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 Regulatory Manager is integral to Woodfibre LNG’s dynamic team. In this role, you will be an essential 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 Project Director to advance the Project through design and construction into operations and post-Environmental Assessment.
The successful applicant will:
- Manage the stakeholder engagement and indigenous relations interface to provide technical information in support of Project permitting and regulatory affairs.
- 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 for 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 overlapping domains to establish and achieve common objectives.
- 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 critical deliverables to drive a performance-based culture.
- Support developing and implementing a compliance management system to track and demonstrate compliance with the Project’s regulatory and environmental commitments and conditions.
- Develop, maintain, and meet schedules and budgets for regulatory activities.
- Support the team in responding to local media, government, Indigenous and NGO groups and implementing actions towards the Company’s sustainability goals.
- 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.
- A degree in Social Sciences, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Geography, or related field of study and over 15 years of relevant experience (suitable experience will also be considered in place of a degree).
- At least 12 years experience, including work on large natural resource or infrastructure projects in Western Canada, including British Columbia, with experience managing a range of regulatory and permitting processes.
- Proven track record in obtaining approvals, including permits or management plans for major projects across multiple levels of government.
- Experience conducting consultation with Indigenous Groups and demonstrated cultural agility.
- Experience embedding environmental design requirements into engineering design and construction execution plans.
- 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 People’s history, protocols, values, and governance and working with Indigenous Peoples in Canada, preferably BC
- Experience working in the oil and gas sector or in developing large marine infrastructure projects in British Columbia.
- Experience in an environmental role for a project owner/operator.
- 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.
- Accepts responsibility and demonstrates a commitment to the delivery of tasks and targets.
- 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 changing priorities within tight time frames.
- Demonstrates and seeks accountability within the team.
- Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
- Expertise with a variety of computer programs (e.g., MS Office), MS Visio, Aconex and Borealis.
- 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 licence and passport.
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada. This role will be a combination of office and site-based roles.
- The position is based in the Company’s Vancouver Office, with an initial stay at the EPC contractor’s Office in Houston and a visit to Squamish, BC (Project Site) as required.
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.
Thank you in advance for your interest!
Woodfibre Management Ltd is an equal-opportunity employer.