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AECOM Environmental Planner in Barrie, Ontario

Job Summary

AECOM 's Canadian Environmental team is actively seeking Environmental Planners of all levels of talent with interest and/or experience in supporting Environmental Assessment and other approval and permitting activities for various business line opportunities including Transportation, Water, Environment, and Buildings & Places.

Successful applicants in the Environmental Planner position will start immediately. This position has flexible work locations in Ontario (Mississauga, Kitchener, Hamilton, Markham, Whitby, Richmond Hill, Barrie, London).

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.

Major Responsibilities:

As part of our team, the successful applicant will:

  • Work with and support Environmental Planners and Project Managers in executing municipal, Provincial and Federal environmental assessments (planning, preliminary design, detail design, design-build and other project delivery models) as well as other approval and permitting activities for infrastructure projects.

  • Develop and implement consultation programs, including public, municipal, regulatory agency and Indigenous Community engagement.

  • Coordinate, prepare for, attend, and document project meetings.

  • Coordinate environmental specialists (i.e., fisheries, terrestrial, noise, air, archaeology, etc.) , including identification of required access to lands for field work and coordination of access with landowners/managers

  • Maintain, or oversee maintenance of database of lands relevant to projects, including land ownership and use.

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

  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary technical and professional staff across the company in completing assignments with various levels of complexity.

  • Research, conceptualize, plan, and write drafts of reports related to planning, design and permitting.

  • Liaise with clients by phone, email and in person.

  • Support business development efforts, including proposal writing and budget development along with participation in industry associations.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Environmental Management/Planning, Environmental Sciences, Urban and Regional Planning or related field

  • 4+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education working on municipal, transit and transportation projects in Ontario.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Full or provisional membership in a professional body (e.g. Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP)); Canadian Environmental Professional (EP); or Project Management Professional (PMP) is an asset.

  • Knowledge of Site Plan Review, Zoning By-laws, Committee of Adjustment process, Ontario Building Code (OBC) relative to building permits is a plus.

  • Experience with land ownership and land use definition using online databases and ability to interpret and use GIS based resources and systems an asset.

  • Experience and involvement with delivery of P3, design build and/or understanding of similar project delivery models.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including the Environmental Assessment (EA) Act, and other legislation and policies related to the position (e.g. Class EA, TPAP, EIA, Fisheries Act, Endangered Species Act, Navigation Protection Act, Environmental Protection Act, Planning Act, Greenbelt Act, etc.).

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work well with people.

  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload to manage multiple assignments at one time.

  • Class G driver’s license.

Additional Information:

  • Company Sponsorship to work in Canada is not available for this position.

  • Company Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Limited travel to meet training and project requirements may be required, provided safe to do so.

  • AECOM encourages, but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a work site, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required.

What We Offer

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.

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

Job Category Planning

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263888BR

Additional Locations CA - Barrie, ON - 55 Cedar Point Drive, CA - Hamilton, ON - 45 Goderich Rd, CA - Kitchener, ON - 50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd, CA - London, ON - 250 York St, CA - Markham, ON - 105 Commerce Valley Dr W, CA - Richmond Hill, ON - 30 Leek Crescent, CA - Whitby, ON - 300 Water St

Virtual: No

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.