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 Environmental Assessment Specialist facilitates the approval of major project expansions by supporting Baffinland participation in land use planning, environmental assessment, and water licensing processes. The Specialist coordinates the development of necessary applications for North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan amendments, Project Certificate reconsiderations, and Type A Water License amendments. In addition, participate in the updating of the Project’s Environmental Management and Monitoring Plans to ensure the Plans reflect the terms and conditions included in applicable approvals as the commitments identified throughout the review processes.
• Responsible for facilitating the approval of major project expansions by supporting the preparation of key environmental approvals, in relation to land use planning, environmental assessment, and water licensing processes. Liaise with federal and territorial agencies, Designated Inuit Associations, and non-governmental organizations as necessary to support application review processes.
• Coordinate the development of necessary applications for North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan amendments, Project Certificate reconsiderations, and Type A Water License amendments. 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.
• Maintain the project’s Environmental Management and Monitoring Plans by leading the review and update process of the plans on a regular basis to respect terms and conditions included in applicable approvals and commitments identified in the commitments register.
• Support the implementation of stakeholder engagement strategies related to permitting activities. Prepare meeting materials and participate in community engagement activities, technical meetings and Public meetings to deliver the engagement programs.
• 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.
• Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Geography, Environmental Engineering or related field
• Master’s degree in related field is an asset
• Minimum three (3) years of work experience in environmental assessment, environmental management, environmental monitoring or environmental compliance.
• Technical experience in environmental sciences, regulatory reporting and technical writing.
• Experience in mining operations and resource development projects.
• 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.
• 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 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.
• Knowledge of environmental impact assessment.