Construction Claims Specialist

BC Hydro

Salary Range: $100,000 – $120,000

*Relocation Benefits Negotiable and Fly in-Fly Out Benefit ($130/day) Available

Construction Claims Specialist – Vancouver or Fort St John
Status: Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Temporary  Job Location: Fort St. John Site C Constr Ofc Flexible Work Role: Field 

Region: Lower Mainland

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Providing clean electricity to 4 million customers takes a diverse workforce and that’s where you come  in. We need your talent to help us build major projects to meet growing demand. To help our  customers find clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses and to be ready to respond  during storms and outages to keep our system reliable.  

Working for BC Hydro is meaningful. And now, the stakes have been raised as we work towards a  solution to climate change while safely providing clean, affordable electricity to our customers.    

We offer a healthy work life balance, training opportunities and career progression. We’re proud to be  ranked as one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Join us as we  build an even cleaner B.C. 




The Commercial and Claims Specialist is a senior, experienced contract/commercial management  professional with a proven ability to lead/support the management of complex claims/issues  through strategic thinking and influential leadership.  

Site C is a complex project and there are extensive interfaces and overlapping work between  subprojects and contracts requiring:  

  • Structured Decision Making  
  • Identification & assessment of commercial impacts of technical and construction options  • Investigations and analyses  

The Specialist leads/supports the Commercial Management functions within the Site C Dam Site  Commercial Management for specific claims/issues on a major contract basis, ensuring quality  and consistency of deliverables, ensuring strict adherence to documentation sequence for  governance requirements/approvals and developing and maintaining associated processes and  tools.  

The Specialist will work closely with the Senior Managers in Site C Commercial Management,  Sub-Project Directors of major contracts and the applicable disciplines leads within the Site C  Project to provide strategic input, support and guidance and to address documentation and  approval requirements on the specific claims/issues that have been assigned.  

Key responsibilities include:  

* Provide consultation and sound advice on BC Hydro’s position with respect to the validity, and  impact, of any potential claims from contractors, assigned for review and coordination.  

* Develop strategies to ensure preservation of BC Hydro entitlements through effective and timely  application of contractual mechanisms. 

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* Support in preparation of numerous documentation required for claim/issue resolution or dispute.  

* Liaise with appropriate disciplines to understand, identify and have quantum calculated  associated with claimed events, delay costs, and schedule impact.  

* Support/Lead the negotiation and settlement of claims/issues.  

* Support/coordinate specific claims/issues and ensure the required functional teams involvement  for review and approval is appropriately time phased, where assigned.  

* Identification of perceived risks associated with the review and analysis of the specific claim/  issue being worked.  

* Analyze issues, evaluate options and provide recommendations to management (cost, schedule,  legal exposure) on the claim/issues assigned with the appropriate support from the functional  disciplines.  

* Ensure consistent methodology and processes for claims/issues being managed.  * Coordination/support with data analytics, financial analysis, validation of claims, etc.  

* Support to subproject teams, where required. Liaison with Legal and other Site C Project  Contract Manager’s/CP’s on formulating responses to claims ensuring consistency of responses  across all contracts of the project, dependent on the specific terms and conditions of each  contract, where applicable.  

* Ensure delivery, quality and consistency of commercial management deliverables, and identify  any enhancement of commercial management functions that support team effectiveness and  efficiency.  

* Ensure and support a safe, inclusive and harassment free work environment.  

* Engage and collaborate with internal or external legal advisors on contract management issues  where significant legal or financial implications may arise.  

* Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to develop skills and knowledge within the  Commercial team.  



* University degree in business, engineering, law or related discipline.  

* One or more professional designations/certifications (i.e. PMP, SCMP, IACCM) would be an  asset.  

* Strong technical background with competency in engineering and design would be an asset.  

* 10 years of contract management/supply chain experience in supporting projects with complex  construction contracts, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

* Demonstrated experience leading the management of complex contracts, claims and  negotiations. 

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* Demonstrated knowledge and results in developing and implementing new  

* Strong communication (verbal/written) and analytical skills.  

* Experience operating within crown corporations or government environments and familiarization  with the Utility industry sector would be beneficial. 


* A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain the following requirements in good  standing:  

Driver’s License Type = Class 5  

* This is a Full Time Temporary position with an expected end date of March 2025.  

* This position is to be located in Fort St. John and/or Vancouver (Dunsmuir), however if based in  Vancouver, regular travel to site may be required.  

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 include everyone.  

We act with integrity and respect.  

We are forward thinking.  

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.  

We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible  minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual  orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively  engage with diverse communities.  

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and  while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a  disability, please contact us at .  

All BC Hydro employees will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.  

Flexible work model role definitions  


Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home  based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for  each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time  from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.  

IBEW/Field – No option to work from home  

Resident – Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office.  

Hybrid – May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week. 

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Remote – Works from home 4+ days per week 


Don’t forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your  certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the  necessary information to assess your application without any delays. 

Click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job. Date Posted: 2022-05-27 Closing Date: 2022-06-10

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