Regulatory Specialist

Legacy Environmental Ltd. (LEGACY) is a 100% employee-owned, values-driven company that is looking for talented professionals to join our growing team. We have a strong team-based culture focused on collaboration, learning and growth, including opportunities for staff mentoring, training and career advancement. Diversity and inclusion are key pillars of our organization, and we are proud to have majority female ownership.

In joining a new company, you will have the opportunity to not only make a difference to clients and improve projects, you will also have the opportunity to shape LEGACY, our culture and our growth.

The Role :

LEGACY is seeking a Regulatory Permitting Specialist based in the Lower Mainland area to support our BC operations. You possess the technical skills and regulatory knowledge to lead various federal and provincial (BC) regulatory processes, and applications. Your primary role will involve working closely with the LEGACY team and our clients to prepare and submit permit applications for all levels of government and sizes of projects. The projects that you will be supporting require an  understanding of and experience with the BC Environment Assessment Act and the federal Impact Assessment Act and other environmental legislation. In addition, an
understanding of local ecology, project construction experience, and strong field skills would be
assets.

Specific responsibilities are expected to include the following:

  • Work directly with clients to understand their interests and requirements.
  • Prepare and review regulatory strategy documents and environmental reports.
  • Provide advice and support on regulatory matters for internal and external clients.
  • Have a strong understanding of the Fisheries Act and Water Sustainability Act.
  • Have a working knowledge of the BC Environmental Assessment Act, the federal Impact Assessment Act, Land Act, Riparian Area Protection Act, Wildlife Act and Oil and Gas Activities Act.
  • Liaise with regulatory agencies regarding environmental permitting matters.
  • Stay up to date with any changes and updates to environmental legislation.
  • Manage projects, including budget tracking, invoicing, and client reporting.
  • Develop mitigation plans and strategies.
  • Lead and prepare proposals, work plans and cost estimates
  • Train, coach and mentor junior and intermediate staff
  • Adhere to health and safety and quality control policies.

What We’re Looking For :

To be successful and thrive in this role, we expect the following experience will be necessary:

  • A bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, environmental engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Eight years or more of relevant environmental assessment, permitting or ecology experience (preferably in BC).
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic with good attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Availability and willingness to travel locally and provincially for work and occasionally during non-regular business hours.


If you have the following experience, we’d like to hear about it:

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • A professional designation (e.g., R.P.Bio.) in good standing.
  • Project management experience and training.
  • Environmental consulting experience.
  • Strength in a relevant technical discipline(s) (e.g., freshwater, marine or terrestrial ecology).

Note: If your academic and professional experience is different that what is described above, but you are confident you would excel in this role, please apply! Compensation would be commensurate with experience and would include an annual bonus based on personal and company performance. There may also be an opportunity to participate in an employee shareholder program.

Please send your resume with a cover letter to careers@legacyenv.ca. Please understand that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.