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Senior Permitting Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant (Mid-Senior Level)

Environmental Resources Management

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted December 4, 2022.

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social and sustainability consulting services.

We are currently seeking a Senior Permitting Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant to join our team in Vancouver, BC, Calgary AB, Toronto, ON , or one of our other Canadian offices to support our Canadian Regulatory and Permitting team.

Applicants may be based remotely but should be willing to travel occasionally to one of ERM’s offices or to a client site, as needed.

The role requires experience in the infrastructure or natural resource development sector—particularly in the renewable energy, transportation, oil and gas, or mining sectors—combined with a demonstrated understanding of applicable provincial/territorial and federal regulatory and permitting requirements.

Some exposure to environmental effects analysis, and an interest in applying knowledge and skills to solve complex regulatory challenges across multiple sectors (including mining, energy, and marine transportation) in Canada, is beneficial.

The successful candidate will become a senior member of ERM Canada’s Regulatory and Permitting team, and will be connected with ERM’s global team of environmental and social experts.

This posting is designed for a resourceful, motivated person who enjoys problem-solving and working within a challenging and fast-paced multi-stakeholder environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide technical input and guidance to team members on the application of regulatory and permitting requirements applicable to client projects, with a view to developing technical expertise across sectors and regulatory jurisdictions.

Work on multiple projects, supporting management and execution of scope/budget/schedule to meet client’s expectations and ensure quality standards on project deliverables.

Support engagement activities with regulators, Indigenous groups, communities and stakeholders as part of the project design and permitting process.

Execute activities such as permitting strategy and application scoping, information requirements/requests, technical writing, data and regulatory research and review, collection and integration of input from ERM’s subject matter experts, permit and environmental management plans, delegating GIS, data compilation and desktop publishing assignments to support permit applications, and develop recommendations for clients.

Build strong collaborative relationships with other ERM employees worldwide.

Contribute to preparation of technical proposals, including development of technical scopes and cost estimates, and participate in business development with existing clients and identified leads.

Partake in ERM internal and external training opportunities to maintain and grow work-related skills and remain current on changes to regulatory requirements.

Actively embrace and support ERM’s leading health and safety training and workplace environment.

Depending on the skills and experience of the candidate selected, this role also may also include project management and coordination of a variety of permitting, regulatory and environmental impact assessment tasks in support of clients’ projects.

QUALIFICATIONS & DESIRABLE SKILLS: Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, or related field.

7 years of experience in environmental consulting, or equivalent industry experience within relevant business sectors (e.g., mining, oil and gas, energy, marine).

Registration, or eligibility to apply to become a registered professional with a combination of academic and professional experience to be considered a Qualified Professional for oversight of and/or certifying regulatory deliverables.

In-depth knowledge of federal, provincial and territorial regulations and guidelines (in particular, familiarity with British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and/or Northern territorial regulations).

Excellent writing, communication, organization, and time management skills.

Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a demanding work environment.

Experience working as part of an integrated team providing technical deliverables for input into environmental assessment and permit applications.

Experience providing direction to client consulting teams regarding permit application content requirements which contribute to successful regulatory review.

Understanding of regulatory and permitting requirements, compliance management and impact assessment as they relate to mining, oil and gas, green energy, and marine transportation.

Experience with community, Indigenous and stakeholder engagement.

Attentive to identifying innovative solutions to complex projects and striving for sustainable outcomes.

Experience in capital project management and coordination of multi-disciplinary projects and teams is a desirable asset.

Fluency in multiple languages (Indigenous languages, English and French) is an asset.

Strong commitment to safety, including following established health and safety protocols.

Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in the workplace.

If you are looking for new challenges with opportunities for career advancement, a desire to be part of a leading sustainability company, and working with some of the world’s largest mining, energy and natural resource development companies, this is your opportunity Who We Are: As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career.

We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients.

Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues.

We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERM welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

ERM is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes.

Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location.

ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Thank you for your interest in ERM