Director, Regulatory Affairs

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Posting Date: March 02, 2023
  • Job Order ID: 947985
  • Consultant: Eric Floyd
  • Industry: Engineering
MacDonald Search Group is proud to partner with our client, a fast-growing and energetic team of strategic regulatory consultants in their search for a Director, Regulatory Affairs to be based in their downtown Vancouver office. They are recognized for having a fundamentally different approach to permitting projects with a belief that the conventional approach to permitting is flawed. Their approach is different. It’s proactive and strategic. It navigates permitting in a way that achieves better permitting outcomes for all parties, and it enhances corporate performance for their clients.

As Director, Regulatory Affairs you will lead key client accounts, support business development and client acquisition, contribute to the growth of the firm and the professional development of team members. Strategic leadership and vision is a key requirement across all of these position functions.

What you will be doing
  • Reviewing work implementation strategy and approach with Senior Management team to ensure
    consistency in delivering results
  • Providing leadership to key clients and client accounts through the development and implementation of regulatory, permitting and associated public affairs strategies and action plans.
  • Collaborating with senior colleagues to design and implement corporate business development
    initiatives, including networking, proactive marketing, proposal development and pitches, and other
    dimensions of client acquisition
  • Providing leadership, mentoring, professional development support and day-to-day management of team members
  • Providing leadership and guidance to clients navigating regulatory and permitting processes, including Environmental Assessment (EA)
  • Leading and supporting First Nations engagement in support of clients and their projects, including negotiating partnership agreements in support of responsible development
  • Direction and development of permitting plans, applications and related documentation, including providing strategic oversight and guidance to integrated disciplines
  • Developing and implementing permit compliance, assurance and related performance reporting programs
  • Proactive regulatory engagement – including reputation enhancement for clients, and holding regulators to account for fair and timely permitting processes
  • Corporate reputation management, issues and crisis management in support of clients
  • Development and implementation of supportive stakeholder relations initiatives – including coalition building, advocacy, public consultation and communication programs
  • Development and implementation of government relations and broader public affairs programs
  • Experience and familiarity with Canadian federal and/or provincial regulatory permitting processes including EA and Fisheries Act Authorizations, either as a project proponent, consultant or within a regulatory agency
Who you are:
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field
  • 10 - 20 years of relevant experience working with the regulatory aspects of resource/industrial development
  • Experience with mining, energy and other resource industries, as well as infrastructure or community development
  • Experience with First Nations issues and engagement, including Canadian law and jurisprudence concerning Indigenous rights, title and related matters
  • Proven strategic planning and project management capabilities
  • Track record for effective client management and successful client acquisition/new business development
  • Experience undertaking regulatory research, planning and preparing permit applications
  • Personnel management, including team-building, mentoring and professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal and client management skills
  • Strong persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Public affairs and government relations experience an asset
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Entrepreneurial, ambitious, growth-oriented
  • Well organized, autonomous and efficient
  • Inspires confidence
  • Innovative
  • Solutions-oriented and a team player
The successful candidate will be rewarded with a generous compensation package and will be joining a collaborative team that loves what they do. If you'd like to take the next step, please forward your resume ASAP!