We are actively seeking a highly motivated Environmental Planner to join our Regional Infrastructure Division based in our Thunder Bay Ontario Office. The Thunder Bay Office provides consulting services for variety of infrastructure projects including Ministry of Transportation (MTO) highway design projects as well as municipal road, water and waste water projects. Environmental assessments for these projects are completed under MTO's Class EA or the Municipal Class EA. The general role of the Environmental Planner will be to oversee and implement the requirements of the applicable Class EA. |
As a member of a multi-disciplinary Project Team, the Environmental Planner will work with the Senior Environmental Planner / Project Manager to manage and implement the environmental components of the project. The major environmental components and responsibilities include:
Class Environmental Assessment Process:
- Develop and implement consultation programs as required under the MTO Class EA or Municipal Class EA. Assist with the preparation of consultation materials including newspaper notices, notices to external agencies / stakeholders, project websites, Public Information / Open House display materials;
- Prepare the environmental assessment process documents (Environmental Study Reports / Transportation Environmental Study Reports, etc.) This will involve a summary of the consultation process, environmental specialist reports, environmental approvals required and documenting how the environmental protection measures have been implemented in the project;
- Prepare the environmental components of the construction contract (operational constraints, contract provisions).
- Oversee and co-ordinate the work of environmental specialists (fisheries, terrestrial, noise, air, archaeology, etc.);
- Review draft environmental specialists reports to ensure client and project requirements have been met;
- Candidates with the requisite experience and knowledge in fisheries and terrestrial assessments will undertake site investigations and reporting for small-scale projects.
This is a great opportunity for those seeking to apply and expand on their knowledge and experience in the natural sciences field. Those with a background in completing fisheries and terrestrial assessments will initially have an opportunity to use those skills in undertaking natural science investigations for small-scale projects, with the ultimate goal of expanding and developing those capabilities in the Thunder Bay office.
- Degree/Diploma in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Biology or related field or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience;
- Familiar with MTO's Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities process, Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process, Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act;
- Familiar with the Fisheries Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act and other relevant legislation;
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
- Proficient with Microsoft applications: Access, PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Experience with GIS and AutoCAD software although not mandatory would be considered an asset;
- Valid Ontario driver's license;
- Experience and knowledge in completing fisheries and terrestrial assessments will be an asset but not essential.