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Parsons Corporation Environmental Monitor in Edmonton, Alberta

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Job Description:

Environmental Coordinator – Edmonton LRT construction project

Parsons and our JV Partner, Colas, are hiring Environmental Monitors for work on our Edmonton Valley Line West light rail project.

The Edmonton Valley Line West LRT project is a 14-km long line extension of the soon to be in service Valley Line in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. The scope of work generally includes complex staging; new facilities such as stations, OMSF, storage facility, and stops; elevated guideway; new structures; systems and communications installation; trackwork; testing and commissioning; and all other civil works associated with the scope. It is the first LRT extension project using low-floor vehicle technology in Western Canada and will be a landmark LRT endeavour after the 5-year construction term. The unique project challenges, such as cold weather climate and integration with an in-service LRT line, offers team members future career opportunities in the robust transit portfolio of the City of Edmonton and other similar programs across Canada.

Responsibilities include:

  • implementing the Project Environmental Management System (EMS) and Environmental Plans

  • developing and implementing environmental monitoring and inspection programs to ensure compliance with EMS, Environmental Plans, and other Project Environmental Obligations

  • maintaining the EMS and Environmental Plans

  • developing and maintaining various environmental Registers required for the Project

  • monitoring and maintaining updates for amendments to applicable Laws or Environmental Permits; the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems; and new policies or standards implemented by the City of Edmonton with respect to environmental protection

  • implementing the environmental auditing program

  • ensuring that the results of all monitoring, inspection and audits are reported as required

  • stopping Project Work if any environmental monitoring, inspection or audit indicates that the Project Work does not comply with the Project Environmental Obligations

  • developing and implementing environmental processes and procedures to ensure compliance of Project activities with the Project Environmental Obligations

  • critically assessing environmental conditions in the field to evaluate potential environmental impacts from construction

  • evaluating potential environmental issues and concerns ahead of construction activities

  • recommending best practices and mitigation measures to manage environmental concerns during construction

  • resolving environmental non-conformances and non-compliances

  • compiling and analyzing environmental data for report input

  • preparing daily and weekly inspection reports

  • attending various project meetings as required

  • conducting environmental risk assessments

  • preparing environmental training materials and conducting environmental training

  • participating in various construction meetings (e.g., kick-off, toolbox, tailgate)

  • communicating and coordinating with Construction personnel and contractors on a regular basis

  • responding to and investigating environmental incidents

  • conducting environmental sampling

  • maintaining environmental equipment as required

  • performing work outdoors in all types of weather, and in an office as required

  • performing other duties associated with this position as may be required

Minimum qualifications:

  • B.Sc. or technical diploma in biology, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, or related similar discipline

  • registered or eligible to be registered in a related professional association in Alberta (e.g. Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, Alberta Institute of Agrologists, Eco Canada), or certified as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control by the Erosion and Sediment Control Association of Canada; and

  • two years’ experience in construction monitoring and environmental compliance.

Requirements:

  • current knowledge of Alberta environmental laws, regulations, policies, and permitting requirements

  • current knowledge of City of Edmonton environmental policies

  • current knowledge ISO 14001:2015 standard for environmental management systems

  • detail oriented with solid organizational and time-management skills

  • ability to work independently and with minimal supervision

  • flexible on work schedule and ability to work days or nights in accordance with construction activities

  • ability to calibrate, maintain and organize monitoring equipment

  • strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities

  • excellent data management and reporting skills

  • strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with contractors, governmental authorities, and co-workers

  • proficient technical and computer skills, including use of MS Office programs

  • physically fit and able to work in all weather conditions

  • valid Class 5 driver’s license

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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