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Team Leader, Environmental Services

Company: Defence Construction Canada
Location : Ottawa,ON
Company Profile

Who We Are

Defence Construction Canada (DCC) is a Crown corporation that provides innovative and cost-effective contracting, construction contract management, infrastructure and environmental services, and lifecycle support for Canada's defence requirements.

Our Client-Partners are the Assistant Deputy Minister Infrastructure and Environment (ADM IE) Group at the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE).

What We Do

When DND decides to initiate a project, it contacts DCC to procure and manage the associated project contracts on its behalf. These projects range from innovative to traditional: from control towers to dockyards, from hangars to tank maintenance facilities, from community centres to accommodation facilities, and from roads to sewer and water systems. Some projects may simply involve everyday maintenance work. Others are more complex with very high security requirements.

DCC's resources are divided among five service lines. See below for more information.

How We Work

DCC is a unique organization in many ways—not exactly like a government department, but not completely like a private sector firm, either. As part of an organization that is at arm's length from government and operates on a fee-for-service basis, DCC employees manage the procurement process, from competing tenders to awarding contracts, and then managing the contracts at the job site. Private-sector contractors and consultants perform the actual work in the execution of the contracts that DCC puts in place.
Trenton Hangar 2 under construction

Job Description


The Team Leader, Environmental Services, ensures the quality and timely delivery of environmental services to the Client-Partners for large, complex and higher risk projects and programs, including providing advice, guidance and recommendations on environmental management issues. The incumbent supports the Client-Partners in meeting their environmental objectives in one or more practice area (e.g. contaminated sites, hazardous materials, environmental assessments). The incumbent leads a team of professionals and manages the human resources responsibilities for the team. The incumbent also manages the Client-Partner relationship. The incumbent develops creative solutions and ensures the team is focused on collaboration, and quality and timeliness of deliverables.


  • Provide leadership at the site level for developing and delivering environmental services, including cross-service line integration
  • Manage large projects and programs (e.g. updating and tracking program financials, budget and schedule, overseeing and managing program staff and consultants)
  • Perform quality control by coordinating and reviewing statements of work, deliverables from consultants and contractors on environmental investigations, work plans, environmental assessments, plans and specifications
  • Develop and implement projects and programs
  • Provide technical support and/or lead procurement and contract management activities
  • Promote and manage business development opportunities
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships within DCC, and with industry, the Client-Partners and/or Stakeholders
  • Ensure quality standards are met, in line with corporate and Client-Partner expectations
  • Manage risk
  • Perform human resource functions (e.g. coach, supervise, mentor, plan and allocate resources, and manage performance)


  • Develop environmental procedures, policies and directives
  • Develop and manage service level arrangements
  • Develop plans and budgets
  • Conduct public consultation and presentations to promote awareness of program
  • Support the completion of regional audits and implement recommendations for improvement
  • Other duties as assigned

General and Specific Knowledge

  • Best practices, methods, trends and legislation in environmental sciences and environmental engineering
  • Best practices and trends in financial management and human resources management
  • Project and risk management principles
  • Health and safety management

Formal Education and/or Certification(s) and Experience

  • Minimum: university degree in biology, environmental sciences, environmental engineering or related field with eight years’ relevant experience, or the equivalent
  • Preferred: specialized knowledge, training and certification (as applicable) in one or more environmental services practice area


  • Use applicable computer software and operating systems
  • Apply project and risk management techniques
  • Demonstrate leadership and human resources management skills

Development and Leadership

  • Lead and manage direct reports
  • Provide functional direction and advice to other employees and to Client-Partners

Working Conditions

  • Typical office environment with occasional travel
  • Some work may be located on environmental or construction sites; incumbent may occasionally be required to wear basic safety equipment