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Sr. Environmental Planner

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/05/2020
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
Department - Environment and Permitting
Role - Environmental Advisor
Location - Calgary Head Office, Calgary, AB
Contract Type - Regular, Full-time
Duration - 6 months subject to extension

General Information
Reporting to the Manager, Environmental Planning & Permitting, this position is responsible for providing environmental planning and permitting support to the Environment & Permitting team in the execution of the Project.
Key roles will include developing and executing permitting strategies; providing support and technical expertise to senior environmental advisors and project team members; providing coordination and oversight of third party contractors and technical consultant deliverables; and supporting execution tasks to ensure that the project is planned, developed and constructed in compliance with corporate environmental policies, procedures, regulatory commitments and permit conditions, and asset management objectives. This position is embedded within the project team and will work extensively with internal multi-disciplinary team members and with external groups including regulatory agencies, Indigenous communities and stakeholders. This position identifies and advises on the management of environmental risks and key issues affecting the Project as well as is responsible to propose, negotiate and implement solutions.
We anticipate filling this position locally and therefore, this position is not eligible for domestic or
cross-border relocation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Provide environmental oversight and services for Project planning, detailed engineering design and construction responsible for environmental design, environmental assessment, federal and provincial permit acquisition, and environmental commitments and compliance;
* Maintain relationships and ensure collaboration with key pipeline project disciplines responsible for engineering, project management, commitments and compliance, land, community relations, Indigenous relations, legal, and safety to identify and resolve issues;
* Provide technical environmental advice to shape strategic direction for environmental design, biophysical field studies, permitting activities, site-specific mitigation and contingency plans for the Project as well as provide input into cross-cutting issues and corporate initiatives;
* Provide support in the management of external environmental contractors to produce high quality deliverables and carry out work in compliance with executed contractual requirements;
* Provide guidance to the Project team regarding implementation of the Environmental and Socio-economic Execution Plan and enabling functions including project execution plans, budgets and schedules, cost management and risk mitigation measures and ensure the integration of environmental protection is appropriately applied into Project construction;
* Support compliance with corporate environmental policies and procedures;
* Represent Project interests and corporate initiatives through engagement with relevant regulatory authorities, Indigenous communities, stakeholders, industry associations, environmental groups, and the public;
* Implement strategies for obtaining environmental regulatory authorizations, and for providing information to address environmental issues and concerns; and
* Manages competing priorities and complex issues simultaneously with tight and conflicting deadlines.

Qualifications and Education
* Minimum 10+ years experience in environmental planning and permitting for pipelines and other energy projects, including routing/siting, environmental planning, project management, permitting and environmental compliance;
* Bachelor's Degree in environmental sciences, geography, or related technical field;
* Comprehensive knowledge of federal, provincial and local environmental laws/regulations and practices pertaining to pipeline project development in British Columbia;
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills and experience working with regulatory agencies, Indigenous communities, non-governmental organizations, landowners and the public;
* Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategies in regulatory affairs, stakeholder engagement, public acceptance;
* Previous experience solving complex and unique regulatory, permitting and compliance issues on major pipeline projects; and
* Ability to travel within British Columbia approximately 3 - 5 days / month.

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