Woodfibre LNG Limited (WLNG) and FortisBC Energy Incorporated (FEI) are constructing a natural gas pipeline (Eagle Mountain Pipeline) and Liquefaction Facility (the “Project”) in Tsleil-Waututh territory. The Project will expand FEI’s existing pipeline capacity by constructing a 24-inch, 50km pipeline from Coquitlam, to Woodfibre’s facility site on the edge of Howe Sound. The pipeline will go through the heart of Tsleil-Waututh territory, the xʔəl̓ilwətaʔɬ/Indian River Watershed. The Project will include construction of a pipeline and liquefaction facility, temporary workspaces, temporary infrastructure sites, and transportation of peoples and materials.
Tsleil-Waututh Nation has stewarded the territory since time out of mind. The Nation’s Treaty, Lands and Resources Department (TLR) is seeking a Project Manager, Eagle Mountain Pipeline – Woodfibre LNG to ensure Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s rights, title and interests, including the Nation’s stewardship obligations, are upheld throughout the Construction and associated Restoration phases of the Project.
The Project Manager, Eagle Mountain Pipeline – Woodfibre LNG reports to the Director and is responsible for overseeing Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s engagement on the Project:
- Uphold Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s rights, title and interests throughout all aspects of Project Construction
- Represent Tsleil-Waututh at Technical Tables related to the Project
- Effectively communicate and engage with FEI and WLNG to avoid or minimize environmental, cultural and spiritual impacts of the Project on Tsleil-Waututh Nation
- Work closely and collaboratively with staff at TLR to support in-field monitoring of Project activities
- Manage a technical team and relevant consultants
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Oversee Construction and related Restoration activities of the Project from a Tsleil-Waututh perspective
- Assert Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s Rights, Title, and Interests with regards to the Project
- Build strong working relationships with FEI and WLNG Representatives
- Support the implementation of Confidential Project Agreements through established Project Committees’ including decision-making processes and dispute-resolution processes
- Represent Tsleil-Waututh at Project-level Technical Working Groups including:
- Facilitate conversations and provide recommendations relating to environmental and cultural matters
- Review technical information, permits and plans related to the Project
- Ensure effective implementation of permits and plans including the Indian River Watershed Mitigation and Management Plan
- Develop processes to minimize impacts of the Project on TWN’s rights, title and interests
- Develop Project-related plans including Cultural Protection Plans, Restoration Plans and Access Management Plans
- Manage a team of staff and Consultants to participate in technical reviews and relevant discussions
- Facilitate effective on-site environmental and archaeological monitoring for the Project
- Work closely and collaboratively with other TLR Staff (Cultural team, Field Program Managers, Environmental Staff, Field Crew, and Environmental and Archaeological Monitors) and other TLR Departments
- Liaise and work with Provincial and Federal Governments, Regulatory Bodies, and other First Nations as necessary
- Perform other related duties as required.
- Work with TWN Communications Department to develop and implement a communications strategy for the Project including engagement with TWN community members, external media, and presentations as necessary
- Support the Director to prepare and present relevant information to Tsleil-Waututh Nation Chief and Council
Department Wide Initiatives and Administration
- Work with the Director and TLR Managers to ensure alignment with TLR’s mandate and vision for the Territory
- Manage a program budget including developing yearly budgets, invoicing, reporting and all other necessary tasks
- Facilitate efficient records management
- Develop TLR policy as needed/directed.
- Assist with the implementation and delivery of other Department initiatives as directed.
- Support the Director in all other tasks as required.
Manage staff and consultants; Supervise other department staff and consultants as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g., social or environmental sciences) with a minimum of 4 years of work experience, or a Master’s degree in related field with 2 years’ work experience – will consider alternate combinations of education and relevant work experience.
- Understanding of the current and historical culture of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coast Salish peoples.
- Understanding of Aboriginal rights and title, particularly in the context of B.C.
- Experience negotiating with external stakeholders and clients.
- Experience with First Nations Consultation preferred.
- Experience working on large scale construction projects preferred.
- Knowledge of xʔəl̓ilwətaʔɬ/Indian River Watershed
- Experience managing teams and working with consultants
- Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
- Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.
- Class 5 Drivers License
- Willing to do additional training as required (i.e., First Aid).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Demonstrated patience, understanding, and a willingness to share and learn.
- Ability to solve practical problems in a culturally appropriate manner and deal with multiple variables in diverse situations.
- Proficient with computers, the Internet and Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure; demonstrate flexibility, cooperation and ability to shift priorities rapidly.
- Excellent communication and analytical skills; attention to detail.
- Self-motivated; proven ability to deliver results when working independently and within a team environment.
- Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a wide variety of people.
- Brings a creative and unconventional approach to problem solving (ability to think outside the box).
- Significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity
- Site visits to remote wilderness locations as required (xʔəl̓ilwətaʔɬ/Indian River Watershed.)
- Must synthesize complex and diverse information.
- Must remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive.
- Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
- Must model adherence to established systems and processes.
- Provide detailed and comprehensive strategic advice with little notice.
- Highly-developed ability to work under pressure.
- Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and constant interruptions.
- Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment.
- Engagement with other TWN Departments, Federal and Provincial Governments and First Nation governments.
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