Senior Environment & Regulatory Planner
Sherwood Park, Alberta
4d ago


Vertex is currently looking to hire a Senior Environment & Regulatory Planner to join our Team. The successful candidate will provide senior support addressing regulatory initiatives and projects of our Western Canadian business, mentorship, and leadership to our Environmental teams, and drive regulatory project growth for new and existing cliental across all target industries.

The successful candidate will bring diverse experience and must enjoy a challenge and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Post-secondary technical or management degree in a natural resource related field (environmental science, biology, ecology, geology, forestry, or geography) is preferred
  • Applicable professional designation is considered an asset (P.Bio., P.Ag., etc.)
  • 10+ years in managing and executing regulatory components of small to large projects within the oil & gas (downstream, midstream, upstream, oil sands), mining, renewables, utilities, hydrogen, and industrial service industry
  • Extensive knowledge of the regulatory processes in Alberta, including EPEA approvals, renewals, amendments, renewable sector regulations, compliance related regulations for industrial, commercial and oil and gas facilities, utilities, and linear developments.
  • Saskatchewan and British Columbia regulatory experience is considered an asset

  • Experience leading high-performance teams
  • Experience in development and management of regulatory submissions
  • Experience in supplemental information requests (SIR) and statement of concern (SOC) responses and correspondence with regulatory bodies at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels
  • Proven client liaison experience including, problem solving, personnel management, client expectation management, and continual improvement through process development
  • Excellent technical writing abilities and verbal communication and the ability to provide strategic direction to advance work

    Project Management, Deliverables, Expectations and Relationships

  • Management of EPEA regulated projects and associated programs and subsequent reporting
  • Regulatory applications, amendments and renewals for a multitude of commercial and industrial projects (i.e., oil & gas, renewables, utilities, aggregates, mining, etc.)
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams for project execution of baseline environmental assessment programs associated with comprehensive regulatory submissions
  • Regulatory engagement / consultation and management of the SIR and SOC response process with regulatory agencies
  • Develop and manage project-specific budgets in alignment with project scope and strategy
  • Advise clients regarding strategy and approach for project work and delivery of technical documents and communicate progress
  • Experience in proposal development and management of regulatory bid submissions is an asset
  • Personnel and Logistics Management

  • Supervise, mentor, and provide technical support to senior, intermediate, and junior staff working primarily on projects and assignments under your care and control
  • Oversee and steward Vertex‚Äôs safety policies and procedures
  • Technical Requirements

  • Extensive experience in the regulatory process for projects within Alberta; Saskatchewan and British Columbia experience is considered an asset
  • Working knowledge understand, remain current, and ability to interpret environmental regulations, guidelines, requirements, and standards as required by Vertex business and client base
  • Ability to navigate regulatory requirements and provide design solutions, mitigation strategies, risk and opportunities, and anticipated timing to clients
  • Provide technical guidance to clients and staff or ensure clients are connected to a Vertex Technical Lead when required
  • Steward technical disciplines in scoping and methodology development for programs
  • Authoring and managing the progression of technical reports for regulatory submissions
  • Senior review and sign-off (in areas of practice) of technical reports
  • Other duties as directed by your manager

  • This position will be based out of the Sherwood Park or Calgary Alberta office, other locations could be considered depending on the candidate and preferred location

  • Compensation is commensurate with education and experience
  • A comprehensive benefit package is provided
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