Environmental Planner

Hydro One Networks Inc - Thunder Bay, ON (30+ days ago)

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Please note this a temporary 24 month assignment.

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.4 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!

General Accountabilities:
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team on Environmental Assessments (EA) in support of design and construction of new electrical infrastructure projects and large maintenance projects throughout Ontario.
Develop and track work plans, schedule and estimates for environmental aspects of projects.
Plan environmental studies for infrastructure projects and maintenance programs.
Develop plans to mitigate environmental effects with an emphasis on natural heritage, including Species at Risk, groundwater, cultural heritage and soils.
Develop contract specifications for procurement of EA studies, review proposals and award contracts.
Liaise with regulatory agencies, Indigenous communities, other project stakeholders, as well as internal groups on various aspects of EAs, approvals and permitting.
Prepare and implement consultation plans.
Present and work with Indigenous communities and elected officials.
Prepare reports, documentation and presentation materials related to EA, approvals and permitting.
Conduct site visits, evaluation of features and issues, assess environmental effects and prepare environmental specifications for construction.
Monitor the environmental aspects of projects in the field.
File project information appropriately in Borealis, GIS and in SharePoint.
Prepare and present technical papers to professional organizations or informational talks to internal or external groups.

Selection Criteria:
Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:
Experience planning, coordinating and conducting environmental projects.
Experience undertaking environmental studies in one or more of the following areas: natural heritage (including SAR, hydrology, hydrogeology), socioeconomic, cultural heritage, archaeology, and related fields).
Understanding of municipal, provincial and federal regulations, industry standards and best practices associated with EAs and construction effect mitigation.
Experience working with regulatory agencies, indigenous communities and members of the public.
An understanding of First Nations & Métis issues and provincial and federal Indigenous policies in Ontario as it relates to engagement and Consultation.
Experience working directly with and interacting with representatives of First Nations & Métis communities including elected officials.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in ArcGIS platform.
Four to six years of relevant work experience in the area(s) of natural heritage, cultural heritage/archaeology and EAs necessary to become familiar with the practical aspects of the work.
Four-year university degree in environmental studies, natural sciences, urban planning or a related field.
Valid Ontario driver’s license.
Working in adverse weather conditions and extensive walking may be required.
Requires travel throughout Ontario.

Essential Competencies:
Strong team player and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work on multiple projects with strong organizational and time management skills.
Proficiency in written and spoken English to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders and prepare technical reports.
Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision.
Ability to plan, coordinate and conduct EAs and follow-up development of mitigation strategies.
Ability to assimilate new tasks/information quickly and apply the skills to various situations.
Ability to understand the business implications of decisions and the ability to strive to improve organizational performance.
Flexibility and adaptability regarding changes to the work.


At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.

We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2019.

Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email careers@hydroone.com. Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

Deadline: November 3, 2019

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