Project:

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 Oil & Gas Limited.

We are currently looking for an Indigenous Groups Specialist to join our Team!

Key Responsibilities:

In the role of Indigenous Groups Specialist, you will be an integral part of Woodfibre LNG’s dynamic regulatory team responsible for implementing the overarching regulatory, permitting and environmental compliance strategy for the Project.  The successful candidate will report directly to the Senior Regulatory Manager and will support the development and execution of the project post-Environmental Assessment and throughout the construction phase of the Project. The successful applicant:

  • Supports and tracks the implementation of company agreements and consultation requirements including Impact Benefit Agreements and the Squamish Nation Environmental Assessment Agreement
  • Promotes the inclusion of Indigenous Groups in environmental programs, procurement and hiring and facilitates the sharing of project plans and information consistent with company commitments (level of task complexity is dependent on qualifications of the successful candidate)
  • Manages various environment and regulatory teams tasks associated with the project including participation in Environmental Working Groups
  • Works with consultants and contractors conducting studies and field work in developing and implementing community environmental management plans for the Project
  • Assists with drafting internal and external letters and reports to ensure all notification and reporting deadlines are met
  • Assists in preparing for, participating in, and developing records for meetings with, and presentations to, internal and external stakeholders
  • Leads data, file and records management for consultation requirements for Woodfibre LNG’s Regulatory Team
  • Participates in implementing existing approvals and Woodfibre LNG’s compliance management system for tracking and demonstrating compliance with the Project’s regulatory and environmental commitments and conditions
  • Assists the Company’s activities towards its sustainability goals;
  • Demonstrates a personal commitment to influence overall safety behavior and a culture of environmental compliance; demonstrates 100% compliance with company HSES policies and guidelines

Required Experience:

  • Degree in social sciences, environmental studies, natural resource management, geography, or related field of study and 8 years applicable experience. Suitable experience may also be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Experience working with Indigenous Nations in BC and/or communities in Canada
  • 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

Assets:

  • Understanding of project processes and technical information including engineering and environmental information
  • Experience implementing consultation plans through participating in environmental assessment or environmental management processes for large natural resource or infrastructure projects in British Columbia
  • Experience in working for a project owner/operator and through construction phase
  • Experience in supporting implementation of Impact Benefit Agreements and Indigenous Group Consultation

Application guidelines:

Please email your resume to [email protected] – with subject header Indigenous Groups Specialist.

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.