Project Manager, Eagle Mountain Pipeline

Project Manager, Eagle Mountain Pipeline

Internal Employment OpportunitiesProject Manager, Eagle Mountain Pipeline

Project Manager, Eagle Mountain Pipeline


June 7, 2023

North Vancouver



$82,209 - $102,762- based on qualifications and experience


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.

Job Summary:

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.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

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).


Work Conditions:

Physical Demands

  • Significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity
  • Site visits to remote wilderness locations as required (xʔəl̓ilwətaʔɬ/Indian River Watershed.)

Mental Focus

  • 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.

Environmental Conditions

  • 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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