Environmental Programs Coordinator

The Opportunity: Environmental Programs Coordinator
Permanent, Full-Time bargaining unit position, based out of Whitehorse, Yukon.

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Who we are: Yukon Energy is the main generator and transmitter of electrical energy in the territory. Our
plant facilities are on the Traditional Territory of Yukon First Nations. There are 14 First Nations in the
territory, and we are proud to work within these Traditional Territories in all our business operations.

What will you do: Under the supervision of the Director, Risk & Compliance this position is responsible
for overseeing and administering various environmental monitoring and related regulatory compliance
programs pursuant to the Corporation’s Environmental Management System, project/facility regulatory
authorizations, and other established commitments, such as agreements established with First Nations
Governments and other organizations. Other duties include providing technical support to resource
development projects and community/organizational outreach and collaboration respecting environmental
monitoring and adaptive management planning and programs. The position is guided in its work by the
Corporation’s Environmental Management Systems, related environmental monitoring and adaptive
management programs, as well as a various territorial and federal authorizations, laws, and regulations.

What you need to succeed:

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in biology, environmental studies, environmental engineering, natural or social sciences, natural resource protection and/or environmental law enforcement, or a related field with considerable relevant experience;
  • Knowledge of principles of resource management, environmental and socio-economic effects assessment, and regulatory regimes in Yukon;
  • Familiarity and experience with the principles of monitoring and adaptive management;
  • Experience in the design and/or implementation of environmental monitoring programs, including field experience;
  • Familiarity with environmental management systems and holds, or is able to obtain, ISO 14001 Internal Auditor status;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and outside representatives of applicable government, resource management and regulatory agencies, and community/environmental non-government organizations;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint applications;
  • Experience in the research and analysis of environmental and socio- economic issues, impacts and mitigation;
  • Project management skills are an asset;
  • Well developed written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to receive specific instruction, work independently at times, and handle a high volume of work with a high attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage and coordinate a variety of projects/issues under significant pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Knowledge of First Nation government structures and Final Agreements;
  • Ability to work in a team, multi-discipline and cross-cultural environment

What is in it for you: We offer a competitive starting rate and the opportunity to grow your career
experience in a fast paced, challenging environment. Yukon Energy values diversity in the workplace.
We strive to achieve a skilled workforce that is representative of the population we serve, and we are
committed to the employment and professional development of Yukon First Nations citizens. First Nations
candidates are encouraged to self-declare.

Compensation: Level 10: $48.82- $58.31 per hour plus Northern Allowances.
To apply, submit a covering letter and resume to People & Culture via email at hr@yec.yk.ca. The posting
will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada for any employer.

Date Posted: May 16, 2023