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Regulatory & Permitting Specialist


This opportunity is with an emerging private company 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 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 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.


The full-time Regulatory and Permitting Specialist 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.


  • 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

Applicant Qualities

  • 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.



Calgary, Alberta


This position is posted by Iron and Earth. Your interest in this position would involve participating in the Net-Zero Pathways (NZP) Program, if eligible.

The Net-Zero Pathways Program will enable self-identified and engaged Indigenous and fossil fuel workers and their communities to diversify their skills into a net-zero sector. NZP is a 7-week program that provides one-on-one case management, employability soft skills teachings, and engagement with employers to recruit and hire skilled workers seeking reliable employment opportunities.

Week 1: Employability skills training and overview of renewable energy sector. NZP is a fully paid 5-day (including wrap-around financial assistance) employability and employer-based workshop with an overview of the opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

Weeks 2-7: Hands-on training. We will assist in placing you in paid on-the-job training for 6 weeks with an employer in the renewable energy industry.


Interested candidates should fill out the Participant Registration Form as well as send their résumé/CV and cover letter to [email protected]


This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Workforce Sectoral Solutions Program

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.