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Environmental Specialist - Air and Noise Review (term)

Company: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Location : Vancouver,BC
Company Profile

The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest and most diversified port, stretching along 360 kilometres of shoreline and waterways, bordering on 16 municipalities and intersecting with traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations. Annually $200 billion in goods with more than 170 world economies are traded through the port. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority manages port lands at the Port of Vancouver, and leads the efficient and reliable movement of cargo and passengers.

Job Description

Our Environmental Programs team is seeking an Environment Specialist – Air and Noise Review that will be responsible for, under direction, providing technical support on air and terrestrial noise matters in the Project and Environmental Review process. The position also supports design, development, implementation and maintenance of strategic environmental initiatives and programs related to air and noise. The position facilitates the use of software applications and data analytics to inform environmental policy and strategy, and supports continuous improvement of management systems to improve work flow and processes. The position also acts as key point of contact for stakeholders on technical environmental matters related to air and noise and provides representation at public meetings and on external committees and projects.

In this role, you will:
• Support evaluation and assessment of physical works on VFPA lands in accordance with VFPA’s Environment Policy and Project and Environmental Review Policy, with responsibility for assessment of air emissions impacts and terrestrial noise impacts and the provision of advice on corresponding mitigations and permit conditions.
• Provide technical guidance to proponents undertaking an air and/or terrestrial noise assessment for VFPA’s Project and Environmental Review, including maintaining relevant Guidance Documents.
• Administer VFPA’s noise monitoring network including hardware and software resources, supporting policy and program development, identification of noise issues, conducting analysis and research as needed, communicating and reporting results, and supporting engagement with stakeholders.
• Administer projects, studies, and reviews related to environmental and sustainability issues, including procurement of consultants, contract administration, acting as VFPA point of contact, monitoring and reporting on project status, providing subject matter expertise, and communicating results and key findings.
• Perform other assigned duties as required.

As the successful candidate, you will have a university degree in science or engineering, with an emphasis on environment or other acceptable university degree, coupled with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in environmental management. At least 2 years of that experience must be related to environmental impact assessment, air quality and climate change issues, and preferably another 2 years related to noise management.

Excellent interpersonal, communication (both oral and written) and negotiation skills are essential. This person will demonstrate good judgment, professionalism and tact with a variety of internal and external audiences, including customers, tenants, governments and Indigenous groups. Must enjoy working within a team environment, must handle pressure well and have strong critical thinking skills. Must be organized, work well independently, with an ability to manage multiple tasks and work to deadlines.

Normal office environment with some exposure to industrial waterfront environments and construction sites including contaminated sites and requiring personal protective equipment.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including an Earned Time Off program.
If we have accurately captured your profile above, please apply on-line by visiting www.portvancouver.com/careers.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is dedicated to employment equity and a workplace reflective of the diversity of our community.