Transit Environmental Lead

Dillon Consulting Limited

Kitchener, Guelph, Hamilton, Oakville, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Remote

Full time


Nov 6


Are you someone with strong technical capabilities? Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a trusted advisor and a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation in a flexible work environment, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.

Your Opportunity

Dillon is seeking a strong, innovative Transit Environmental Lead who’s excited to wake up every day knowing that the major transit projects they lead are creating a more equitable and environmentally sustainable society. If this sounds like you, and you’re interested in helping to build a Rapid Transit Growth Strategy that helps passionate people (like you) do what they love while maintaining a healthy work-life balance, then this opportunity is for you!   

As an experienced Transit Environmental Lead, you will be a key member of the team that is securing Dillon’s role as the preferred environmental services provider for rapid transit projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. You will work closely with the Manager of Business Development – Transit to grow revenue in a way that is respectful of our team members’ health and technical interests. 

We are looking for demonstrated experience delivering large, complex, multi-disciplinary transportation and transit-related projects, environmental permitting/approvals, and environmental compliance monitoring projects. Notable experience should include a leadership role delivering projects for subways, light rail transit, bus rapid transit, rail corridors and transit stations.

The ideal candidate will have experience with Metrolinx’s TPAP as well knowledge of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and Federal EA legislation (e.g., Impact Assessment Act, Canada Energy Regulator Act, etc.).  The successful candidate will have opportunities to hold various leadership roles, including Project Manager, Environmental Manager, Environmental Director, Environmental Team Lead, Senior Environmental Planner and others. They will also be coached and mentored by some of Canada’s most well-respected leaders in Environmental Assessments, Project Management, and Business Development.

At Dillon, we operate as one team. The successful candidate can be based at any of our following GTHA offices: Kitchener, Guelph, Hamilton, Oakville, Toronto. We offer flexible work hours and hybrid work arrangement options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life. The candidate must also be willing to work out of local client/project office(s) on a regular basis.


What your day will look like

As a key team member, you will have the following responsibilities and opportunities:

Project Delivery 

  • Manage/lead a team of multi-disciplinary professionals, guiding their growth and development by empowering, inspiring and energizing the team through project experience
  • Provide technical direction on EA process, environmental permitting and approvals, and environmental compliance monitoring - all with a focus on transit projects in the GTHA
  • Collaborate with other Project Partners and both public and private sector Clients
  • Work with the technical leads, Project Management Office, and Project Administrators to manage project quality, schedules and budgets, as well as develop tools and processes to streamline communications and project delivery
  • Assist with development of a transit resource and revenue growth strategy that reflects Dillon’s commitment to employee health and career development
  • Manage/oversee environmental issues associated with Project(s) including environmental monitoring, compliance with environmental obligations pertaining to specific Project Agreements and associated reporting
  • Liaise with clients and other governmental authorities and stakeholders on environmental issues related to the Project(s)

Business Development 

  • Build client relationships through identification of market opportunities, client communications, preparation of proposals, and business development activities
  • Assist with review and respond to RFPs and prepare project proposals
  • Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees

Learning & Development 

  • Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development
  • Input to the career development of junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring
  • Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees


What you will need to succeed

  • A university degree in planning, engineering or environmental studies or a related field
  • 15+ years of experience, preferably in the consulting industry, with an emphasis on transit and transportation projects
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is an asset but not required
  • Experience working with Metrolinx
  • Strong communication, report writing, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Eligibility, full membership or candidate membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute or Professional Engineers of Ontario is considered an asset
  • Experience with a variety of alternative delivery model projects is considered an asset (P3, DBF, DB)


Ideally, your experience can demonstrate the following:

  • Successful project delivery as a Project Manager or Environmental Lead for TPAP and/or Individual/Comprehensive EAs
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant municipal, provincial and federal environmental legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines, and regulatory permitting and approval requirements
  • Experience in business development activities including client development and responding to RFPs
  • Environmental management during construction, including developing environmental management plans, on-site monitoring and documentation is considered an asset
  • Experience with implementation and management of environmental management systems that conform to ISO 14001

Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.

Dillon is proud to be 100% employee-owned Canadian consulting firm. Employees at Dillon have a voice in the building of our business, and the opportunity to become owners.  Employee ownership is available to all regular staff through our yearly share program, empowering employees to be fully connected to our business. Dillon also offers a very generous benefits package that includes health and dental benefits as well as mental health benefits.

We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words that result in actions build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences

In addition, we offer:

  • Employee share purchase plan
  • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all full-time regular employees
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Generous retirement savings plan
  • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions
  • Flexible work hours 
  • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs.  We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization
  • We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal learning opportunities
  • Focus on Innovation
  • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees
  • Wellness Subsidy
  • Our employees can take advantage of wellness subsidy that can be put towards expenses for a variety of health and/or wellness related activities such as gym membership, purchase of home fitness equipment, yoga classes and dance classes

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 1000 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.

Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 17 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.

Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences. 

Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business. Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!

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