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 Senior Project Engineer – Permitting is integral to Woodfibre LNG’s project management team. You will lead and oversee the engineering, procurement and construction contributions to project permitting and regulatory affairs. In addition, you will ensure compliance with the project’s legal and contractual environmental requirements and contribute to Woodfibre LNG’s enduring dedication to corporate social responsibility. The successful candidate reports directly to Engineering Manager and will be essential in supporting the company’s engineering and senior management team.

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will:

  • Interface between project permitting and regulatory affairs team, WLNG engineering disciplines and EPC contractor to ensure that associated deliverables are adequate for supporting project permitting and regulatory affairs.
  • Work with WLNG engineering disciplines, project permitting, and regulatory affairs teams to ensure that project commitments are met by incorporating them in the applicable EPC contractor design documents.
  • Collaborate with team members on overlapping domains to establish and achieve common objectives.
  • Be comfortable with a broad general management role, collaborating with multiple disciplines when required.
  • Manage information exchange between key internal and external team members regarding project permitting and regulatory deliverables. 
  • Monitor EPC Contractor performance for compliance with contract requirements.
  • Communicate critical project information and status to internal and external stakeholders.

Health & Safety Responsibilities

  • Promote WLNG H&S culture by leading by example concerning Environmental H&S policies and procedures and understand your obligations and responsibilities related to applicable H&S Acts and Regulations.
  • Enforce WLNG H&S policies and procedures, encourage safe work practices, correct unsafe acts or conditions, and conduct formal and informal workplace inspections.
  • Immediately respond to, investigate, and act on unsafe conditions and behaviour reports.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (minimum).
  • 15 + years of experience in major capital projects in the Oil & Gas industry.  
  • 5 + years experience in major Canadian capital projects, including experience with permitting processes and working with Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulatory agencies applicable to the project, e.g., BC Oil and Gas Commission and EAO preferred.
  • Strong project execution experience working in both Client and Contractor organizations.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to perform effectively under minimal supervision.
  • Regularly shift between planned and unplanned activities while remaining effective despite the resulting disruptive effects.
  • Proven capability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments and meet established deadlines while managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbally and written form – this includes interacting with peers, internal stakeholders and equipment vendors. 
  • Strong written communication abilities, including good spelling and grammar, are essential for this position.

Additional Requirements

  • Willingness to relocate to the agreed location for a given duration, if required, to support engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and commissioning.
  • Willingness to see the project through to completion and handover to operations.
  • Understanding of project processes and technical information, including engineering and environmental information.
  • Experience working 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.
  • 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, 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., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Navisworks, Adobe Acrobat).
  • Motivated and willing to take ownership of tasks.
  • Energetic in pursuit of continuous improvement processes.
  • Shares knowledge readily and encourages personal development.
  • A valid driver’s license and passport.
  • The position is based in the EPC contractor’s office in the Energy Corridor of West Houston, TX, with travel to Vancouver, BC; to Squamish, BC (project site) and others, as required. 

Application Guidelines

Please submit your application here.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

We thank all candidates for applying; however, due to the high volume of applicants and to ensure that each candidate’s journey is consistent and the selection process is unbiased – we will only contact those we intend to interview.

Woodfibre Management Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.