Job Title: Environmental Coordinator
Location: Chetwynd, British Columbia (Brule Mine)
Start Date: When filled
Schedule / Terms of Employment: 7 days on / 7 days off (12-hour shifts)
Please be aware no camp facilities are available.
The primary responsibility for this position is to support the mine site operations team with the objective of meeting safety and production targets by ensuring compliance with environmental permit conditions, applicable legislation and agreements with stakeholders. This will be achieved by:
- Conducting activities in accordance with company policies and values.
- Oversee environmental programs site wide to achieve compliance with regulatory requirements and commitments and agreements with First Nations stakeholders.
- Implementing and effectively communicating environmental policies and standards.
- Providing leading practice environmental services to support our core business.
Conuma 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.
Three time winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees.
Conuma is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support of “Our Kids” at a Bolivian Orphanage and the Vancouver Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma’s employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Challenge.
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.
- Provide support to the Environmental Manager with day-to-day compliance activities and tasks on overarching compliance and permitting as well as BCR.
- The Coordinator will oversee the field programs, assist with condition and commitment compliance oversight and tracking, help manage contractors with the manager and their associated administrative tasks, review technician reports prior to government submission, perform routine management plan reviews and updates, and establish and manage document control.
- Ensure adherence to Conuma Environmental policy, standards, management plans and regulatory obligations and requirements;
- Integrate environmental policies, programs, and practices into all activities of the organization;
- Maintain environmental awareness amongst workforce by holding meetings and actively participate in planned environmental programs and drills;
- Coordinates the implementation of environmental monitoring programs, including data assimilation, interpretation, work plan development scheduling;
- Contributes to monitoring program development and field site inspections to assess environmental risks and to investigate and ensure proper programs as well as waste rules and regulations;
- Provides advice, resources and assistance to contractors in the interpretation of company environmental systems, policies and procedures; and supporting the EMS through ongoing document review and revisions as required; and
- Facilitate liason with Government, Stakeholders and First Nations on a project specific basis.
Education, Experience, and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Earth/Environmental Science, Geochemistry, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline.
- Five (5) years of experience in implementing technical environmental programs, with experience in a management role.
- Broad-based experience with environmental aspects related to the mining industry, including but not limited to water quality, air quality, environmental effects monitoring, permitting, regulatory liaison 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 developing and maintaining relationships with regulatory agencies, First Nations and other stakeholders.
- Experience with Environmental Management Systems.
Technical Competencies and Skills
- Experience in implementing technical environmental programs in relation to resource development, and preferably in mining.
- Working knowledge of environmental Legislation relevant to mining in BC, including but not limited to the BC Mines Act, BC Environmental Management Act, Federal Fisheries Act, Federal Species at Risk Act, BC Wildlife Act.
- Competency in leading practice Risk Assessment and Management approaches.
- Competency in implementing and maintaining Environmental Management Systems.
- Able to work independently and unsupervised.
- Strong interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong project and process management skills.
- Able to communicate and work well with a diverse range of groups including operational, engineering, and environmental staff.
- Proficiency in communicating with Regulators, First Nations and other stakeholders.
- Understanding and the ability to apply leading practice techniques and technologies related to environmental management at a mine site
Leadership and Problem-Solving Capability
- Uphold corporate image and values.
- Leadership in development of site environmental staff.
- Co-ordinates risk management and controls assurance initiatives.
- Contribute information, data and reports when and as required.
- Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically.
- Provide leadership to wide range of professional groups.
Work Location / Travel
- Employee bus transportation is provided from Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd, BC.
- Please be aware 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 work place).
Wage and Benefits
Conuma provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare.