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Date:  Aug 2, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Concessions

Position Title:  Environmental Senior Manager - GO Rail Expansion (RER)

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Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


Position Overview

We are looking for an Environmental Senior Manager, whom under the direction of Head of HSQE, shall have authority for ensuring the day-to-day implementation of OpCo’s environmental and sustainability obligations set out in the Project Agreement.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all environmental and sustainability issues associated with the Project on a day to-day basis, including overseeing the environmental monitoring and follow-up program in accordance with the Environmental Reference Documents, Additional Environmental Reports, Applicable Law and any applicable Permits, Licenses and Approvals
  • Ensure implementation and effective operation of the Environmental Management System on a day-to-day basis
  • Ensure that environmental and sustainability issues are addressed, and requirements are met in accordance with the Environmental Reference Documents, Additional Environmental Reports and the Project Agreement
  • Manage the implementation of the Sustainability Management Plans and all sustainability issues associated with the Operations and Maintenance Phase of the Project on a day-to-day basis
  • Design and implement the environmental plans and programs, including air quality and dust control, noise and vibration monitoring, groundwater management, surface water runoff management, other environmental monitoring and programs
  • Work with team members, including ONxpress partners and subcontractors, to ensure compliance with contractual and regulatory requirements
  • Perform field inspections, surveys and walk downs of environment related activities to assure field activities, conditions and results correspond with the environmental plans and programs
  • Identify and report environmental issues and concerns to the Management Team and recommend appropriate corrective actions
  • Identify opportunities for continual improvement within the context of project execution and works with the Management Team to develop and implement proactive strategies
  • Responsible for the preparation of a variety of environmental checklists and reports as per contractual requirements
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with relevant Governmental Authorities and Stakeholders in cooperation with the Contracting Authority Representative;
  • Ensure effective delivery of the Annual Sustainability Reports and implementation of the Sustainability Management Plans on an ongoing basis;
  • Support the Head of HSQE in the development of the Sustainability Management Plans and Strategies;
  • Ensure effective development, tracking and monitoring of environmental and sustainability metrics in-line with best practice standards.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor or advanced degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a specialization in planning, environmental planning, geography or another related discipline
  • 10 years of related experience in a management role, working on projects of similar size, scope and complexity to the Project;
  • Experience in successfully managing all Environmental Aspects of transit projects in Ontario
  • Experience with implementation and management of environmental management systems that conform to ISO 14001;
  • Experience liaising with other specialty consultants, contractors and Governmental Authorities; and
  • Experience with similar projects in Ontario
  • Experience in environmental monitoring, oversight, and/or reporting
  • Knowledge of Ontario’s Transit Project Assessment Process, GO Transit Class EA Document, and Environmental Assessment Act (Ontario);
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and Ontario environmental policies, procedures and legislation;
  • Excellent analytical ability, oral/written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills.
  • Building effective teams, collaboration, and promoting a teamwork culture.
  • Perform effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment – comfortable to act with uncertainty and able to quickly and effectively create new systems, policies and procedures with limited resources for quality and timely implementation


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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