Hemmera Environmental Impact Assessment Manager Full Time in Oakville, ON


Branch Oakville ON CA

Environmental Impact Assessment Manager
Oakville, ON

In addition, the successful candidate will have experience working in a range of industry sectors, including but not limited to renewable energy, transportation…

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Hemmera is an environmental consulting firm based in Burnaby, BC with established offices in Whitehorse, Victoria, Calgary and Oakville, and national clients in key sectors. We are seeking a highly motivated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Manager with experience in conducting federal, provincial, and due diligence EIAs to support the environmental planning of large infrastructure projects in our Oakville location. This role will support the development and growth of Hemmera’s environmental planning services in Ontario, and will be supported by Hemmera senior environmental impact assessment practitioners.

The successful candidate will have the expertise and leadership skills to manage multiple small to medium-sized projects and proposals as well as lead EIAs for major projects. Highly organized, self-motivated, and solution-oriented, this individual will need to be an excellent communicator and team player. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience working in a range of industry sectors, including but not limited to renewable energy, transportation infrastructure, land development, and mining.

The successful individual will have demonstrated leadership qualities and experience building and maintaining high-performing teams, including mentoring and developing junior staff. This individual will also be an entrepreneur who enjoys developing business, engaging clients, and growing Hemmera’s market presence in Ontario. In addition, the successful candidate will excel at collaborating with Hemmera’s local and national business leaders to identify and advance innovative strategies for building Hemmera’s capacity to deliver EIA services to clients spanning multiple market sectors in Ontario.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate must demonstrate experience and success in the following specific responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Oakville Business Leader (and others) to develop and grow business with local and national clients in alignment with the strategic goals of Hemmera’s Planning and Management line of business
  • Provide leadership in establishing and advancing Hemmera’s EIA service delivery in the Ontario market
  • Serve as primary point of contact for delivering EIA services to Hemmera’s Ontario-based clients, operations, and projects
  • Plan and execute EIA projects, including overseeing project scope, schedule, and budget, while meeting municipal, provincial, and federal environmental regulatory requirements
  • Work with clients during the planning phases of capital projects including undertaking strategic environmental constraint analysis to support site selection and project design
  • Liaise with conservation authorities, Ontario ministries (MNR, MTO, etc.), municipal authorities, and local regulatory personnel
  • Plan and participate in public meetings related to environmental planning and approval processes
  • Provide strategic leadership in identifying project-related regulatory requirements, and develop and implement workplans for technical studies (i.e., fisheries, wildlife, water quality, air quality, noise, archaeology, socio-economics, etc.) in support of EIAs for capital projects.
  • Provide leadership in ensuring the planning and execution of EIAs align with and complement required stakeholder and First Nations consultation programs
  • Lead the development and review of EIA documents required under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and Ontario Environmental Assessment Act as well as municipal-class environmental assessment and due diligence EIAs
  • Assist clients in identifying and addressing federal, provincial, and municipal environmental permitting and approval requirements, as well as the planning considerations of conservation authorities
  • Provide support to clients in negotiating the terms and conditions of regulatory approvals including mitigation requirements and follow-up and monitoring programs


  • Bachelor of Science and/or Master of Science or a degree/diploma in Environmental Studies
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant professional consulting experience in the Ontario market
  • A strong background of experience in client relationship development and management
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental legislation
  • Experience with a wide range of environmental disciplines (air quality, noise, surface and groundwater quality, soils, vegetation, wildlife, hydrology, fish and fish habitat, contaminated sites, socio-economics, archaeology, First Nations, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (strong technical writer)

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Oakville, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-10-13
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