Permitting Specialist

6 days ago
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Sustainable Development
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Mission for this Position

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River property. Located in the Qikiqtani Region on Baffin Island, Nunavut, it’s one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations and we are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.

We are a unique company with a strong management team. Our leadership team has amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects from community consultation and permitting, through to operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.


The Permitting Specialist is responsible for providing support to effectively manage and implement strategies and programs as they relate to environmental compliance of Baffinland’s current approvals and help advance future approvals as the Mary River Project continues to grow. Responsibilities include supporting Sustainable Development, Operations and project development teams to evaluate the status of current approvals and make recommendations as necessary for maintaining compliance with regulatory expectations. Additional tasks include preparing data to support permit applications and regulatory reports, and communicating environmental issues to the Approvals Manager and Director of Sustainable Development as required.

This position works closely with the Sustainability Manager, Environmental Site Manager, IIBA Implementation Manager, and the Stakeholder and Government Affairs Specialist.

Main Accountabilities

  • Evaluate company positions and results and make recommendations as necessary for maintaining or ensuring compliance with regulatory expectations.
  • Prepare various professional reports and applications for submission internally and to government agencies
  • Communication of applicable environmental regulations and permit conditions to personnel by providing guidance and expertise to ensure full compliance with all applicable environmental requirements. 
  • Conduct internal audits to ensure corporate policies and all environmental regulations are being followed
  • Attend regulatory and community meetings, as required.
  • Support the development of the Annual Work Plan and annual closure security requirements
  • Support the development of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies and documents,
  • Contribute to the development of the Climate Change Strategy for the company including evaluating opportunities for renewable energy at the mine site,
  • Provide the training and education materials for Baffinland employees to ensure proper communication of regulatory requirements.
  • Foster positive business relationships and build appropriate contact between NGOs, communities and company personnel.
  • Support Baffinland participation in technical conferences and industry associations.
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of environmental management programs

Main Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in environmental science, engineering or related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience in environmental permitting and/or regulatory compliance is desired
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Inuit communities.
  • Experienced in mining operations
  • The ability to manage and oversee multiple projects at one time.
  • Proficient in MS applications (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Results oriented with strong project management and analytical skills.
  • Flexibility to travel to remote northern locations, as required.



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