The Port of Prince Rupert is located on the scenic North Coast of British Columbia. As Canada’s second largest West Coast port, the Port is strategically situated on the Pacific Rim, with the deepest natural harbour in North America and direct connections to the North American continent by CN Rail’s network reach. Its facilities include modern, high-throughput coal and grain terminals, two cruise terminals and an innovative, intermodal container terminal anchoring the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the West Coast.

Prince Rupert is home to amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures, unique history and cultural experiences, and the spectacular scenery of the rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Great Bear Rainforest.    Easily accessible by air, rail, cruise ship, ferry or car, Prince Rupert’s attractions include First Nation cultural works of art, fine North Coast galleries and boutiques, parks and walking trails, restaurants and coffee shops.   A balanced lifestyle might include enjoying a round of golf on the golf course or spending time out on the water kayaking, fishing, or taking in the scenery.    Reasonable housing costs, organized sports, volunteer opportunities, modern recreation facilities, community groups and festivals all contribute to a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle for those living in this community.

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Reporting to the Director, Environmental Planning and Compliance, the Manager, Environmental Compliance is accountable for supporting the environmental planning and compliance activities for various development projects and operations within the Port Authority’s area of administration. This includes the implementation of management plans, federal land management policy and regulatory permits and conditions that relate to environmental performance.  The position also includes supporting Indigenous consultation and public engagement activities as they relate to project developments and activities undertaken by the PRPA as well as third party proponents.  The position is also responsible for supporting project related field programs and investigations conducted by the PRPA or facilitating field programs conducted by project proponents.


  1. Oversees development and compliance with Environmental Management Plans for project developments within the Port of Prince Rupert.
  2. Manages compliance with permits, authorizations and determinations issued under the Fisheries Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Species at Risk Act and Impact Assessment Act.
  3. Conducts environmental effects evaluations under the supervision of Director, Environmental Planning and Compliance.
  4. Establishes and manages Port Facilities Environmental Audit/Inspection program.
  5. Reviews environmental reports and plans submitted by project proponents to ensure PRPA interests are reflected and addressed and implemented.
  6. Evaluates, tracks and approves requests by project proponents to conduct environmental programs and investigations within the Port and ensures environmental management factors are addressed.
  7. Liaises with project proponents, contractors and Port partners and tenants in addressing environmental deficiencies, concerns, and lease/approval performance during planning, construction and operations.
  8. Ensures that project documentation and all due diligence records including monitoring/compliance activities are maintained.
  9. Participates on multi-disciplinary teams with other Port staff in furthering project developments and tenant oversight.
  10. Participates in project related consultation activities and maintains Indigenous consultation logs and issues tracking tables.
  11. Performs other duties as directed by the Director, Environmental Planning and Compliance.


  • Works in an office environment and in the field (outdoors, land and water, remote or wilderness settings, all weather).
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week).
  • Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1 hour lunch break (unpaid).
  • May be required to work outside regular work hours.


Formal Education

  • University degree in a natural or social science or environmental related field.

Related Experience

  • Five to seven years related experience.

Other Requirements

  • Good spoken and written communications skills.
  • Able to interpret complex and voluminous information and succinctly communicate findings.
  • Good planning, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Good judgment and tact in dealing with sensitive issues and confidential information.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external individuals and organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and to effectively accommodate changing priorities.
  • Able to work in an outdoor environment in rough terrain and variable weather for extended periods.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Strong commitment to workplace safety.
  • Proficient in MS Office environment.
  • Occasional travel.
  • Possess valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.

Individuals of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by

March 15, 2021 (Mon) to:

                                                Director, Human Resources

                                                Prince Rupert Port Authority

                                                200 – 215 Cow Bay Road

                                                Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2

                                                Fax:    (250) 627-8980


No telephone inquiries please.


Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by Monday, March 15, 2021


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