Project Manger – Permits and Licensing

Project Manger – Permits and Licensing

Internal Employment OpportunitiesProject Manger - Permits and Licensing

Project Manger – Permits and Licensing


December 2, 2022

North Vancouver

Public Works


Based on Experience

  • This is a temporary, full time position (Maternity leave- 13 months)

Who we are:

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation People currently reside on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC. Since time immemorial we have occupied Village sites all around səl̓ilẃət, also known as Burrard Inlet. This is how we have come to be the People of the Inlet.  Revitalization is important at Tsleil-Waututh, where you will see our language, culture, and stewardship of the lands and waters returned to our people and we are once again prospering the same way our Ancestors had for so many years. We are one of the most progressive Nations in North America because we have deep cultural and spiritual roots, as well as a great affinity for the land and water. This is reflected in our work and interaction with the world at large. Working with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation is a unique opportunity as you will experience the wealth of Culture and strength of business practices.

Job Summary:

Working under the direction of the Manager of Lands and Director of Public Works, the Project Management Technician is responsible for three key aspects of on-reserve land development projects:

  • Construction management of TWN-led construction projects and civil works, and
  • Developing and implementing permitting processes, guidelines, policies, laws, standards, etc. as required to support the day-to-day operations of TWN permitting, and
  • Supporting the Director of Public Works and Manager of Lands in the regulation of Part 3 development projects.

The Project Management Technician will be working in a fast-paced environment and must be detail-oriented and comfortable partnering with and leading cross-functional business and technical teams.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements permitting processes, guidelines, policies, laws, standards, etc. as required to support the day-to-day operations of TWN permitting in collaboration with other Lands Office staff.
  • Coordinates with Public Works Staff, consultants, TWN Departments, and other stakeholders in planning review of development projects.
  • Prepares and reviews consultant Requests for Proposals, manages consultant budgets and contracts, processes consultant invoices.
  • Develops and executes effective record keeping, permit issuance, and budget management.
  • Oversee planning, budgeting, permit fee
  • Reviews, drafts and issues building, harvesting, business, and other
  • Prepares reports, briefing notes, Council Resolutions and other documents to support permitting processes on reserve land.
  • Monitors work to ensure compliance with approved plans; reports variances and works collaboratively to resolve departures from approved
  • Provides support to teams and motivates internal and external crews to achieve project goals.
  • Ensures key performance indicators are in place and targets are
  • Ensure jobsite compliance with industry safety standards and organizational policies, procedures, and ethical
  • Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities and evaluating progress.
  • Monitors developments related to building permitting, public works and utility matters, evaluates their impact on community operations, and implements policy and procedures to enable field crews, trades, and contractors to operate
  • Oversees contractors, consultants and contract employees as
  • Plans, administers, and monitors project
  • Prepares reports and recommendations as directed by the Director of Public
  • Keeps up-to-date on latest technologies in building and civil
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.
  • Ensures accurate and timely communications and
  • Identifies issues that impact project scope & quality, milestones, budget & resource requirements; closely manages and reports on the critical issues that affect the critical path and the risks of assigned projects.
  • Coordinates, tracks and monitors the status of key documentation pertaining to project approvals, construction and
  • Keeps records of plans, permits and work
  • Acts as a liaison with Community members and relevant internal and external
  • Participates in the training and mentoring staff on construction
  • Other related



  • Post-secondary education in civil / building technology or related discipline, or a combination of education & experience resulting in a CTech. or AScT.
  • 2 years of experience developing permitting processes.
  • In-field construction experience in civil and residential
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage workloads and
  • Sound knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements and
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage work related records and
  • Understanding of financial management, budgeting and cost
  • Time management
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with internal and external
  • Cognizant of differences between local, provincial and First Nation governance
  • Must successfully pass a criminal record
  • Must have a class 5 driver’s


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven track record of successfully delivering on
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative problem-solve
  • The ability to work alone and take a lead when hurdles arise or when tasks require completion.
  • Project
  • Ability and willingness to
  • Punctual, reliable and excellent attendance
  • Good organizational and time management
  • Good level of physical fitness and
  • Skilled in analyzing data and interpreting drawings and
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet close
  • Ability to determine when a problem needs to be elevated to a
  • Perform effectively in an environment with frequent workload changes and competing demands.
  • Ability to provide detailed and comprehensive strategic
  • Attention to detail, high degree of accuracy with strong organizational
  • Knowledge of and experience within Tsleil-Waututh or another First Nation culture will be considered an
  • Knowledge of legal codes, building code, government regulations, etc. related to public works and residential construction.
  • Working knowledge on reading site plans and construction
  • Knowledge of relevant safety codes and
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Outlook and Excel).
  • Knowledge of budgets as related to construction


Work Conditions:

Physical Demands:

    • May involved significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity activities (keyboard operations, filing).
    • Work in an outdoor environment in variable weather conditions

Mental Focus:

    • Must remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive, even when faced with hostility.
    • Stress may be caused by the need to complete tasks within tight deadlines.

Working Conditions:

    • Work independently in the office or in the field.
    • Engagement with other departments, levels of government and First Nations.
    • Dynamic environment with multiple demands and constant interruptions.
    • Sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment.
    • Occasional work outside normal office hours.


We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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