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Date:  Sep 7, 2023

Courtice, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Safety

Position Title:  Specialist, Environmental

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.


At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


About Us

As part of an alliance agreement Aecon Nuclear has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation to support the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP). Beginning in 2023 Aecon will support the validation phase design, procurement, early site preparation and site mobilization scope for the Construction of the Unit 1 Small Modular Reactor at the Darlington site.


What is the Opportunity? 

Reporting to the Environmental Manager, the Environmental Qualified Person is responsible for advising on soil management requirements as well as developing and maintaining soil management plans to comply with the regulatory requirements.


What You'll Do Here:

  • Advise on soil management requirements during the project bid/execution phases to ensure compliance with O. Reg. 406/19.
  • Develop and maintain soil management plans.
  • Oversee the import/export of soil for ongoing projects, in accordance with soil management plans, contract requirements and O. Reg. 406/19.
  • Provide guidance and coach/mentor project management and staff in the execution of field activities that require the engagement of the soil management plan.
  • Create sampling and analysis plans and conduct soil sampling, when required, and advise on suitable soil reuse options.
  • Provide project-level coordination, monitoring, and control need more.
  • Provide site level environmental, health & safety leadership.
  • Effective and professional communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordination of contractors, visitors, and customer at site level.
  • Tracking and controlling projects using digital tools provided.
  • Participate in environmental audits, assessments and inspections conducted by others.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental or Geoscience/Earth Science.
  • 3-5+ years of relevant post-graduation experience with a P.Eng. or P. Geo designation.
  • Qualified Person (QP) with relevant professional designation (Engineering, Geoscience, etc.).
  • Comprehensive understanding of the requirements of O.Reg.406/19 required.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the requirements of O.Reg.153/04 and Record of Site Condition filing experience required.
  • Experience conducting Environmental Site Assessments.
  • Comprehensive understanding of industry standard environmental site assessment practices and processes.
  • Understanding of hydrogeology, contaminant transport and geology.
  • Valid G Driver License.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.