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.


The Permitting Coordinator is an integral part of Woodfibre LNG’s dynamic team. You will provide project planning, coordination, field, and technical support to the WLNG’s permitting projects, specifically focusing on the Squamish Project Site. This key role offers an opportunity to work with an evolving sustainability and permitting team and play an essential role in the company’s strategic goals of long-term Growth and Environmental & Community Stewardship through advancing permit applications and engaging and building positive relationships with the communities in which we operate. The successful candidate will report directly to the Permitting Manager and support the company’s engineering and senior management team through the project’s construction phase.

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will:

  • Coordinate regulatory permitting applications and reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate and conduct various environmental management tasks, including regulatory engagement, application and report preparation, project planning, participating in field programs, reviewing data, and coordinating activities of consultants, WLNG personnel, and equipment necessary to complete the projects.
  • Coordinate biophysical assessment programs to test the accuracy of predictions made in the environmental assessment and to monitor the effectiveness of mitigation.
  • Perform quality control on internal and external reporting to ensure consistency across disciplines.
  • Assist with delivering project requirements related to scope, cost, and schedule.
  • Coordinate meetings and communications related to permitting activities with project teams and site management, including visits to the operating site to support baseline programs.
  • Review, evaluate, approve, and manage contracts for work to be performed by consultants and outside contractors.
  • Promote environmental awareness and standards relating to environmental programs to employees and contractors to minimize any risk of negative environmental impacts.
  • Inform, involve, and engage key internal and external stakeholders appropriately; develop and maintain positive relationships and represent WLNG Project positively in the community.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders.
  • Maintains a permit registry and works closely with the site team to support developing and implementing the EMS and approved permits.
  • Complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Biological or Earth Sciences; an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field of study may be considered. 
  • 4-5 years of experience on major projects and field experience in biophysical assessments supporting effectiveness monitoring. 
  • Experience working collaboratively with large multi-disciplinary teams and contractors in a multicultural environment is an asset. 
  • Communication/interpersonal skills – interacting with front-line workers through to management and all hierarchical levels. 
  • Experience communicating, documenting and executing commitments outlined in permits and licenses from appropriate authorities, including Indigenous, federal, and provincial authorities.
  • Familiarity with relevant BC and federal legislation and regulations.

Additional Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and report-writing skills. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment managing multiple priorities and changing priorities within tight time frames.
  • Expertise with a variety of computer programs (e.g., MS Office, ESRI, CAD).
  • Ability to foster genuine, open, and collaborative communication.
  • Ability to take the initiative and work independently and across different levels of the organization.
  • Physically capable of working outside on difficult terrain and in all weather conditions. 
  • Accepts responsibility and demonstrates a commitment to the delivery of tasks and targets.
  • Energetic in pursuit of continuous improvement processes.
  • A valid driver’s licence and passport.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • This role will be a combination of office and site-based positions.
  • The position is based in Vancouver, BC (WLNG head office), with periodic travel to the Woodfibre LNG project site near Squamish, BC.

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.

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

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Woodfibre Management Ltd is an equal-opportunity employer.