Regulatory, Environmental & Community Relations Coordinator
Northern Cross (Yukon) Ltd. - Whitehorse, YT

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ABOUT NORTHERN CROSS YUKON:
Northern Cross (Yukon) Limited (Northern Cross) was incorporated in 1994 by founders David Thompson, CEO, and Richard Wyman, President. The company has its corporate headquarters in Calgary, but also has an office in Whitehorse. CNOOC International Inc., one of China’s largest independent oil and natural gas companies, is a significant shareholder of Northern Cross. This investment provides Northern Cross with the capital to honour its commitments in Yukon and provides longer term financial and technical support to advance Northern Cross’s business plan.

Northern Cross is the majority working interest owner and operator of three Significant Discovery Licenses (SDL’s) located in the Eagle Plain Region of northern Yukon. The three SDL’s include four wells, all of which were drilled in the 1960’s but never achieved commercial production status. The Company has continued to acquire petroleum and natural gas rights in Eagle Plain and currently owns and operates approximately 1.3 million acres, the majority of which are 100% working interest. This year Northern Cross began a significant exploration drilling program at Eagle Plain to evaluate a broad range of conventional and unconventional resource opportunities.

POSITION TITLE: Regulatory, Environmental & Community Relations Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Government and Community Relations

THE POSITION:
Reporting to the Vice President of Government and Community Relations, this full-time, Whitehorse, Yukon based role is responsible for supporting the full life-cycle of regulatory and legal compliance for Oil and Gas production in the Yukon frontier basin for Northern Cross Yukon Ltd (NCY).

POSITION DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships
  • Liaise with all regulatory and environmental governing bodies and technical experts
  • Prepare and submit regulatory applications, licence requests, licence amendments, environmental assessments and other documentation as required for ongoing operations and new projects
  • Support and monitor all regulatory and environmental activities for the organization
  • Design, implement and supervise environmental studies as needed
  • Manage and monitor all environmental monitoring activities
  • Participate as a team member in short and long-term planning with respect to regulatory compliance and licencing and environmental concerns
  • Provide technical regulatory and environmental support to all stakeholders
  • Advise on best regulatory and environmental practices to internal and external stakeholders
  • Monitoring and assist in reporting of reclamation plans
  • Support and participate in public consultation/open houses as needed
  • Monitor all relevant federal and provincial legislation as it relates to Oil & Gas productions regulations and environmental impact regulations, including but not limited to:
  • Oil and Gas Act
  • Geoscience licencing
  • Well & Pipeline licencing
  • Yukon Environment & Socio-Economic Assessment Act/Board
  • First Nations Consultation
  • Territorial Lands Act

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma or Degree in Environmental Sciences or other relevant discipline
  • Safety Certifications (H2S, First Aid)
  • 5+ years experience in Oil & Gas Regulatory & Environmental Compliance in Western Canada, preferably in the Yukon
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of Federal and Territorial Regulations and Legislation, including:
  • Oil and Gas Act
  • Well & Pipeline Licensing
  • Drilling and Production Regulations
  • Geoscience Exploration Regulations
  • License Administration Regulations
  • Disposition Regulations
  • Royalty Regulations
  • Yukon Environment & Socio-Economic Assessment Act/Board
  • Experience managing critical stakeholder relationships, in particular those with Canadian aboriginal groups
  • Proven interpersonal, written communication, public speaking, and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Legally eligible to operate a motor vehicle (safe driving record may be requested)
  • Ability to legally travel within Canada

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / REQUIREMENTS:

  • Driving in unpredictable conditions
  • Working in extreme weather conditions
  • Capable of working in remote settings
  • Basic office duties
  • Lifting a maximum of 20kgs

DIRECT REPORTS:

  • There are no direct reports for this role

LOCATION: Whitehorse, Yukon

START DATE: TBC

ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN APPLICATION: Resume / Cover Letter

HOW TO APPLY: Please respond to this post, listing the position title in the subject line, and attach your resume for review.

CONTACT NAME: Amanda

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Feb. 7th, 2013

If you feel that you are uniquely qualified for this position please respond to this post, listing the position title in the subject line, and attach your resume for review.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those who most closely match Northern Cross’ requirements will be contacted.

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This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.


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