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Environmental Manager

Position Profile

Summary

Job Title: Environmental Manager

Location: North-East British Columbia

Language of Work: English

Start Date: When filled

Schedule / Terms of Employment: This is a full time (40 hours/week), permanent position

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the Mine Manager, The Environmental Manager supports the mine site operations team by providing planning assistance and ensuring site compliance with environmental permit conditions, applicable legislation, and stakeholder agreements.

Company Information

Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry.  In 2016, Conuma acquired Walter Energy’s Canadian assets, which consisted of three metallurgical coal mines in northeast British Columbia. These mines now make up the company’s Canadian operations. The company is well-positioned to meet the world’s growing demand for metallurgical coal products. With ready access to both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Conuma is able to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia.

Duties and 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, Company’s Environmental Policy, Company’s Environmental Management System and Company’s 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 might 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.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Earth/Environmental Science, Geochemistry, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline.
  • 5 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.
  • Experience with Environmental Management Systems.

Skills and Abilities

Technical Competencies & Skills

  • 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 leading practice risk assessment and management approaches.
  • Competency in implementing and maintaining Environmental Management Systems.
  • Able to work independently and unsupervised.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong project and process management skills.
  • Able to communicate and work well with a diverse range of groups including operational, engineering, and environmental staff.
  • Proficiency in communicating with regulators, First Nations and other stakeholders.
  • Understanding and the ability to apply leading practice techniques and technologies related to environmental management at a mine site

Problem Solving & Decision-Making Capabilities

  • Leads others or a process to solve complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions.
  • Anticipates needs; assesses requirements and identifies new solutions.
  • Makes/recommends decisions guided by policies in non-standard situations.
  • Manages projects or programs with moderate resource requirements, risk and/or complexity.
  • Keeping on Point: Timely decision making, priority setting.
  • Getting Organized: Organizing, planning, time management.
  • Getting Work Done Through Others: Delegation; developing direct reports and others; directing others; informing; managing and measuring work.
  • Dealing with Trouble: Command skills; conflict management; confronting direct reports; managerial courage; standing alone.
  • Acting with Honor and Character: Ethics and values, integrity and trust.
  • Communicating Effectively: Presentation skills, written communications.
  • Managing Diverse Relationships: Boss relationships, customer focus, managing diversity, fairness to direct reports, peer relationships, understanding others

External Impacts

  • Explains and presents difficult concepts and influences others to adopt a different point of view.
  • Works in conjunction with Stakeholders to develop mutually beneficial plans and programs.
  • Reports to regulating bodies on monitoring programs and compliance issues.

 Internal Impacts

  • Explains and presents difficult concepts and influences others to adopt a different point of view.
  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives.

Work Location / Travel

Conuma’s properties are located in Northeast BC, 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, First Nations Bands and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock climbing opportunities. Local amenities include medical centres, retail and grocery stores, bars and restaurants with events held through the year. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with vastly reduced costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.

  • Please be aware no camp facilities are available

Wage and Benefits

Conuma Coal provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to Careers@ConumaCoal.com, mentioning the job title you are applying for in the subject line, and indicating your authorization to work in Canada (work permit, permanent resident or Canadian).

 

Conuma Coal Resources is an equal opportunity employer

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Application Process

To apply to this position please send your cover letter and resume to:

careers@conumacoal.com
Posted:

May 17, 2018

Application Deadline: