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Date:  May 31, 2024

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects West

Position Title:  Environmental Monitor

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 responsibly 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!


Safe. Trusted. Respected. 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 are expanding our business in Western Canada through the pursuit of key, major projects. 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.


What is the Opportunity? 

The Environmental Monitor will be responsible for working with subcontractor qualified professionals performing in water works monitoring (coordinating side scan sonar, underwater noise, and marine mammal observations). They will be responsible for implementing 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. We have multiple positions open to service current and future work throughout Western Canada. This position is a full-time opportunity that will be project based.


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Conduct environmental monitoring and inspection of aquatic and upland work areas for compliance with federal and provincial environmental regulations, environmental management plans for the project and the Project Agreement.
  • Determining the effectiveness of environmental mitigation measures and best management practices installed or implemented by construction.
  • Notifying contractors and the Environmental Manager in the event of an issue that may require works to be halted and overseeing the procedures.
  • Ensuring on-site construction staff are aware of general site, and project-specific mitigation measures associated with the Project.
  • Ensuring construction activities are carried out in accordance with activity-specific Environmental Work Plans (EWPs) and procedures in and above the requirements described in the FFHMMP and the CEMP.
  • Documenting environmental conditions and observations of terrestrial and aquatic areas in and adjacent to work areas.
  • Collecting environmental data with instruments to assess compliance with requirements of Project approvals and the CEMP.
  • Calibrating and maintain environmental data instruments in good condition to ensure accuracy of readings.
  • Reporting instances of environmental non-compliance and negligence to the environmental management team.
  • Halting construction activity that fails to meet environmental requirements as described in the FFHMMP, CEMP, EWPs, standalone environmental management plans, and environmental approval conditions, or that in the Environmental Monitor’s professional judgment, represents significant risk to the environment.
  • Routinely checking to verify that construction equipment that is or may be used on-site is in good condition as outlined in the CEMP.
  • Keeping detailed records (e.g., field notes, photographs, instrument data) of construction activities and associated environmental conditions.
  • Preparing a Weekly Environmental Monitoring Report.
  • Collaborate with construction personnel to address environmental issues in a practical manner.
  • Attend project meetings as required.
  • Liaise with Environmental Manager and regulatory inspectors as required.
  • Prepare daily reports and inspection forms.
  • Other duties as required.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • A qualified environmental professional designation (e.g., R.P. Bio., P. Ag., CPESC, etc.) is required
  • B.Sc. in Environmental Science or equivalent academic background.
  • Experience on projects of similar size/scope.
  • Demonstrated environmental monitoring experience on construction projects.
  • Strong data organization and technical reporting skills.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships and communication networks within construction teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving 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 driver’s license.


The expected pay range for this opportunity is $85,000 - $100,000.


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.

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