Manager, Construction & Maintenance

Pacific Northern Gas Ltd., a subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd., owns and operates natural gas transmission and distribution systems. In the northeast, Pacific Northern Gas (N.E.) Ltd. provides gas distribution service in the Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Tumbler Ridge areas.  

Reporting to the General Manager Operations, this position is located in our Fort St. John, BC office. The Manager Construction & Maintenance, NE is responsible for the construction and maintenance management of our distribution and transmission facilities in the region.



  • Construction and project management for distribution and transmission facilities from conception through to completion
  • Direct supervision of 8 employees
  • Contract management oversight for a major construction contract in the region
  • Integrity management of facilities in Ft. St. John, Dawson Creek, and Tumbler Ridge
  • Budget development and cost control for construction and maintenance
  • Coordination of training requirements for construction and maintenance personnel
  • Completion of preventative and corrective maintenance programs
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Relief coverage for Manager of Operations
  • Represent the company with respect to operating and construction maintenance, safety, emergency procedures, fire departments, environmental issues, indigenous affairs, municipal offices, and other outside agencies.
  • Prepare monthly report, including current and emerging issues, status of ongoing projects, progress towards objectives, and plans for the next month.


  • Develop and ensure compliance to policies, standards, procedures, processes and objectives to ensure safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and cost effective service to PNG customers.
  • Coach, train, and lead people to ensure a strong team environment.
  • Coordinate the Integrity Management Plan, including: Updates and communications regarding any changes; coating assessments and investigative digs & repairs as a result of assessments; right of way maintenance; high pressure leak survey program; pipeline patrols; class location surveys; documentation & records management; Competency Assessment Plan; Gas plant maintenance.
  • Coordinate the project and construction management for new services, mains, pipelines and related facilities, including: Feasibility studies for potential projects and customers; detailed planning on approved projects; obtaining permits as required (i.e. OGC, NEB, MOTH, MOE, Municipal); coordination of construction and maintenance crews and contractor; development and execution of contracts for contractors; As-built records and project completion reports; Gas plant annual turn around.
  • Oversee budgets for region, including: Maintaining project log and budget; development of annual construction and maintenance budget; conducting budget review and variance analysis.


  • Safety “Recordable Injury Rate”
  • Environmental Incidents
  • Cost Control (budget variance)
  • Employee Wellness (absenteeism, AWOL, sick, etc…)
  • System reliability
  • Productivity


  • Management and leadership ability
  • Technical skills in an industrial environment
  • Teamwork skills
  • Works independently without direct supervision
  • Understanding of how implement business strategies
  • Ability to work well with all levels of management and in a unionized environment
  • Able to supervise management and support staff
  • Ability to delegate work
  • Problem-solving and conflict management


  • Minimum 5 years in a pipe line transmission and/or distribution environment. Other industrial environments may be considered.
  • Professional Engineer designation (Mechanical) or AScT with 10 yrs. Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience
  • PMP designation considered an asset


Pacific Northern Gas offers a comprehensive defined benefit pension and benefits package in addition to a work/life balance and opportunities for career growth.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resumes in confidence to the Human Resources Department: ** Please put the position title in the subject of your email**

 We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization, but only those candidates selected or interviews will be contacted. No agency referrals or telephone inquiries at this time, please.