Position Type

• 1-year contract;
• Remote work capability;
• Applications from across Canada will be accepted.

 

About FPAC

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is the voice of Canadian wood, pulp, paper, and bio-products producers nationally and internationally. Canada’s forest products industry generates $73.6 billion annually and exports over half of that to the world. The industry is one of Canada’s largest employers, operating in 600 forest-dependent communities from coast to coast, and directly employing over 230,000 Canadians and providing another nearly 700,000 indirect jobs across the country. The forest products sector is a world leader in sustainable forest management; we are a critical partner in the fight against climate change and have invested 1.5 billion dollars in clean technology in the last five years. Visit www.fpac.ca for more information.

 

Areas of Responsibility

  • Support FPAC’s Director, Environment and Regulatory Affairs by managing data gathering initiatives including FPAC’s Energy and Environment Survey, FPAC’s Environmental Protection Expenditures Survey, FPAC’s Health and Safety Survey, and others. This works requires significant engagement with member and non-member company facility operations to collect, compile, sample, and conduct analysis to report on environmental sustainability performance indicators. Ongoing engagement with Statistics Canada is also required to QA/QC data in fulfillment of FPAC data-sharing agreements;
  • Support FPAC’s Director, Environment and Regulatory Affairs with the chemicals management portfolio, which includes initiatives related to the risk assessment and risk management of chemical substances through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan. The incumbent will be responsible for the development of industry positions on behalf of the sector, and will work with the FPAC Environment Committee to gather and analyze and submit sector data for s.71 notices;
  • Provide support to the Director of Environment and Regulatory Affairs by reviewing consultation documents, conducting relevant analyses, and engaging with the Environment Committee to develop industry positions related to National Pollutant Releases Inventory (NPRI) reporting and various regulatory and non-regulatory initiatives under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act;
  • Assist with the development of industry positions by conducting analysis for the pulp and paper and wood products sectors related to climate change;
  • Work closely with and provide support to FPAC’s Environment Committee by responding to requests, engaging in collaborative problem solving and issues management, and sharing file specific communications.

 

Qualifications

  • Completed undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, environmental science/engineering, or other related field;
  • Reliable, motivated individual with a willingness and passion to learn and grow professionally
  • Must be able to work under tight timelines.

 

Assets

  • Knowledge of the Canadian forest products industry;
  • Understanding of basic engineering principles and environment challenges;
  • Familiarity with federal environmental initiatives (such as the Chemicals Management Plan and the National Pollutant Releases Inventory);
  • Fast learner who can work independently, and as a part of a team;
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to think critically;
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and writing;
  • Highly skilled in using Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to prepare reports, presentations and conduct various analyses in Excel;
  • Attention to detail.

 

Interested in Applying?

At FPAC we are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We celebrate it within our team and
believe that our different backgrounds and experiences make us stronger. With every person we hire,
we aim to add to a culture where everyone is valued and all employees can grow.

 

Interested candidates should apply in confidence to hr@fpac.ca by November 6, 2020.