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Regulatory and Permitting Specialist. 

Posted March 22, 2023

Position Summary

Azure is looking to hire a full-time Regulatory and Permitting Specialist. This position will report to the VP – Business Development. The candidate should be looking to work in a fast-paced environment and must be motivated, tenacious and collaborative. Among other responsibilities, this role will primarily entail developing a regulatory strategy to guide regulatory and permitting in multiple jurisdictions and interface between the business development and engineering teams. This position is located in Calgary, Alberta.


Key Responsibilities
  • Advise on the appropriate strategic approach for obtaining regulatory and permitting approvals and provide general guidance on timelines

  • Lead and coordinate regulatory and permitting approvals acquisition activities at the local, provincial and federal level in multiple jurisdictions across North America

  • Use and develop tracking tools and schedules to track regulatory and permitting timelines and actions and to manage conditions and commitments for compliance tracking and reporting

  • Work collaboratively with the engineering team to manage and track regulatory and permitting timelines and identify risk

  • Responsible for coordinating environmental and regulatory submissions

  • Provide strategic and informed regulatory/business expertise as required

  • Maintain regular contact with key regulatory agencies to keep informed of upcoming policy changes

  • Support stakeholder and regulator engagement


You Have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to regulatory and permitting, including environmental science, environmental management, engineering, business, policy, or other relevant field,

  • 15 years experience in regulatory and permitting for energy projects.

  • Proven expertise, experience and knowledge of local, provincial and federal legislation, including associated regulations, permitting, policies, and guidelines as they pertain to renewable energy projects and rail.

  • Experience in the preparation of regulatory applications and permitting submissions resulting in the successful acquisition of permits and approvals on major energy projects

  • Experience and understanding of legislation and regulations as they pertain to engaging Indigenous groups, including the requirements for developing on Indigenous lands

  • Experience with Stakeholder and Indigenous engagement

  • Highly motivated individual that works with a “sense of urgency” and willingness to embrace change on a challenging and dynamic project.

  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to a very dynamic work environment.

  • Excellent technical writing, presentation, and communication skills.


About Azure

Azure is an emerging company which is dedicated to developing a renewable fuels facility (the "Facility") which will primarily produce sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”), as well as have the ability and flexibility to produce renewable diesel (RD), renewable naphtha (RN) and renewable propane (RLPG). At nameplate capacity the Facility will produce approximately 1.1 billion litres per year of renewable fuels.

As a primary feedstock, the Facility will utilize vegetable oil to produce these renewable fuels and may, from time to time, utilize various other types of feedstocks including, but not limited to, animal fats and used cooking oils.

The primary objective is to develop, design and construct a renewable distillate fuels facility to provide a significant source of SAF and related renewable fuels to meet domestic and international mandates related to the reduction of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions generated from the “hard-to-decarbonize” transportation industries.  As a secondary objective, the development of the Facility provides for a secure domestic market for agriculture products.  

As the primary rationale, the Facility will produce the low carbon fuels required to meet regulations focused on the reduction in CO2 emissions from the “hard-to-decarbonize” transportation industries. Specific to the aviation industry, advancements in alternative energy sources are not expected to be commercially viable for the foreseeable future. SAF has been approved, is in use and has exhibited an ability for aviation fuel users to lower their carbon emissions by up to ~80% vs. traditional fossil-based jet fuel.  As regulations currently favor the production of RD over SAF, efforts to advance dedicated SAF facilities have lagged the development of RD production.  Development of dedicated SAF facilities will allow for a supply of low carbon aviation fuel, which provides a solution for the aviation industry to meet the targets set out by CORSIA, as well as corporately, and will help Canada achieve Net Zero 2050.


Azure will be accepting applications until the job is filled.  
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