Partner, Environmental Regulatory/Impact Assessment/Permitting Services (Mining Sector) (Director Level) (BB-367FE)
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Description:As part of the continued growth and innovation of our Impact Assessment services, ERM has an opportunity for an experienced leader to join our thriving global consulting firm as a key client-facing Partner, Environmental Regulatory/Impact Assessment/Permitting Services (Mining Sector) in Canada and become a true owner and shareholder in a business with Sustainability at its core.We are looking for an established leader who is interested in being part of this successful global community – an outstanding professional who combines strong consulting and business development skills with a strong technical foundation – to foster and expand a network of excellent client relationships in the mining industry. The ideal candidate will have established relationships with mining companies, along with technical expertise leading the preparation of impact assessments and development permits for capital projects with a focus on Canada. We are seeking an individual to help drive the continued growth of ERM’s business through selling and delivering world-class services, recruiting and developing our next generation of leaders, and further advancing our reputation for supporting the development of some of the world’s most complex projects.As a senior leader, you will be accountable for selling and overseeing development of regulatory strategies and preparation of federal and provincial environmental, social, economic, heritage and health impact assessments, and permit applications, and supporting client Indigenous and public engagement to build a sustainable business in Canada, while networking with ERM’s regional and global technical communities to share best practices across the mining industry. ERM’s Impact Assessment SERVICE AREA:ERM’s Impact Assessment service area in Canada focuses on supporting development of projects in the mining and energy sectors. Our approach is to work with our clients to identify their environmental and social impacts and risks throughout the project lifecycle so that they can be managed – from early in project concept inception through to closure implementation. Our goal is to get client projects planned, built and operating to schedule in a way which meets the expectations of investors, regulators and local communities.ERM combines experience with global standards, such as the Equator Principles and International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards, with a thorough understanding of federal and provincial regulatory requirements and cultural sensitivities. We apply state-of-the-art assessment tools, from GIS to modeling and visualization techniques. We have also developed our own Impact Assessment Standard, which we use to maintain consistency and quality when a jurisdiction does not have standards.ERM’s Impact Assessment service area has been ERM’s highest growth service area globally, growing over 20% per year for the past 5 years alone. The technical community currently has 1,000 professionals globally, representing the full range of technical disciplines, with sector experience across the board. ERM’s technical community is known for supporting some of the most challenging development projects in the world. It is this reputation that attracts and retains the highly skilled consultants who comprise ERM’s Impact Assessment team.THE OPPORTUNITY:This is a Partner-level opportunity for a Principal/Director/VP-level professional looking to further their career with an equity stake in a global environmental/social company that leads the field of sustainability consulting. A career as an ERM Partner is unique. Our partnership model offers unparalleled opportunities for leaders with ambition, vision and proven expertise, providing:The opportunity to contribute significantly to key decisions, including the overall strategic direction of our organization.Meaningful equity ownership with significant financial and intangible rewards.The opportunity to provide “thought leadership” on a wide range of technical and business issues impacting our core markets.A platform to leverage ERM’s market position and reach with your established relationships to further drive our growth.ROLE PROFILE:Primary focus is on regulatory expertise in the mining sector, client account development, sales, and delivery of the full spectrum of consulting services to deliver strategic value to our clients in the mining industry. In particular, play a key role in leading ERM’s Regulatory and Permitting teams, and growing ERM’s Impact Assessment business across its broad portfolio of service offerings, both domestically and internationally, including:Regulatory strategyProject siting studiesEnvironmental (climate & air, integrated water, wildlife/biodiversity & ecosystems)Social performance (Indigenous and stakeholder engagement, economic, archaeology, and human health)Impact assessment and permittingManagement and monitoring plansCompliance monitoringCollaborate with other ERM Partners, our Client Account Directors and Managers to actively develop commercial strategies to pursue and win new business opportunities that result in significant revenue growth with mining clients aligned with ERM’s global strategy. Provide business value, raising the profile of ERM’s capabilities and selling strategically within client organizations.Develop new and expand existing client relationships by delivering strategic consulting advice, excellent value, and quality service.Maintain a pulse on industry business cycles and prioritize sales efforts toward high-potential, top opportunities.Manage business opportunities and use technical expertise to develop proposals, including written content, pricing, presentations, and contracting.Contribute to leadership and management of project execution activities in support of ERM clients’ mining and other major capital projects. Lead consulting engagements in the areas of impact assessment, technical discipline-specific consulting and/or permitting and compliance.Build, grow and manage a high-performance team, serving as a leader and mentor to consultants. Identify emerging talent and work with them to reach their full potential; ensure rising stars are nurtured, developed and given new areas of responsibility.Support the growth and development of ERM’s global Impact Assessment & Planning service area and actively collaborate with colleagues across the globe. Drive innovation within the business to stay ahead of client needs and to differentiate ERM in the market. Work in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment to build ERM’s global business, as well as to lead client and technical teams.Meet business health & safety performance standards, financial targets, overall project budgets and schedules, client satisfaction/expectations, and internal risk management and contractual requirements.QUALIFICATIONS:BS/MS in environmental science, engineering, law20+ years of demonstrated experience with impact assessment and/or permitting, working substantially with the mining sector in British Columbia.In-depth understanding of the mining industry, including juniors, mid-tier and major miners and existing industry relationships that can be leveraged into new business.Demonstrated experience working with federal and provincial legislation and policies that apply to mine project development and permitting in British Columbia (BC).Business acumen to understand risks and challenges and to recognize opportunities to provide enterprise-wide solutions for clients.Demonstrable track record in delivering multi-million dollar sales results annually, including successfully winning and delivering large and strategic projects to successful regulatory outcomes.Established reputation in BC, including industry and government relationships.Demonstrated ability to maintain positive working relationships with Indigenous organizations and governments.Strong commitment to safety, including following established health and safety protocolsBilingualism (French, Spanish, other) is an asset.Who We Are:As the world’s leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency. Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Thank you for your interest in ERM!
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