Regulatory Specialist/Coordinator

Skeena Resources Limited is a Canadian mining exploration company focused on revitalizing and re-opening the past-producing Eskay Creek gold-silver mine as a new open pit mine located in Tahltan Territory in the Golden Triangle of northwest British Columbia. The Eskay Creek Mine was a high-grade underground operation from 1994 – 2008. Skeena Resources is aggressively advancing the Environmental Assessment and permitting steps for the Eskay Creek Revitalization Project as a new open pit mine and entering the EA process in mid-2021.

As a Skeena employee, you will become part of a dynamic, innovative, and results-driven work environment. You will be given assignments that will challenge your skillset while working alongside employees with diverse backgrounds and cultures. We value Health and Safety, the Environment, and the Communities within which we operate. We work collaboratively with our Indigenous partners, incorporating their knowledge and respect for the land into our project designs and operating practices. By joining our team, you will become part of an organization driven by opportunity, entrepreneurship, and results.

Job Posting – Regulatory Specialist/Coordinator

Reporting to the Environmental Assessment Manager, the Regulatory Specialist/Coordinator is responsible for working with the EA Manager, internal stakeholders, consultants, Indigenous partners and regulators to help guide the Revitalization Project through the provincial and federal EA/IA process. This role is critical to Skeena’s effective progress through the EA regulatory process and involves extensive collaboration across departments and consultants, experience with EA/IA stages, and management of deliverables to meet tight timelines and quality standards. Key is the oversight and coordination of environmental baseline studies, EA/IA technical report review within the EA/IA process, demonstrated experience with the EA/IA and permitting processes, communication and task tracking to achieve an aggressive timetable.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

• Provide planning and strategic support for EA/IA progress through the regulatory process and coordination of info and document exchange among regulatory, technical, Indigenous, public sectors.
• Technical report review/distribution including baseline studies, EA/IA methodologies, Workshops.
• Support extensive engagement with regulators, Indigenous partners, public and consultant teams.
• Coordinate and monitor baseline data collection and reporting to achieve milestones.
• Provide subject matter expertise in regulatory and environmental studies used in EA/IA.
• Support relationships with stakeholders including regulatory agencies, Indigenous Nations, public.
Any other projects/duties that may arise from time to time as required by the role to support Skeena’s EA and regulatory activities.

The Ideal Candidate:

Work Experience and Knowledge
• Solid understanding of the BC and federal regulatory EA/IA processes, technical environmental studies, and mining project development.
• Demonstrated capacity supporting and coordinating multi-discipline environmental programs and regulatory submissions to meet timelines and technical quality.
• Minimum of 5 years of technical environmental baseline studies and/or regulatory experience, preferably in the mining sector, applicable to EA/IA and permitting requirements in BC. Disclosure of past experience is a requirement.
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or diploma in a field related to regulatory assessment and/or directly relevant environmental discipline supporting EA/IA and regulatory applications.
• Advanced degrees relevant to regulatory processes preferred.

Key Competencies / Skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders.
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written with a high attention to detail.
• Very strong, demonstrable project management skills.
• Ability to operate within a dynamic, team-oriented, and demanding work environment.
• Proven ability to build relationships and implement strategies through facilitation and consultation.
• Highly self-motivated and organized with effective time management, planning and organizational skills.
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and preferably, MS Project. PMP designation considered a key asset.

Work Environment
This position will ideally be situated within Northwest BC, potentially in a future office in a regional center (e.g., Smithers), with occasional travel required to the mine site, NWBC communities and Vancouver head office. Substantial remote work from home office is anticipated, in addition to Vancouver/NW BC regional office. EA Manager is based in Smithers.

To apply by email, send your cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to, by 4:00pm August 2nd, 2021. Include your NAME and the JOB TITLE in the subject line of your e-mail response. Priority Hiring consideration will be given to Indigenous Nations Members of those territories our projects are located in. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
We thank all candidates for their interest however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Date Posted: July 21, 2021
Closing Date:
Smithers, British Columbia