Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary) Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
$107,800.20 - $137,500.00 annually
This position is excluded from union membership. There is onsite requirement for this position. We offer flexible work arrangements, including the opportunity to telework (with conditions) as set out in applicable employer policies.
The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity. This position may be performed in other approved locations within the province of BC.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.
The Executive Project Director (EPD) is responsible for providing senior leadership on corporate initiatives to the Operations Division and the EAO, leading and directing activities in the delivery of the provincial environmental assessment process for the Environmental Assessment Office, and leading activities related to an industry sector.
The EPD is required to demonstrate accomplished senior-level decision-making, negotiation and leadership skills in leading teams that direct or manage complex project reviews in a high volume, high pressure environment.
As a senior leader in the Operations Division, the position is directly involved in, and accountable for, leading matters relating to workplace environment, human resources, and financial management, as well as strategic and operational priority setting, operational practice and policy, and other initiatives to enhance the efficient and effective operation of EAO.
Provide strategic leadership and direction for an industry sector by demonstrating a vision and understanding of sector issues, establishing relationships with senior sector officials, representing corporate government perspectives related to EAs and jointly identifying issues/solutions for efficient environmental assessments.
Direct (or support project leads reporting to the position) the environmental assessment process of large, complex and often controversial projects that have significant potential environmental, economic, social, heritage and health impacts, ensuring that all environmental assessments are timely, transparent, predictable, accountable, integrated, and rigorous. The Executive Project Director may also be required to lead the environmental assessment process for projects, with the support of staff.
Provide authoritative advice and strategic briefings to a range of senior public officials, including Ministers and Cabinet, on highly sensitive project issues, making final decisions on individual project recommendations, and preparing Cabinet and Treasury Board Submissions, issues papers, briefing notes in support of recommendations.
As a member of senior management and expanded executive teams, provide senior leadership within the Operations Division and the EAO on corporate initiatives by supporting and being accountable for key workplace environment initiatives and activities, including human resources, priority setting and allocation, and strategic initiatives that support the effectiveness and efficiency of the Operations Division and the EAO.
Provide sound financial and administrative management for all designated funds, activities and contracts to ensure all applicable government legislation and regulations are complied with and provide general program guidance.
Lead teams within the context of EAO’s Service Plan, relevant strategic and business plans and direction from EAO’s Executive Team.
Provide strong leadership to a team of multidisciplinary professionals, including through team/individual development, training, decision support, knowledge transfer, human resources management, and coaching and mentoring staff to succeed and grow their skills.
Effectively influence and respond to government wide policies, plans and priorities by proactively supporting and leading various initiatives.
Deliver results in program start-up, change management or complex project completion; including the ability to make strategic and tactical decisions in a high paced environment.
Use seasoned negotiating and mediating skills, as well as demonstrated relationship building and decision-making skills in leading all components of the EA process, including Indigenous nations engagement.
Ensure that EA documentation is based on an effective review of all relevant issues and include the representation of the interests of those affected by a proposed project to provide the basis for informed decisions by government, and to the standard required to meet the Crown’s legal obligations with Indigenous Nations.
Develop enduring relationships with Indigenous Nations, proponents, senior government officials, and the public that propel issues resolution and decision making.
Design, develop, organize and facilitate complex and controversial multi-party stakeholder consultation processes.
Manage diverse project teams; provide leadership, consensus building and solid decision making.
Develop and deliver effective presentations of controversial and complex information, project reviews, policy positions and decisions to potentially unreceptive, large audiences.
Manage public open houses for high profile, often controversial projects, and capture, collate and communicate feedback and input received, brief Ministers and MLAs and work with senior proponent officials.
Deliver concise, clear and audience appropriate oral and written communication, briefings, and reports on complex subjects.
Acts for the Assistant Deputy Minister as required, including representing the Operations Division and EAO at senior/ADM level committees.
Education and Experience
Master’s in relevant discipline and three (3) years of senior management experience; OR
A University degree related to the natural resources field, Public/Business administration, Law or Economics, with five (5) years of senior management experience; OR
An Equivalent combination of education and senior management experience may be considered.
Senior Management Experience includes most of the following:
Experience leading, coaching and mentoring professional multi-disciplinary teams in a highly intense working environment.
Experience leading and delivering on complex and high profile matters that impact multiple agency mandates, or include multiple party interests.
Experience dealing with senior industry officials on complex issues.
Experience in engaging with, and creating and delivering executive-level presentations for the purpose of decision making on complex matters.
Experience in a senior leadership capacity leading policy development and/or the delivery of programs/projects.
Experience working with other senior level officials, including senior managers and executives in government and corporations on corporate initiatives and accountabilities that include human resources, workplace environment and priority setting.
Experience providing strategic advice on complex matters to officials, including senior managers and executives in government and corporations, and/or elected officials.
Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
Experience in a significant lead role in complex, multi-party consultations and negotiations with Indigenous nations.
Experience leading complex, multi-party initiatives within the Natural Resources Sector.
Experience leading a team of professionals, with demonstrated success delivering high quality outcomes and outputs.
A significant amount of travel is required.
Must be willing to meet the transportation arrangements required by the ministry (i.e. travel in small aircraft, helicopter, driving on natural resource roads, etc).
Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, include a criminal record check is required.
The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is dynamic workplace with a talented, team-oriented staff and a mandate that includes working on some of the largest resource development projects in Canada. The EAO is a stand-alone, neutrally administered regulator that undertakes rigorous, thorough reviews of major projects in British Columbia. These reviews require active engagement by EAO staff with Indigenous groups, government agencies and the public to administer environmental assessments (EA). The work of the EAO is central to Indigenous reconciliation, sustainability and the economy by ensuring environmental, economic, social, health, and cultural effects from proposed major projects are understood and managed in the regulatory process. The EAO maintains a comprehensive compliance and enforcement program and coordinates compliance management with other government agencies to ensure projects are built and operating as required. The EAO also has in-house policy and information technology professionals to support administration of the regulatory and compliance management activities. The EAO values teamwork and collaboration, and works hard to support staff growth and development.