Atura Power is the largest fleet of combined cycle power plants in Ontario. Our facilities are located across the province including Napanee, Halton Hills, Toronto and Windsor. This position is located at Atura Power’s Head Office, located in Oakville ON. Guided by our values, we are inclusive, we work safely, we are flexible, we look for ways to do things better, and we always act with integrity.
Join the team that powers the province!
Reporting to the Senior Manager Business Development within the Business Development – Electricity department, the Project Manager – Environmental and Municipal Approvals will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and responsible for securing environmental and municipal approvals for new electricity project development, from project conception to start of operations.
In this role, the individual is a key contributor who will manage external service providers and work closely with other groups and leads from Asset Management, Operations, Finance, Commercial, Supply Chain and other internal/external stakeholders. The Project Manager – Environmental and Municipal Approvals will provide strong knowledge of environmental and municipal approval processes, project management, organizational, and communication skills.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Lead and coordinate the environmental and municipal approval process for new project development, from project conception to start of operations
- Create and maintain environmental and municipal permitting plans
- Coordinate or direct the work of external consultants and contractors
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with environmental regulatory agencies such as Provincial & Federal Agencies and local Conservation Authorities
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with local Municipal planning and approval staff
- Liaise and negotiate with regulatory agencies to obtain and influence conditions of routine permits and approvals, regulations, and licenses
- Keep abreast of environmental legislation and ensure work is conducted in accordance with applicable legal requirements, corporate policies related to environmental management and approved procedures and work practices
- Lead and coordinate consultations involving the public and local Indigenous communities
- Manage, prepare and/coordinate environmental data and reports for submittal to local, provincial, and federal regulatory agencies
- Work with internal stakeholders, including Health, Safety & Environment, Plant Managers, Project Managers, Human Resources and other Atura Staff to ensure company goals are adequately communicated and properly implemented
- Support the implementation and maintenance of a Health, Safety & Environment managed system and Contractor Management Plan
- Identify, measure, monitor, and mitigate environmental risks and liabilities associated with Atura Power’s assets; performing integrated risk assessments to manage environmental issues
- In depth knowledge of Provincial, Federal, and local Environmental Regulations
- Minimum 8 years of combined applicable academic training, certification, and related work experience (certification or accreditation in an environmental or scientific discipline)
- An accredited Bachelor’s or Masters of Science or Arts degree in an environmental science, planning, engineering, or related curriculum
- Experience related to obtaining Environmental & Municipal approvals for new developments
- Experience related to obtaining Environmental & Municipal approvals for new electricity projects is considered an asset
This position requires candidates to:
- Successfully complete a security clearance/criminal record check
*This position may require travel across borders and as such the candidate must be able to provide applicable documentation to this affect.
Atura Power strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration, and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity. Atura Power seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.
Atura Power appreciates all applicants, only those selected for the interview process will be contacted.