Administrative Assistant

  • Category
    Office, clerical & administrative - Administrative Assistant
  • Job type
  • Location
    Burnaby, British Columbia



  • As part of the administrative team supporting the Director of Operations & Enterprise Supply Chain, this role is integral to ensuring the efficient and effective operations of the team.
  • Manage general office administrative responsibilities including budget and monthly variance analysis;
  • Provide and encourage a positive team atmosphere and to develop creative solutions to many challenges;
  • Prepare, format and finalize correspondence, reports and/or Scorecards using word processing/ spreadsheet/database/presentation/graphics application programs;
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and diplomacy skills;
  • Act independently with a high level of judgment, discretion, initiative and business acumen;
  • Maintain professional working relationships with all levels of staff within BC Hydro and with external organizations;
  • Maintain the Director's calendar and administrative files;
  • Prepare for department meetings and booking meetings for the department;
  • Maintain org charts for Operations & Enterprise Supply Chain team.
  • Direct incoming mail to appropriate person(s) and ensure that responses are received back by appropriate deadline.
  • Provide orientations to new employees;
  • Department training on certain administrative tasks;
  • Maintain the department's electronic and manual files;
  • Type and edit reports, memos and presentations, and coordinate reporting packages for the Executive Team and Board of Directors.
  • Have knowledge of BC Hydro and its operation;
  • Make difficult or complicated travel arrangements including coordinating and integrating conflicting schedules.
  • Be a strong team player, with strong organization skills and excellent time management as evidenced by the proven ability to multi-task and prioritize work;
  • Be comfortable working in environment with tight and often unpredictable and/or conflicting deadlines while maintaining an efficient, flexible and supportive manner.
  • Provide assistance to other Administrative Assistants in office as required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of finance is an asset.
  • The role requires the individual to work in a very confidential environment.
  • Type and distribute minutes.
  • Coordinate the flow of information between manager's office and the offices of the manager's direct report.




  • Completion of Grade 12 with business courses.
  • Three to five year's office experience providing administrative support at a senior level.
  • Knowledge of current computer business software, proficient in Word/Excel/PowerPoint/ PeopleSoft/SAP.
  • Experience working in a confidential administrative environment.
  • On-going training for upgrading of office technology.
  • Administrative experience and an excellent knowledge of office practices, procedures and routines.
  • Thrives working in a team atmosphere but also able to work independently with a high level of judgment, initiative and business acumen.
  • Enjoys encouraging a positive team atmosphere and develops creative solutions to various challenges.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of finance and an accounting background is an asset.


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