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City Surrey
Title Business Development Specialist
Branch Gas
Department Business Development
Affiliation Management & Exempt
Job Status Full Time Regular
Position Overview
Working in accordance with the organization’s strategic vision, core values and leadership competencies, reporting to the Senior Manager, Business Development, this position is responsible to support the development of business development projects, regulatory applications and investment opportunities in order to deliver value to our customers and enable sustainable growth.
Develop key working relationships with engineers, analysis and managers throughout the company as well as government and regulatory agencies. Conduct market research, analysis reports and studies; deliver presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
Develop business cases and project plans to advance proposed projects from idea phase through to implementation; coordinate market and technical feasibility analyses and financial analysis of project initiatives. Provide pertinent information to support negotiations with key stakeholders, and maintain awareness of activities that affect resource development potential.
Responsible for the Business Development content sections (eg Natural Gas Transportation) of the Long Term Resource Plan and other company projects such as the Performance Based Rates Initiative.
Support regulatory process for project approvals by assisting with the submission of regulatory applications and responding to Information Requests. Develop and produce reports and compliance filings required by the BCUC.
Education and Experience: 
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Business Administration, Commerce or Engineering from a recognized program plus 4 to 7 years’ experience in engineering and/or business development.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically
  • Knowledge of utility infrastructure design and capacity planning 
  • Knowledge of utility regulatory principles and energy markets
  • Knowledge of asset management and reliability methods
  • Strong skills in the use of business analysis, financial evaluation methods, and project management
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and to maintain collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong presentation skills

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