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Ecology & EIA Lead

Company: GHD Limited
Location : GTA,ON

* This is an ECO Canada Youth Employment Program position. Preference will be given to pre-approved candidates. For more information on this program please visit: https://www.eco.ca/employers/internship-program/
Company Profile

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.

Private ownership means that together with our clients we control our own destiny.  You have the opportunity to share in this opportunity and we want to invest in your future because we know the future lies with you.

Our environment has changed rapidly in the last century. The impact of industry, urbanization, economy and population growth continues to ripple throughout the globe. Now more than ever, there is a strong need to address and learn from our past in order to protect our environment into the future.

Job Description

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.

Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.

We are looking for an Ecology & EIA Lead to join our growing and dynamic team in one of our GTA offices (Whitby, Markham, Toronto or Mississauga). This position will involve providing both private and public clients with excellent technical guidance and navigation of the natural environment regulatory framework.

The successful candidate will:

•Champion relationships with internal clients, existing GHD clients along with the development of new clients
•Lead the development of proposals
•Lead the field work-plans, reporting as well as permit, authorization, and offsetting approvals (MECP, Conservation Authorities, SARA, etc.)
•Provide technical leadership on the natural environment components of Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Studies, Natural Heritage Studies and Cumulative Effects Assessments
•Work with peers, mentor intermediate and junior staff in all aspects of project work, while fostering an energetic and collaborative environment
•Coordinate technical resources and personnel
•Provide data compilation and interpretation, evaluation of environmentalregulations, preparation of environmental reports, and regulatory submissions
•Occasional travel to sites, primarily in Ontario
•Leadfield investigations (infrequent, if/as required)

Skills, Competencies and Qualifications:


•Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science in either: Ecology, Biology or Natural Resource Management
•Minimum of 10 years of consulting experience or a minimum of 5 years in a senior environmental role in public or private industry
•Ideal candidate will have experience in the field and in the application ofnatural environment consulting provincial or federal Environmental Assessment and Impact Assessments in at least one of these fields:transportation, linear infrastructure, land development or mining
•Proven project and client management skills
•Record of successful business development
•Experience conducting field work, and willingness to travel to undertake field workas required (field demands can include working long hours, working ininclement weather conditions, and lifting up to 50 lbs)
•Experience leading multiple tasks while maintaining a high degree of attention to detail in a demanding consulting environment
•Exhibit flexibility with the types of project and responsibilities within them
•Post-graduate degree and/or PMP designations will be considered and asset
•Experience working with Indigenous communities an asset
•Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, excellent English writing and verbal communication is required to effectively express technical information to multiple audiences including clients, agencies, subcontractors, fieldstaff, clients, colleagues, etc.
•Valid driver's license along with a clean driver's abstract is required

We offer a professional working environment and culture and believe that work / life balance is critical to the success and happiness of our people. We also offer competitive salary packages based on qualifications, skills and experience.


As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Skills, Competencies and Qualifications:

•Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science in either: Ecology, Biology or Natural Resource Management
•Minimum of 10 years of consulting experience or a minimum of 5 years in a senior environmental role in public or private industry
•Ideal candidate will have experience in the field and in the application of natural environment consulting provincial or federal Environmental Assessment and Impact Assessments in at least one of these fields:transportation, linear infrastructure, land development or mining
•Proven project and client management skills
•Record of successful business development
•Experience conducting field work, and willingness to travel to undertake field work as required (field demands can include working long hours, working in inclement weather conditions, and lifting up to 50 lbs)
•Experience leading multiple tasks while maintaining a high degree of attention to detail in a demanding consulting environment
•Exhibit flexibility with the types of project and responsibilities within them
•Post-graduatedegree and/or PMP designations will be considered and asset
•Experience working with Indigenous communities an asset
•Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, excellent English writing and verbal communication is required to effectively express technical information tomultiple audiences including clients, agencies, subcontractors, fieldstaff, clients, colleagues, etc.