Job Title: Environmental Technician
Location: Northeast British Columbia
Language of Work: English
Start Date: When filled
Schedule / Terms of Employment: This is a full time (40 hours/week), permanent position
The Environmental Technician’s primary role is to ensure Conuma Coal’s high environmental management standards are upheld, continually developed, and accurately reported to the company’s regulators and stakeholders.
Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern BC, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia.
Three time winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees.
Conuma is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support of “Our Kids” at a Bolivian Orphanage and the Vancouver Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma’s employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Challenge.
Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Collect and prepare air, water, and soil samples for shipment as per environmental permits.
- Interpret results of chemical, physical, and biological tests and document results.
- Trace chemical, physical, and biological pathways of environmental pollutants.
- Review and process applications for environmental permits or certification.
- Participate in and lead field investigations and inspections.
- Explain and interpret regulations and procedures to non-environmental staff.
- Propose actions for corrections necessary to comply with federal and provincial regulations.
- Interpret requirements for vegetation management including invasive species.
- Interpret requirements for wildlife management.
- Preparation of environmental documents, such as Management Plans, Procedures, Guidelines and Schedules.
- Prepare reports for supervisors and annual submissions.
- Develop and improve the Environmental Management System ensuring compliance with internal and external audit requirements.
- Undertake GIS work.
- Participate in mine and reclamation planning.
- Develop and implement updated training packages including training consultants and new hires on environmental stewardship.
- Manage various consultants and contractors, including quotes and requisitions.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
- A Diploma from a Technical College, or Bachelor’s Degree in a field such as Environmental Sciences or Biological Sciences.
- 3-5 years environmental experience in Resources or Mining (preferably Coal).
- Experience analyzing environmental sample data and reporting results to regulatory bodies and stakeholders.
- Well-developed computer skills such as Excel, Microsoft Word; GIS skills would be an asset.
- Training in First Aid, Transportation of Dangerous Goods and WHIMS is desirable.
- A valid Class 5 license is required.
Work Environment / Conditions
The candidate will be required to perform their job in a variety of settings, including offices and fieldwork. He/she must be physically fit and have the ability to travel by foot or vehicle.
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated safety and environmental leadership, in adherence to Conuma Coal’s company values.
- Ability to multitask and work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to meet strict deadlines, pre-established targets and work under pressure.
- Knowledge of relevant provincial and federal legislation.
- A proven ability to develop and implement solutions to complex environmental issues and facilitate continuous improvement in performance.
- Highly organized with great attention to detail.
- Flexible and willing to perform other tasks as assigned.
Work Location / Travel
- Employee bus transport is available from Tumbler Ridge (Wolverine Mine), Chetwynd (Brule and Willow Creek Mine) and Mackenzie, (Willow Creek Mine, BC)
- Please be aware no camp facilities are available. (Conuma Coal believes in supporting our local communities by promoting them as a place for our employees to call home, not just a work place).
Wage and Benefits
Conuma Coal provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare.
Conuma Coal Resources is an equal opportunity employer