New Job Specialist, Emergency Response And Flood Prevention In Alberta

Specialist, Emergency Response and Flood Prevention
Specialist, Emergency Response and Flood Prevention

Specialist, Emergency Response and Flood Prevention

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Highlights of the job

We are hiring one (1) Full Time, Permanent Emergency Response and Flood Prevention Specialist position working out of Edmonton, AB.

The Specialist, Emergency Response and Flood Prevention will support the Manager, Emergency Response and Flood Prevention through coordination and the execution of the flood prevention program with a focus on Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) customers. The position will work collaboratively within the overall Emergency Response and Flood Prevention program to support activities related to program planning and delivery including technical reviews, contractor management, coordinating customer engagement with internal communication resources, and working with internal and external consultants, staff, and stakeholders.

What you’d be responsible for

  • Support Stormwater Integrated Resource Plan (SIRP) Secure and SIRP Respond strategies through Flood Prevention and Emergency Response program development and execution.
  • Lead development, implementation and execution of ICI inspection program for flood prevention.
  • Support identification and development of budget requirements for the provision of flood response and emergency management programs intended to minimize the risk of future flooding.
  • Analyze and identify issues that may impact operational performance and customer satisfaction and assist Manager with establishing initiatives aimed at continually improving flood prevention program.
  • Develop, implement, and review emergency management processes to ensure compliance to policies, standards, regulatory requirements and ensure mitigation of risks.
  • In collaboration with internal communications resources, develop information packages for critical customer groups outlining SIRP flooding risks to build awareness and support private sector investment in flood mitigation.
  • Continue to establish and maintain Drainage Services’ Emergency Preparedness program, in accordance with, but not limited to, standards and best practices such as:
    • Incident Command System (ICS)
    • CSA Z1600
    • Disaster Recovery International (DRI)
    • ISO 14001
    • OHSAS 18001
    • EPCOR Incident Management Process (IMP)
    • EPCOR Corporate Contingency Planning standards and templates
  • Support EPCOR’s Health and Safety standards by ensuring performance expectations, and requirements, and completing incident investigations in a timely manner.
  • Provide input and direction on new technology/process implementation including Low Impact Development (LID) and private flood prevention improvement.
  • Role and responsibilities as a resource within the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for Drainage Services.
  • Auditing and reporting on the effectiveness of the emergency response system and development of corrective actions. Coordination, liaison and communication with other BU and stakeholders (AEP, AHS, the City of Edmonton, other municipalities and various stakeholders) associated with the emergency response system.
  • Provide technical support and expert advice into SIRP and on matters regarding stormwater management, drainage design standard updates and design review including work within Drainage Operations on Low Impact Development, erosion and sediment control and flood prevention.
  • Demonstrate a high performance, high discipline, and safe, accountable, focused, innovative and achievement-oriented, easy to do business with manner of working.

What’s required to be successful

  • Completion of post-secondary education with either a diploma or a Bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferred) or emergency management.
  • P. Eng (preferred) or P. Tech (Eng), ABCP, AEM, or CEM certification considered an asset
  • 5+ years of directly related experience in a utility environment with a focus on Water Distribution, Wastewater collection and distribution and/or stormwater management, such as flood risk reduction strategies, is considered a strong asset.
  • 5+ years related experience in delivering and developing projects and programs in a utility or regulated environment, with focus on project management, risk analysis, business analysis and development of mitigation strategies.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in emergency management, including response to real emergency events.
  • Strong computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Oracle IVARA, Drains, GeoFIT.
  • Knowledge of GIS systems considered an asset.
  • Verbal and written communication that is articulate and concise, tailored to audience, clear and understandable.
  • Ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing priorities and effectively work in a changing environment. This includes an ability to prioritize tasks, properly manage time and possession of strong organizational skills. Ability to take charge during an emergency situation and make quick decisions.

Other important facts about this job

Jurisdiction: PROF
Hours of work: 80 hours bi-weekly

Application deadline: April 20, 2023

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  • A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age, successfully attained a high school diploma (GED, or equivalent level of secondary education) and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
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