The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.
Resumes are being accepted for the position of Environmental Engineer in the Engineering and Transportation Services Department. Reporting to the Supervisor of Environmental Engineering, the successful applicant will coordinate interdepartmental activities, liaise with governments and adjacent municipalities, and work with stakeholders primarily in regard to brownfield redevelopment, monitoring and managing contaminated sites, reviewing studies and providing input regarding new developments. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.
Hours of work
35 hours per week Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Occasional evening work would be required to attend meetings.
- Review and provide comments on environmental reports submitted in support of planning/development application.
- Provide support in the review and approval of applications for brownfield redevelopment including grant applications under City of Guelph Brownfield CIP.
- Support the Assessment and mitigation of City owned contaminated sites.
- Manage implementation of post-development environmental monitoring programs.
- Procure and manage environmental consultants, including preparing bid documents and evaluating proposals to make recommendations for award of contracts.
- Compile and maintain reference files, track all relevant information, reports and correspondence for the City properties, and prepare a summary report, as required.
- Track and respond to environmental inquiries.
- Support in the tracking, planning, and managing of financial aspect of environmental capital accounts.
- Track and update information required by Finance Department to satisfy the requirements of Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) Section 3260 (PS3260: Liability for Contaminated Sites).
- Support/co-lead the implementation of Environmental Data Management System (EQUIS Data Management).
- Assist with and/or conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) investigations and report preparation.
- Co-ordinate with City departments on future capital works programs.
- Liaise with adjacent municipalities, Federal, Provincial and other External Agencies in dealing with contaminated sites and stormwater management.
- Work with external consultants including project identification, preparing terms of reference and hiring and managing consultant work.
- Establish contacts with stakeholders and community groups to promote community awareness and promote community participation in environmental assessments and reviews.
- Undertake public consultation as required.
- Prepare written correspondence, reports and presentations to internal and external clients, including residents, regulatory agencies, City staff and Council, as required;
- Keep current on new technologies, legislation, policies and best practices related to soil and groundwater contamination, remediation and risk assessment, and Excess Soil Regulation.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a postsecondary degree in Engineering and considerable experience in environmental engineering (contaminated sites). Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
- Must possess a valid Class “G” driver’s licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
- Experience in water resources engineering in considered an asset.
- Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work effectively in both team situations and be a self-starter able to work with minimal supervision
- Ability to provide a solution oriented, customer service approach using good judgement, creativity and strategic thinking
- Excellent organizational skills and project management skills with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
- Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act
How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.
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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.
Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.