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Reporting to the Vice President, Technical Services the Director, Environmental is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation concerning environmental matters across the Mining operations. The role is responsible for collaborating on the strategy and execution of our environmental programs and management systems to identify and minimize environmental risks and liabilities and ensuring compliance with all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations. This role is based out of the Tumbler Ridge, BC office and travel to each of the three mine sites will be required periodically.

Job Responsibilities
  • Manage environmental programs site-wide to achieve compliance with regulatory requirements, commitments and agreements with First Nations stakeholders
  • Ensure site is operated in compliance with permit and other regulatory requirements, regarding environmental policy, environmental management system and the environmental commitments to regulators, First Nations and other stakeholders
  • Implement and effectively communicate environmental policies and standards
  • Provide leading practice environmental services to support our core business
  • Conduct activities in accordance with company policies and values
  • Identify environmental risks associated with the site’s activities, products and services and communicate and implement approved risk mitigation measures
  • Complete environmental risk assessments whenever the company’s activities, products or services change in a way that affect environmental aspects
  • Understand and interpret environmental permit and regulatory requirements for site staff and anticipate requirements for permit amendments to limit impacts to production
  • Project management (environmental works), departmental budget development and management
  • Analyze and interpret site-generated environmental data and direct internal and external reporting functions

Candidate Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Earth/Environmental Science, Geochemistry, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline
  • Five years of experience in implementing technical environmental programs, with experience in a management role
  • 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 liaison 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 developing and maintaining relationships with regulatory agencies, First Nations and other stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of environmental legislation relevant to mining in BC, including but not limited to the BC Mines Act, BC Environmental Management Act, Federal Fisheries Act, federal Species at Risk Act, BC Wildlife Act
  • Competency in implementing and maintaining Environmental Management Systems

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