Working at AFDE
The construction of Site C dam’s Generating Station and Spillways (GSS) will create up to 1,600 jobs at the peak of construction in 2020 and 2021. The large majority of jobs will be labour and trade positions. A variety of staff position will also be available during the life of the project.
Why work for us?
If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding work environment, we encourage you to explore a position with AFDE. We are a team of construction professionals driven by our core values of Safety First, Environmental Care, Community Focus, and Passion for Excellence.
AFDE is committed to providing competitive wages and benefits, equal opportunity employment, apprenticeship opportunities, growth opportunities, and meaningful career experiences for all personnel.
This is a unique opportunity to work on a technically complex, large clean energy project that will leave a lasting legacy in British Columbia (BC). From building formwork and placing intricate rebar to finding the most innovative engineering solutions, you will be part of a dynamic team with a record of excellence.
Once complete, the Project will generate enough energy to power the equivalent of about 450,000 homes per year in BC. Learn more about the Project and its components
At AFDE, we put Safety First. By following our Site Safety Management Plan and Environmental Protection Plans, AFDE ensures that workers health and safety is the first priority, and the surrounding environment is protected from construction hazards. AFDE values diversity and is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all the exceptional individuals who work for us.
It is also important to AFDE to create opportunities for local and Indigenous employment on this project.
AFDE is excited to provide apprenticeship and training opportunities throughout the construction of the GSS Civil Works. As there is no single apprenticeship pathway in the construction industry, we are working with our signatory unions to deliver apprenticeship opportunities. Learn more about apprenticeships
The Site C project is located in the Peace region of BC, 7 km southwest of Fort St. John. It is also within close proximity to the following communities:
- Taylor – 21 km
- Dawson Creek – 73 km
- Pouce Coupe – 83 km
- Hudson’s Hope – 87 km
- Chetwynd – 138 km
- Tumbler Ridge – 170 km
Work Rotations, Accommodations, and Flight Hubs
AFDE is committed to providing opportunities for local residents of the Peace region and BC. For employees working on a fly-in/fly-out basis, the following benefits will be provided:
- 14/7 day rotation (please note that this rotation may vary between positions)
- Flights from your nearest “hub” airport
- Exceptional camp accommodations
AFDE’s current charter flight hub locations and routes are:
- Vancouver—Nanaimo—Fort St. John
- Calgary—Kelowna—Fort St. John
The hotel-like camp accommodations at the Site C project are state of the art and feature:
- Private room and bathroom
- Buffett-style meals to suit a variety of diets
- Multi-faith centre
- 100-person movie theatre
- Licenced lounge with pool table, foosball, and other games (the camp is dry outside of the licenced lounge)
- On-site coffee shop, physiotherapy, massage therapy, medical clinic, and hair dressing services
- Gymnasium, which includes weight training, cardio equipment, basketball court, and running track