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 Permitting Specialist, you will be an integral part of Woodfibre LNG’s dynamic team responsible for executing the permitting and environmental management strategy for the Project. The successful candidate will report directly to the Permitting Manager and take ownership over implementing the Construction and Operations approvals required to facilitate LNG Facility development.

Key Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will:

  • Lead the development of regulatory permitting applications in collaboration with internal and external project team members.
  • Support development of discipline-specific environmental management plans consistent with approvals and Project requirements.
  • Manage and work collaboratively with the Business Unit to advance key permit strategy elements in support of external engagement and consultation. 
  • Support the development and execution of scopes of work related to engineering design and construction in compliance with regulatory requirements, permit conditions, and environmental management requirements.
  • Inform and advise key team members on baseline and monitoring programs to support permits, compliance requirements and mitigation effectiveness verification.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with external parties, including regulatory agencies, Indigenous Groups and stakeholders, as it relates to the regulatory activities of the Project.
  • Participate in implementing the compliance management system (e.g. Borealis) to track and ensure compliance with Project regulatory and environmental commitments and conditions.
  • Develop, maintain and achieve schedule milestones and budget objectives for permitting activities
  • Identify major Project permitting risks and develop appropriate mitigation measures to ensure permits and approvals are secured.
  • Provide leadership through a personal commitment to influence overall safety behaviour and a culture of environmental compliance; demonstrates compliance with company HSE policies and guidelines. 

Required Experience

  • University Degree in an environmental discipline (e.g. environmental science, environmental engineering, biology, ecology, resource management).
  • At least five (5) years of experience in a permitting role for large natural resource or infrastructure projects in Western Canada, with a preference for British Columbia.
  • Involvement in tracking and ensuring, and assessing compliance with environmental requirements.
  • Working with regulatory agencies at Municipal, Provincial and Federal levels.
  • Working within large multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  • Overseeing the work of environmental consultants.
  • Experience conducting consultation with First Nations.
  • Proven ability to work with a culturally diverse group of people, including Indigenous Groups, with a cooperative team-orientated approach.

Additional Requirements

  • Experience working with large multi-disciplinary teams and contractors in a multi-cultural environment is an asset. 
  • Communication/interpersonal skills – interacting with front-line workers through to management and all hierarchical levels. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be Innovative and vision-oriented with demonstrated ability to undertake strategic planning and implementation.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks, and change priorities within tight time frames.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Expertise with a variety of computer programs (e.g. Office 365).
  • Motivated and willing to take ownership of tasks.
  • Strong organization skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and a heavy workload.
  • Energetic in pursuit of continuous improvement processes.
  • Shares knowledge readily and encourages personal development.
  • A valid driver’s licence and passport.
  • Available for business travel as required by the company.
  • As required, the position is based in Vancouver, BC, with travel to the EPC contractor’s office in Houston, to and from Squamish (project site) and others. 

Application Guidelines

Please email your resume to [email protected] – with the subject header Permitting Specialist.
Please note only qualified candidates with work authorization in Canada will be contacted.

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, Woodfibre LNG continues to work on a hybrid work model with three (3) days in the office.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Woodfibre LNG Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.