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Date:  Sep 19, 2023

New Westminster, British Columbia, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects West

Position Title:  Environmental Compliance Lead

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!


What is the Opportunity?

Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.


Fraser Crossing Partners, selected by the Province of British Columbia to design, build and partially finance the project, is a 50/50 joint venture between Aecon and Acciona. The new four-lane cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River will provide network connections to New Westminster and Surrey, feature a centre safety median barrier and wider lanes to accommodate both passenger and commercial vehicles, and have dedicated walking and cycling lanes. The project also includes the construction of connecting roadways on the north and south sides of the bridge, grade separations on Highway 17, and the removal of the existing bridge once the new bridge is complete.


The Environmental Compliance Lead will be directly reporting to the Environmental Manager and will be responsible for planning and developing Environmental Work Plans and Standard Operating Procedures for construction works, and ensuring construction activities are carried out in accordance with the plans. Working and coordinating with qualified environmental specialists conducting sampling, surveys and monitoring. They will also be responsible for ensuring implementation of the procedures outlined in the Project Fish and Fish Habitat Monitoring and Mitigation Plan (FFHMMP) and the Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) to confirm works are being conducted in compliance with environmental permits and approvals. 


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Work closely with the Environmental Manager to further develop a compliance management plan based on planned construction works and need to develop Environmental Work Plans (EWPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provide senior field compliance support for complex/high-risk works.
  • Lead environmental monitoring activities for compliance with federal and provincial environmental regulations, environmental management plans for the project and the Project Agreement.
  • Conduct weekly internal audits of the project sites and follow-up/work with Environmental Monitors (EMs) to complete / close out corrective actions from issues identified.
  • Bi-weekly review of the 4-week look ahead construction schedule, then developing a compliance plan and audit schedule in alignment with the Environmental Monitor task allocation plan based on works occurring, to be communicated to the Environmental Manager.
  • Ensuring on-site construction staff are aware of general site, and project-specific mitigation measures associated with the Project.
  • Collaborate with construction personnel to manage and address environmental issues and follow-up on corrective actions from non-compliances raised internally and externally, in a practical manner. Work with team members, including subcontractors, to ensure compliance with contractual and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensuring construction activities are carried out in accordance with activity-specific EWPs and procedures in and above the requirements described in the FFHMMP and the CEMP.
  • Determine the effectiveness of environmental mitigation measures and best management practices installed or implemented by construction.
  • Review Daily and Weekly environmental management reports for submission to regulatory bodies.
  • Review and approve biological survey requests prior to construction.
  • Ensuring EMs are reporting instances of environmental non-compliance and negligence to the environmental management team.
  • Attend project meetings as required.
  • Liaise with Environmental Manager and regulatory inspectors as required.
  • Review daily reports and inspection forms.
  • Other duties as required.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • A Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) designation is required. Individual must be registered with a regulatory body in BC governed by the Professional Governance Act, such as professional biologist; registered biology technologist; applied technologist; agrologist.
  • B.Sc. in Environmental Science or equivalent academic background.
  • 7+ years’ experience on projects of similar size/scope, preferably in the construction sector.
  • Experience in writing environmental workplans and procedures.
  • Demonstrated environmental monitoring experience.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Strong data organization and technical reporting skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage time with multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Ability to work outside in various weather and terrain conditions.
  • Proficiency with computer programs for managing and communicating environmental data.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Valid BC driver’s license.


What Makes us Aecon Proud:

  • Engaging and agile workplace culture, collaborative and inclusive teams
  • Commitment to sustainability and to becoming a net-zero company by 2050
  • Investing in our people through a variety of learning and development programs such as Aecon University, BluePrint leadership program, and Project Management Academy
  • Variety of wellness benefits, access to virtual health care, 100% employer-paid health and dental premiums, Employee Assistance Program, Best Doctors Program, and more.
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Recognition and rewards through Aecon Accolades, Aecon Achievement Awards and more
  • Employee Stock Options, Short Term Incentive Program, Retirement Savings and Pension Plan


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.