Summer Student (Multiple Positions)


SUMMER 2022 – STUDENT POSITIONS (CASUAL)

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) is currently seeking nineteen students interested in summer employment for four months commencing May 02, 2022, to August 31, 2022. 

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

Maintenance

Engineering

Business Intelligence

Public Affairs

Communications

Environmental Sustainability

Commercial & Regulatory Affairs (Legal)

Digital Business

Information Technology

Occupational Health & Safety

Finance (Accounting)

Number of Positions

4

2

1

4

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

Job Descriptions:

Maintenance – Preventative (4 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. Field work will also be conducted, including basic maintenance work, inspections, surveys (GIS) and operating basic maintenance equipment and tools. The students will assist at community events and at ensuring the 5S program is maintained (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain).

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).

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

Engineering (2 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 of 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 both in the field and in an office environment. This position may require occasional irregular work hours.

Business Intelligence (1 position)

The Business Intelligence student will be a part of PRPA’s Trade Development team and will support the Manager, Business Intelligence in driving the development of focused reports and dashboards using PRPA’s reporting software, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and PowerBI. In addition, the student will provide support in identifying relevant data sources, gathering data and monitoring supply chain performance. The student will also work closely with the Digital Business team and provide support for new dataset creation and architecture as well as maintenance of the PRPA Data Warehouse.

A working knowledge of the following is considered an asset:

  • Data Warehousing
  • SQL
  • ETL Methodologies
  • MS Office (Excel/PowerPoint)

The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a business, economics, math, computer science, or related analytical field of study. Students with a genuine interest in supply chains, a desire to work in a fast-paced, high-learning environment, and an eye for detail are encouraged to apply. This role is based in an office environment.

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.

Communications (1 position)

The communications team is seeking an enthusiastic 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 communication 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.

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 and may require occasional irregular work hours. The student must have the ability to lift items of up to 25 pounds.

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.

Digital Business (1 Position)

The student will work with the Digital Business Department, reporting to the Manager, Digital Business, on data integration projects focusing on incorporating PRPA’s data into the data warehouse and developing dashboards 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 Warehousing
  • ETL Methodologies

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

Information Technology (1 position)

The student will work with the Information Technology Department, reporting to the Manager, IT, on a variety of projects including configuration and deployment of switches, radios, deployment of new PCs, asset management and front-line user support.

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:

  • Networking
  • Desktop Computer Support
  • Microsoft Office application use and support

The student’s work will be split between an office environment and field work and the student should be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  This position may require occasional irregular work hours.

Occupational Health & Safety (1 position)

The Human Resources Department is seeking a candidate that has an interest in exploring a career in Occupational Health & Safety (OHS).

Reporting to the OHS Manager, duties will include:

  • Exploring and reporting on creating automated workflows in the Microsoft Office 365 environment.
  • Exploring and reporting on optimizing the use of the existing Digital Action Tracking System for tracking safety training, education, and certification.
  • Advise the manager on options to create a safety dashboard for PRPA leadership.
  • Conducting audits and inspections with the view of automating data capture (Bullet 1).
  • Participate in manager-led investigations with the view of automating data capture (Bullet 1).
  • Supporting the manager in conducting a legislative and regulatory gap analysis.

    An ideal candidate is self-motivated, enthusiastic, a critical thinker and open to seeing opportunities.

Desired skills & assets:

  • A proficiency with Microsoft tools, especially the office 365 platform and excel.
  • People skills, with a focus on customer service and relationship building.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and be able to produce a Driver’s Abstract (if requested).
  • Appropriate safety footwear.

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

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.

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 March 31, 2022 (Thursday) 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 Thursday, March 31, 2022

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Vice President, People, Performance & Culture

The Vice President, People, Performance & Culture will be responsible for leading the organizational development that supports the growth of both employees and the organization. This role reports to the President & CEO regarding development and implementation of people strategy, policies, practices, and programs for employment, recruitment, compensation, benefits, and employee development.
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Vice President, People, Performance & Culture

The Vice President, People, Performance & Culture will be responsible for leading the organizational development that supports the growth of both employees and the organization. This role reports to the President & CEO regarding development and implementation of people strategy, policies, practices, and programs for employment, recruitment, compensation, benefits, and employee development.

The Vice President, People, Performance & Culture will enforce compliance to labour laws and regulations pertaining to staff and will lead organizational development by building the right capability and capacity to adapt and change to achieve greater effectiveness through internal strategies, structures, capabilities, processes, and systems.

LOCATION

Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
PRPA is open to considering a hybrid model for the right candidate, which would include a mix of an in-office and remote environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

People strategy
‒ Provide strategic leadership and consulting support to company executives and management for setting people-driven strategic plans and goals aligned to PRPA’s Corporate Strategic Plan.
‒ Participate in planning for strategic training and organizational talent development.
Performance management
‒ Develop, maintain, and administer employee performance planning and evaluation systems.
‒ Oversee compensation programs to ensure regulatory compliance and competitive salary levels.
‒ Ensure adherence to organization policy for promotions, filling new positions, upgrading existing positions, and processing annual salary adjustments.
‒ Ensure all supervisors and managers are equipped with the skills required to provide effective staff performance management.
‒ Consult with supervisors and managers on issues pertaining to employee performance.

People policies, business practices, and guidelines
‒ Ensure all Human Resources policies, programs, and practices are compliant with applicable labour legislation.
‒ Develop and implement best practices in people policies and procedures.
‒ Ensure people processes and practices are streamlined and robust to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and confidentiality.

Continuous Improvement/Business Transformation
‒ Participate in streamlining business processes to ensure efficiency in the organization.
‒ Provide change management strategies for organizational development.
‒ Lead cross functional teams to deliver key projects related to continuous improvement in areas such as process & systems, document management, and decision-making rights.
‒ Accountable for addressing risks identified in the Port’s risk register.

Recruitment and retention
‒ Create company strategic recruitment and retention plan, including setting of equal opportunity and diversity goals.
‒ Ensure the attraction, motivation, and retention of a competent workforce which meets the current and future needs of the organization.
‒ Develop and implement appropriate job design/analysis programs to ensure internal equity.
‒ Ensure the depth and capability of the organization is managed by developing and implementing an integrated succession planning program which includes deliberate hiring and selection, assessment of individual potential, professional development, and retention of the talent pool.

Total rewards
‒ Advise the organization on appropriate compensation and benefits strategy and philosophy.
‒ Align the Port’s compensation and benefits with its business plan and long-term strategy.
‒ Ensure external competitiveness by participating regularly in external compensation and benefits surveys.

Organizational culture strategy
‒ Assess company culture and employee morale and provide recommendations on changes to accomplish company goals and objectives.
‒ Lead the efforts to develop a workplace which is inclusive, welcoming, and professional.
‒ Implement organizational diversity programs which embraces workforce diversity and make diversity intentional.
‒ Actively seeks out employees to develop and promote trust and team spirit in the organization.
‒ Proactively collaborate with managers to minimize employee relations concerns, work performance issues, and employee complaints.

Human resources management
‒ Assess and make recommendations for outsourced HR services.
‒ Develop and manage annual budgets for HR and perform periodic cost and productivity analyses.
‒ Ensure confidentiality of employee files, all salary information, disability information, personal issues, terminations, recruitment information, and health benefit data.
‒ Evaluate procedures and technology solutions to improve human resources data management and ensure adequate staff related data management systems are in place.
‒ Recommend and maintain an organizational structure and staffing levels to accomplish company goals and objectives.
‒ Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensure compliance.
‒ Supervise the staff of the Human Resources Department including Health & Safety.
‒ Participate on committees and special projects.

FIRST YEAR SUCCESS

‒ Ensure human resources alignment within PRPA by developing and operationalizing a clear strategic vision to realize PRPA’s growth goals.
‒ Demonstrate strong leadership, business acumen, and influencing skills to optimally position the PRPA workforce to achieve the organizations strategy on schedule and within budget, by leading and influencing HR functional teams and the broader leadership group.
‒ Foster a deep, trusted relationship with PRPA’s leadership team and members of the organization so the individual is seen as the ‘go to’ for the tough, high-level strategic HR issues, ensuring that Human Resources is a valued player at the table.
‒ Develop an understanding and appreciation for the industry, culture, organizational dynamics, current situation, and strategic objectives of PRPA.

THE CANDIDATE

A leader in their field, the successful candidate for the Vice President, People, Performance & Culture will possess a combination of the following education, skills, knowledge and experience, leadership competencies and personal characteristics to add value as a key member of the Prince Rupert Port Authority leadership team.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS

‒ Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Commerce or other related discipline.
‒ An MBA and/or professional CPHR designation or equivalent would be considered an asset.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE

‒ 10 to 15 years of relevant experience
‒ Minimum 3 years in a leadership position in a company of a similar size required.
‒ Demonstrated ability to manage HR strategy, organizational development, and change.
‒ Demonstrated knowledge of design, development, and implementation of compensation administration plans and benefit programs.
‒ Able to analyze and assess training and development needs.
‒ Able to analyze and re-engineer operations, procedures, formulate policy as well as develop and implement new strategies and procedures.
‒ Demonstrated knowledge of continuous improvement and lean management methodologies.
‒ Effective presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal, in order to communicate with all levels of the executive team and individuals at all levels of the organization.
‒ Politically and culturally sensitive.
‒ Able to provide leadership and support for managers to enable them to properly manage their employees to drive results and achieve top performance.
‒ Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.
‒ Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments, and other internal and external stakeholders.
‒ Excellent time and project management skills.
‒ Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
‒ High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.
‒ Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to staff privacy.

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

‒ Developer: Attracts, hires, and retains top talent; continually elevates performance by leveraging constructive feedback, accurate assessment of individual capabilities, coaching, and development opportunities to improve self and others.
‒ Relater: Purposefully builds positive working relationships internally at all levels as well as alliances and partnerships externally by fostering trust, collaboration, and teamwork; demonstrates sensitivity and openness to others’ views; uses EQ to adapt interpersonal style to relate well to others.
‒ Strategist: Uses foresight, environmental awareness and thought leadership to create a compelling vision for the future and develop distinctive strategies to achieve desired business outcomes; fosters new ways of thinking and drives needed change to transform the business.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

‒ Professional and polished, this individual must have the presence required to work closely with and command respect from both internal and external members of the organization.
‒ Flexible and nimble, this individual must be broad in their thinking, amenable to differing opinions, and able to make recommendations and adapt to the go-forward approach decided upon at the executive leadership table.
‒ Engaging, inspirational, and motivational, this individual must be seasoned as a Human Resources professional, able to create effective programs in support of business objectives.
‒ With excellent judgment, this individual must be able to assess situations and read audiences as well as demonstrate the ability to identify priorities and emerging issues.
‒ Hands-on, this individual must take a hands-on approach as a leader who can guide and contribute to the implementation of effective, standardized programs in support of business.

CALDWELL CONTACTS
Send resumes or nominations as soon as possible to:

ADAM COTTERALL
Partner
office number: 1 604 629 7159
acotterall@caldwell.com

COURTNEY DAY
Partner
office number: 1 403 537 5678
cday@caldwell.com

JENN MATWYCHUK
Associate
office number: 1 604 629 7153
jmatwychuk@caldwell.com

CHRISTIANA CHAN
Project Coordinator
office number: 1 604 629 7158
cchan@caldwell.com

www.caldwellpartners.com