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Date:  Jun 21, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Early Works

Position Title:  PLAA Specialist

Who We Are?


ONxpress Transportation Partners (ONxpress) were chosen by Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) to enter the Development Phase of the On-Corridor Works project – the largest project in Metrolinx’s GO Expansion.

Unprecedented in its scale and complexity, this multi-billion-dollar capital program will transform the GO regional rail network with electrification, more frequent service, shorter journey times and a more modernized system for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

What’s the Opportunity?


Work alongside the Permits, Licenses, Approvals and Agreements (PLAA) Manager to support multiple work streams (e.g. environment, utilities, civil and track) in planning, coordinating and fulfilling objectives related to technical matters implicating third parties such as environmental regulators, municipal and provincial authorities, utility owners, land owners, and any other authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) within the project footprint.



What You’ll Do Here:

  • Compile, submit and track permit applications based on requirements for each AHJ, including municipal, regional, provincial, federal and conservation authorities
  • Engage stakeholders with tact and diplomacy, often balancing competing priorities
  • Establish project systems and procedures to forecast PLAA and land requirements
  • Tracking and producing metrics related to third party technical matters such as PLAAs, conditions of approval, land requirements, traffic management
  • Utilize available GIS software to reference geospatial data and coordinate relevant data inputs with GIS specialists
  • Extensively use Microsoft Excel to create and manage large data sets
  • Support workstreams in compiling PLAA applications and acquiring PLAAs on time and in accordance with the Project schedule
  • Review and interpret technical engineering information and plans, detail sheets, specifications and construction documentation to meet project permitting and approval requirements
  • Support workstreams in maintaining compliance with PLAAs and applicable regulatory requirements
  • Facilitate communication from cross-functional teams (e.g. designers, engineers, contractors, the client, AHJs)
  • Coordinate reporting and status updates to senior leadership and the client
  • Organize and maintain project files, records, systems, and procedures
  • Seek to improve and streamline processes and procedures related to third party matters
  • Participates in technical meetings with AHJs, the client, and subject matter experts


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Graduate from a recognized Urban Planning or Engineering Program
  • 3-5 years of experience in the construction industry or related field
  • Rail transit construction is an asset
  • Skilled at Microsoft Excel
  • Willingness to utilize GIS interface and other applicable project software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to present and analyze complex data
  • Solutions oriented and resourceful
  • Strong complex problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative


We are an Equal Employer. Should you need any accommodation through the recruitment process, please contact

We appreciate your interest; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted by our Talent Acquisition Team. We do not accept unsolicited agencies resumes.

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