Date:  Nov 25, 2021

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Environmental Specialist

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Position Overview
Since 1967, we have proudly served Ontario’s nuclear industry. Aecon Nuclear aims to be the partner-of-choice for key nuclear clients and our dedication to excellence is leading us there. Aecon Nuclear provides a full spectrum of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services, in addition to maintenance and manufacturing services tailored to meet the demanding requirements of the nuclear power industry.


The joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and Aecon has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to carry out the Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) project. The project involves refurbishment of all four reactors at the Darlington Generating Station and consists of two phases – a Definition Phase and an Execution Phase. The Definition Phase includes the construction of a full-scale reactor mock-up to simulate key elements of the refurbishment work, and the development, procurement and testing of specialized tooling required for the project. The Execution Phase involves refurbishment of the reactor cores using the tools and methods that were developed and tested during the Definition Phase


Reporting to the Sr. Director, EHS, the Environmental Specialist is responsible in the conformance of its project execution and environmental performance.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor and deliver all plans and processes for environmental management and waste management
  • Define the environment programs for the projects
  • Support implementation of the programs
  • Assess environmental program implementation and performance and report on same
  • Prepare summary information for the management review of the EMS.
  • Prepare and maintain the Project EMP and associated standards and procedures consistent with the client’s EMS program to the extent that the ISO registration is sustained
  • Identify and maintain the Environmental Aspects and Significant Environmental Aspects list, as well as objectives, performance measures and targets for the project
  • Prepare documentation and reports including:
    • Monthly environmental performance reports
    • Information reports in support of client regulatory reporting requirements
    • Environment incident and event reports, as required
    • Summary information in support of the client’s annual environmental management review
  • Evaluate the Environmental Operational Plans or equivalent submitted by Direct and Indirect Work Contractors, where applicable:
    • To ensure alignment with the Contractor Health, Safety & Environment Program
    • Identify gaps in procedures
    • Assess and verify environmental risk ratings
  • Participate in preparation of corrective action plans, as necessary including:
    • Verification that corrective action plans will resolve the related environmental issues
    • Monitoring the implementation of environment related corrective action plans to ensure implementation is according to plan and that the desired results are achieved
  • Perform field inspections, surveys and walkdowns of environment related activities to assure field activities, conditions and results are per planned assumptions
  • Provide information as necessary in support of environmental awareness and Contractor environmental training activities
  • Provide guidance and coach/mentor staff in the execution of environment related field activities
  • As necessary, prepare draft formal regulatory communications on behalf of contractor for review, processing and issue by client
  • Advise project managers of potential environmental risks associated with specific field activities
  • Interface with the client Environment Section staff to discuss project environmental performance, OPEX, events and issues of mutual interest/concern
  • Participate in environmental audits, assessments and inspections conducted by others.
  • Identify Legal and other requirements applicable to the projects. Maintain a list of those requirements
  • Be aware of new environmental legal requirements and amendments to existing requirements coming into effect and interpret as to applicability to the projects
  • Prepare documentation to facilitate compliance to legal and other requirements; obtain/provide interpretation of requirements, as necessary
  • Review contracts, Contractor Environment Plans, work plans, etc. to provide assurance that legal and other requirements have been taken into account
  • Develop proposed objectives, performance measures and targets
  • Communicate specified project performance information to client environment staff for use in deriving overall performance.
  • Prepare monthly environmental performance reports
  • Prepare information and participate in the client’s Environmental Management Review


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Must possess as a minimum a bachelor’s degree in the area of environmental science and/or environmental management from reputable and recognized university
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience working in the environmental management field
  • Must have demonstrable experience developing and managing environmental management programs in accordance with ISO requirements


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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