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Permitting Coordinator


Job Title: Permitting Coordinator  

Location: Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia  

Schedule / Terms of Employment: This is a full time (40 hours/week), permanent position

Please be aware that no camp facilities are available.

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Regulatory and Permitting, the Permitting Coordinator is responsible for providing technical, process, and administrative coordination throughout the permitting process for various projects. The Permitting Coordinator will coordinate major applications that include, but are not limited to, Environmental Assessment Act application submissions, joint Mines Act/Environmental Management Act permit application submissions, and Notices of Work for coal exploration. The successful candidate will be a key member of the corporate Regulatory, Permitting, and Environment Team.

Company Information

Conuma Resources is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern BC, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia.

Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.
  • Support Environmental and Regulatory Approvals of major and non-major projects, including coordinating and assisting with preparation and submission of permit applications, and technical reviews.
  • Provide technical, administrative and project management support for permitting projects, as needed.
  • Prepare status summaries, schedule reporting materials, and work with managers and directors on approval of  documentation.
  • Coordinate with various consultants and contractors regarding deliverables, quotes and requisitions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biology, or other similar degree.
  • 3-5 years or more of professional experience in a regulatory and/or permitting role.

Technical Competencies and Skills

  • Broad-based experience with environmental aspects related to permitting, including but not limited to water quality, air quality, environmental effects monitoring, regulatory liaising and consultation with stakeholders and First Nations.
  • Experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams, including operational, engineering, and environmental staff, to meet operational objectives, develop programs to manage risks, meet corporate and stakeholder requirements and maintain compliance.
  • Experience in preparing and/or coordinating and tracking permitting applications in the resource development industry or similar work.
  • Experience preparing documents, such as procedures, guidelines and schedules, an asset. 
  • Experience developing and maintaining a permits register for multiple active applications, an asset.
  • Experience preparing reports for supervisors and developing and improving the Environmental Management System ensuring compliance with internal and external audit requirements.
  • Experience with GIS mapping an asset.
  • Specific knowledge and experience with permitting under the following BC legislation is an asset: Environmental Assessment Act, Water Sustainability Act, Environmental Management Act, Mines Act, Environmental Management Act, and Forest Act.
  • Excellent organization skills and a self-starter.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Office®, particularly Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Word.

Leadership and Problem-Solving Capability

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven initiative and self-motivation.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and within established timelines.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize assignments.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
  • Lead by example to maintain high standards of conduct at workplace.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity skills.
  • Be consistent and fair in decision making process.
  • Proven conflict management skills.

Work Location / Travel

  • This position is located in Tumbler Ridge, BC. Please be aware that no camp facilities are available. Conuma believes in supporting our local communities by promoting them as a place for our employees to call home, not just a workplace. This position may contain travel up to 15% on an annual basis.

Wage and Benefits

Conuma provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare upon joining.

Conuma Resources is an equal opportunity employer.
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