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Environmental Engineer - Western Facilities

Category: Operations, quality & environment
Location: Vancouver

Job Summary

Reporting to the Corporate Director QA, FS and Environment, the Environmental Engineer is primarily responsible for environmental regulatory compliance in British Columbia and Alberta. The incumbent identifies priorities, develops strategies and programs to ensure continuous improvement in the Company's environmental performance. The Environmental Engineer also provides routine technical support to operations, engineering and maintenance departments, including problem-solving and troubleshooting. This role requires communication with the operations, safety, quality, engineering, supply chain and finance departments to ensure that environmental considerations are appropriately prioritized through all functional groups.

Main Responsibilities

  • Managing regulatory and permitting processes, ensuring environmental permits are maintained and complied with by both Western facilities;
  • Working with regulatory agencies at Municipal, Provincial and Federal levels, acting as a main liaison with regulators in both Alberta and British Columbia;
  • Overseeing and standardizing the environmental functions of the sites: including establishing policies and standards, establishing directives and guidance, setting objectives and targets, and developing systems and measures that appropriately assess performance;
  • Participate in developing and implementing a compliance management system to track and demonstrate compliance with the regulatory requirements and environmental commitments and conditions;
  • Leading projects that are achieving or increasing environmental compliance and resource conservation, disposal cost reduction and/or value added management of by-products, being the point of liaison with internal stakeholders including Capex support;
  • Prepare and submit Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports:
    • Waste water discharges and WWTP regulatory compliance;
    • Air emissions assertion;
    • GHG compliance with regards to provincial and federal regulations;
    • NPRI;
    • Ground water and contaminated soils;
    • Others as required;
  • Ensuring that Statistics Canada’s required surveys for environmental compliance, water usage and electricity usage are properly filled and submitted;
  • Support the development and execution of ‘’work scopes’’ related to engineering design and construction, in compliance with regulatory requirements, permit conditions, and environmental management requirements;
  • Overseeing the work of environmental consultants in the two Western facilities;
  • Meeting, maintaining, developing schedules and budgets related to regulatory activities;
  • Perform and document safety observations and hazards assessments.

Qualifications and Experiences Required

  • University degree in Environmental Engineering or other applicable post-secondary education (chemistry, mechanics, industrial, or environmental);
  • Registration (or eligibility for) as a P.Eng. in Alberta and/or British Columbia (definite asset);
  • A minimum of 10-year experience in permitting and regulatory approvals activities;
  • Must have excellent knowledge of:
    • Waste water discharges and Waste Water Treatment Plant Operation, including ponds management;
    • Air Contaminants Emissions including GHG assertion and reporting, Air Monitoring directives assertion and reporting, stack testing and reporting, NPRI reporting;
    • Groundwater regulations and reporting;
    • Contaminated Soils regulation and/or management;
  • Knowledge and application of applicable federal, provincial, municipal standards and regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Strong regulatory liaison skills with officers from agencies at Municipal, Provincial and Federal levels;
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory processes with project management skills;
  • Experience in proposal preparation, environmental site assessments, permitting, and reporting;
  • Experience in reviewing engineering design, and collaborating with the engineering teams to meet permit application requirements;
  • Familiarity with:
    • Recycling regulation including Packaging materials recycling regulation;
    • Waste management including Hazardous Waste management;
    • Industrial Hygiene with regards to Asbestos and Mould remediation;
  • Attention to detail, working well independently and being a team player are essential;
  • Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines;
  • High inter-personal and communication skills;
  • High proficiency with English language, written and verbal;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).

Working conditions (Office/Plant, traveling, on call, etc.) :

  • Office and plant; travelling between the Western Facilities – Taber/Vancouver up to 60% is required


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