Job fair planned for power project

Big Silver construction camp requires up to 60 people

Dozens of jobs are up for grabs – for those willing and able to work in the remote, eastern shores of Harrison Lake.

Innergex is building a run-of-river power project at Big Silver Creek, about 40 kilometers up the East Harrison Forest Service Road. They’ve hired a contractor (CRT-ebc) to build a construction camp, a project which will need 40-60 people over the next two years.

Positions include a wide range of skills and experiences, including administrative assistants, crane operators, certified heavy duty equipment operators, drillers, labourers, truck drivers, carpenters, first aid attendants, cooks and housekeepers, civil engineers, field technicians and surveyors.

A job fair is being held at the Agassiz Legion on May 31, from 9 a.m. To 4:30 p.m., where Innergex The Big Silver Creek Project is a proposed run-of-river hydroelectric power generating facility which will have an estimated yearly energy output of 139.8 Gwh. Once construction begins, the project should take two years to complete, said Innergex environmental manager Isabelle Deguise.

Innergex’s website states that the project will feature:

•    An intake structure, comprising a weir to create a headpond, and an intake to divert a regulated amount of water from the stream.

•    A penstock and/or tunnel to convey the water downhill to the powerhouse.

•    A powerhouse to enclose the electricity generating equipment.

•    A tailrace to return the diverted water back to the creek. In the case of Big Silver Creek, the tailrace will be designed to remain wetted at all times and/or to eliminate the risk of potential fish stranding.

•    A switchyard to transform the generated electricity to the desired transmission voltage.

•    A transmission line linking the project to the point of interconnection to the provincial electricity grid.

•    Access roads, including existing forestry roads, deactivated forestry roads that will be reactivated, and new roads.

•    Temporary land and water use for construction purposes.

To learn more about the jobs available, visit the job fair May 31, or call 604-793-8645.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Hundreds fill Chilliwack streets for Black Lives Matter march

‘Canada has a problem too,’ reads at least one protester’s sign

IHIT names homicide victim found in the Fraser Canyon this week

Police asking for tips into the suspicious death of 29-year-old Alicia Berg

$25 million Fraser Valley highway project 18 months behind schedule

Ministry says information security protocols have ‘evolved’ since construction on project wrapped up

Chilliwack RCMP heard gunfire en route to suspicous activity

Chilliwack man, 42, sent to hospital after shooting, RCMP have confirmed

Racism wasn’t dealt with properly by school, says Chilliwack graduate

Woman tells story of being verbally assaulted at school for being black

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park at large

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

IHIT investigating ‘suspicious’ death of Surrey man

Officers found the body while on foot patrol: Surrey RCMP

B.C. starts to see employment return under COVID-19 rules

Jobless rate for young people still over 20% in May

Most Read