Senior Referrals Analyst Eagle Mountain Pipeline

Senior Referrals Analyst Eagle Mountain Pipeline

Internal Employment OpportunitiesSenior Referrals Analyst Eagle Mountain Pipeline

Senior Referrals Analyst Eagle Mountain Pipeline


June 7, 2023

North Vancouver



$75,525 -$94,408- based on qualifications and experience.

* This is a temporary, full-time position (36 months)*


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 Sr. Referrals Analyst, 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 Sr. Referrals Analyst, Eagle Mountain Pipeline – Woodfibre LNG reports to the Eagle Mountain Pipeline – Woodfibre LNG Project Manager and will assist the Project Manager to oversee 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
  • With the Project Manager, 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
  • Support the Project Manager in tasks as required


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee aspects of the 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
  • Work with the Project Manager to build strong working relationships with FEI and WLNG Representatives
  • Support the Project Manager in implementing 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
    • Suggest processes to minimize impacts of the Project on TWN’s rights, title and interests
    • Support the Project Manager in developing Project-related plans including Cultural Protection Plans, Restoration Plans and Access Management Plans
  • Work closely with other TLR staff and consultants as necessary to provide technical reviews, draft technical reports, and engage in relevant discussions
  • Support on-site environmental and archaeological monitoring for the Project
  • Liaise and work with Provincial and Federal Governments, Regulatory Bodies, and other First Nations as necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • Support the Project Manager and the 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


Department Wide Initiatives and Administration

  • Support the Project Manager to ensure alignment with TLR’s mandate and vision for the Territory
  • Support with financial tasks such as budget management, invoicing, reporting as required
  • Facilitate efficientrecordsmanagement
  • Support the development of TLR policy as needed/directed.
  • Assist with the implementation and delivery of other Department initiatives as
  • Support the Project Manager in all other duties as required

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise consultants; Perform duties, as required, in the Project Manager’s absence


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g., social or environmental sciences) with a minimum of 3 years of work experience, or a Master’s degree in related field with 1 year of work experience – will consider alternate combinations of education and relevant work
  • 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 C.
  • Experience negotiating with external stakeholders and
  • Experience with First Nations Consultation preferred.
  • Experience working on large scale construction projects preferred.
  • Knowledge of xʔəl̓ilwətaʔɬ/Indian River Watershed preferred.
  • Experience and interest in working in a collaborative and dynamic team
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record
  • 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
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a culturally appropriate manner and deal with multiple variables in diverse
  • Proficient with computers, the Internet and Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, ).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure; demonstrate flexibility, cooperation and ability to shift priorities
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills; attention to
  • 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
  • Regular site visits to remote wilderness locations (Indian River Watershed)

Mental Focus

  • Must synthesize complex and diverse
  • Must remain calm, professional, objective, and
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational
  • Must model adherence to established systems and
  • Provide detailed and comprehensive strategic advice with little
  • Highly-developed ability to work under

Environmental Conditions

  • Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and constant interruptions.
  • Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and
  • Engagement with other TWN Departments, Federal and Provincial Governments and First Nation governments.

If this role interests you, Please apply here:

Sr. Referrals Analyst – Pipeline

or send your Resume and Cover Letter to

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