Site C Dam Work Available

This artist rendering shows the camp that will eventually house up to 2,200 workers on the Site C Dam construction project. (BC Hydro)
This artist rendering shows the camp that will eventually house up to 2,200 workers on the Site C Dam construction project. (BC Hydro)

Work camp will eventually house 2,200 construction workers

Link to this CBC news story:

Work is about to begin in Northeastern B.C. on a massive work camp to house thousands of workers coming to build the Site C hydroelectric dam.

When it is completed, the camp on the northern bank of the Peace River will be a self-contained community, with its own sewage and water systems and facilities that rival nearby Fort St. John.

It is expected to house 1,800 workers when it opens early next year, with the ability to expand to eventually house 2,200 at the height of construction on the $9 billion dam.

At its peak, the camp is expected to bump up the population of the Fort St. John area by more than 10 per cent.

It will be so large it will have its own theatre, outdoor fields, indoor running track, a library and a spiritual centre.

BC Hydro spokesman David Conway said the aim is to attract and keep workers with quality amenities, including guest rooms featuring double beds, en suite bathrooms and wifi.

“The quality of worker accommodation is a key component of the project’s labour approach to attract and retain workers in what is expected to be a period of high demand for skilled workers,” he said.

ATCO subsidiary Two Rivers Lodging Group won the contract to build the work camp. But before construction of the camp begins, the contractor has to build its own smaller camp to house the workers who will build the larger camp.

When it is completed the Site C Dam will flood a valley 83 kilometres long, between Hudson’s Hope and Fort St. John.

It has been opposed by some environmentalists, farmers and First Nations.

With files from Betsy Trumpener


From the Site C website:

The vast majority of hiring for the project will be done by the companies awarded contracts to build

Site C. Please apply directly to those companies awarded contracts to build the project, as BC Hydro will not be accepting resumes on behalf of companies on the project. However, BC Hydro will facilitate the hiring process by listing the successful companies and their contact information on this page of the website.

Update: BC Hydro job fairs was postponed to September 2015 (­fairs­

postponed­to­september­2015) but no date has been provided for such a fair as of yet. We will update this page as this information is released.

Site C  Contractors

Public Road Improvements

(­ sheet­public­road­improvements­july­2015_0.pdf)

The Public Road Improvements contract includes upgrading and paving 1.6 kilometres of

240 Road, 900 meters of 269

Road, and widening, paving and partially realigning 5.6 kilometres of Old Fort Road.

It also includes installation of street lights at various intersections along Old Fort Road and 240


Contract Award:

 A.L. Sims and Sons Ltd




Site Preparation – North Bank

(­and­job­ opportunities/procurement­update/site­preparation­

The Site Preparation – North Bank contract includes building access roads,

excavation, and producing and stockpiling aggregate materials.

Contract Award:

Morgan Construction & Environmental Ltd.




South Bank Clearing

Clearing the south bank of the dam site includes the removal of trees and vegetation, constructing temporary access roads, upgrading and maintaining an existing road and other site preparation activities.

Contract Award:

Paul Paquette & Son’s Contracting



Worker Accommodation

(­and­job­ opportunities/procurement­update/worker­ accommodation)

The worker accommodation contract

includes the design, construction, partial financing, operation and

maintenance of a temporary work camp located on the north bank of the Peace River.

Preferred Proponent:

Two Rivers Lodging Group (ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd. and Bird Design Build Construction Inc.)

 Email:  Web:­ca/Careers


General Contact 

Site C Clean Energy Project (/contact­us)

P.O. Box 2218

Vancouver, BC V6B 3W2

Toll­free: 1 877 217 0777

Fax: 604 695 5290

Email: (mailto:sit%65c@bc%68%79dro.%63o%6D)

Community Consultation Office, Fort St. John (/contact­us)

9948 100th Ave

Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y5

Tel: 250 785 3420

Fax: 250 785 3570

Community Consultation Office, Hudson’s Hope (/contact­us)

The Pearkes Centre

10801 Dudley Drive

Hudson’s Hope, BC V0C 1V0


15 thoughts on “Site C Dam Work Available

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  1. who do I see to talk to about the bc hydrodam project in peace river for work I got all may equipment tickets and I like camp jobs I run rock trucks heavy haler run dozer excavator frontend loader and riging dennis paine

    1. Hi Mike-
      If you are working fewer than 20 hours per week, and living in Powell River, give Career Link a call 604.485.7958 to set up an appointment with a career counsellor to look at your options. Either way, we have information in our Career Lab to help you out– just drop on by. (#103, 4511 Marine Ave. Powell River BC Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm)

  2. I both phoned and sent my resume as a labourer my general trade is a Ironworkers / rebar for 16 years and First Nations but seemed to get the run around

  3. Hi there,
    I am looking to get in with the Site C project, i have only found a few links to apply, if there is any other information could someone please contact me.

  4. Hi there,
    I’m interested in a welding job on this project. Just wondering how do i go about applying for jobs?

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