• Title
    Office Lead
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    CA-BC-Fort St. John
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Come join our team in Fort St. John!


    Make an impression in a growing international company with 60,000 talented people in over 60 countries.


    This is a highly visible position and a great opportunity to shape our technical services in the Fort St. John, BC region. You will lead our team in executing interesting and challenging local projects for public and private clients.


    As a member in our network of regional offices, you will have accelerated responsibility and opportunities for growth, gain exceptional experience over what might be gained in other urban locations, and enjoy an attractive work-life balance.


    With many outdoor activities, Fort St. John offers a relaxed lifestyle, plenty of sunshine, and a unique mix of wide expanses of flat, gently rolling plains and forested river valleys. It has a strong sense of community, as well as a diverse economic base to support growth while remaining affordable for individuals and families.


    The Role


    Wood is currently seeing an Office Lead for our Fort St. John office. The ideal candidate will be capable of overseeing a small permanent local staff as well as large seasonal project teams including multi-disciplinary groups of technologists delivering archaeological, environmental and geotechnical services to local industry. Preference is for experienced candidates with an archaeological or environmental background, and flexibility to support field programs when necessary.




    Reporting to the Regional Leadership in Burnaby, the Office Lead will be responsible for the operational management and long-term development of the team, clients and related business development, management of oil and gas projects, oversight on technical quality, and delivery on projects. These responsibilities will be delivered within a framework that manages risks and prioritizes safety.

    We are seeking an individual with a strong operational background and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to thrive in a dynamic, challenging environment, and provide sound leadership. They will be a key player in the organization, and have input in the overall direction of the Fort St. John office.


    Key Responsibilities


    • Provide leadership and oversee the office, and ensure consistently high quality deliverables which satisfy client expectations
    • Build, mentor and maintain a high level of team performance
    • Lead business development with new and existing clients, establish and maintain client relationships
    • Develop and implement new business and marketing goals
    • Prioritize project workloads and the management of internal resources
    • Effectively communicate, reinforce and model company policies and procedures
    • Effectively communicate with staff, clients and management
    • Lead and provide oversight to project teams, in order to deliver high quality projects on time and within budget
    • Participate in marketing efforts; prepare and present technical proposals
    • Participate in the scientific analysis/preparation or review of technical reports
    • Provide Safety Leadership

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree in archaeology, environmental or related fields; advanced degree is highly desirable
    • Currently registered or immediately eligible for registration with BCAPA, EGBC, College or Applied Biology or BCIA
    • A minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in the consulting sector
    • Demonstrated ability to oversee operational issues and develop a team internally
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain client relationships
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, management and leadership qualities
    • Project management experience in a consulting environment, including ability with: project budgeting, cost forecasting
    • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
    • Demonstrated business management capabilities


    Why Fort St. John?


    Located east of the Rocky Mountains, Fort St. John is the business, education, arts and cultural centre for a rural and farming population of about 8,000 and home to 20,000. The local hospitality is complemented by the natural beauty of Fort St. John with its wide expanse of flat, gently rolling plains and the lush green slopes of the Peace River Valley providing a varied terrain ideal for numerous seasonal outdoor activities. Summers offer bird watching, wildlife viewing, fishing, golfing, hiking, and camping, while in winter, the prairie landscape is great for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. As the urban centre, much of the region's recreational and cultural facilities are located in town and include the museum, leisure pool, arena, a separate arena for children, an 8-sheet curling rink, an outdoor water park, speed skating oval, and indoor walking track. In the center of town is the North Peace Cultural Centre which houses the public library, a theatre, and the art gallery.

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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