LafargeHolcim

Regulatory and Public Affairs Coordinator

CA-BC-Richmond
Requisition ID
2017-3748
# of Openings
1
Category
Environment
Product Line
Cement

Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at www.lafarge-na.com/careers .

Overview

The primary responsibility of the Regulatory and Public Affairs Coordinator is advising the Plant Teams on local, provincial and federal environmental regulations regarding permitting requirements, as well as on internal Lafarge standards. Working with the Process Manager, BC environment group and other department heads at the plant, the incumbent supports operations in achieving and maintaining compliance with all federal, provincial and local regulations, internal sustainability ambitions and public affairs requirements.

 

As a member of the process team, the incumbent will promote a Lafarge safety culture through engagement with all employees, modeling safe behaviors, and strict adherence to all safety policies and procedures.

Responsibilities

Operational:                                                

  • Ensure the plant is in compliance with operating permits and federal and provincial regulations
  • Complete all reporting requirements as per operating permits, federal and provincial regulatory requirements accurately and within deadlines Support department managers in achieving and maintaining compliance with internal and regulatory environmental requirements.
  • Collect information required for achieving compliance with environmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Compilation and interpretation of reporting requirements for all levels of Government (Local, Provincial, Federal) and internal Lafarge standards.
  • Work with the BC Environment group in communications with regulatory agencies, including amendments for any operating permits for all media (air, water, waste)
  • Perform regular environmental inspections on site and audits of operational environmental practices.
  • Work with BC Environment Group on creating and maintaining relationships with local stakeholders
  • Actively participate in various industry associations to keep abreast of industry standards, changes in legal and regulatory requirements and developing environmental issues.
  • Assist with the environmental elements of public affairs programs in consultation with senior managers.
  • Work closely with members of the Environmental team within Canada and North America to share information and communicate practices, etc.

Process:

  • Analyze data from control system, data historian, quality, and interview employees to resolve day-to-day environment, process, production and quality incidents
  • Participate with team to measure process variables (pressure, temperature, flow, weight, etc) during process audits

Projects:

  • Take ownership of environmental projects.

Safety:

  • Must be proactive to safety standards
  • Maintain and keep abreast of Group’s Health and Safety Standards and demonstrate these in day to day activities

Administrative:

  • Participate in the budgeting for environmental & environmental Systems maintenance, upgrades and projects
  • SAP application for work orders and purchasing

Relationships with others/jobs:

  • Plant Leadership Teams
  • Production and Maintenance Managers
  • Electrical/Automation Supervisor, A & B Operators
  • Process and Laboratory Teams
  • Environment and Public Affairs BC team
  • Environment and Public Affairs Director

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering, Environment Engineering, Environmental Sciences or related field.
  • Minimum 2 years experience at a cement plant, knowledge of cement operation is ideal
  • Minimum of two   years of progressive environmental responsibility in an industrial setting, provincial/federal regulatory agency, or consulting firm.
  • Experience with legal and regulatory standards at all levels of government.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A proven track record of using innovative approaches to problem solving and achieving full regulatory compliance is a must.

LafargeHolcim

Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment. 

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