Associate Deputy Minister
Energy Planning and Electrification (EPE)
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Various locations in BC
The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation supports the responsible development of British Columbia’s mineral and energy resources for a clean, competitive, and inclusive low carbon economy now and into the future. This involves the responsible development of British Columbia’s electricity, energy and mineral resources and related infrastructure, including the Province’s electricity, oil and gas, mining, and mineral exploration sectors. These sectors are made up of diverse interests that explore for and produce energy, mineral resources, and other valuable metals, and that develop the clean electricity generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure that will be required for British Columbia to meet its climate commitments.
To build a sustainable economic future and to deliver on our climate commitments, British Columbia continues to accelerate electrification and energy decarbonization of the provincial energy system. Through its StrongerBC and CleanBC plans, the government has made a strong commitment to pursue inclusive, clean growth while continuing to demonstrate climate leadership. This work requires building new and lasting collaborative partnerships with First Nations communities, as well as across all levels of government, industry, and interests. A key component of these partnerships is to continue building a strong economy and a secure future so that all British Columbians, including First Nations and Indigenous peoples, can benefit.
The Associate DM, Energy Planning and Electrification, will be a 24-month term position, designed to support the ministry through a period of transformational change to modernize the province’s energy policy framework. The Associate DM works closely with the Deputy Minister and ministry executive, with responsibilities for the BC Hydro/Shareholder relationship, to ensure key initiatives are delivered. The Associate DM also has responsibility for relationships with utilities, regulators, other levels of government, interested parties, and First Nations to ensure a modern, reliable, cost effective and climate-aligned energy system for the future.
The ideal candidate for this role will be an experienced senior leader with exemplary business acumen, communications, and negotiations skills. Both diplomatic and discrete, this innovative leader is well-versed in balancing competing priorities that involve multiple interests. Their understanding of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and Action plan will allow them to be a strong leader in the fulfillment of its responsibilities. Experienced at briefing ministers and senior officials, their notable ability to build lasting, collaborative relationships across senior levels will be pivotal to their success.
A complete role description and listing of qualifications is attached. The appointee will be required to consent to a criminal record check.
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To apply please email a clear and concise cover letter and resume in one document (.pdf) to Executive Recruitment at: [email protected] by October 10, 2023. Please note the application document must be in .pdf format. Email Executive Recruitment if assistance is needed. Thank you to all who express interest.