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 Energy Corporation Limited.

Position

Woodfibre LNG (WLNG) is looking for a Permitting Technical Manager based in our Vancouver office. In this role, you will be an integral part of WLNG’s dynamic Project Team responsible for developing effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders and supporting the team in permitting processes, including implementing 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. 

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will:

  • Manage the stakeholder engagement, and indigenous relations interface in collaboration with the BU to provide technical information supporting project permitting and regulatory affairs. 
  • Act as the Regulatory technical domain expert on all related biophysical (e.g. water, air, wildlife, soils, marine mammals, etc.) disciplines.
  • Engage with stakeholders to articulate technical details related to salient Project components and processes.
  • Support achieving Project schedule milestones through a robust and technically grounded engagement strategy.
  • Manage responses to all technical Information Requests from Regulators, Stakeholders, and Indigenous groups. 
  • Advance and execute a comprehensive framework to manage technical information related to project permitting.
  • Collaborate with team members on respective overlapping domains to ensure common objectives are established and achieved.
  • Manage information exchange between key internal and external team members regarding project permitting and regulatory deliverables. 
  • Create regulatory and permitting process synergies through collaboration with stakeholders and Indigenous Groups on technical Project details. 
  • Maintain accountability with internal and external team members on key deliverables to drive a performance-based culture.

Required Experience

  • Degree in social sciences, environmental studies, natural resource management, geography, or related field of study and 10 years of applicable experience. Suitable experience may also be considered in place of a degree. 
  • Experience with permitting processes, land/resource management and natural resource operations, including working with Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulatory agencies applicable to the project, e.g., BC Oil and Gas Commission and EAO. 
  • Strong knowledge of Indigenous Peoples’ history, protocols, values and governance and working with Indigenous Peoples in Canada, preferably BC.
  • Strong organization skills, managing, tracking and recording 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 the company.
  • A valid BC driver’s licence and passport – this role will be based in our Vancouver office. Still, it will involve travel to and from Squamish, BC, Indigenous Communities and our contractor office in Houston, Texas.  

Additional Requirements

  • 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 the construction phase.
  • Experience in supporting the implementation of Impact Benefit Agreements and Indigenous Group Consultation.

Application Guidelines

Please email your resume to [email protected] – with the subject header Permitting Technical Manager.
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. Employees have the flexibility to work from home but will be required to attend meetings and events within the office and/or site as and when required and on an as-needed basis.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Woodfibre LNG Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.