Environment Planner / Engineer

Hydro One

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Remote

Full time

Jan 23

Safety Comes First is a core value at Hydro One, and we remain committed to taking every reasonable precaution to ensure a respectful, safe and healthy working environment. Further to this commitment, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19. New employees will be required to declare their vaccination status to Hydro One. Employees who do not provide proof of vaccination status may not enter any 3rd party locations that require full vaccination (e.g. customer properties).

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.5 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!

  • NOTE* Hydro One introduced a Hybrid Work Pilot Project in 2022 for most office-based roles. Employees work in-office/on-site two days a week and remotely from home for three days a week. Hydro One is adding refreshed workspaces and technology to support these changes. Join us as we ‘trial & learn’ a new modern way of working and be a key driver of future state!

In office but with intention – a time for team and trust building, collaboration, and socialization. Please reach out to us to learn more!

General Accountabilities

Reporting to the North and East Manager, the successful candidate will:

  • Treat safety as a top priority.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting environmental management throughout the life cycle of a project. This may include support on Environmental Assessments (EA), environmental due diligence/effects assessment reports, environmental protection plans, permitting and monitoring on new electrical infrastructure (lines and stations) projects and large maintenance projects throughout Ontario (anticipated mostly within Northern and Eastern Ontario).
  • Conduct site visits, evaluation of features and issues, assess environmental effects and prepare environmental protection plans for construction.
  • Review Contractor Environmental Management Plans
  • Monitor environmental aspects of stations and lines capital projects in the field.
  • Oversee contractor and third-party contractor consultants’ performance on environmental management practices and monitoring
  • Develop and track environmental work plans, budget estimates and schedules.
  • Coordinate environmental studies for infrastructure projects and maintenance programs.
  • Develop contract specifications/RFP/scope of work requests, evaluate proposals, award and administer consultant contracts for environmental services
  • Develop plans to mitigate environmental effects with an emphasis on natural heritage (including Species at Risk), groundwater, cultural heritage and soils.
  • Engage with regulatory agencies, Indigenous communities, project stakeholders, and public, as well as internal groups on various aspects of environmental assessment commitments, approvals and permitting per Hydro One policies, while contributing to options and resolutions.
  • Prepare reports, documentation and presentation materials related to environmental assessments, approvals and permitting.
  • Document, organize and file project information appropriately within existing systems including Borealis consultation software, Commitment Layer of GIS, and in SharePoint.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and assistance to project and asset managers responsible for new transmission and distribution projects and refurbishment of existing facilities regarding environmental aspects, applicable legislation and guidelines, including corporate policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and present technical and organizational information to internal or external groups.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Four-year university degree in environmental studies, planning, natural sciences or a related field.
  • Knowledge and experience in environmental planning, permitting, field practices and monitoring in support of linear infrastructure projects.
  • Up to four to six years of relevant work experience in the environmental field, including field work experience.
  • Experience providing environmental oversight/monitoring on construction projects.
  • Requires experience with Species at Risk Legislation, and a strong understanding of natural environment features and ecosystems to allow for timely, appropriate, and compliant implementation of environmental mitigation plans for construction.
  • Strong understanding of environmental issues and legislative requirements.
  • Understanding and experience in soil and groundwater assessment, site remediation, excess soils management and Designated Substances.
  • Experience with environmental permits, licenses, and approvals (provincial, municipal, and federal) and associated guidelines, standards and best practices associated with environmental assessments, permitting and construction effect mitigation.
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies, Indigenous communities and members of the public.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in ArcGIS or mapping software.
  • Ability to tender and monitor environmental consultant contracts.
  • Ability to navigate uneven terrain, walking longer distances and working outside during inclement weather may be required.
  • Require overnight absences from home from time to time for site visits and meetings, and may require travel throughout Ontario (anticipated mostly within northern and eastern Ontario).
  • Ability to independently travel to local or remote sites, communicate with construction or other stakeholders and evaluate situation and develop/implement mitigation plans.
  • Strong technical writing for preparation of environmental management reports, manuals, specifications and tender documents.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Windows software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  • Requires a high level of initiative and problem-solving.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills with p roficiency in written and spoken English to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders and prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to assimilate new tasks/information quickly and apply the skills to various situations.
  • Ability to understand the business implications of decisions and the ability to strive to improve organizational performance.
  • Flexibility and adaptability regarding changes to the work.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license.

Home Location and Travel Expectations

The work location will start in a “work from home environment” following which the home location will be located in the Sudbury, North Bay, or Sault Ste. Marie Area. Project locations are expected to be within Northern and Eastern Ontario, however support on projects at other locations throughout Ontario may be required. You will be expected to work full-time (7 hours a day), 5 days a week (with the exception of travel required for your projects). This position requires substantial on road travel to project sites, sometimes overnight. This is a two-year temporary contract.

Hydro One employees, you can apply online via the Careers module in Success Factors. To access Success Factors, click on the Talent Management link in the Applications drop-down menu on the HydroNet site.

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.

We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2022.

Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email . Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

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Deadline: January 30, 2023

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