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Permitting Specialist (Planner)


  • Posted on: October 15, 2020
Jacobs is currently looking to hire an Intermediate Environmental Permitting Specialist to join our dynamic team in our Burnaby, British Columbia (BC) office. This position would provide technical leadership and guidance regarding construction permitting requirements to our multidisciplinary (engineering and environment practitioners) teams and clients during the design, construction and operations of infrastructure projects. The successful candidate will join our Planning and Permitting practice and will work as part of multi-disciplinary project teams to oversee the environmental permitting and planning efforts of government and privately owned infrastructure projects. As a recognized specialist in BC environmental permitting and planning, the successful candidate will also provide strategic input to the growth of the business, and technical support to business development efforts. 

Responsibilities include: 
• Lead environmental permitting and planning work on multi-disciplinary project teams.
• Develop regulatory and permitting strategies for clients.
• Oversee the preparation of permit and regulatory filings, and environmental management plans.
• Provide technical expertise to various projects on BC permitting requirements. • Support engagement efforts with Indigenous communities, stakeholders and regulatory agencies.
• Establish and maintain relationships with members of the public, government and non-government communities, associations, tenure holders and Indigenous communities.
• Develop and implement training to staff on environmental regulations and permitting in BC.
• Develop staff through on-the-job mentorship



• The successful candidate will bring diverse experience and must enjoy a challenge and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• B.Sc. (required) or M.Sc. (preferred) in a Natural Resources related field (biology, ecology, forestry, or geography).
• Minimum 5 years of experience (preferred 8 to 10 years experience) in the natural resources sector in British Columbia, preferably in a consulting environment.
• Strong technical writing and familiarity with BC regulations and requirements, including but not limited to the BC Environmental Assessment Act, BC Oil and Gas Activities Act, and other provincial permitting processes under the Water Sustainability Act preferred; knowledge of municipal permitting requirements in BC is an asset.
• Experience engaging with regulatory agencies, stakeholders and Indigenous communities.
• Experience seeing major projects from planning through construction.

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