Why work for Lafarge?:
As the global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials, we’re committed to shaping a greener, smarter and healthier world. At Lafarge Canada Inc., safety comes first, collaboration matters and diversity is celebrated with people who share our desire to continually make our materials better.
Do you have the drive, the skills, and the passion to join us?
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Manage the day-to-day environmental and public affairs operations of the St. Constant Cement plant and Montreal-East cement terminal to advance Lafarge’s sustainability aims, build strong relationships with the plants’s stakeholders and manage a robust compliance program.
Reporting into the St-Constant Cement Plant this position optimizes environmental and sustainability practices through all aspects of the plant’s operations including government and internal reporting, stakeholder relationship management, policy advocacy with government, environmental management system coordination, Geocycle operations, cement production and storage, and quarry. The position operates under the technical direction of the Environment & Public Director for Eastern Canada. The position supports development of a culture focused on excellent and effective environmental management, sustainability, and robust stakeholder engagement.
- Follows and ensures full compliance with Health & Safety policies and procedures.
- Ensures all contracts and project site meet the Lafarge safety policy requirements for our employee’s safety.
- Support operations in achieving and maintaining compliance with legal and internal requirements, as well as any business objectives with regulatory or public affairs support requirements, including but not limited to government and internal reporting, completion of compliance reports, management of community complaints, coordination of regulatory inspections and follow up, management of annual and quarterly emission evaluation programs, technical review of environmental reports, and other requirements.
- Advise senior management and the Director of Environment, Eastern Canada, of key changes in regulatory and legal requirements, as well as changes in industry standards or codes of practice.
- Keep current with all federal, provincial, regional and local environmental legal requirements and monitor developments and changes, assist the plant and terminal leadership team along with the Environment & Public Affairs Director in advocating for Lafarge’s interests in these matters.
Environmental permitting, auditing and performance:
- Prepare environmental documentation for approval, including license or permit applications for new or existing operations.
- Perform environmental inspections, audits, and investigations in partnership with operations Complete Environmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI) assessments on operations.
- Track and report KPI results on a regular basis to senior management and the Director, Environment, Eastern Canada
Environmental management systems:
Assist with the development, maintenance and further implementation of the environmental management systems and related elements.
- Assist with the implementation of the ECAN Sustainability Plan
Support to operations:
- Develop, implement and deliver environmental training programs for operations.
- Assist operations with environmental goals, objectives and strategic plans; help identify environmental improvement opportunities and provide guidance on operational challenges.
- Work with operations to ensure environmental liabilities and issues are identified, managed and reported for all Lafarge properties.
- Assist operations in identifying and managing capital projects related to site environmental upgrades
Based on legal and Lafarge requirements, report all significant environmental issues identified during environmental inspections, audits, and investigations immediately to senior management and the Director, Environment, Eastern Canada as per Lafarge Canada policies.
- Compile area environment data, present summaries and submit monthly reports to senior management and the Director, Environment, Eastern Canada
Community and team relations:
- Actively participate on various industry environment-related organizations and liaise with peers to keep abreast of industry standards and emerging issues
- Contribute to Canada Environment and Public Affairs Leadership team in a collaborative and productive manner and ensure communications are well developed.
- Develop and implement strong community relations and stakeholder engagement programs with industry, businesses and regulators.
- Coordinate closely with the Quebec Environment & Public affairs team including regular meetings and program management
Relationships with Others Jobs:
This position will interact/collaborate with some key functions including:
St-Constant Plant and Montreal-East cement terminal Leadership teams
Environment & Public Affairs Director, ECAN
Health & Safety Team
The Environment and Land Manager is responsible for :
In conjunction with the Plant and Montreal-East cement terminal Leadership teams ensure full compliance with environmental and similar regulations at the St. Constant Cement Plant.
Preparing environmental and sustainability reports per internal and external requirements.
Overseeing an environmental departmental budget.
Managing permit applications.
Overseeing environmental testing and sampling programs.
Assessing new regulatory proposals and advising Senior Management of implications.
Managing community relations in conjunction with Plant Manager and Terminal Manager.
Constructive participation in the Country environment and sustainability program including regular communications.
Managing the environmental management system (EarthCare).
Participation on Association Committees.
- Volume: Cement Plant: 1,000,000 t and Cement Terminal :140,000t – grinding and 100,000t – terminal
Direct Reports: 1 (Environment Coordinator)
Indirect Reports: 0
Quarry, coal mill, 2 kilns, 2 raw mills, 2 finish mills and 1 finish mill at the Montreal-East Terminal
Education and work Experience
Minimum technical diploma or University degree in Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Engineering, or related discipline
Minimum 3-5 years of related environmental experience preferably including manufacturing and related industry exposure
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of federal, provincial and municipal environmental laws and regulations
Proven organizational and time management skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent facilitation and training skills
Computer proficiency in all MS programs
Stakeholder engagement and community relations expertise and experience
Job-Specific Competency Profile (Lominger):
Drive for Results
Integrity and Trust
Managing and Measuring Work
As we are reinventing the way the world builds, we need world-class talent to join our Lafarge Canada team: people who are passionate, driven by curiosity and keen to grow, learn, develop and thrive in our high-performance culture.
Whatever you do, you will make a difference here. Because we know that your passion and curiosity are the natural resources the world needs.
We thank you for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.