RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: SGI Environmental Impact Assessment Practitioner/Project Manager – Indian Brook, NS

  • Location: Indian Brook, NS
  • Deadline: August 18, 2022

Career Opportunity
SGI Environmental Impact Assessment Practitioner / Project Manager
One year term with potential for renewal (subject to funding approvals)
Closing Date: August 18, 2022

Sipekne’katik has developed and launched an independent self- governing consultation process. The Sipekne’katik Governance Initiative Secretariat (SGI) carries out the consultations on behalf of its members. The SGI Consultation Protocol requires a focus on Aboriginal title, Aboriginal rights of the Mikmaq and Mikmaq treaty rights. The Project Manager will have support from the Rights bases assessment team, legal and senior management. Must have a strong understanding in environmental impact assessment process and knowledge and understanding or willingness to learn about Mikmaq rights, Mikmaq communities and Mikmaq governance structures.

• Responsible for managing impact assessment projects and other natural resource related studies
• Working with the Sipeknekatik leadership and community through workshops, reports, studies and development of public relations and education tools.
• Working with Canadian federal, provincial, and regional legislation and policies relating to aquatic and terrestrial environments, and to rely on your demonstrated experience navigating Federal Environment Assessment processes.
• Planning, coordinating and executing mandates related to environmental impact studies, other forms of environmental assessments and environmental screenings, environmental permitting and authorizations.
• Managing projects related to renewable energy, transportation, industrial development, infrastructure, mining and oil and gas sectors.
• Evaluating Request for Proposals and prepare responses, develop work scopes, budgets and schedules, and providing project management;
• Preparing technical reports, permitting applications, environmental impact assessments and other associated documents
• Other related duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Employment and Experience
• A degree in Environmental Science, Biology or a related discipline along with at least five (5) years of relevant experience conducting federal impact assessments, and managing projects involving biological studies;
• A thorough understanding of the EIA requirements in the Maritime region and knowledge of provincial and federal regulatory requirements in project application and approvals;
• Project management skills with a demonstrated ability to write detailed technical reports;
• Understanding and or experience with Indigenous rights and communities is considered an asset.
• Proficient in MS Office Suite
• Open to continuous learning and professional development related to the duties
• Willingness to occasionally travel, including to remote locations and outside standard office hours.

Starting salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

Please apply with a resume, cover letter and criminal records check to:
Human Resource Manager
Mail/drop off: 522 Church Street, Indian Brook, NS B0N 1H0

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The Band will not assume any expenses related to any job-related application process, included but not limited to travel, relocation, and application development. Please note certain positions come with mandatory employee benefits. Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted.