Hydro One believes in building leaders at all levels and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent in a highly professional workforce enabling learning, growth and organizational flexibility.
Currently Hydro One has a career opportunity for person with experience in conducting Environmental Assessments.
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 four (4) years of relevant experience in the fields such as, environmental management, construction planning and permitting, environmental monitoring and environmental assessment. Related experience should include working with multi-disciplinary teams as part of planning and design of large projects obtained permits and approvals.
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team on the environmental projects for the planning of new electrical infrastructure projects and large maintenance projects throughout Ontario through construction and remediation
Develop plans to mitigate environmental effects with an emphasis on natural heritage, including Species at Risk, surface and groundwater, fish habitat and soil management
Conduct site visits, develop contract specifications for procurement of environmental technical studies, review proposals and award contracts
Consult with the public, property owners, stakeholders and agencies on identified issues and provide options and resolutions.
Prepare tender documents, evaluate, award and administer consultant contracts for archaeological services, Species at Risk Evaluations, Phase I and 2 Environmental Site Assessments, Designated Substance Surveys and field environmental planning and monitoring services.
Liaise with regulatory agencies, indigenous communities, other project stakeholders and internal groups on approvals, planning and permitting
Prepare reports, documentation and presentation materials related to environmental permits and approvals
Keep up to date on legislation, industry standards, and construction best practices
Reporting to the Manager, Environmental Services
Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications
Experience in environmental planning, permitting and monitoring of lines and stations or linear construction projects.
Experience with Species at Risk Legislation, and a strong understanding of natural environment features and ecosystems to allow for timely, appropriate, and compliant environmental planning and implementation of environmental mitigation plans for construction.
Understanding of municipal, provincial and federal regulations, industry standards and construction best practices assessments.
Experience working with regulatory agencies, indigenous communities and members of the public.
Experience in obtaining permits for construction including permit to take water, tree or vegetation removal permits, water crossing permits, crown land use permits and access agreements for field roads or paths for lines or stations construction.
Familiarity of soil and groundwater assessment, site remediation and assessment / mitigation of Designated Substances.
Four to six years of relevant work experience in the area(s) of environmental aspects of construction planning, permitting and monitoring.
Four year university degree in environmental sciences or studies, forestry, natural science or environmental engineering or equivalent.
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.
Requires a high level of initiative, strong communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Experience in field planning and managing multi-disciplinary projects.
Ability to work on multiple projects with strong organizational and time management skills.
Knowledge of technical writing for preparation of environmental management documents, manuals, specifications and tender documents.
Proficiency in written and spoken English to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders and prepare technical reports.
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: February 19, 2019
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