Critical Elements Lithium Corporation – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Critical Elements aspires to become a large, responsible supplier of lithium to the flourishing electric vehicle and energy storage system industries. To this end, Critical Elements is advancing the wholly owned, high purity Rose lithium project in Québec. Rose is the Corporation’s first lithium project to be advanced within a land portfolio of over 850 square kilometers.
On June 13th, 2022, the Corporation announced results of a feasibility study on Rose for the production of spodumene concentrate. The after-tax internal rate of return for the Project is estimated at 82.4%, with an estimated after-tax net present value of US$1.9 B at an 8% discount rate. In the Corporation’s view, Québec is strategically well-positioned for US and EU markets and boasts good infrastructure including a low-cost, low-carbon power grid featuring 93% hydroelectricity.
The project has received approval from the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change on the recommendation of the Joint Assessment Committee, comprised of representatives from the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and the Cree Nation Government. In addition, the Corporation has obtained similar approval under the Quebec environmental assessment process. The Corporation also has a good, formalized relationship with the Cree Nation.
The Corporation is building an in-house team to lead the detailed engineering and implementation of the construction and commissioning of the Rose mine. We are seeking a Senior Director of Sustainable Development and Environment to be part of the in-house team for detailed engineering and to coordinate the consultants and contractors to bring the project to production.
It is Critical Element’s priority to develop the Rose project in a sustainable manner with minimal environmental impact and the greatest possible benefit to our stakeholders. We are proud of our relationships with the peoples of the Cree Nations and the Province of Québec. We are excited by the potential of the Rose project and our extensive lithium exploration lands to contribute to the decarbonization of the global energy sector. We seek a team member with shared values.
The candidate will work in the Corporation’s offices located in downtown Montreal and may occasionally work remotely. Currently, the office is located in downtown Montreal. The Corporation plans to open, in the near future, an office on the North Shore and a second one on the South Shore, close to a metro or train station.
Competitive relative to the market and dependant on experience, includes bonus.
Role and Responsibilities
Part of an in-house team responsible to plan, direct and supervise all sustainability and environmental activities in a cost-effective manner. These activities should be carried out in coordination with the engineering, construction, procurement, finance and management teams. Finally, the execution of the project will be within the approved development budget and the Corporation’s health and safety program.
The individual will be part of the technical team, providing leadership and technical and professional knowledge to the Corporation in sustainable development and the environment. The individual will be responsible for all aspects of sustainable development and the environment, including:
- Respect at all times the health and safety and environmental policies and rules and ensure compliance with these rules by the personnel under his/her supervision;
- Develop and implement the strategic vision for sustainable development and the environment;
- Oversee and participate in environmental permitting and technical activities for the Corporation’s internal and external project activities and community relations;
- Lead the implementation of an environmental management and community relations system, and in accordance with Corporation guidelines;
- Establish key performance indicators and track and implement a reporting structure to meet the needs of senior management;
- Periodically analyze key performance indicators and provide solutions to management when cost, schedule or risk deviations are observed;
- Oversee environmental and community relations performance;
- Coordinate spill management and perform monthly environmental follow-ups;
- Represent the Corporation in certain organizations, groups or associations such as UQAT, IRME, CTRI, MISA and others;
- Participate in the preparation of the Corporation’s sustainable development, environmental and social responsibility report;
- Prepare an annual budget related to all its activities;
- Promote and maintain an efficient organizational structure and a culture of excellence;
- Participate in the development of his team to achieve corporate objectives and those of his team;
- Ensure regular communication with senior management;
- Execute activities in compliance with the First Nations agreement, environmental requirements and the Corporation’s health and safety program;
- All other related tasks associated with the position of Sustainable Development and Environment Manager.
- University degree would be an asset;
- Strong skills and knowledge in sustainable development and environment;
- Solid and varied experience (from large to small companies) with more than 15 years if possible in the mining or industrial field, with significant exposure to sustainable development and environmental processes;
- Must be dynamic, self-motivated and demonstrate a determination to excel, a commitment to action and ability to transfer these attributes to a Corporation’s business activities;
- Frequent travel to the mine site and communities to monitor progress of activities and to ensure that environmental and sustainable development strategies are working;
- Travel for long periods of time will not be the norm, but may be required on occasion. Short-term travel will be required and on a periodic basis as needed;
- Short-term travel will be required and on a periodic basis as needed;
- Entrepreneurial, flexible and creative;
- Ability to handle situations calmly and diplomatically;
- Very good oral and written communication skills;
- Fluency in both English and French is mandatory:
- Demonstrate autonomy.
Submit a CV and references to Critical Elements Lithium Corporation by email at with the subject line: Senior Director of Sustainable Development and Environment
Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.