Environmental Planner in Markham at Parsons

Date Posted: 1/9/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates for the position of an intermediate level Environmental Planner to support Parsons Infrastructure business.

The Environmental Planner’s key responsibilities include:

  • Act as Environmental Planner on Environmental Assessment (EA) projects (MTO, Municipal and Transit projects)

  • Be involved in a range of infrastructure projects tasks including research, report writing, and consultation programs

  • Prepare proposals for MTO and municipal pursuits

  • Work with staff at other Parsons offices and with project sub-consultants

  • Coordinate with internal and external technical service areas, discipline leads and technical staff, on technical studies and preparation of environmental assessment documentation

  • Coordinate and participate in public consultation and stakeholder engagement, including consultation with Indigenous Communities

  • Assist environmental field staff in completing environmental inventories, as required

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree  in environmental planning, biology, natural sciences, planning or another related discipline
  • 3+ years of experience working as an Environmental Planner

  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills

  • Ability to work in as a part of a multidisciplinary project team and independently

  • Experience in Environmental Assessments including MTO Class EA, Municipal Class EA, Transit Project Assessment Process, Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

  • Familiar with environmental permitting and approvals process

  • Experience in the Ontario market with a focus on infrastructure projects (local/regional municipalities, MTO, Metrolinx, TTC)

  • Experience with regulatory agencies and key stakeholders (MNRF, MOECC, Conservation Authorities, Transport Canada, Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada); experience with Indigenous Community consultation/engagement an asset

  • Knowledge of environmental legislation including the Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act, Species at Risk Act, Endangered Species Act

  • Exceptional technical, management, writing and presentation skills

  • Eligibility for a Registered Professional Planner (RPP), and/or Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) professional designation

  • Knowledge of local, provincial and federal environmental policies, legislation and applicable law

  • Ability to travel (locally) to multiple sites

  • Thorough knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Office location: Markham or Oakville

Our organization looks to our employees to keep us current, successful and moving forward. We want to hear your ideas as to how you, your team and our organization can implement new ways of doing things to make us all better. We encourage our employees to speak up and bring new suggestions to the table. We will listen and weigh the benefits of changing the way things have been done. And if they make sense, we will put them into play. If a receptive and responsive work environment is where you would like to work, we should talk!


Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.