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AECOM Senior Environmental Planner in Thornhill, Ontario

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM's Environment team is actively seeking Senior Environmental Planners with experience in delivering energy projects (e.g. Hydro One Networks Inc., Enbridge, renewables, etc.), as well as other Class Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Individual EAs.

Experience is required in developing and executing engagement and consultation programs, coordinating environmental specialists, as well as identifying and assessing environmental features, constraints, alternatives, potential effects, mitigation measures and avoidance opportunities. The candidate must be skilled at providing advice regarding environmental aspects, applicable legislation and guidelines, and policies, as well as documenting the project process. We are seeking highly motivated and accountable candidates that work collaboratively with other team members and are effective communicators. Organizational skills and an ability to work well on multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment are essential qualities.

Responsibilities: As part of our team, the successful applicant will lead environmental management work and deliverables throughout a project life cycle, including:

  • Developing and executing engagement and consultation programs, including project notices, Public Information Centres (virtual and/or in-person), with Indigenous communities, regulatory agencies, members of the public and other project stakeholders with a view of advancing resolutions.

  • Liaising with local, Provincial, and Federal agencies regarding permits and approvals.

  • Tracking of consultation with Rights holders and other stakeholders.

  • Coordinating environmental specialists (i.e., fisheries, terrestrial, noise, air, archaeology, etc.).

  • Collaborating with technical and professional staff across the company in completing assignments.

  • Conduct site visits and monitor environmental aspects of study areas and infrastructure.

  • Identifying and assessing environmental features, constraints, alternatives, potential environmental effects, mitigation measures and avoidance opportunities.

  • Providing advice regarding environmental aspects, applicable legislation and guidelines, and policies.

  • Researching, conceptualizing, planning, and writing reports/documentation related to planning, design and permitting. Be familiar with Environmental Due Diligence Reports, Environmental Protection Plans/Requirements Documents, Contractor Environmental Management Plans, and other permitting and monitoring documents in support of new, expanded, refurbished electrical infrastructure projects (lines and stations).

  • Coordinating, preparing for, attending and documenting project meetings.

  • Liaising with clients by phone, email, writing and in-person.

  • Supporting business development efforts, including proposal writing and participation in industry associations.

  • Participation and contribution to AECOM’s Technical Practice Groups.

  • Full project management and/or participating in study administration through developing and tracking environmental work plans and schedules, and budgeting. Full project management includes:

  • Developing project objectives, scopes and costs.

  • Ensuring that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget. Developing a project plan to track progress, as well as managing changes in project scope, schedules and costs.

  • Coordinating internal resources and third parties/vendors to ensure resource availability and allocation.

  • Measuring project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques.

  • Managing relationships with clients and stakeholders.

  • Performing risk management to minimize project risks.

  • Creating and maintaining project documentation.


Minimum Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management/Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Urban and Regional Planning or related field.

  • Experience with the Ontario Energy Board, Class EA for Minor Transmission Facilities, Impact Assessment Act, Ontario EA Act, Municipal Class EAs, and other legislation related to the position (e.g., Fisheries Act, Endangered Species Act, Navigation Protection Act, Environmental Protection Act and their regulations).

  • Excellent communication skills with proven success in engaging design managers, discipline leads and contractors and negotiating with regulatory agencies to secure project approvals.

  • Class G driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Full or Provisional membership in a professional body (e.g., Registered Professional Planner (RPP and MCIP); Canadian Environmental Professional (EP); or Project Management Professional (PMP)).

  • Bilingual (English and French) an asset.

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10087463

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid