Senior Negotiations Lead

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

Senior Negotiations Lead
$79,530.36 - $90,884.16 annually

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation is responsible for British Columbia’s electricity, alternative energy, mining and petroleum resource sectors, and supporting work to meet BC’s greenhouse gas reduction targets. 
As the Senior Negotiation Lead, you will be contributing to strategic negotiations and enhanced engagement approaches with First Nations related to regional mining projects throughout British Columbia.  You will be responsible for managing relationships with First Nations potentially impacted by mining and provide specialized advice and guidance to Statutory Decision Makers (including the Chief Inspector of Mines) on regional mining projects that are considered to be high risk to the Crown and have a high impact on economic development in the province. This will involve managing relationships with First Nations over the life cycle of a project, from exploration through to closure, to ensure that permitting is high quality and timely, and monitoring, compliance and enforcement concerns are addressed effectively.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Graduate Degree in a related field (e.g., environmental science, law, public administration, forestry, natural resource management, geography), OR,
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Five years of current (within the last 10 years) and related experience in:
    • Resource management planning and/or Indigenous engagement in one or more of the following areas: forestry, mining, energy, ecosystem conservation, parks and public recreation, or resource allocation; and,
    • Land management and allocation; and,
    • Integrated Land Use planning (such as Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMPs).
  • Experience conducting complex research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
  • Experience managing multiple projects or leading a component (e.g., sub-project) of a major project.
  • Experience managing relationships with senior level stakeholders and leading consultation sessions.
  • Experience in coordinating the work for other professional employees, and/or consultants. 
  • Experience in conflict resolution.
  • Experience in leading, or participating in, consultations/negotiations with First Nations.

For more information and to apply online by April 11, 2022, please go to:      

Date Posted: March 21, 2022
Closing Date:
Kamloops, BC