Job Title: Permitting Coordinator
Location: Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia
Language of Work: English
Start Date: When filled
Schedule / Terms of Employment: This is a full time (40 hours/week), permanent position
Reporting to the Manager, Regulatory and Permitting, the Permitting Coordinator is responsible for providing technical, process, and administrative coordination throughout the permitting process for various projects. The Permitting Coordinator will coordinate major applications that include, but are not limited to, Environmental Assessments, joint Mines Act/Environmental Management Act permits, and Notices of Work for coal exploration. The successful candidate will be a key member of the corporate Regulatory, Permitting, and Environment Team.
Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern BC, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia
Three time winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees.
Conuma is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support of “Our Kids” at a Bolivian Orphanage and the Vancouver Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma’s employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Challenge.
Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.
- Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.
- Support Environmental and Regulatory Approvals of major and non-major projects, including coordinating and assisting with preparation of permit applications.
- Provide technical, administrative and project management support for permitting projects, as needed.
- Coordinate and liaise with government agencies, First Nations representatives, consultants, and internal staff to understand scope, schedule, cost, and priorities for permitting activities and projects.
- Prepare status summaries, schedule reporting materials, and work with managers and directors on approval of the documentation.
- Manage various consultants and contractors, including quotes and requisitions.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering or Earth/Environmental Sciences.
- Five years or more of professional experience in environmental management, environmental assessment, or regulatory field.
- Ability to effectively coordinate with internal staff and across government agencies and work with managers to identify and resolve issues.
- Ability to work on multiple projects in parallel.
Technical Competencies and Skills
- Broad-based experience with environmental aspects related to the mining industry, including but not limited to water quality, air quality, environmental effects monitoring, permitting, regulatory liaising and consultation with stakeholders and First Nations.
- Experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams, including operational, engineering, and environmental staff, to meet operational objectives, develop programs to manage risks, meet corporate and stakeholder requirements and maintain compliance.
- Experience in preparing and/or coordinating and tracking permitting applications in the resource development industry or similar work.
- Experience preparing documents, such as procedures, guidelines and schedules.
- Experience developing and maintaining a permits register for multiple active applications.
- Experience preparing reports for supervisors and developing and improving the Environmental Management System ensuring compliance with internal and external audit requirements.
- Advanced experience with GIS work.
- Specific knowledge and experience with permitting under the following BC legislation is an asset: Environmental Assessment Act, Water Sustainability Act, Environmental Management Act, Mines Act, Environmental Management Act, and Forest Act.
- Experience with environmental assessment is an asset.
- Excellent organization skills and a self-starter.
- Skilled at using Microsoft Office®, particularly Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Word.
Leadership and Problem-Solving Capability
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
- Proven initiative and self-motivation.
- A positive attitude.
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and within established timelines.
- Ability to manage and prioritize assignments.
- Demonstrated problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
- Lead by example to maintain high standards of conduct at workplace.
- Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity skills.
- Be consistent and fair in decision making process.
- Proven conflict management skills.
Work Location / Travel
Please be aware that no camp facilities are available. Conuma believes in supporting our local communities by promoting them as a place for our employees to call home, not just a workplace.
Wage and Benefits
Conuma provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare.
Conuma Resources is an equal opportunity employer.
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