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Senior Environmental Planner

  1. Vancouver, Toronto
  1. Environment & geoscience

Senior Environmental Planner

Why join us?

SNC-Lavalin provides cutting-edge engineering, procurement, construction, and financing solutions to projects in more than 100 countries around the world. From the Canadian Arctic to the Southern African region and Australasia, our multicultural workforce is driven by a fierce pride in their work and a pioneering vision.

SNC-Lavalin is truly a global leader in its field and has been chosen to design and build some of the most prestigious projects in the world.

SNC-Lavalin Inc. is seeking a Senior Environmental Planner who is seeking more experience and increased responsibility combined with exposure to a wide variety of infrastructure (e.g., transit, road/highway, power, etc.) and other environmental assessment planning projects. The ideal candidate will be a motivated and detail-oriented with a minimum of 12 years of demonstrated experience providing environmental assessment and consulting services in Canada.

How will you contribute to the team?

To perform this role successfully, the candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Lead, implement and manage all aspects of environmental assessment for municipal, provincial, federal, or territorial projects following the relevant assessment processes.
  • Independently conduct, coordinate and manage external subcontractors, where required, to complete environmental assessments and supportive technical studies and documentation (e.g., noise, air, natural and cultural heritage, property contamination/remediation, etc.) for projects.
  • Coordinate and guide efforts to obtain environmental approvals for projects from government/regulatory agencies (all jurisdictions).
  • Effectively delegate tasks and activities to intermediate and junior staff and providing technical and supervisory guidance on assigned tasks.
  • Interact with clients on technical tasks as Project Manager and/or Environmental Manager.
  • Liaise and communicate with regulatory agencies, and authorities having jurisdiction to address project issues and obtain agreement in principle.
  • Manage the development and implementation of consultation and engagement programs, directed at municipal, federal, provincial, and territorial regulatory agencies and Indigenous peoples, including providing strategic oversight to ensure effective engagement.
  • Collaborate with technical and professional staff across the company in completing assignments.
  • Develop, prepare and maintain project/task schedules and budgets for the environmental component of projects, including monitoring project progress, work hours, budgets and expenditures using project scheduling and cost control tools.
  • Assist with and, as necessary, taking a lead role in the development of proposals, qualification documents and other business development related activities.
  • Help to grow environmental planning / environmental assessment market share in strategic markets with a primary focus on Ontario and the Greater Toronto/ Hamilton Area while contributing to growth in western Canada.
  • Leverage existing industry / client relationships and establish and foster new client relationships.

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies).
  • 12+ years of related experience in managing and coordinating environmental assessments and securing construction permits/approvals.
  • Familiarity and demonstrated experience with the provincial, federal and territorial environmental assessment processes in a variety of jurisdictions, with in-depth understanding of regulatory environment in Ontario being an asset.
  • Knowledge of other relevant environmental legislation and policy.
  • Demonstrated experience working on Canadian projects.
  • Ability to train and mentor junior and intermediate staff.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), as well as an aptitude for client liaison.
  • Knowledge of and experience with project management fundamentals including cost control, scope management and scheduling.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload to manage multiple assignments at one time.
  • Must possess a valid Class G driver’s license.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment.
  • 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).

What do we offer at SNC-Lavalin?

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy good compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Motivational financial package & flexible benefits.
  • Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes.
  • Work equipment provided according to the season (boot, bib, helmet, gloves, etc.).
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP).
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Learning and Development programs, training, career opportunities.

Additional Information:

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire candidates with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  

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Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.


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