Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs
Remote Options: 3 Days in office 2 days remote
Job Type: Full-time permanent
Reporting to the Manager, Regulatory Affairs, the successful candidate will be a member of a dedicated team responsible for the impact assessment and CNSC license for a deep underground geological repository.
This position will provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of processes that will enable the client to receive and maintain all required permissions and approvals from the government departments and ministries (Federal and Provincial) and that will enhance regulatory certainty, compliance and efficiency.
Within the context of providing leadership and direction in the development and implementation of processes that will enable the client to receive and maintain all required permissions and approvals from the government departments and ministries (Federal and Provincial) and that will enhance regulatory certainty, compliance and efficiency, assist the Manager, Regulatory Affairs:
- Planning, scheduling and progressing the work of the department;
- Optimizing department quality, quantity, timeliness and resources;
- Establishing and/or maintaining positive interfaces with internal stakeholders/departments, regulators, government departments, and/or communities
Within the scope of assigned tasks, provide support to the Manager, Regulatory Affairs to:
- Analyze and interpret the implications and impacts of regulatory and/or government policies or proposals.
- Evaluate the implications of and trends in international regulatory developments and policy directions.
- Recommend standards, policies, programs, processes and procedures in support of approved strategies.
- Provide advice and support to management regarding regulatory steps to be undertaken to prepare for licence submissions and compliance.
- Define, develop and implement strategies, policies, and programs as required including plans, scope, schedules, cost estimates project execution plans (PEPs) and justifications.
- Assist manager to maintain positive interfaces with regulators and international organizations, including the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and ensure regulators are kept informed of client activities; act as the single point of contact and/or planning liaison with regulators including the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
- Work cross functionally with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that required regulatory submissions achieve the regulatory requirements and are submitted in a timely manner.
- Prepare quality outgoing regulatory correspondence and other communications with regulators.
- Provide regulatory assistance and guidance to the client.
- Monitor developments in Canada and internationally on regulatory aspects of long-term waste management and provide timely updates on new developments to senior management.
- Monitor and periodically assess department and program performance with respect to effectiveness, efficiency and cost optimization; recommend redirection if necessary.
- Support the Manager, Regulatory Affairs in coordination of contractors responsible for supporting the licensing processes.
- Prepare and present at public commission hearings on behalf of the client with the CNSC or other regulatory bodies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- A 4-year university degree in a science or engineering discipline or equivalent.
- Professional Engineer (P.Eng) or P. Geo designation will be considered an asset.
- Previous environmental assessment/impact assessment experience will be considered an asset.
- Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience reading, understanding and interpreting CNSC Regulatory Documents.
- CNSC Licensing process and regulatory knowledge / technical knowledge of one or more areas, such as nuclear fuel, nuclear waste, decommissioning, nuclear transport, operating plants, etc.
- Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in working / communicating with CNSC personnel
- Excellent problem-solving skills and solution oriented.
- Exceptional organizational skills related to coordinating and documenting complex technical documents and strong attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and must be comfortable leading meetings and delivering presentations.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment.