Regulatory Approvals Specialist - December 8, 2022
Artemis Gold Inc. is seeking a regulatory approvals specialist for the Blackwater Gold Project, a proposed open pit gold and silver mine with a twenty-two-year life span in central British Columbia. Artemis Gold Inc., listed on the TSX Venture exchange, is a well-financed, growth-oriented gold development company with strong financials aimed at creating shareholder value through the identification, acquisition, and development of gold properties in mining friendly jurisdictions. Our current project is the Blackwater Gold Project in central British Columbia approximately 160km southwest of Prince George and 450km northeast of Vancouver.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to join an entrepreneurial organization with strong financials and depth of experience that is focused on technical excellence without the bureaucracy of larger firms. You will have the ability to make a significant contribution to shaping the regulatory approvals function. Blackwater is an advanced-stage mine development project which received its environmental assessment approvals in 2019 and is proceeding towards major works and fisheries permitting, with the goal of commencing major construction in 2023.
Reporting Structure, Location of Position, Rotation and Hours of Work
The Regulatory Approvals Specialist will report to the Manager, Permitting and Environmental Responsibility. This is a full time position located in Artemis’ Vancouver office. Travel to Artemis’ satellite offices or the Project Site may be required from time to time.
Responsibilities and Important Skills
To be successful, we are looking for someone with working knowledge of Canadian and British Columbia mining and/or environmental regulations, strong project management skills, with leadership, analytical and decision-making abilities, and a proven capacity for practical problem-solving. Furthermore, we’re looking for someone with a proven track record in change management and the ability to work productively with nominal supervision. You will have excellent organization skills and a proactive attitude and be able to multi-task competing demands in a fast-paced environment to see projects through to completion. Lastly, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to effectively connect with internal and external parties to identify and resolve issues is vital.
Scope of Responsibilities
The responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to the following:
- Collaborate with internal and external resources to develop and submit quality regulatory applications and acquire the major project approvals that allow for development, operation, and closure of the project in a reasonable timeframe
- Support the issuance of critical regulatory approvals through participation in risk analyses, and providing direction on project scope and issues resolution of permit applications
- Manage consultant resources (budget, quality, schedules, etc) required to support regulatory initiatives
- Support implementation of the Project’s regulatory obligations, including but not limited to permit conditions, environmental management plans
- Collaborate with the community relations team to provide technical support to Indigenous and non-Indigenous community consultation initiatives
- Maintain a permit tracking register up to date with all current information for the purposes of informing the project development team as to the status of permit applications
- Support, participate, and provide input and guidance into key strategic priorities required to acquire major mine permits such as water quality management, biodiversity, terrestrial effects, and closure
- Coordinate the implementation of associated environmental management plans, and conduct follow-up auditing and effectiveness reviews
- Develop effective relationships with internal teams and stakeholders, including the project development team, and support and provide input into priorities such as life-of-mine planning
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with key external stakeholders
- Working knowledge in water treatment for mine contact waters and aquatic related disciplines is an asset
- Knowledge of environmental assessment legislation, BC Mines Act, BC Water Sustainability Act, BC Environmental Management Act, federal Fisheries Act, or other applicable legislation is an asset
- Travel to the project site will be required to ensure positive relationships and integration between site team and the corporate teams
- Other duties as assigned/required
Qualifications and Skills
- Experience with major mine permitting in Canada and preferably in BC.
- Experience preparing regulatory applications such as Notices of Work, Mines Act (MA) and Environmental Management Act (EMA) permit amendments and Notices of Departure, Water Sustainability Act (WSA), Special Use Permit (SUP), Fisheries Act Authorizations, Bypass notifications, Occupant Licences to cut (OLTC’s), etc.
- Experience with implementation of Environmental Assessment Certificates and federal Decisions Statements
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related Natural Resources Management field, or demonstrated experience in a related area
- Minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in a mining environment with experience in regulatory approvals and compliance programs, experience with environmental monitoring databases, software and compliance programs
- Strong technical writing and data analysis skills
- Strong project management skills
- Current registration or eligible for registration in a professional discipline (e.g. EP, P.Ag, R.P.Bio.) is preferred
How to Apply:
We ask that qualified candidates submit their resumes to [email protected] citing “Regulatory Approvals Specialist” in the subject line. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, religion, national origin, status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, or any other basis protected by law. would like to thank all of those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified. Successful candidates will be required to provide a drivers abstract (if applicable) and are required to participate in pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol testing. Artemis is committed to providing all shortlisted candidates with feedback on their application as part of our Training and Employment strategy.Apply Now