and presenting findings in the form of reports, memos, and presentations.
  • Compile and represent data through tables, charts, and infographics.
  • Assist with project scheduling and note-taking as required.

Projects:

  • Cruise day operations.
  • Cruise administration.
  • Development of a destination development report.
  • Completion of the 2021 Shore Excursion bid process.
  • Assist with the CRM redeployment within the team.
  • Commercially focused marketing collateral development.

The student will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Business Administration, Commerce, International Business, Tourism, or a related discipline. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential. This position may require occasional irregular work hours.

Communications (1 position)

The Trade Development and Communications department is seeking an enthusiastic summer student who will assist the communications team with a variety of exciting projects for PRPA.

In this position, the student will provide support to ongoing communications initiatives in the form of copy writing and editing, digital content development, traditional and social media monitoring, website CMS, archiving and maintenance of digital assets, marketing collateral development, and communications planning.

The student should be enrolled in a program at a post-secondary institution studying communications, marketing, public relations, or journalism. Excellent writing skills and attention to detail are a must. A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential, while a familiarity with social media platforms, content management systems, and/or creative development software would be considered an asset. Experience with photography, videography, and related editing software is also preferred.

The student will work primarily in an office environment during regular business hours.

D. Public Affairs and Sustainability (6 positions)

Public Affairs (4 positions)

The students will primarily be involved in the marketing and operations of the Port Interpretive Centre (PIC) and The Prince Rupert Visitor Centre (PRVIC). The students will be front-line staff at the PIC and PRVIC and will provide engaging education to visitors about the Port’s history, its current operations, and vision for the future. In addition, the students will provide visitor information to guests about Prince Rupert and Northern BC. Other duties may involve community outreach, youth engagement and participation at local civic events.

The students should be enrolled in a University or College program. Excellent interpersonal, service and communications skills are required. The students will work primarily in the PIC and PRVIC with some off-site field work. This position may require occasional irregular work hours.

*The employment for the Public Affairs position is a four-month term, commencing May 03, 2021 to August 31, 2021.

Environmental Sustainability (2 positions)

The students will assist in the various environmental stewardship programs. This includes monitoring and sampling programs with work conducted on a vessel, data collection, reporting and research as well as other tasks as required.

The students should be enrolled in an undergraduate program in Science, Ecology or Marine Studies in a University or College. Good writing and communication skills are required, and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is an asset.

The students’ work will be split between an office environment and field work. The position will also require working on vessels. This position may require occasional irregular work hours and the student must have the ability to lift items of up to 25 pounds.

E. Commercial & Regulatory Affairs (Legal) (1 position)

The student will work with PRPA’s legal department, reporting to In-House Counsel, on a variety of legal and commercial matters. Tasks will include drafting a variety of agreements, including leases and service contracts, dealing with regulatory matters, carrying out research, and preparing draft correspondence and other forms of communications. This opportunity will allow the student to have direct and practical work experience in a fast-paced legal environment and will provide the student with invaluable insight into how In-House Counsel functions at a Port Authority.

The student should be enrolled in a law program. Good writing, research and communication skills are required.

The student will work primarily in an office environment during regular business hours.

*The employment for the Commercial & Regulatory Affairs position is a four-month term, commencing May 03, 2021 to August 31, 2021.

F. Information Technology (1 position)

Digital Business (1 Position)

The student will work with the Digital Business Department, reporting to the Manager, Digital Business, on a data project focusing on incorporating PRPA’s environmental data into our data warehouse and developing a dashboard based on the data.

The student should be enrolled in a technology based or other related program that utilizes technology. Good writing and communication skills are required. A basic understanding of the following is considered an asset:

  • SQL Server
  • T-SQL
  • Data warehouses
  • ETL methodologies

The student’s work will be primarily in an office environment. This position may require occasional irregular work hours.

G. Finance – Accounting (1 position)

The student will work with the Accounting Department, reporting to the Manger of Finance. The student will assist in the processing of payable and receivable invoices and receipts, encoding in the accounting software (Microsoft Dynamic NAV), reconciling accounts, scanning, and filing documents, uploading documents in the FileHold system, and assisting with other required administrative and accounting tasks.

The student should be enrolled in a Finance or Accounting program at an accredited University or College and have a basic understanding of Accounting principles.

The student will work primarily in an office environment during regular business hours.

H. Human Resources (1 Position)

The student will provide support to the Human Resources Department in the delivery of services, policies, programs, and administrative initiatives. Reporting to the Human Resources Generalist, the student will provide support in the recruitment and selection process, including acknowledging and tracking all job applications received, circulating applications to the hiring manager, scheduling interviews, and managing the Port’s “Careers” email account.

The student should be enrolled in a University or College program. Students majoring in business with a focus on HR will be considered an asset. Good written and spoken communication skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including excel, are required. The students should be organized, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and work well both individually and in a team environment.

The student will work primarily in an office environment during regular business hours.

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a detailed resume with covering letter in confidence, specifying which department they wish to be considered for by April 14, 2021 (Wed) to:

Director, Human Resources
Prince Rupert Port Authority
200 – 215 Cow Bay Road
Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2
Fax: (250) 627-8980
Email: careers@rupertport.com

No telephone inquiries please.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization. However, only applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Summer Student (Multiple Positions)

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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