Job Posting – Senior Manager of Sustainability, Bioeconomy, and Mill Regulations

October 27, 2022

Position Type

• Full-time

• In office-presence required a few times a week with remote-capability

• Preference will be given to candidates based in Ottawa

About FPAC

FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. As an industry with annual revenues exceeding $75B, Canada’s forest products sector is one of the country’s largest employers operating in over 600 communities, providing 225,000 direct jobs, and over 600,000 indirect jobs across the country. Our members are committed to collaborating with provincial governments, Indigenous peoples, other rights holders and stakeholders to develop a cross-Canada action plan aimed at advancing forest health, while supporting workers, communities and our environment for the long term.

Our team is committed to enabling sector growth, accelerating reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and promoting the important contributions that forestry makes to Canada’s environment, economy, and broader society.

We are proud to advocate in Canada, and around the world, on behalf of Canadian forest sector workers, families, and the communities they call home. Our small but mighty team is also united in our commitment to ensuring that our workplace is respectful, diverse, collegial, and celebrates individual and team excellence.

Areas of Responsibility

• 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.

• Provide support through the day-to-day management of 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;

• Review 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 Environmental Emergencies Regulations, and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act;

• Maintain partnerships with Statistics Canada and the associations collection and analysis of annual industry data-gathering initiatives on energy, environment, and environmental expenditures. 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.


• 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

• Proactive and diligent

• Detailed-oriented

• Political acumen

• Must be able to perform well under tight timelines.

• Highly skilled in using Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

• Ability to establish professional relationships with industry players and partners


• 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;

• 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.

Note that we foresee opportunity for the successful candidate to move up in the organization from this role in the next two years. If you are interested in a role with serious growth potential, this job could be for you.

Interested candidates should apply in confidence to by November 20th.

For more information contact:
Kerry Patterson-Baker
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
(613) 563-1441 x 314
Follow FPAC on Twitter: @FPAC_APFC
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