Manager, Regional Monitoring

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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 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.


Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Environmental, Social & Governance, the Manager, Regional Monitoring acts as the Company’s centre of expertise on environmental monitoring programs (terrestrial and marine), data management, and ensures the implementation of terrestrial and marine monitoring programs align with Project terms and conditions and are continuously responding to inputs of new data and technological innovations. This role leads the development of innovative solutions to resolves technical issues and ensures that Company initiatives are effectively communicated to stakeholders and the public.  


Main Accountabilities

1. Develop plain language summaries to be shared with local communities and external stakeholders by reviewing and translating technical environmental monitoring reports;
2. Provide guidance and oversight to environmental consultants on all marine and terrestrial environment monitoring programs; adapt monitoring programs to new requirements as a result of EA processes; complete management plan updates and coordinate intervener responses;
3. Ensure compliance with terms and conditions related to environmental monitoring, and implement environmental requirements from changes to the terms and conditions, new commitments, amended agreements or when required for approval;
4. Ensure data management from monitoring programs is securely managed in‐house, in accordance with company policy;
5. Develop strategies and work with external parties to increase community‐based monitoring initiatives;
6. Work with direct reports to coordinate logistics for environmental working group meetings and participate in meetings, as required;
7. Work with direct reports to implement environmental field monitoring programs and liaise with Site Environment and Operations to harmonize the planning and execution and continuous improvement of monitoring programs;
8. Provide leadership to a team of direct reports by hiring, establishing objectives, providing performance feedback, and delivering disciplinary actions;
9. Manage the shipping monitor program by organizing and participating in all faucets including: the Start and End of Shipping Season Meetings; Community Based Shipping Monitor Program; NIRB initiated or directed Shipping Meetings/Workshops; and provide guidance on the hiring and oversight of shipping monitors throughout the shipping season;

10. Coordinate with the Approvals Manager and others to ensure consistency between the EIS and environmental authorization applications and approvals (e.g. Fisheries Authorizations, Disposal at Sea Permits, Approvals to Construct Railways);

11. Implement Project Environmental Management Systems by working cross‐functionally with other departments.

This list is not intended to be all‐inclusive.  Other duties may be required

Main Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in sustainable development, environmental science, engineering or related field;
  • Master’s degree in sustainable development, environmental science, engineering or related field is an asset.
  • Minimum three (3) years of related work experience in the environmental or sustainable development field
  • Experience with Staketracker or other stakeholder relations management systems;
  • Experience with regulatory reporting and technical writing;
  • Experience working with contractors;
  • Experience with field monitoring programs.


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