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 LNG Limited is a privately held Canadian company based in Vancouver, and a subsidiary of Pacific Energy Corporation Limited.
In the role of Indigenous Affairs Manager – Regulatory, you will be an integral part of Woodfibre LNG’s dynamic Project Team responsible for developing effective relationships with Indigenous Communities and supporting the team in permitting processes including the implementation of the Squamish Nation Environmental Assessment Agreement. The successful candidate will report directly to the Senior Regulatory Manager to advance the Project through design and construction into operation post-Environmental Assessment. The successful applicant will:
- Oversee the implementation and tracking of company agreements and consultation requirements including Impact Benefit Agreements and the Squamish Nation Environmental Assessment Agreement with regards to environmental and regulatory components
- Lead the development and implementation of Indigenous Consultation Plans to support Project approvals including working with regulatory agencies, potentially affected communities and the Project Team
- Act as the primary point of contact for Indigenous Peoples for the Project with regard to environmental and regulatory items
- Promote the inclusion of Indigenous Groups in environmental programs, procurement and hiring and facilitate the sharing of project plans and information consistent with company commitments (level of task complexity is dependent on qualifications of the successful candidate)
- Provide leadership and strategic advice to the Project Team with regard to matters related to Indigenous Communities and interests, including empowering other Team members to work collaboratively and meaningfully with Indigenous Peoples
- Identify opportunities to engage broadly internally and externally for increased participation of Indigenous Peoples in the development of operation of the Project
- Maintain an awareness of national, regional and local Indigenous issues that could affect Company operations and growth opportunities and proactively develop strategies to address emerging issues
- Maintain, or facilitate the maintenance of, engagement records and commitment registers
- Demonstrate a personal commitment to influence overall safety behavior and a culture of environmental compliance; demonstrates 100% compliance with company HSES policies and guidelines
- Ability to initiate and drive deliverables forward while working in a team setting but able to operate independently
- Ability to influence outcomes while working with teams located in multiple offices in North America and Asia
- Understanding of project processes and technical information including engineering and environmental information
- Experience in working for a project owner/operator and through construction phase
- Experience in supporting implementation of Impact Benefit Agreements and Indigenous Group Consultation
- Degree in social sciences, environmental studies, natural resource management, geography, or related field of study and 10 years applicable experience. Suitable experience may also be considered in lieu of a degree
- Experience with permitting processes, land / resource management and natural resource operations including working with regulatory agencies applicable to the Project e.g. BC Oil and Gas Commission and EA processes
- Strong knowledge of Indigenous Peoples history, protocols, values and governance and working with Indigenous Peoples in Canada, preferably BC
- Strong organization skills, ability to manage, track and record multiple tasks and a heavy workload
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Expertise with a variety of computer programs (e.g. MS Office)
- Motivated and willing to take ownership of tasks
- Energetic in pursuit of continuous improvement processes
- Shares knowledge readily and encourages personal development
- Available for business travel as required by company
- A valid BC driver’s license and passport – this role will be based in our Vancouver office but will involve travel to and from Squamish, BC and Indigenous Communities.
Please email your resume to [email protected] – with subject header Indigenous Affairs Manager (Regulatory).
Thank you in advance for your interest! Please note only qualified candidates with work authorization in Canada will be contacted.
Woodfibre LNG Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.