Transportation Environmental Planner - Thunder Bay

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Date: May 14, 2023

Location: Thunder Bay, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86689 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Engineering; Environmental 

Location: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!



Looking to take the next step in your career?


Hatch, a full-service consultancy, is currently seeking a highly motivated Transportation Environmental Planner to join the Infrastructure group in dynamic our Highway & Bridges team in the Thunder Bay, ON location.


The successful applicant will support the highways and bridges team in a diverse range of environmental and social management matters including environmental assessments, baseline studies, permitting and approval applications, undertaking of audits and development of environmental management systems, predominantly within the infrastructure sector.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Support the Highways and Bridges Team in leading and completion of environmental components of their work.  
  • Contribute to or manage baseline environmental studies, environmental assessments, environmental management strategies, and plans including research, report writing, and stakeholder and regulatory consultation.
  • Develop scopes and budgets related to environmental services.
  • Collect and synthesize scientific literature, existing data sets and secondary source material for technical reports.
  • Identify potential environmental impacts as a result of land use changes and recommend suitable mitigation strategies to avoid and / or reduce potential impacts.
  • Lead and support permitting, and approvals related to the natural environment (e.g., Environmental Protection Act, Fisheries Act, Impact Assessment Act, Species at Risk Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Endangered Species Act). 
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of existing and emerging regulatory requirements, wildlife and vegetation assessment methodologies, and best practices.
  • Coordinate work with other environmental specialists (i.e. noise, air, archaeology, built heritage, fisheries, terrestrial ecologists, climate change, etc.).
  • Lead project discussions regarding environmental concerns and issues.
  • Work with multifaceted teams to deliver high-quality environmental services to agreed budgets and deadlines.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or equivalent in related discipline.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in environmental assessments and the application of policies, protocols and environmental legislation.
  • Experience in MTO Class EA process would be an asset.
  • Environmental and social impact assessment process experience.
  • Knowledge of environmental and social due diligence an asset.


Key attributes of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent communications skills and an ability to develop personal networks.
  • An ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and integrated team environment.
  • Experience working in a fast paced, consulting environment.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • An ability to be flexible, learn and perform challenging tasks outside their area of skills and experience.
  • Ability to work well with internal and external stakeholders.


Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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