Job title: Environmental Specialist

Company: QEC

Job description: Energize your career in the Arctic!Find your next exciting adventure in the Canadian Arctic! Join our team of highly motivated and experienced industry professionals as we provide safe, reliable, and affordable power across Nunavut.Working in NunavutNunavut is Canada’s newest and largest territory and has the fastest growing economy in the country. With breathtaking landscapes and amazing adventure opportunities, you will find excitement not only in your career, but in your free time as well. If the thought of dog sledding, snowmobiling, kayaking, ice fishing, or exploring a rich culture filled with distinct artwork and music sounds enticing, Nunavut is the place for you.Qulliq Energy CorporationQulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is entrusted to provide safe, reliable power to all customers in Nunavut. Owned by the Government of Nunavut and operated as an arms-length territorial corporation, QEC is the sole provider of electricity and district heating in Nunavut. In comparison to other utilities in Canada, QEC faces unique challenges as it operates 25 stand-alone diesel power generation facilities and distribution systems located in each of the territory’s communities.Environmental Specialist (QEC-24-018)Iqaluit, NunavutReporting to the Manager, Health, Safety, and Environment, the Environmental Specialist is responsible for ensuring that the Corporation operates within municipal, territorial, and national environmental standards. The position also conducts site inspections, responds to environmental incidents, and coordinates remediation efforts where incidents occur.Work is structured by the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Health and Safety Act and Regulations, Nunavut Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulation, Nunavut Environmental Protection Act, and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts annual environmental site inspections of power plants, tanks, pipelines, or other similar infrastructure.
  • Ensures operational compliance in line with various national, territorial, and municipal environmental compliance standards and related regulations.
  • Coordinates environmental projects such as waste removal, site assessments, site delineations, site cleanups, risk assessments, and annual soil sampling.
  • Assists in the planning of capital projects and the decommissioning of power plants, tanks, pipelines, or other similar infrastructure that has exceeded its useful life.
  • Works with local Government to develop emergency response in event of environmental contamination.
  • Conducts research and prepares reports and procedures for various environmental issues the corporation must consider during operations.
  • Presents environment concerns and updates to regulations during the annual operator-training program.

Required Qualifications Include:

Ontario Regional Manager - Operations
  • Post-secondary diploma in Environmental Technology.
  • Three (3) years of experience in organizing and managing environmental programs, preferably in a utility setting.
  • Class 5 driver’s licence, including the ability to meet insurance requirements.


  • Professional designation as a certified Environmental Professional (EP) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Nunavut, the land, language, and culture an asset.
  • The ability to speak Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun and/or French an asset.

A combination of education and equivalent experience may be considered.We offer a competitive starting salary range of $101,929.66 to $119,063.56 and a northern living allowance of $16,008.00 per annum. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a defined-benefit pension program. In addition, subsidized staff housing is available for this position. This position is included in the Nunavut Employee’s Union.Preference will be given to Nunavut Inuit.To apply:Please apply by Friday, May 31, 2024 – 11:59pm. Applications for this competition may be considered for future employment opportunities with QEC.

Location: Iqaluit, NU

Job date: Sat, 11 May 2024 06:04:29 GMT