Project Permitting Lead

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Sustainable Development
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Mission for this Position

About Us

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River Property, located in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut on Baffin Island; one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations.   We are a unique company with a strong management who have amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects through all phases of Inuit consultation, permitting, construction and 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.   We are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, the Project Permitting Lead is responsible to deliver permitting strategies to support the approval of major project expansions. The Lead works closely with Project, Operations, Site Environment, and Community & Strategic Development teams to advance project development in alignment with regulatory requirements.

Main Accountabilities

• Prepare key permits applications, environmental assessments, and coordination of environmental field programmes to support the approval of major project expansions. Collaborate with a larger team, including engineering, site environment, finance, procurement, and consultants to deliver permit applications on schedule. Coordinate with project team and consultants to ensure permit applications and engineering plans meet requirements of regulatory agencies.
• Plan and manage permitting strategies, including development and update of permit registers to strategically obtain regulatory approvals for major project expansions on schedule and on budget. Develop strategies based on priorities, long-term opportunities, and efficient use of resources. Ability to adapt those strategies in a rapidly changing environment.
• Develop and implement stakeholder engagement strategies to support the permitting requirements. This includes the preparation and delivery of stakeholder engagement programs, participation in technical meetings and Public meetings, as required. Close collaboration with Community & Strategic Development teams will be required to deliver engagement activities and ensure successful stakeholder interactions.
• Support the overall objectives of the Sustainable Development Department by contributing to the preparation of annual reports, senior management briefings, and other activities, as required.
This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. Other duties may be required.

Main Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or related field
• Master’s degree in related field is an asset

• Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in acquiring permits for large scale projects
• Experience in team management is an asset

• Strong communication abilities, particularly in in writing regulatory reporting, technical writing and oral presentations. Ability to clearly describe complex technical matters to non-technical audiences.
• Ability to influence the views and behaviour of others through persuasion and encouragement and manage conflict or other sensitive issues tactfully and effectively. Ability to adapt behaviour to a wide range of people.
• Ability to actively participate in a team, encourage co-operation, and be aware of the needs of others. Ability to share information and support other team members, and prioritise team goals over individual goals.
• Results oriented with strong project management and analytical skills. Ability to plan, organise, delegate, and monitor progress against the objectives set.
• Knowledge of digital tools and technology. Proficient with standard office software such as Microsoft Office.
• Ability to set priorities, plan the efficient use of resources, responds effectively to unforeseen events and achieve results in a quality, timely, and cost-effective way.
• Ability to think proactively and consider longer-term opportunities as well as challenges that might develop in the future leading to a clear set of goals, plans, and new ideas in a competitive and changing environment.
• Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize tasks to ensure that work is completed effectively and deadlines are met.
• Knowledge of regulatory landscape in Nunavut
• Ability to travel to remote northern locations, as required.


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