Senior Environmental Planner

3,000 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the project. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done-the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.
Your Opportunity

Stantec's Calgary office is currently seeking a Senior Environmental Planner to work with our Assessment Permitting and Compliance Team. The position will be based in Calgary and will manage projects for all stages of a project's lifecycle including approval requirements, construction support and post-construction support. Projects will focus on small to large-scale provincial and federal pipeline and facilities projects. This position will be part of Stantec's Environmental Services team that provides the full range of expertise needed to address environmental permitting and approval requirements, construction and post-construction report commitments and operational maintenance of assets. Our staff members have established excellent working relationships with regulators and clients in western Canada, and our regulatory knowledge, environmental assessment experience and scientific expertise allow us to help our clients develop the most effective approach to securing regulatory approvals.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Work directly with clients to provide strategic environmental advice and project management throughout all stages of a project's lifecycle including approval, construction, post-construction and operational management.
  • Prepare budgets, manage scope changes, establish schedules and ensure that project work is carried out within agreed time-frames and on budget.
  • Lead teams of technical environmental and engineering specialists to support the permitting process.
  • Create technical documents and provide senior review of technical documents that support regulatory submissions.
  • Provide technical, environmental and regulatory support for small to large-scale projects through the assessment, application filing, post-filing and post-approval stages
  • Contribute to and lead business development activities, including proposals, pre-qualifications, and relationship building with existing and prospective clients.
  • Support and ensure implementation of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policies, procedures, standards and guidelines in the execution of all work and coordinate with HSE professionals during the execution of all phases of project planning and implementation.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other environmental and regulatory specialists to ensure consistency in project execution.
  • Develop and mentor junior and intermediate staff.
  • Participate in team and independent based work.

Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • The ideal candidate has the ability to work with initiative, professionalism and confidentiality, and is able to work independently, multi-task and adapt to change in a very dynamic environment
  • Strong understanding of federal and western Canadian provincial regulations and permitting requirements.
  • A solid understanding of provincial and federal environmental assessment processes.
  • Project management experience with strong attention to detail.
  • Familiar with construction practices.
  • Field experience is an asset.
  • Holding a PMP designation, or interest in obtaining a PMP designation is an asset.
  • Ability and desire to coaching and mentor junior and intermediate staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, client management and business growth.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills will be required by chosen candidate.
  • Ability to use Excel proficiently and creatively to problem-solve and communicate.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite.
  • Project and task management experience with strong attention to detail.

Education and Experience

M. Sc. or B. Sc. in Environmental Sciences, or equivalent field of study; and

A minimum of 10 years of environmental and regulatory related project management experience in pipelines, oil and gas facilities, and /or oil sands.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Environmental Planner

Primary Location: Canada-Alberta-Calgary

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190000P0

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