The Woodfibre LNG Project is located approximately 7 km west-southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. It involves the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the previous Woodfibre pulp mill site, which would have a storage capacity of 250,000 m3 and would produce approximately 2.1 million tonnes per year of LNG.

Woodfibre Management Ltd is a privately held Canadian company based in Vancouver and a subsidiary of Pacific Energy Corporation Limited.


Woodfibre LNG is looking for a Director, Human Resources, to be based in our Vancouver office. This position will be instrumental in developing and executing our Human Capital Plan for our Project and overseeing the human resource function in our fast-paced environment. The successful candidate reports directly to Woodfibre’s President.

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will develop a Human Capital Plan in line with RGE People Process for Vancouver Office and support Woodfibre LNG Project and Operation Readiness in the following functions:

  • Recruitment for employees for the overall Woodfibre LNG Project: Project Management Team (PMT), Vancouver Office and Operations Readiness units.
  • Retention of employees in the Vancouver Office and Operations Readiness units.
  • Mobilization of employees to the Project site in Squamish and offshore locations, e.g., fabrication yard for modules and retrofitting for floating storage tanks.
  • Development of HR initiatives to fill the gaps between the organization’s future workforce needs and current capability, including talent investment, recruitment, and training strategy. 
  • Deployment of plant personnel to offshore locations for training, familiarization, and audit; engagement and deployment of external training consultants to the plant in the commissioning phase.
  • Preparing, presenting and reporting progress on Human Capital plans to Corporate Leadership.
  • Responsible for leading and supervising HR management and administration in the following areas:
    • HR budget process and manpower requirement for Vancouver Office and Operation Readiness, including workforce planning & analytics.
    • HR policies and processes.
    • Core values activities and employee engagement.
    • Performance management process.
    • Compensation management and payroll & benefits administration.
    • Talent and development, including talent management and learning.
    • Global mobility and relocation.
    • HR Information Systems.
    • Facility Management.
    • Office Management.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience in the natural resources industry.
  • A university degree in Business, Human Resources, or a related discipline with a CPHR designation.
  • Experience in manpower buildup for major capital projects and plant start-ups.
  • Strong knowledge of labour relations and technical safety regulations in British Columbia.
  • Experience in Human Resources, including total rewards, handling mobility requirements, training & development, employee engagement and Human Resources operations.
  • Prior supervisory experience in managing multiple HR functions led by Managers and Team Leaders.

Additional Requirements

  • Strong presentation and organizational skills.
  • Hands-on, open-minded, and strong willingness to learn and embrace new ideas.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills at all levels of management.
  • A collaborator, effective at developing strong credibility and working relationships with all levels.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with an ability to define and solve problems quickly yet retain a focus on the broader / long-term picture and solution.
  • Experience working with large multi-disciplinary teams and contractors in a multicultural environment is an asset.
  • Accepts responsibility and demonstrates a commitment to the delivery of tasks and targets.
  • Ability to be Innovative and vision-oriented with demonstrated ability to undertake strategic planning and implementation.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks, and change priorities within tight time frames.
  • Demonstrates and seeks accountability within the team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Expertise with a variety of computer programs (e.g., Office 365, MS Teams, and MS Visio).
  • Motivated and willing to take ownership of tasks.
  • Energetic in pursuit of continuous improvement processes.
  • Shares knowledge readily and encourages personal development.
  • A valid driver’s licence and passport.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

As required, the position is based in Vancouver, BC, with business travel to the EPC contractor’s office in Houston (US), Squamish (site), BC, and other countries. 

Please note only qualified candidates with work authorization in Canada will be contacted. Vancouver area residents are highly preferred.

Application Guidelines

Please submit your application here.

Please note only qualified candidates with work authorization in Canada will be contacted.

Woodfibre LNG employees based in, or working out of, the Vancouver office are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with our COVID-19 Vaccination guideline as a condition of being eligible for the recruitment process. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. If you are not able to obtain COVID-19 vaccination for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request an accommodation from Woodfibre LNG.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Woodfibre Management Ltd is an equal-opportunity employer.