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City of Toronto

Senior Environmental Project Manager - Transportation


2272444 X-1514698

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Job Description

Senior Environmental Project Manager - Transportation



Requisition #                           2272444 X

Division                                   Transportation Services

Section                                    Transportation Infrastructure Management

Work Location                         CITY HALL, 100 QUEEN ST W

Job Location                           Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Job Stream                              Environmental

Job Type                                 Permanent, Full-Time

Salary/Rate                              $100,773.40 - $118,393.60 / Year

Hours of Work (bi-weekly)      70.00

Shift Information                     Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Affiliation                                Non-Union

Number of Positions Open      1

Posting Date                            02-Jun-2017

Expiry date                              16-Jun-2017

Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

  • Implements detailed plans and recommends policies/procedures regarding program specific requirements.
  • Supervises, motivates and trains assigned staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and encourages innovation in others.
  • Conducts research into assigned area ensuring that such research takes into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government.
  • Provides input into administering and developing annual operating budget for the unit, ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
  • Manages and provides leadership in project development from assessing funding, schedule, and scope requirements within the division in the management of projects.
  • Leads divisional staff and contractors, consultants and other intra/interdivisional stakeholders, to effectively lead, develop and implement a comprehensive program for the management of the contaminated lands within the City's public road rights-of-way and Transportation facilities. Projects may include environmental site assessments, benefit analysis, technology applications, site remediation, structures and infrastructure related to management of soil and groundwater quality issues.
  • Provides confidential professional strategic support to the Division and Legal Services with respect to environmental agreements, hearings, expert testimony, negotiations, claims and regulatory issues.
  • Deals with confidential and sensitive information affecting Divisional operations, assets, resources, litigation and related environmental legislation.
  • Assists the Manager of Operational Planning in formulating policies, guidelines, procedures and priorities to effectively manage contaminated lands and environmental issues and associated corporate liabilities and risks.
  • Identifies, develops and establishes implementation strategies, plans and policies for the protection and improvement of soil and groundwater quality on City roads and Transportation Services' facilities.
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with divisional staff, providing value-added independent advice and guidance with respect to resolving contaminated soil and groundwater issues.
  • Provides technical oversight and direction to all Transportation Services staff, including support staff, ensuring effective teamwork, efficient scheduling, high standard of work quality, organizational performance, and customer service.
  • Provides technical assistance within the Division to identify activities impacted by contaminated rights-of-way.
  • Assists Manager with scheduling and review of assigned work within the Operational Planning and Policy unit.
  • Reviews and provides advice regarding business processes, staffing, technology, business relationships and deliverables for the Operational Planning and Policy unit.
  • Assists Manager with approval of payments and ensures contract administration is in compliance with Council authorization, policies and approved procedures for contracted professional services. Authorizes extra work and contract close out and administers claims.
  • Ensures that City's public realm and road rights-of-way are in compliance with environmental legislation, thus ensuring that appropriate measures are in place to protect the safety of the public, employees and contractors.
  • Develops comprehensive programs for the management of City's public realm and road right-of-way that hold Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) Certificates of Property Use (CPU).
  • Ensures regulatory compliance with provincial environmental legislation.
  • Develops annual environmental compliance reports for Transportation Services' senior management staff that includes providing summaries of existing and new CPUs and monitoring wells, health and safety issues, MOECC and TSSA requests for compliance, breaches and/or issues with barriers and monitoring wells.
  • Reviews and evaluates environmental site assessment reports in accordance with O. Reg. 153/04 as amended, as a result of borehole / monitoring well drilling activities on City rights-of-way and provides comments back to the applicant regarding proposed remedial programs.
  • Reviews existing and develops new environmental provisions to be stipulated in cut permits and other applications and agreements for lands with MOECC orders, CPUs or other specific requirements of environmental compliance.
  • Liaises, consults and negotiates with City staff, members of Council and other stakeholders including external agencies with respect to environmental soil and groundwater issues, and conflicting requirements and priorities.
  • Represents the Division on contaminated lands issues with other Divisions, Agencies and the general public.
  • Ensures excellent customer service is provided to both internal and external clients.

Key Qualifications:

  1. Experience in environmental project management, environmental contract administration and environmental legislative compliance.
  2. Graduation from a recognized University or College in a post-graduate environmental program, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Considerable experience as a fully accountable program leader whose responsibilities include service delivery, financial and project management within a team environment.
  4. Experience in planning, supervising and directing the work of subordinates.
  5. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) and experience in spreadsheet and database applications for data management analysis and reporting.
  6. Extensive knowledge of the principles of an Environmental Management System and knowledge of air, soil and groundwater issues and concerns.
  7. Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both orally and in writing at all organizational levels.
  8. Sound judgment in public and personnel relations.
  9. Ability to work effectively with colleagues, provincial officials, consultants, solicitors, and other internal and external clients.
  10. Familiarity with government legislation in the area of occupational health and safety, Employment Standards Act and other relevant legislation.
  1. Certification as a Qualified Person (as per O. Reg. 153/04, and 511/09) would be an asset, although not a requirement. 

Work for the City you love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Senior Environmental Project Manager – Transportation within our Transportation Services Division.

How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2272444 X, by June 16, 2017.

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Posting Date: 06-Jun-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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