Manager, Environmental Impact Assessment

locationYellowknife - Northwest Territories (NT),

atGovernment of the Northwest Territories

Estimated salary $116,000 - $139,000 a year

Job Description:

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

The Manager, Environmental Impact Assessment leads a team who provide consistent and timely analysis of regulatory applications and environmental assessments, and administer environmental agreements. You will provide leadership, environmental strategy and procedural advice, as well as project management support to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) staff in the preparation of reviews and intervention submissions.


  • Management skills to develop and implement strategic plans and new processes within the department as well as to supervise and lead teams.
  • Specialized knowledge of environmental assessment and regulatory legislation, regulations, standards and policies related to resource development in the NWT and elsewhere in Canada.
  • Specialized knowledge of typical environmental impacts including socio-economic impacts and mitigation techniques for a variety of developments (including mining, oil and gas, transportation, tourism and forestry projects)
  • Expert
knowledge in environmental assessment legislation and processes
  • Working knowledge of federal land claim legislation that applies to the GNWT.
  • Specialized knowledge of the mandate, roles and responsibilities of the Department and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) respecting environmental assessment and legislated regulatory processes.
  • Knowledge of the constitutional context of Aboriginal and Treaty rights in Canada and Aboriginal consultation and accommodation obligations.
  • Knowledge of the history, culture, political and economic aspirations of Aboriginal people and other Northerners and of land rights and land use.

  • Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

    A graduate degree in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Geography or similar relevant discipline along with five (5) years of progressive experience in environmental assessment or environmental management, legislative and policy analysis and development and project management.

    GNWT Inquiries

    Inquiries Only:

    Department of Finance
    Government of the Northwest Territories
    Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
    [email protected]

    Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

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