Intermediate Environmental Consultant, Project Manager
Intermediate Environmental Consultant, Project Manager
We are a growing environmental consulting firm based in Guelph, Ontario that offers its employees flexibility, excellent learning opportunities, and the ability to work virtually from anywhere in Canada with amazing people on a daily basis.
SVS staff have the autonomy and support to grow their careers in the direction they choose to help meet our collective mission where everyone can share prosperity, exercise their rights, and live in balance with the lands and waters that sustain us. We are aligned and committed to doing good work in both our local and client communities, and we are known for our fun company culture and our commitment to providing excellent client service.
Indigenous candidates, we value your community knowledge and experience. Please apply if you have equivalent qualifications that are not listed in the job description below.
A few more key points about SVS:
- Our company is filled with individuals who like taking initiative and thinking outside of the box.
- We believe in creating shared value in every project we work on and we assist Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and private sector companies in coming together to create shared value for all parties involved.
- We are a Certified B Corp – we believe business should be about making a difference and doing good for both people and places.
The Position: We’re looking for an Intermediate Environmental Consultant, Project Manager to fill a full-time permanent position.
- Base Pay
- Variable Pay/Bonuses
- Cell Phone/Remote Working Allowance
- Group Health Benefits and Employee Assistance Program (health, dental, vision, and life insurance)
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Professional designation reimbursement
- Professional Development (formal and informal)
- Paid Time off (Freedom Time, Sick Time, Cultural Days, Bereavement, Family Care)
- Work Travel Meal Allowance
- Winter Tire Rebate
- SVS Fun Events
- Flexible working options
- B.Sc, Masters or PhD in Natural Resource Management, Water Resource Management, Environmental Planning, Indigenous Studies, Environmental Studies, Political Science or similar equivalent
- 5+ years of professional experience in the following:
- Federal and provincial Environmental/Impact Assessments
- Project management
- Excellent technical writing and analytical skills, including experience with data management and analysis, preparing technical reports, and communicating complex issues in plain language (written, verbal, presentations) for a variety of audiences
- Strong understanding of Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial legislation and regulatory approvals and permitting processes, including consultation and duty to consult requirements.
- Knowledge or experience related to water resources, climate change, cumulative effects, and/or environmental management
- Demonstrated experience providing training sessions, facilitating workshops, and conducting community engagement
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Skills and experience working in cross-cultural settings, preferably with First Nation, Métis, and/or Inuit communities
- Managing projects focused on technical peer reviews of regulatory environmental permitting and approvals reports and applications for pipelines, energy, mining, waste, and other major infrastructure development projects.
- Managing projects focused on water resources, climate change, cumulative impacts, environmental management, and education and engagement in these areas.
- Managing and conducting environmental assessments and/or peer reviews of large-scale environmental assessments in Canada.
- Suggesting appropriate mitigation, compensation, and accommodation measures to address environmental and/or socio-economic-cultural impacts of major development projects.
- Building and maintaining client relationships through a comprehensive understanding of client needs, priorities, and objectives while providing excellent client service.
- Liaising effectively with Indigenous community clients, regulators and proponents.
- Providing Duty to Consultand strategic negotiation advice to First Nation, Metis and Inuit community clients as needed
- experience engaging with groups and facilitation
- experience providing training in environmental monitoring or impact assessment
- experience with planning and implementing communication and consultation programs and activities, Traditional Knowledge, land use and occupancy, GIS, community economic development, conflict resolution, negotiations, capacity building / training, multimedia story-telling.
Let us know if you speak: French, Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Blackfoot, Dene, Innu, or other languages that might be useful for this position.
We are on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron People. We honour the original ancestors of this land and also offer respect to our Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Mississauga and Métis neighbours. We strive to be accountable by acknowledging this history and cultivating respect in our relationships with our Indigenous neighbours and the land.
Our main office is located in downtown Guelph and we have employees working from home-based satellite offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec.
Summing it Up – Why should you apply?
- Fun company culture
- Learning and career growth opportunities
- Flexible working hours
- Meaningful work
In the spirit of reconciliation and diversity, we are committed to increasing our number of Indigenous employees. Please let us know in your application if you are First Nations, Métis or Inuit.