Topic ID #35117 - posted 2/27/2015 12:45 AM

Environmental and Cultural Heritage Specialist - Toronto, ON

Jennifer Palmer

Environmental and Cultural Heritage Specialist
SECTOR OF ACTIVITYOperations & Maintenance
AREA OF EXPERTISEHealth, Safety, Security and Environment
Company Summary
Since 1911, we have been part of society’s progress on five continents … and we’re not done! Our teams bring together some of the most skilled professionals anywhere. People like you, who have the desire to stretch their talents. By joining SNC-Lavalin, you’re seizing the chance to grow with a leader in engineering and construction offering challenges that never cease to inspire. Take this opportunity to go further.
Division or Project Summary
SNC-Lavalin Operations and Maintenance is recognized as one of Canada’s leading outsourced operations and maintenance solutions experts, a division of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., the largest engineering and construction firm in Canada, and one of the five largest in the world. We continue to grow our business globally.
Our team members across the country and the globe deliver superior service to every one of our clients. Our people are vital to our success, and we build teams that are second to none. Our team embraces challenges and is engaged in working together to contribute to our business objectives.
Job Description
The Environmental and Cultural Heritage Specialist, who will be the direct contact for Infrastructure Ontario’s realty services team and work stream lead, will be responsible for addressing and responding to environmental and heritage related issues across the Portfolio relating to the Services undertaken by the PMSP.
Responsible for proper training of all Project Management Service Provider (PMSP) PM staff for heritage requirements.
Identify if there is a conservation plan for the property.
Review Project Justifications (PJs) to determine if heritage attributes will be affected by the undertaking.
Determine requirement for Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) in collaboration with retained consultants.
Identify Class EA Category and ensure Consultation & Documentation record is complete.
Engage and manage a qualified heritage Consultant in collaboration with PM team to complete a HIA.
Review HIA to ensure compliance with Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) Heritage Management Process (HMP) and Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) Standards & Guidelines and conduct quality control.
Send draft HIA to IO Heritage staff for review; revise HIA as necessary and finalize.
Responsible for proper training of PM Staff and EA practitioners.
Develop consultation plan for Category B EA and consult with directly affected parties.
Complete seven-point analysis and Consultation & Documentation Report (“C&D Report”).
Single point of contact with respect to designated substances surveys, and responsible for coordination with IO Environmental Management staff as well as overseeing retention of the required Consultant.
Oversee Consultant for Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessment (ESAs).
Assist in production of Environmental Risk Assessments in the cases of contaminated sites; assist in remediation scopes and oversee process and execution.
Work with retained consultants to identify is there is an archaeological assessment report for the property.
Review Project Justification (PJ) to determine if archaeological site potential will be affected by the undertaking.
Determine requirement for Stage 1 and Stage 2 archaeological assessment activities.
Engage and project manage a licensed archaeological consultant to complete required assessment work.
Review and advise on Stage1-2 Archaeological assessment reports.
Coordinate, meet and report back to pertinent stakeholders.
Comply with Client field guide reporting requirements.
Conduct regular audits to ensure compliance with Client field guide requirements.
Conduct site visits as required to project sites.
Attend key meetings such as scope chartering meetings; design review meetings; design and construction kick off meetings as required.
Review project charters and front end documentation to ensure quality assurance.
Minimum (8) years’ experience in environmental and compliance work, stakeholder consultation, Environmental Assessment in Ontario, Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I and II ESA), environmental remediation, as well as understanding of designated and hazardous substances management.
Post secondary degree in environmental science, geo-science, environmental engineering, health and safety and building sciences, or a closely related discipline.
Exposure to architecture and construction projects and an understanding of built heritage and/ or archaeological resources.
Familiarity with key environment and heritage legislation including, but not limited to the Environmental Protection Act and O. Reg. 153/04, the Environmental Assessment Act, the Ontario Heritage Act.
Able to obtain required security clearance.
Additional Information
All candidates are welcome to apply; however, preference will be given to local candidates.

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