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Job Information

AECOM National Environmental Risk Assessment Lead in Hamilton Office 201-45 Goderich Roa, United States

Canada - British Columbia, Burnaby

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced Risk Assessor to lead our Canadian Environmental Risk Assessment team. We are looking for a technically proficient, enthusiastic leader to grow and strengthen our Risk Assessment presence in the Canadian market, grow our group and expand our client base. In addition to team management and business development, the selected candidate would be expected to conduct or senior review Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments to support regulatory approvals of contaminated sites and environmental impact assessments in jurisdictions across Canada. The National Lead will be a central member of AECOM’s Canadian Risk Assessment Team and will work closely with experienced peers and mentor intermediate and junior risk assessors across the country. There will be opportunities to support risk-based contaminated site remediation projects at provincial, territorial, federal and international sites. The location of this position is flexible and can be completed from either a home-based telecommute location or out of one of our offices located in British Columbia or Ontario. In addition, the successful candidate will also integrate with the AECOM’s North American Technical Practice Group for Risk Assessment to further develop their skill sets, AECOM intra-business line relationships, learn from the experiences of other technical professionals, and collaborate within the AECOM global technical community.

Workday Job Description:

The selected candidate will be expected to have the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead or contribute to business development opportunities across Canada that would benefit from a risk-based remediation approach.

  • Manage a small team of professionals across Canada to conduct Risk Assessment work and hire new staff, as needed.

  • Execution and reporting of Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments for a variety of client types for risk-based management of contaminated sites across Canada.

  • Execution and reporting of Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments for new Canadian projects subject to environment impact assessment legislation, and support as expert witness in the approval process.

  • Work with AECOM project managers and Canadian Risk Assessment Team to develop site-specific risk management strategies that will include the development of both technical approach and estimating costs.

  • Provide strategic proposals and budgets in support of risk assessment tasks for new work opportunities.

  • Senior review for quality assurance of technical risk assessment reports

  • Regularly communicate with regulators, clients, and other AECOM technical staff/project managers.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of risk-based regulations both federally and for Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, Nunavut and Canadian Territories and conduct presentations on regulatory changes to other technical teams on an as-needed basis.

  • Have demonstrated knowledge and competencies in risk assessment as it relates to human health including First Nations, ecological health, air, water, groundwater, soil, soil vapour, sediment, porewater, foodchains, and contaminant fate and transport, statistics, and sampling design.

  • Have or be a candidate for a professional accreditation in environmental risk assessment

  • Occasional business travel for project work.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

  • M.Sc., M.Eng., or equivalent in environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental chemistry, geology or equivalent.

  • Designation as either R.P.Bio., P Bio., DABT., P. Eng., P.Geo., P. Chem., or P. Ag

  • 8+ years' practicing Risk Assessment with knowledge of Canadian process

  • Working knowledge of the Risk Assessment filing process in Ontario and British Columbia

  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally 10+ years' practicing risk assessment with knowledge of Canadian process

  • Designation as BC Contaminated Sites Approved Professional – Risk and/or Ontario Qualified Professional for Risk Assessment

  • Experience in mining, oil and gas, and Canadian federal agencies

  • Eligible for federal security clearance

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255070BR

Additional Locations CA - Hamilton, ON - OG - Hamilton Office 201-45 Goderich Roa, CA - Kitchener, ON - 50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd, CA - Markham, ON - 105 Commerce Valley Dr W, CA - Mississauga, ON - 1000-5090 Explorer Drive, CA - Richmond Hill, ON - 30 Leek Crescent, CA - Whitby, ON - 300 Water St

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.