Environmental Manager

Squamish Nation

North Vancouver, BC, CA


Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation’s culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.


Reporting to the Program Manager, the Environmental Manager will assess development opportunities proposed to Squamish Nation to identify and resolve environmental issues. The Environmental Manager will work closely with other Managers in the Rights and Title Department to identify and mitigate environmental, political, social, legal and economic issues related to project development. They will be responsible for initiating, managing, and reviewing environmental assessments, sharing key insights and providing options and/or recommendations to mitigate environmental risks.

The Environmental Manager will be responsible for developing process and structure within the Department to ensure consistent, accurate and effective work. This role must maintain a balanced perspective when considering both the business needs and environmental needs of the Nation. They will act with integrity and have a deep understanding of environmental regulatory requirements. The Environmental Manager has excellent interpersonal and analytical skills and can turn complex problems into tangible solutions and recommendations. They are organized, passionate about the community and act as an environmental leader within the Nation. They have an environmental background or related discipline, experience managing high performing teams and ideally has experience working with First Nation’s land.

 Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Initiate, manage and review environmental assessments related to development.
  • Present recommendations based on environmental findings.
  • Develop environmental process and structure within the Department.
  • Liaise with key external and internal stakeholders.
  • Manage Employees and Contractors in office and on site.
  • Provide expertise and specialized environmental knowledge to the Department.

 Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science/Management, Biosciences, Applied Science, Environmental Health or other relevant discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Masters’ Degree in Environmental Science or other relevant discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution is an asset.
  • Relative work experience can be considered in lieu of specified educational requirements (I.e. 10+ years of related environmental management experience)
  • As career progresses, the successful candidate will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, safety training and courses relating to the Rights & Title Department.
  • 3+ years of progressive experience required conducting responsibilities listed above, including: managing environmental assessments, developing environmental safety control measures, on-site work, working with government agencies, public groups and environmental groups, developing process, presenting environmental findings and recommendations to stakeholders, etc.
  • Experience working with government agencies, environmental groups, and public groups in an environmental capacity.
  • Experience working in a First Nations environment is an asset.
  • Hands on experience within an environmental-related role (i.e. Forestry, fisheries, etc.) considered an asset. Erosion control experience is an asset.
  • Experience as an intermediate/advanced user of the Internet, Microsoft Office Applications – Outlook (Email), Word, Excel, etc.
  • Experienced using Microsoft Office with high technical proficiency and proficiency with current environmental software, tools and technology.
  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPCA) designation is an asset. Environmental Technician Certificate is an asset.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5. Class 7N may be considered.
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle and current auto insurance that meets company policy.
  • Must be able to travel to Squamish if needed and may occasionally be required to work paid overtime on short notice.
  • Must provide a valid Criminal Records Check as per Squamish Nation Policy.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting & are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.

Wage: $80,135 to $86,632 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package.