TECHNOLOGIST, PROJECT & FIELD SERVICES


The Port of Prince Rupert is located on the scenic North Coast of British Columbia. As Canada’s second largest West Coast port, the Port is strategically situated on the Pacific Rim, with the deepest natural harbour in North America and direct connections to the North American continent by CN Rail’s network reach. Its facilities include modern, high-throughput coal and grain terminals, two cruise terminals and an innovative, intermodal container terminal anchoring the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the West Coast.

Prince Rupert is home to amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures, unique history and cultural experiences, and the spectacular scenery of the rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Great Bear Rainforest.    Easily accessible by air, rail, cruise ship, ferry or car, Prince Rupert’s attractions include First Nation cultural works of art, fine North Coast galleries and boutiques, parks and walking trails, restaurants and coffee shops.   A balanced lifestyle might include enjoying a round of golf on the golf course or spending time out on the water kayaking, fishing, or taking in the scenery.    Reasonable housing costs, organized sports, volunteer opportunities, modern recreation facilities, community groups and festivals all contribute to a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle for those living in this community.

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POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager, Project Engineering, the Technologist, Project and Field Services works closely with the management of the Gateway Operations, Planning & Infrastructure  Department and is responsible for providing technical assistance in the planning, design, construction, supervision and management of PRPA’s facilities and infrastructure assets, as well as project engineering construction and field services for various capital, repair and maintenance projects.

The incumbent manages the development and implementation of various small and mid-sized projects. In addition, the incumbent manages one or two consultant and contractor teams simultaneously, ensuring appropriate project management steps are undertaken during this process.

The incumbent provides assistance and support to project teams and represents the organization in project progress inspections.

MAJOR POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Provides field supervision during construction of capital projects. Ensures appropriate quality assurance and quality inspections are carried out so all aspects of a project are per project specifications and they meet PRPA’s high quality standards. Maintains accurate records of project progress and provides written and oral updates to supervisors.
  • Ensures contractors implement their safety management, construction and environmental programs on the construction site, and their safe work practices meet PRPA’s Safety Management System requirements.
  • Conducts all activities pertaining to project development, such as topographic survey, geotechnical, and geophysical, and other activities, as needed. Assists with preparation of various plans and specifications.
  • Participates in port development and facility planning by providing engineering and technical input.
  • Manages the planning and implementation of assigned small and mid-sized projects. This includes preparation of tenders, requests for proposals (RFP), requests for quotations (RFQ), contracts, bid reviews, mandatory site visits, bidder selection, evaluation of bidders’ technical qualifications, and issuance of PO’s. Makes recommendations for award of work to the successful bidder. Develops effective and sound definitions of project scopes, goals and deliverables and liaises with, and involves tenants and stakeholders, when required.
  • Ensures the development and implementation of assigned projects comply with all applicable codes, standards, regulations, and Port policies, and that all necessary permits and approvals are obtained.
  • Monitors and accurately tracks project expenses against approved budgets for assigned maintenance projects and makes recommendations for corresponding change orders, following the Port’s protocol. Tracks project timelines using Gantt charts. Monitors, summarizes and communicates project progress with others. Assists with appropriate commissioning of completed projects.
  • Ensures project-related documentation and correspondence are completed throughout the life cycle of the project, and labels and files documents following the department’s protocol. This includes the project closing documents (e.g. final reports, sealed record drawings, operating instructions, photos, warranties, etc.).
  • Works with appropriate project site compliance personnel, such as environmental monitors, health and safety officers, and ensures projects are conducted in an environmentally conscious manner and complies with all project-related mitigation and regulations.
  1. Assists with updating and maintaining the Port’s asset condition program, including field condition assessments, updating facility drawings, reporting and documentation.
  1. On substantial completion of projects, ensures that all technical information of newly installed and acquired assets (e.g. manufacturer, capital cost, specifications, preventive maintenance schedule, etc.) are provided to the Maintenance and Project Coordinator.
  1. Continues professional development by keeping abreast of new technologies, methodologies, processes and technical information related to port infrastructure, equipment and systems. Participates in relevant courses, conferences and workshops.
  1. Performs any other duties as directed by the Manager, Project Engineering.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is split between an office environment and field work.
  • Physical effort required for climbing ladders, lifting or pulling heavy objects.
  • Some exposure to dirt, oil, noise, wet weather, and cold temperature.
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays. 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1 hour lunch break (unpaid).

SPECIFICATIONS

Formal Education

  • Post-secondary education in civil, mechanical or geotechnical program accredited by Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC), the Association of Applied Science Technicians and Technologists of British Columbia (ASTTBC), or any other similar organization across Canada.
  • Registered or eligible for registration with EGBC (P.Eng. or E.I.T), or ASTTBC, or other similar organization across Canada.

Related Experience

  • 1 to 5 years’ related experience in field supervision of construction projects, engineering planning and design, and project management, particularly in infrastructure projects.
  • Experience with multi-discipline engineering teams.
  • Experience in developing, updating and maintaining Gantt charts in Microsoft Project.

Other Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings, reports, plans and specifications.
  • Able to prepare technical in-house reports.
  • Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Strong decision-making and planning skills.
  • Good attention to details.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Able to work both independently and with others in high-paced entrepreneurial team environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Port’s Vision and Mission.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.
  • Possesses valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by

July 24, 2020 (Fri) 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.

                                               

                                               

                                           

TECHNOLOGIST, PROJECT & FIELD SERVICES

The Port of Prince Rupert is located on the scenic North Coast of British Columbia. As Canada’s second largest West Coast port, the Port is strategically situated on the Pacific Rim, with the deepest natural harbour in North America and direct connections to the North American continent by CN Rail’s network reach. Its facilities include modern, high-throughput coal and grain terminals, two cruise terminals and an innovative, intermodal container terminal anchoring the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the West Coast.

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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