Golder Associates Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist in OTTAWA, Ontario

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a n Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist to join our Environmental Planning team on a full-time basis based in Ottawa, Ontario.

The successful candidate will participate in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) studies and help prepare ESIA Study Reports .

An overview of your role will include:

  • Leading research, writing, compiling and editing environment impact assessment reports and related deliverables for a variety of projects across multiple sectors;

  • Providing advice and guidance to clients on requirements relating to environmental impact assessments within the context of Municipal, Provincial, Federal and/or International regulations;

  • Leading small to medium project teams, and assisting Senior ESIA practitioners in the management of large inter-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder environmental impact assessment projects, including project scheduling, tracking budgets and preparing regular progress reports;

  • Leading, coordinating and communicating with technical teams and clients to respond to key issues and ensure that deliverables are provided within budget and in a timely manner;

  • Providing advice and coordinating activities relating to environmental permitting and monitoring

  • Overseeing or managing project tasks, including interpretation of data, analysis, and development of conclusions and recommendations;

  • Contributing to significant sections of proposals and preparing complete reports, as well as assisting with the review and finalization of other deliverables;

  • Providing technical direction and mentorship to junior staff;

  • Leading and participating in meetings and/or supporting public consultation events and initiatives as part of the environmental impact assessment process;

  • Contributing to group or team goals, management and planning;

  • Regularly contacting clients and managing client expectations;

  • Working with local and regional teams to identify work opportunities and support business development initiatives; and,

  • Demonstrating awareness and understanding of risk and liabilities, and ability to prioritize competing interests.

You have to possess the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree specializing in a related technical environmental discipline;

  • Master’s degree in an environmental impact assessment -related capacity is an asset;

  • A minimum of 8 years hands on experience leading, preparing and/or managing multi-disciplinary environmental impact assessments;

  • Experience managing large and/or complex projects with strict budgets and timelines;

  • A strong understanding of the Ontario and Canadian environmental assessment legislation and processes;

  • A strong understanding of the Ontario and Canadian environmental regulatory and permitting requirements;

  • An understanding of international environmental and social impact assessment standards, guidelines and processes is an asset;

  • A highly motivated and dedicated personality committed to delivering excellence;

  • Strong project management skills;

  • Excellent writing, organizational and process management skills;

  • Ability to frame and communicate complex issues into simple tasks;

  • Keen interest in building effective networks, interacting with clients, fostering lasting relationships and building our business;

  • Focus and commitment to providing quality deliverables in a timely fashion;

  • Focus on health and safety in the workplace and willingness to lead and promote our health and safety culture;

  • Ability to function in a team setting, accept responsibility and work to deadlines;

  • Attention to detail;

  • Valid driver’s license; and,

  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 11 consecutive years

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

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Title: Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist

Location: ON-OTTAWA

Requisition ID: 18001651