Senior Lead, Environmental Assessment

Vacancy number • PR-231293

Senior Lead, Environmental Assessment

  • Vancouver
  • Closes June 30
  • 40 hours
  • Academic Bachelor

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About this job

  • Industry: Mining
  • Area of expertise: Exploration & Geosciences
  • Location: Vancouver

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor


We are currently hiring a Senior Lead, Environmental Assessment for our mining client in BC. You will be responsible for project's environmental effect assessment (EA) studies, water stewardship approach, climate change strategy, and design for closure. The Senior Lead, Environmental Assessment will provide professional leadership for project development activities related to planning and implementation of the environmental program. This is a full-time permanent position.

About this role

  • Be a courageous safety leader, leading by example and fostering a proactive safety and sustainability culture based on common values of health, safety, environment, and communities (HSEC) shared by the owners.

  • Manage the development, planning and execution of Environmental studies and assessment scopes, including the design and implementation of safe, cost effective, and stage-appropriate collection and analysis of environmental data; the management of a high-quality Project database for environmental data; and the integration of environmental data into engineering design.

  • Lead collaborative and multidisciplinary efforts within the Project Team to ensure that mine planning and water, tailings and engineering studies appropriately integrate mitigations to address Climate Change impacts and align with the Project's Design for Closure approach as well as considerations for the major regulatory process and specifically the effects assessment.

  • Working closely with the Manager, SERA, Senior Lead, Regulatory Affairs and consultants, advance the major regulatory process by leading the environmental effects assessment, through ensuring the appropriate integration of updated mine design

  • Support and oversee the Lead Environment responsible with coordinating and executing the work required to successfully complete the environmental assessment studies with support from consultants, and the broader Galore Project team.

  • Oversee activities related to Climate Change and Closure planning, and contribute to stage appropriate Project updates, in alignment with owners' requirements, ensuring appropriate Tahltan involvement and integration of information including Indigenous land use, cultural heritage, and Indigenous Peoples Knowledge, in particular Tahltan Knowledge., supported by the social responsibility team.

  • Collaborate with Manager, SERA, and senior Project Team members to develop and deliver public facing messaging and communications for the Project, including representing the company at external events. Contribute to the development and implementation of external communications as the Project commences a feasibility study and enters a phase of increased Indigenous Peoples and COI engagement and growing public interest.

  • Foster a culture of open communication, build relationships across the organization and externally; lead by example, and demonstrate honesty, sincerity, and openness to feedback.


  • Registered Professional Engineer or Geoscientist with EGBC, or eligible to be registered, with degree in relevant science or engineering discipline. Advanced degrees in related fields are considered an asset.

  • 15 or more years of relevant professional experience, including substantial experience with Environmental Studies and Assessment.

  • Recognized leader with strong organizational, planning, communication, and relationship management skills.

  • Results-driven, adept at finding effective solutions, capable of articulating business drivers to impact and influence decision-making, establish alignment, and achieve desired outcomes.

  • Breadth of industry knowledge, including awareness of disciplines including engineering, environmental assessment, mine development, construction and site operations, health and safety, mine rock and tailings management, processing, water stewardship principles, and closure planning.

  • Substantial experience working as part of an integrated collaborative team including the engineering design team and/or as part of the owner's team, including playing an integral role in consideration of environmental impacts and regulatory requirements and triggers during the design process.

  • Proven ability to work in a complex and dynamic environment with a diverse multidisciplinary team, building and strengthening relationships within the team, and with Indigenous Peoples


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