The Environmental Services Division has approximately one hundred employees who set corporate environmental policy and provide environmental services and support for the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Hydro One assets. We have a highly skilled and experienced workforce which obtains environmental approvals and provides construction support for lines and stations projects and operations. Our team is committed to protecting the environment and striving for continual improvement in our environmental management system and performance.
Specifically we are looking for a person with at least 4 years of relevant experience in the fields such as wildlife biology, hydrology, urban planning. Related experience should include working with multi-disciplinary teams as part of planning and design of large projects along with preparing estimates and tracking costs.
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team on the environmental assessment (EA) design and construction new electrical infrastructure projects and large maintenance projects throughout Ontario.
Develop and track work plans, schedule and estimates for environmental aspects of projects.
Plan environmental studies for infrastructure projects and maintenance programs.
Develop plans to mitigate environmental effects with an emphasis on natural heritage, including Species at Risk, groundwater, cultural heritage and soils.
Develop contract specifications for procurement of environmental assessment studies, review proposals and award contracts.
Liaise with regulatory agencies, indigenous communities other project stakeholders, as well as internal groups on various aspects of environmental assessments, approvals and permitting.
Prepare reports, documentation and presentation materials related to environmental assessments, approvals and permitting.
Conduct site visits, evaluation of features and issues, assess environmental effects and prepare environmental specifications for construction.
Monitor the environmental aspects of projects in the field.
File project information appropriately on Commitment Layer of GIS and in SharePoint.
Prepare and present technical papers to professional organizations or informational talks to internal or external groups.
Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications
Experience planning, coordinating and conducting environmental assessments and field planning.
Experience undertaking environmental studies in one or more of the following areas: natural heritage (including SAR, hydrology, hydrogeology), socioeconomic, cultural heritage, archaeology, and related fields).
Understanding of municipal, provincial and federal regulations, industry standards and best practices associated with environmental assessments and construction effect mitigation.
Experience working with regulatory agencies, indigenous communities and members of the public.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in ArcGIS or mapping software.
Four to six years of relevant work experience in the area(s) of natural heritage, cultural heritage/archaeology and environmental assessments necessary to become familiar with the practical aspects of the work.
Four-year university degree in environmental studies, natural sciences, Forestry, urban planning or a related field.
Valid Ontario driver’s license.
Working in adverse weather conditions and extensive walking may be required.
Requires frequent overnight or more prolonged absences from home and requires travel throughout Ontario.
Strong team player and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work on multiple projects with strong organizational and time management skills.
Proficiency in written and spoken English to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders and prepare technical reports.
Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision.
Ability to plan, coordinate and conduct environmental assessments and follow-up development of mitigation strategies.
Ability to assimilate new tasks/information quickly and apply the skills to various situations.
Ability to understand the business implications of decisions and the ability to strive to improve organizational performance.
Flexibility and adaptability regarding changes to the work.
If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!
Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are being considered for an interview or other assessment one of our Recruitment Consultants will be in touch. Furthermore, if you are being considered for an interview and require special accommodations please let us know. Finally, short-listed candidates will be asked to pass a reliability check (which could include criminal background check, driver’s license abstract, education verification, etc.) prior being offered a job at Hydro One.
Deadline: December 3, 2018
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