Permitting Technical Manager


Key Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will:
· Manage the stakeholder engagement and indigenous relations interface in collaboration with the BU to provide technical information in support of 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 as it relates 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 respective overlapping domains to ensure common objectives are established and achieved.
· Manage information exchange between key internal and external team members as it relates to 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 applicable experience. Suitable experience may also be considered in lieu 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. Internal
* Strong knowledge of Indigenous Peoples history, protocols, values and governance and working with Indigenous Peoples in Canada, preferably BC.
* Strong organization skills, ability to manage, track and record 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 company.
* A valid BC driver’s license and passport – this role will be based in our Vancouver office but 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 construction phase
· Experience in supporting implementation of Impact Benefit Agreements and Indigenous Group Consultation

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